Claytons and The Glasshouse

Cocktails and casual lunches in the heart of Barnstaple

Tucked away on a side street a few steps from Barnstaple’s main thoroughfare, Claytons and The Glasshouse serves crowd-pleasing food in a vibrant setting – perfect for a leisurely lunch or weekend celebration.

Downstairs is a stylish lounge bar with ample seating and soft lighting. As you make your way to the cocktail bar, look out for the glass floor panel which offers an interesting glimpse to the cellar and the building’s past. Upstairs you’ll discover a light filled, glass-roofed dining space that’s equally striking during the day or under a starry sky.

Since new owner Guillaume Lefevre took over in 2017, Claytons has been steadily gaining recognition on the north Devon dining scene. Head chef Mariusz Marchewka and team carefully coerce locally sourced ingredients into a fabulously varied line-up of dishes. The globetrotting menu features intriguing finds like Indian goat curry alongside regional stalwarts such as Devonshire lamb rump – there’s also a generous selection of vegetarian and vegan additions.

At the bar, over 200 spirits (including a substantial gin list) await, along with a crew of skilled mixologists ready to whip up whatever takes your fancy. Take advantage of keen deals such as Fizzy Thursdays when prosecco and platters are a steal at half price.

Insider’s tip

With laid-back sofa seating, fire pit and sound system, the outdoor terrace has summer evening chill written all over it.

2 Cross Street, Barnstaple, Devon, EX31 1BA

01271 323311

Chef: Mariusz Marchewka

Owners: Guillaume Lefevre

Opening hours

Monday – Saturday
12pm – 12am

12pm – 6pm

  • Kids welcome
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Parking available
  • Gluten free options
  • Online booking

Sample menu


Chicken and leek gyoza, seaweed salad, soy dipping sauce, £8


Indian goat curry, roasted peanuts, steamed rice, green peas, poppadom, £12


Lemon tart, mango puree, black coconut ice cream, fresh fruit, £7

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