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“Value for money”

Claytons and The Glasshouse
Ranked #15 of 158 Restaurants in Barnstaple
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$7 - US$39
Cuisines: European, British
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Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Description: Claytons & The Glasshouse offer some of the finest food and drink experiences available in North Devon. We stock a wide range of spirits, beers, wines and ciders to suit every taste, whilst our Head Chef rustles up some truly special dishes in the kitchen. Perfect for a special occasion, party or just a quiet dinner under the beautiful glass ceiling of The Glasshouse upstairs. We're also the favourite haunt for numerous after-work and weekend evening drinkers, offering sumptuous cocktails, unique gin experiences and the chance to sample something completely new.
Reviewed August 15, 2017

We went out as a group of friends. Four of us ordered rib eye steak fillet with salad, chips, spinach and chestnut mushrooms. We also requested sweet potatoes bites. The meal was absolutely delicious. The service was fantastic. The staff were friendly.

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Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

Have been to Claytons many times over the past few years and it just never fails to impress, the drinks are lovely, service friendly, no matter how busy it is and the food simply delicious. Our last visit was lunch with my granddaughter, we both loved it, sat outside on the roof terrace as it was a lovely day, she had pink lemonade, her favourite, and I indulged in a glass of Soave, lovely, to eat she had the sea bass on a bed of crab mash with carrots and broccoli and a sweet potato coulis, I had a smoked haddock hash on spinach topped with poached egg and hollandaise, together with scallops and pea purée, all absolutely delicious. The waiter was friendly and chatty and on my opinion this place should be number one, certainly the best in Barnstaple. Cannot wait to return.

Thank SusieBarnstaple
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Reviewed August 6, 2017

It was a lovely day and we fancied something different - cocktails on the roof in the sun - what is not to like? The drinks menu was brought to us - I mentioned that there was no Whisky Sour - no problem and one was made for me. Excellent service! We fancied returning here for a meal later in the week. However, on arriving at the building, downstairs was full of people having drinks and we did not fancy being the only ones eating there so gave it a miss. It was only later that we found out from our hosts that the Glasshouse is the place to go for a meal and that the restaurant is UPSTAIRS. I feel that the restaurant side needs to be a bit more obvious from the outside - shame we missed out on this but will try again in future.

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Management response:Responded September 28, 2017

Hi there

So sorry that you weren't able to eat when you returned to us. We've taken your comments under consideration and we'll make sure we're more clear about the Glasshouse in the future.

If you haven't yet come back in to try us again, we'd love to see you and it's perfect timing - with our new Glasshouse menu just released. If you ping an email to bookings@claytonsglasshouse.com, we'll make sure you're looked after :)

Hope to see you soon.

Best wishes,


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Reviewed July 31, 2017 via mobile

It was almost impossible to choose between the superb selection presented on the menu. The owner and manager were delightful and gave us their recommendations. The Mezze board complete with homemade humous and aioli was divine, and the steak was melt-in-your-mouth and cooked to perfection. The lamb tagine was an explosion of flavour which left you craving more. 10/10.

Thank Ben S
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Reviewed July 28, 2017 via mobile

We were taken Clayton's by friends we were visiting in the area who had been here several times.

A light and airy layout with a contemporary feel greeted us as did the friendly staff. We were lucky to get the last table so may be worth booking.

There was a good selection of various dishes from starters to mains and mezze (platters to share) with plenty of variation. Definitely a Mediterranean feel to the dishes.

Two went for lite lunch starters but the portions were very generous, steak & mushroom sandwich and Salmon fish cakes. I went for the beef burger,bacon & cheese which I must say was one of the best burgers I've had. Our friend had the Lamb Tagine but his only issue was that there wasn't enough cous cous although it was delicious (a good hint is to ask for some sour cream/yoghurt as it packs a bit of a punch).

There was also a good selection of drinks. good efficient service without feeling rushed.

Definitely worth a visit. I think the Glasshouse aspect is more of an evening meal venue. Prices were very reasonable at around £8 light lunches and £11 for mains

Thank Liam L
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