“Ancient inn with hearty food and Dartmoor views” - AA Inspector
SOUTH ZEAL, DEVON
Our Inspector's view
Set in deepest Dartmoor country, the historic Oxenham Arms is still the hub of village life. The place began in the 12th century as a monastery but today contemporary touches blend seamlessly with an ambience of gnarled beams, whitewashed stone walls and stone mullioned windows. A comfort-oriented menu of unfussy country inn food scores many hits.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 80
- Private dining available
- On-site parking available
- Wheelchair accessible
- Steps for wheelchair: 1
- Closed: Monday, 25 December
- Wines under £30: 38
- Wines over £30: 15
- Wines by the glass: 6
- Cuisine style: Modern British
- Vegetarian menu
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About the area
With magnificent coastlines, two historic cities and the world-famous Dartmoor National Park, Devon sums up all that is best about the British landscape. For centuries it has been a fashionable and much loved holiday destination – especially south Devon’s glorious English Riviera.
Close to the English Riviera lies Dartmoor, one of the south-west’s most spectacular landscapes. The National Park, which contains Dartmoor, covers 365 square miles and includes many fascinating geological features – isolated granite tors and two summits exceeding 2,000 feet among them.
Not surprisingly, in Dartmoor the walking opportunities are enormous. Cycling in the two National Parks is also extremely popular and there is a good choice of off-road routes taking you to the heart of Dartmoor and Exmoor. Devon’s towns and cities offer stimulating alternatives to the rigours of the countryside.
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