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When you visit the Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal you will be taken back in time 840 years to what is the oldest heritage inn and hotel in Devon &  Cornwall.

Our Bar is open from 11AM daily. Our Food is served from Mid Day until 2.30PM (last orders) then from 6PM until 8.30PM (last orders)

We are AA Rosette Food Awarded and are also a 4 Star Gold awarded inn, hotel & restaurant. Food is available in The Bar, The Snug, The Monastery Restaurant, The Oak Dining Room, Pation and Gardens.

Well behaved dogs are welcomed on leads in our bar and gardens

One of the most wonderful ancient buildings you will ever see, Grade II Star Listed and a National Monument set in the heart of the beautiful medieval village of South Zeal. With stunning views of The Dartmoor National Park yet only 5 minutes off the A30 and 20 minutes from Exeter.

Warm log fires, bars and restaurants, This former Benedictine Monastery constructed in the late 1100's is a stunningly beautiful ancient inn with flagstone floors, log fires and wonderful rooms, one of which contains the wonderful South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone cut over 5000 years ago in the Neolithic period. We are child friendly and dog friendly in our bar and gardens.

Take a walk around each room, adorned with historical memoirs of the many owners and visitors here over the centuries including the Elizabethan pirate Captain John Oxenham who was born here, Sir Francis Drake, Admiral Lord Nelson Charles Dickens and members of The Royal Family and celebrities over the centuries. Read the numerous books that have been written in and about The Oxenham Arms.

Stay somewhere special ! A stunning period AA 4 star Gold hotel with colossal English Oak Canopy Four Poster beds, Double Super King and Twin rooms, many with views over Dartmoor,  Each room is uniquely appointed in hand made fabrics, antique furniture, luxury Egyptian cotton bedding and fluffy towels, Cole and Lewis Vanity Products. Telephone us direct for availability and special offers on 01837840244

These fabulous rooms all in the main monastery building were the former Benedictine monastery rooms and manor house rooms of the Earls of Oxenham Family and today retain their grandeur and ambience along with every comfort to ensure your stay with us is one to remember forever.

Superb Food and Drink We serve superb bar food but also AA Rosette Restaurant food in our 1477 Bar, using fresh locally sourced ingredients. Try our Monastery Restaurant, Standing Stone Snug Bar or the lovely Oak Dining Room. Choose from over 100 wines, 100 whiskies or 50 gins and a great range of spirits, real ales and ciders. We cater for groups, parties, receptions and events and have marquee for up to 200 people.

Our Gardens , Grounds and Things to do We are set in over 5 acres of grounds in a most beautiful setting overlooking the Cosdon Hill of Dartmoor. Our own Dartmoor Ponies, rare breed sheep and birds, We have produced our own Dartmoor Walking guides and you can walk or cycle from our front door on over 10 trails from novice or experienced level

We are a stones throw away from incredible National Trust properties such as Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry and Lydford Gorge, 12 minutes from Chagford, Moretonhampstead or Okehampton. We are only 40 minutes drive from the Devon or Cornwall coastline and beaches.

An experience not to be missed and service second to none, spend a few hours or a few days at one of Britains most stunning period properties and hotels.

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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  • Tea and Coffee Maker
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  • Cots Available
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Check in:3:00pm - 11:00pm
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Check out:10:30am.
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