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“Lovely food,peaceful setting.”

The Cleave Public House
Ranked #1 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 July 16, 2013

Myself & husband visited here late June 2013 for husbands birthday late afternoon(minus children!)Very warm welcome from bar staff,menus given with recommendations-owner came outside & chatted,answered questions about the menu.I chose the kangaroo steak with beetroot & spinach mash,was lovely-husband had rack of pork ribs-huge plate!Too full for pudding,but both finished with a coffee.Lovely surroundings(we are not too far away),but is probably heaving in August.Will def go back to eat,but again without the kids during peak season(can't remember seeing a kids menu either as wasn't looking on this occasion,but not to say they won't cater for children)Website did offer free wifi but we were unable to access-as a social visit not business we weren't bothered,but business travellers may be-had we enquired I'm sure this would've been sorted.Very pleasant overall!

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Reviewed July 15, 2013

It took my partner and I ages to find the Cleave at Lustleigh but it was so well worth the effort. A very pretty village setting, not too busy, we were able to get a table outside easily. The staff were very friendly and the food choice looked excellent. We both chose the beef and fondant potatoes with roast veg. It was first rate. Definitely go again.

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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Can't say too much about this pub. Staff service was fantastic and the food (though only a light lunch) was creative and tasty. The issue here is parking! The pub asks you to double park and leave your number at the bar. The villagers in this pretty village are unhappy as there is little space on the streets for them. I hope they sort this out.

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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Decided to go and visit for some food randomly for a birthday meal.The bar staff as soon as we arrived were excellent and friendly.The landlord was very helpful and honest when it came to portion sizes.I reccomend the rack of pork ribs.Delicious!
A wonderful visit altogether.We'll be back soon.

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Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

Just lovely. Situated in a tiny village with otterbourne ales, an inventive menu that was exceptional and a friendly landlord to boot! A standing stone outside and a picturesque church complements the whole.

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Thank Andy X
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