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Royal Oak Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
+44 1822 852944
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good26%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (17 reviews)
“fish and chips” (12 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is good place to enjoy lunch if visiting Dartmoor. A good traditional Devon village pub in a beautiful location close to the historic village church and ancient 900 years old Oak tree, The pub serves a good selection of traditional pub food and holds...More

Thank Robertscargill
Reviewed 1 week ago

Well what a lovely place, found this place on trip advisor booked and went here for Sunday lunch we were not disappointed .Well cooked fresh food cooked and served by smiling helpful staff.The roast beef and pork were cooked to perfection by the chef.The desserts...More

1  Thank PlymouthAngela
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This quaint 15c village pub was my late Father's favourite watering hole..Steve did a magnificent job in organising the wake, along side the village hall. We eat there a few times before the sad day , the food and service were both excellent..A lovely old...More

1  Thank Nick H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great evening meal, with a friendly pub atmosphere. Very well cooked food, friendly staff and great selection of gins! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Natalie D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch after a walk on the old railway track near Burrator. Lovely old pub with an open fire. Lunch menu was very reasonably priced and the bar staff couldn't have been friendlier. Will visit again.

Thank _robdebs2000
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Ate Sunday lunch. It was full of locals and had a good atmosphere. All the dishes - roast, pie and scampi - were good. Worth booking. Fire was going and very old pub.

Thank LondonHDL
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Have not visited in recent times as we live out of the area now! However Royal Oak staff ran the bar at a wedding we attended recently and we were so impressed at their friendly attitude and cheerful service! The Tarquins was great and we...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

Happened to drop by while they were having a wild food and cider festival. I had bison burger and my partner had buffalo (Dartmoor pony was sold out!). Beautiful setting with plenty of seating outside and on the village green. The whole village seemed to...More

Thank Pengover
Reviewed 27 August 2017 via mobile

Busy and atmospheric pub in a lovely location. I thought the food was ok rather than great. Certainly though no significant waiting between courses and when you consider how busy, chef and staff to be commended. I would avoid table in the far left hand...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The food is fresh and varied, with a great selection of draft ales and real cider. The Royal Oak is everything a Rural Devon pub should be, A beautiful setting in the village of Meavy in Dartmoor National Park. I have been visiting this place...More

Thank Antony C
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yvonne a
17 September 2017|
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Response from Jonathan F | Reviewed this property |
Far more child friendly pub is the Rock Inn in Yelverton village .
Terry C
8 September 2015|
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Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Yes we do have free WiFi at the pub.
5 August 2015|
Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Unfortunately due to the building being a 15 century Churchhouse disabled access is limited however it is on one level however we do not have a disabled toilet. Our fish is supplied by Moby Nick's a company based on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Meavy
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 852944
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The Royal Oak Inn is a free house owned by Burrator Parish Council. It is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, in an idyllic location next to the village green in Meavy. The pub is a former 15th-century church house inn. It takes its name from the oak tree on the village green which is reputedly some 800 years old. This is one of the few remaining traditional pubs, with a flagstone floor, old beams and a large open fireplace. Some of the seats are pews from the adjacent church. And the wood fire provides a warm welcome on those cold winter evenings. If character is what you want from your visit then you could find no better place!
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