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“Very pretty pub and location but hit and miss with the menu”

The Cleave Public House
Ranked #2 of 2 Restaurants in Lustleigh
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $23
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed June 10, 2013

Holidaying in the area so called for a meal. The head of house was very pleasant as were the serving staff . We hadn't booked but didn't have to wait long. What looked like a cracking menu turned out to be a bit hit and miss. I don't mind paying if the food is good value but sadly it wasn't for some. £14 for a curry which had 6 pieces of beef in it (2 of which were too fatty to eat) with a tiny circle of rice with a chapati bread. Everyone else had a fish meal which they all said was fine. The interior is lovely and as i said the staff were very pleasant , it's just the hit and miss of the menu that's frustrating .

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Reviewed June 9, 2013

Wonderful Sunday lunch lots of meat and fresh veg. Highly recommended. The staff also attentive and helpful

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Thank DB036
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Reviewed May 31, 2013

We popped in last weekend for a sunny Sunday lunch - and grabbed one of the tables outside. NB: if you do want a table outside on a Sunday, I think you might be out of luck if you arrive after 12.30pm!

We just fancied a nibble so shared the hummus plate and gravidlax plate between us, over a glass or two and it was just perfect!

For those with dogs (as we do) they are very welcome outside, and in the bar on the right hand side as you go in, but quite understandably the other areas are dog free - it's all clearly signed with ticks and crosses above the doors!

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Thank Roodeberglodge
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

Visited twice when we were staying in nearby Bovey Tracey. A warm welcome awaited us, delicious home cooked food and a congenial atmosphere made it a pleasure to visit. Our four year old daughter loved the hand made beef burger with ciabatta bread bun ( a change from usual frozen pub food offerings for children!) We enjoyed our meals and I was pleasantly surprised by the vegetarian choices. A pleasant and relaxing pub to visit with children or without!

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Thank sarah S
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

What a delightful local public house, excellent range of local ales, splendid service in a wonderful English Country Pub. We were made more than welcome, even tho' we did not arrive till late and only 20 minutes or so before the food finished. We ordered the Beef and Lamb "Sunday" Roasts and even tho it was late in the day the food was excellent, the Beef was to die for and the veg was so fresh, it was without a doubt the best Sunday Roast we have had in years.......We would highly recommend this wonderful establishment......Not only was the food excellent but it was very reasonably priced too. We will be going again, already looking forward to enjoying the hospitality shown to us by all the staff and partaking in more well presented enjoyable food.

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Thank Harleysin
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