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Welcome to the 840 year old Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant in beautiful South Zeal Village near Okehampton, Devon. The oldest CAMRA heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall with luxury en-suite hotel rooms with breakfast and free WIFI. Open every day of the year with a warm welcome guaranteed.

Three log fires, wonderful food , superb wines, ales and spirits, great service and lovely atmosphere. Stunning views , this former monastery and manor house set in 4 acres of grounds. All within 20 mins of Exeter and just 5 mins off the A30. We are child friendly throughout the hotel and dog friendly in our 1477 bar and gardens.

This famous Heritage England  Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house is located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and yet only 5 mins off the A30 to Cornwall and just 25 mins from Exeter. Constructed originally by Benedictine monks in the late 1100's around the prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, which you can still see and touch still visible today in the centre of the hotel.

Quoting Historic England "The Oxenham Arms has one of the most attractive facades of any building of its period in Devon". 

Luxury hotel rooms with Breakfast included. We have luxury AA 4 * Gold Accommodation with Superking size Four Posters, Superking Size Double and Twin Rooms, all prices include full breakfast, free WIFI and Free Car Parking.  All of our rooms are in the original main monastery and manor house building. Some rooms will accommodate and extra child bed for an additional charge.

Open every day from 11AM until 11PM .Morning coffees, lovely lunches, afternoon teas, evening Bar meals and Restaurant Meals, Sunday lunches . Book a table in our Monastery Restaurant or next to one of our roaring log fires either in the 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug or Oak Dining and Function room. You can call us anytime on Tel 01837 840244 alternatively email us on  info@theoxenhamarms.com

See The South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone  within our building, the wonderful 5000 year carved granite neolithic prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone. You can touch and see the stone when you visit and read about its history. Daily history tours of the building are also available for you to join in the mornings and afternoons.(please call in advance to book)

Bar Food Menus and Restaurant Menus. Book a table for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner by calling us on Tel 01837840244 in either our 1477 bar, AA Rosette awarded Monastery Restaurant, Oak Dining Room, Standing Stone Snug or on our 100 seat Patio and gardens with stunning views of Dartmoor and our four acres of grounds within the warmer months.

Private dining for groups or your special events including Weddings.  in one of 3 separate dining rooms is also available by booking in advance, lunchtimes, afternoons or evening for families, groups and parties and receptions . You can just arrive for food but to avoid disappointment if we are busy please call us on your way to ensure we have a table for you. We can accommodate groups of up to 70 for seated events for and over 140 for receptions.

Stunning Location Peacefully located in the beautiful South Zeal village, Dartmoor National Park just 5 minutes drive off the A30 to Devon, Dartmoor and Cornwall, 20 minutes from Exeter and just an hour from Padstow , Newquay and the Cornish coast.

Award Winning Food and Drink &Service Hungry ? Our AA Gold 2016 and 2017 Dinner Award plus AA Rosette Food award recognised our award winning food and drink menus which have made us famous worldwide. Choose from our Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Cream &High Teas, Evening Bar &Restaurant Menus as well as our superb Sunday lunches produced from fresh local produce by our talented team of chefs. You may eat either in our bar, Snug, Monastery Restaurant or Oak Dining Room. Alternatively in our beautiful gardens and patio in warmer months. 

Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in our 1477 bar and also our pation &gardens. Children if accompanied are welcome of course anywhere on our property and grounds. Childrens menus are available.

Functions, Groups, Events , Weddings &Parties Whether you are a small party or group or you are planning a large party, wedding reception, event or informal get together we can help you. We have 3 separate rooms for private lunches or dining, in the warmer months we have outdoor seating for over 100 people plus decking &stage area, outdoor heating and lighting. With 4 acres of grounds we can organise a marquee for up to 200 people. Choose from St Marys Chapel on our doorstep or St Andrews Church for licensed weddings

Free parking at the hotel and also in the village itself on street or in the village car park. Dartmoor walks start in our back garden ! The Tarka Trail, The Cosdon Beacon, The Skaigh Valley, National Trust Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge,Medieval South Zeal Village, Belstone...1 hour to 5 hour walks -all from The Oxenham Arms

The Oxenham Arms Hotel South Zeal - is the oldest heritage inn in Devon &Cornwall (CAMRA Heritage)

The Oxenham Arms, with its low beams, flagged floors and mullioned windows, retains grandeur visited upon previously by those including Charles Dickens, Sir Francis Drake, Sabine Baring Gould, Charles Kingsley, HRH Prince Charles, The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, The home of the pirate Captain John Oxenham, Admiral Lord Nelson. 

Come and enjoy over 5000 years of British history at The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal, Devon.

Selection of Our Rooms


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Belstone Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

With fine views of Dartmoor, The Belstone Room has a large Superking English Oak Canopy Four Poster bed and comfy pocket sprung mattress. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking. En suite modern bathroom and mood lighting. Other views to Dartmoor farms....
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Chagford Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

The Chagford Superking Four Poster at The Oxenham Arms Hotel. A stunning period room with views up to Dartmoor's Cosdon Hilland also across South Zeal village. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking The largest guest room at The Oxenham Arms Hotel. R...
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Lydford Superking Four Poster with Breakfast

A massive English Oak Canopy Oak four poster forms the centrepiece of Lydford Room. The room has views over the village. Free Breakfast, WIFI and Car Parking. Period furniture and antiques adorn the room. Hand made hand sewn fabrics and a luxury pock...
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