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Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
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4 Star Dartmoor Historic Hotel

The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal

South Zeal village, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton, Devon  EX20 2JT  Telephone   01837840244

We are located only 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall. 

We offer fabulous food prepared by professional chefs in the most beautiful building in Devon & luxury hotel rooms

Lunches from 12.00-2.30 PM last orders, Evening Meals from 6 PM-8.30 PM last orders including Sundays

AA Gold & Rosette 4 Star Hotel with luxury Oak Four Poster, Double and Twin rooms all including full cooked breakfast.

Private Dining available in one of three dining rooms from 12 - 35 people with table service

"In the heart of South Zeal- one of Devon's most beautiful villages. Gardens with stunning Dartmoor views."

Visit or stay in this beautiful former medieval Benedictine monastery, built around the prehistoric South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone.

Bar and Restaurant Menus lunch and evenings are available with children's, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.

Made famous as the birthplace and home of the 16th Century pirate and navigator Captain John Oxenham depicted in Charles Kingsley's 1855 historical novel Westward Ho!   We have 3 separate lunch or dining areas including the romantic Monastery Restaurant, Standing Stone Snug or the 1477 Bar. Private Dining is available in the Oak Dining Room.

Visited by Sir Francis Drake, Lord Nelson, Charles Dickens, King Charles III, and David Bowie among many other famous personalities. One of the most original and fascinating coaching inns in the world, with 5 four poster rooms including our famous English Oak Bylaw four poster beds.

A magical Grade II Star property listed by English Heritage as the finest of its period in Devon. Constructed around The South Zeal Menhir a neolothic standing stone which you can still see in the middle of the building today.

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

A magical Grade II Star property listed by English Heritage as the finest of its period in Devon. Constructed around The South Zeal Menhir a neolothic standing stone which you can still see in the middle of the building today.

Our building is over 843 years old. Our bar has been open for 545 years. A living museum from the stone age through to medieval and Elizabethan England. You can walk straight onto Dartmoor National Park from our grounds. There are wonderful village and Dartmoor walks from our front door with guides available.

Free Parking for your car either at the hotel, in the village, or just down the road (Google South Zeal Car Park ). There are snugs, beams, log fires, and rooms for your family gatherings or get-togethers

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

Afternoon teas are served from 2.30 PM - 5 PM. Friendly personal service guaranteed. We have food and drink seating for 80 customers in our 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug, Monastery Restaurant, and Oak Dining Room. We can seat another 100 customers in our beautiful gardens looking up to Dartmoor's famous Cosdon Beacon one of Dartmoor's highest points.

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.

Only a 5 minute drive off the A30 to Cornwall. Packed with history and things to see in and around South Zeal village. Our village has a lovely shop, stores and Post Office. National Trust Finch Foundry is 5 mins away, Castle Drogo 15 mins away and fabulous Dartmoor walks can be taken from our own front door.

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 100 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.

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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Bicycle Hire
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