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Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
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4 Star Dartmoor Historic Hotel

The Oxenham Arms Hotel,  South Zeal Village, Okehampton, Devon

Within a 5 minute drive off the A30 to Cornwall -In the beautiful Dartmoor National Park  EX20 2JT  

Telephone now to book a table or room on   01837840244

A unique and truly stunning finely appointed inn, hotel & restaurant with luxury rooms including five antique English Oak Four Poster bedrooms. Fabulous local Dartmoor walks & stunning Dartmoor views.

Open from 6 days a week - Tuesdays to Monday mornings, lunches, afternoon teas and dinners 

Lunches & Sunday Lunches from 12 mid-day, Dinners from 6 PM 

Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free and Childrens meals plus lighter options available.

Dogs on leads are welcome in our bar and gardens ( not in our hotel rooms or dining rooms sorry )

We offer our full menus in the bar as well as dining rooms and gardens in fine weather.

Please note we do not permit hotel guest arrivals or returns after 11PM 

Visit this beautiful former  Benedictine monastery, built around the prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone and still in our building today for you to see, touch and learn about.

The Oxenham Arms was also the birthplace and home to Captain John Oxenham 1530-1580 who was Sir Frances Drakes 1st Navigator for the English Fleet and the first recorded pirate.

The South Zeal Menhir at The Oxenham Arms Hotel

Visit this ancient stone which was hand-cut by Neolithic Dartmoor people around 5000 years ago. Menhir's or Standing Stones were the equivalents of our churches or cathedrals today. Places of worship, ceremony, and gathering. This stone is solid granite, would have been cut way up on the high moor and rolled down to its current location on tree trunks, and inserted upright into the ground. Here it has stayed ever since. Monks in the 12th Century built this monastery around the stone, incorporating the pagan monolith into this Christian religious building. Many say the stone gives off energy if you pass near it.      Photograph dated 1904

Now an Inn, Hotel, and AA Rosette Restaurant just off the A30 in South Zeal one of Devons' most beautiful villages.

We are the oldest CAMRA Heritage Inn in Devon and Cornwall.

Telephone us on    01837840244 to reserve a table. Click Here for our Food and Menus Click Here

Recommended by, Visit Devon, Britains Finest, The AA Restaurant Guide, Via Michelin, Visit Dartmoor, The Devonshire Magazine, The Good Pub Guide, CAMRA Good Beer Guide

Children friendly, Children Menus available and Child Sunday Roasts. Children's soft play equipment area 150 metres away

Dog friendly bar and gardens.  FREE WIFI available throughout including in gardens. Free car parking 

Gift Vouchers available to purchase including postal service.

If you reserve a table with us and either not arrive or cancel with less than 6 hours notice there will be a £10 per head charge.

An experience not to be missed and service second to none, spend a few hours or a few days at one of Britain's most friendly and historic inn and hotels . The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal.

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Bridal Suite
Conference Facilities
Country Retreat
Credit Cards Accepted
Family Room Available
Free Parking
Golfcourse (within 2 Miles)
Romantic Breaks
Walking Holidays
Wedding Functions
Free Wifi