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Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
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4 Star Devon Hotel & Gardens

The Oxenham Arms Hotel, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon 

Telephone us on 01837840244

The Oxenham Arms Hotel has now re-opened Please call us to book a table or room alternatively EMAIL us on

We are open Wednesdays to Sundays every week for bar, restaurants, gardens, and hotel room stays. Our meals are served from 12.30 PM - 2.30 PM last orders, then 5.30 PM - 8.30 PM last orders. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.

200 John Oxenham Pirate Logo with Pirate text - .j  Made famous as the birthplace and home of the pirate Captain John Oxenham depicted in Charles Kingsleys 1855 historical novel Westward Ho! One of the most famous coaching inns in the world. Formerly a medieval Benedictine monastery. A living museum from the stone age through to medieval and Elizabethan England. You can walk straight onto Dartmoor from our grounds.

Afternoon teas are served from 2.30 PM - 5 PM. Friendly personal service guaranteed. We have seating for 480 customers with social distancing and glass screens for food in our 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug, Monastery Restaurant, and Oak Dining Room. In fine weather, we can seat another 100 customers in our beautiful gardens overlooking Dartmoor. It is always advisable to book a table in advance.

P6100438_DxO.jpg_1579043915 Now an Inn, Hotel and AA Rosette Restaurant just off the A30 in one of Devons' most beautiful villages. Constructed originally around the famous enormous prehistoric neolithic South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone that you can still see and touch today in the middle of our building. The was the former home of the pirate and famous Elizabethan Devon mariner Captain John Oxenham (1530-1580).

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

DSC_1605 (2).JPG_1523557984Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds with stunning Dartmoor views in The Dartmoor National Park, yet only a 5 mins hop off the A30 to Cornwall. Packed with history and things to see, complemented with our fabulous levels of service. See the incredible South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, carved one thousand years before Stonehenge. A village shop, stores and post office just 5 paces from our door along with souvenir shop.

Telephone us on 01837840244 to reserve a table in our 1477 Bar, Monastery Restaurant, Snug or Oak Dining Room. Wonderful Bar Meals and Restaurant Lunches, Afternoon Teas and Evening Dinners. We are the ideal venue for get-togethers, parties, and receptions. See our Food &Menu page for further information Click Here

Recommended by, The Good Pub Guide, CAMRA Good Beer Guide, AA Restaurant Guide, Michelin via Michelin and Tripadvisor Excellence, Visit Dartmoor and Devonshire Magazine.


golden_retriever.jpg_1579709627 Child and family-friendly. Dogs on leads are welcomed in our 1477 bar and gardens. We have FREE High-Speed WIFI available throughout the building. Sorry no pets are allowed in our hotel rooms due to the hand made fabrics and antiques

Free parking either in our own car park at the front of the hotel, in the village or the free village car park only 180 meters away. The village car park is fully lit and has toilets including disabled toilets.

Feb2013GP.jpg_1521075623 Only Seven  Luxury bespoke super king antique oak four-poster, double and twin hotel rooms, many with stunning Dartmoor views are available. The perfect location for a romantic break away or meal. See above and below for best rates and offers by booking direct with us. Sorry no pets are allowed in any our hotel bedrooms due to the hand made fabrics and antiques.

IMG_2697.JPG_1579046438We have a full function room and can cater for your wedding or events from 2 to 150 people.

Gift Vouchers may be purchased over the telephone and we provide a Gift Voucher postal service. Vouchers can cover Accommodation, Food and/or Drinks or all three. We have a souvenir shop onsite.

Award Winning Customer Service.JPG_1579046861 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 stunning period properties and hotels The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal.

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