Claytons & The Glasshouse

Premium lounge bar, restaurant and terrace.

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Atmospheric Lounge Bar Downstairs…

Glass Roofed Dining Experience Upstairs

Claytons Lounge Bar

In our lounge bar downstairs, we offer regulars and new customers alike the chance to relax in our comfy chairs and enjoy a cocktail – or two!

Our drinks menu is packed with a huge range of exciting cocktails, an extensive list of carefully constructed ‘gin experiences’ and a comprehensive bevy of beers, ales and spirits – including a number of local products.

Our Claytons lunch and dinner menus, available downstairs and upstairs all week, are freshly prepared using the finest local produce. With traditional classics sitting next to some more unusual dishes (goat curry, anyone?), there’s something for everyone.

The Glasshouse

Unique to the area, the Glasshouse allows you to dine under the stars – encased by glass and exposed beams. The ambience is fantastic and the food just as good.

And just outside the Glasshouse, you’ll find our newly refurbished Terrace. Complete with comfy furniture and a fantastic ambiance, particularly in the evenings, the Terrace is the new home of plenty of exciting new events.
Please do book to avoid disappointment!


Join us for half price prosecco and sharing boards every Thursday!


What they are saying

Tom G

Cockenzie and Port Seton
(Trip Advisor review)

“Great food, attentive service, modern ambience and good value for money. A terrific meal as we were passing through Barnstaple. We were there on a Thursday evening, and the restaurant was busy with local people. Always a good sign. Well worth a visit.”

Alexander S

United Kingdom
(Trip Advisor review)

“Whether you choose the downstairs (Clayton’s) or upstairs (The Glasshouse) restaurant, you will not be disappointed. In both places you can expect freshly cooked food from the most exquisite ingredients to create the most inventive dishes. The service is excellent and you are sure to dine in a very special atmosphere…”

Elle and Glenn

Westward Ho!
(Trip Advisor review)

“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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2 Cross St, Barnstaple, EX31 1BA 


10am – 6pm


Midday – 11pm


Midday – 11pm


Midday – 11pm


Midday – 1am


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Midday – 1am

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Claytons & The Glasshouse

Just head down Cross Street, off from the High Street.