The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant South Zeal.

“Historic Dartmoor pub serving traditional food and local ales”



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Located just 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall and Devon, on the northern edge of Dartmoor. Past guests at this historic pub have included Charles Dickens, Sir Francis Drake and Admiral Lord Nelson. Incorporating a 5,000-year-old granite standing stone and a 12th-century monastery, this post-medieval manor house has such a rich history that the pub runs tours of the building. Whether simply for a pint of locally brewed Merry Monk or a meal in one of the six different dining areas, this ancient pub covers all bases. A typical dinner might include ham hock, pea and parsley terrine followed by venison with heritage carrots and beets. Time a visit for the beer festival during the second weekend of August.

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AA Pick of the Pubs
The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant South Zeal.
South Zeal,Okehampton,Devon,Okehampton,DEVON,EX20 2JT


  • Children welcome
  • Children's portions
  • Free Wifi
  • Parking available
  • Coach parties accepted
  • Garden
Prices and payment
  • Main course from: £10.95
Opening times
  • Open all year
Food and Drink
  • Wide selection of ciders

About the area

Discover Devon

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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