The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant South Zeal.
“Historic Dartmoor pub serving traditional food and local ales” - AA Inspector
SOUTH ZEAL, DEVON
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.
- Children welcome
- Children's portions
- Free Wifi
- Main course from: £1
- Open all year
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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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