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2019 Events

Friday 14th February 2020 Valentines Dinner with Classical Guitar

Celebrate your 2020 Valentines Evening with a wonderful Oxenham Arms AA Rosette 3 Course Dinner with music whilst you dine from the super classic guitarist Stephen Yates. Our chefs have produced a special one off menu for the night and you will be guaranteed a fabulous romantic evening. Table reservations can be made now and Valentines evening dinner is served at a time suitable for you between 6PM and 9PM on Friday 14th of February 2020.  All of this for £32 per person (£5 deposit payable in advance). To reserve a table call us on 01837840244

Thursday 19th March 2020 2019 TAPAS Night at The Oxenham Arms

Its TAPAS Night. Our chefs have created a fabulous pick and choose menu of super authentic Spanish Tapas for you to come and savour.

Including many vegetarian dishes of course. Amazing tastes, textures and colours in this fabulous Spanish food.

No fixed price menu, just book a table, come along and choose what you like from the TAPAS menu.  

We will have a great selection of Spanish Wines, beers, sherries and ( a few Ports from across the border ! ) Book a table on 01837 840244

Sunday 22nd March 2020 Mothers Day Sunday Lunch Afternoon

Treat Mum to a wonderful Mothers Day Sunday Lunch with the family at the most beautiful restaurant in Devon.

Choose from our superb Mothers Day Menu with starters, main courses and puddings prepared by our team of talented AA Rosette chefs. Main courses will be £12.95 and include options such as Devon Beef, Devon Lamb, Pork and home made Vegetarian Nut Roast.

On Mothers Day you may book a table at The Oxenham Armsat any time between 12 mid day and 5PM. 

Our bars are open from 11AM and our evening restaurant and bar meals are then served again from 6PM

Simply telephone us on 01837 840244 to book a table.  Families and Children are welcome of course and childrens meals including childrens Sunday roasts will be available.

Please note that we only allow customers dogs in our bar and they must be kept on leads.

To view our normal Sunday Lunch Menu please select( Click here ) below. The actual Mothers Day lunch menu will be similar to this with some changed options just for that day.

Website (Click here)

Saturday 4th April 2020 The Oxenham Arms South Zeal Classic Car & Bike Show.

Our 6th Classic Car &Bike Show and it gets bigger and better every time!

This year we expect around 50 classic vehicles from Jaguars, Mercedes, Ferrari, Austin Healey and Lotus.

Entry is £6 per vehicle, all proceeeds to local charities.

We welcome any and all coming along as spectators though....

It is free to see all the classic vehicles, you can have a good look and chat to the owners and drivers. 

There will be voting forms for £1 you can vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes in different classes.

Normal customer and spectator parking is anywhere in the village or in the South Zeal Recreation Ground Car park 100 yards down the road, turn right and right into the P parking area ( public toilets available ) and parking is completely free all day however please leave a donation in their donation box.

The format for the show is the

Awards will be given on the basis of combined visitor and judge voting sheets where people will be rating all vehicles on " The vehicle(s)  that they would MOST like to take home with them ". On this basis the competition is fair and fun which means the classic vehicles can more or less be in any condition provided that you can get it here on the day "

At 3.00 PM there will be trophies and prizes awarded in the classes of

* Classic Car (includes vans ) Winner, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize
* Classic Motorcycle Winner, 2nd Prize, 3rd Prize
* Future Classic Car (includes vans ) Winner2nd,Prize, 3rd Prize ( could be only a few years old or new but condsidered a future classic)
* Future Classic Motorcycle Winner ,2nd Prize,3rd Prize (as above)

* Other vehicles Winner ,2nd Prize,3rd Prize

Prizes and Trophies will be awarded at 3.00 PM in the bar at The Oxenham Arms

All proceeds from this event will go to South Tawton Primary School.

Any and all enquiries to Simon Powell spowelluk@aol.com or mobile 07943468068

Good Friday April 10th through to Easter Monday April 13th 2020 Easter Holiday 2019

The Oxenham Arms Hotel &Restaurant will be fully open all day from 11AM to 11.30PM every day during the Easter break. We are child and family friendly please always call us to book a table in advance during this very busy period. Call us on Tel. 01837840244

Bar Lunches &Restaurant Lunches servied from 12 mid day to 3PM last orders. 
Evening Bar Meals and Restaurant Meals are served from 6PM until 8.45PM last orders. 
Afternoon cream teas from 3PM until 5PM. 

Pre- order bookings for afternoon High Teas and Champagne Teas are available from 3PM until 5PM ( should be ordered 24 hours in advance ). Childrens Menus, Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten free option always available also Group Menus for large orders.

Dogs on leads are welcome in our 1477 Bar and beautiful gardens and we serve food in our bar. Please call ahead to book a table

At Easter and busy times we would suggest that you pre book a table by calling Tel 01837840244 or email lyn@theoxenhamarms.com for food reservations.

New Years Eve Party and Dinner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

Join us for a fabulous New Years Eve in the Bar ( Free entry) or Book a table for a super New Years Eve a la carte dinner. No fixed price menu. simply choose from our New Years Eve Dinner menu.

Food served from 6PM on New Years Eve and our bar open from11AM until the early hours on 1st January 2020.

We have the sensational Electroleles trio singing and playing guitar in our bar and they will start at 8PM. Their music will be piped into all dining areas.

A typical 3 course dinner will cost around £35 per person on New Years Eve and the menu will be published online close to the day.

Telephone 01837840244. We are reserving tables with a non refundable deposit this New Years Eve.

We will be organising some bubbly and nibbles as we come close to midnight and there will be plenty of music to dance to so that you can enjoy the party atmosphere around the hotel

Dress code:
  Everyone Smart Casual please with optional Posh Frocks for the ladies and Jackets and / or Shirts and Trousers for the men !

Start the evening: In the 1477 Bar from 5PM, Choose from our 50 Gins, 50 Single malts, 20 Ports and 60 fine wines plus ales, lagers and bottled of Champagne, Prosecco and Cava will be available for you to pre-order so that we can get these chilled in ice buckets for you. or your favourite tipple. Party Poppers and Streamers at midnight of course and we'll show the Big Ben London Countdown to midnight on the big TV in our Dining Room.

2020 Events

Christmas Party Lunches and Dinners £23 per person

Christmas Party Menu 3 Courses for £23 per person for groups of 8 or more

Available lunchtimes and evenings from Friday November 29th until December 24th. Then December 26th to January 1st 2020.

3 delicious courses of Oxenham Arms AA Rosette standard prepared Christmas Party food including stater options Parsnip and Apple Soup, Game Terrine, Butternut Squash Risotto (V), Main Courses, Roast Turkey, Topside of Beef, Lemon Sole or Leek &Blue Cheese Pie. Desserts Christmas Pudding or Chantilly Chocolate Yule Log or Vanilla Creme Brulee. Full menu on our website on the Food and Menus link. Includes Christmas Party Crackers of course ! Book a table on 01837 840244

December 25th 2019 Christmas Day Lunch £80 per person

We are now fully booked for 2019 Christmas Day Lunch

However call us on 01837840244 if you wish to go on our Wait List if we get any cancellations or book ahead for 2020 next year.  Thanks

£80 per person. Arrive for 12 mid day on Christmas Day and sit down at 1PM for our fabulous festive Christmas Day 5 Course lunch at The Oxenham Arms Hotel &Restaurant. Choose to sit in The Monastery Restaurant, The Oak Dining Room or The Snug. Seating is available in the 1477 bar however there will also of course be folk drinking in the bar.

Christmas crackers, party hats and lots of fun to celebrate your Christmas in style. The full menu is on this website under the Food &Menus link.  Call us on 01837 840244 or email Lyn at the following email address lyn@theoxenhamarms.com

Friday March 22nd 2019 The Oxenham Arms Dinner Club £30 per person

Join us for The Dinner Club

Every 3 months we will host a fabulous 3 course AA Rosette Evening Dinner for just £30 per person which includes a large glass of wine.

You will join others in our Oak Dining Room, Monastery Restaurant and Snug for a superb a la carte dinner prepared by our AA Rosette chefs.  

Arrive 7PM ish

We will of course add a lot of fun and a few games perhaps and even try and raise a few pounds for a charity or two.  Make it a regular date but make sure that you book well in advance ! Telephone 01837 840244

The Dinner Club menu will be published 2 weeks ahead of the dinner and we will email it out to all of those booked.  As spaces are limited there will be a £5 deposit per person.

Saturday 26th October - Live Music -The Electroleles

On South Zeal Carnival Night - Join Nathan Taylor-Platts and the Electroleles in the bar at The Oxenham Arms Hotel South Zeal !

Great music and vocals playing old songs and new. Bar meals and restaurant meals available from 5.30PM

Sunday Lunch April 7th 2019

We are open from 11AM on Sundays. Log fires, wonderful atmosphere and superb hospitality in the oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall. Come along for a "Proper" Sunday Lunch. Fabulous traditional home cooked Sunday Roast prepared and served by our wonderful AA Rosette Chefs.

Sunday Lunches are served from 12 mid day until 3PM or by pre-booking later in the afternoons up until 5PM
We can accommodate tables of two right up to groups of 38 in either the 1477 Bar, Snug, Monastery Restaurant or The Oak Dining Room.

We us all top quality locallly sourced foods and yes ! we make our own scrumptious Yorkshire Puddings.
Roast Sunday Lunches always include either Devon Sirloin Beef, Devon Local Pork and our home made wonderful Nut Roast. All starters, main courses and puddings are made here at The Oxenham Arms

Spring Bank Holiday Monday May 27th 2019

Spring Bank Holiday Saturday May 25th until Monday May 2tth. We are open daily from 11AM until 11PM with food served from 12 mid day until 3PM then 6PM until 8.30PM.  Afternoon Cream Teas available and High Teas and Champagne Teas available ( please pre order Hign Teas and Champagne Teas )

Fathers Day Sunday Lunch or Dinner June 16th 2019

Give Dad a wonderful afternoon or evening at The Oxenham Arms South Zeal, have lunch in the old monastery and birthplace of the pirate Captain John Oxenham.  Log fires wonderful atmosphere , groups and families of any size catered for. Lunch will be served all afternoon from 12 mid day on Fathers Day then our evening dinner menu starts at 6PM.  Pre bookings for tables please on tel 01837 840244

South Zeal Open Gardens Sunday 16th June 2019

Take a walking tour around the private gardens of South Zeal village. A chance to visit a selection of beautiful country gardens in South Zeal, on the edge of Dartmoor, near Okehampton. 

Refreshments available.
Popular plant sale.
Proceeds go to South Zeal Victory Hall.
10.30am to 6.00pm
Programmes £4 for admission to all gardens;accompanied children are free - available in South Zeal on the day
Sorry - no dogs in the gardens please.

The Oxenham Arms Beer Festival - August 9th, 10th and 11th 2019

The Oxenham Arms Beer Festival takes place at the same time as The Dartmoor Folk Festival, Real Ales, Ciders, Live Music, Barbeque. The Oxenham Arms Restaurants and Bar Menus will also be available throughout the 3 days and nights. We will also be serving breakfasts inside and outside Barbeque breakfasts outside. The Oxenham Arms Bar serving andopen all day until 2.30 AM each morning

The Dartmoor Folk Festival Fri 9th, Sat 10th and Sun 11th August 2019

The annual Dartmoor Folk Festival one of the countries largest, takes place every year in South Zeal. Come along to this wonderful event, free entry to the live music and atmosphere of singers, musicians and performers in and around The Oxenham Arms and South Zeal.Paid admission into the marquees in the recreation ground. Plans are well under way for the 42nd Dartmoor Folk Festival which will take place on the 9th, 10th &11th August 2019 in the village of South Zeal near Okehampton in Devon. A packed weekend of concerts, ceilidhs, workshops, song and music sessions, children's festival, craft displays, folk service, Dartmoor ramble and much more.

Check out the ARTISTS page and other tabs. Website regularly updated.

Also keep an eye on our social media feeds for updates. Facebook, Twitter - @dartmoorfolk and Instagram - dartmoorfolkfestival.media


Take a look on the Dartmoor Folk Festival website!

Website (Click here)

Saturday 26th October 2019 from 6.30 PM South Zeal Carnival Night

South Zeal Carnival Night ! Don't miss this fabulous annual night time carnival starting at 6PM. Vehicle floats, walking procession entries, grown ups and children. Lots of spectacle, lots of noise and lots of fun. The procession goes past the Oxenham Arms front door around 7PM then again at around 8.30PM . Up the hill, down into Sticklepath village then returns back to us afterwards. Lots of fun, noise and spectacle. We will have live music in the bar at The Oxenham Arms throughout the evening.  Our Restaurants and bars will be fully open all day and evening, always best to book a table on these evenings if you want food !  Telephone 01837 840244

Sunday October 27th 2019 Classic Car Meeting

A local Classic Car club will be bringing around 25 of their lovely classic and vintage vehicles up for the afternoon. Arriving around 12.30PM and here for a few hours.  The vehicles will be on display at The Oxenham Arms Hotel