South Zeal, nr. Okehampton, Dartmoor National Park, Devon EX20 2JT
Step back in English history for a lovely food, drink and hotel experience to the 836 year old 4 Star Gold Awarded Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal. We serve food all day from 12 mid day until 9PM seven days a week.
This privately owned stunning English Heritage Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house in The Dartmoor National Park.
Built in the late 1100's by Benedictine monks around the massive granite prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone which you can still touch and see today within our building. Daily history tours are available for you to join in the mornings and afternoons, also in the evenings for our hotel and dining guests.
Bar Food and Restaurants .Enter the porch and either turn left into the 1477 bar with log fire and oak beams. Walk down the ancient stone cloisters and see the South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone in the snug bar. Turn right into the Oak Dining and Function room with its enormous granite fireplace and antiques. Alternatively visit the beautiful Monastery Restaurant with another standing stone cut in 400 AD. Further to the rear of the building out to the Monastery Gardens and Patio with 4 acres of grounds and one of the finest views of Dartmoor and the Cosdon Hill. Dogs on leads are welcome in the bar and gardens.
Stunning Location Conveniently located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park just 5 minutes drive off the A30 to Devon, Dartmoor and Cornwall, 20 minutes from Exeter and just an hour from Padstow , Newquay and the Cornish coast.
Luxury Hotel Rooms Sleepy ? Walk just ten stairs up the oak staircase to Superking English Oak Canopy Four Poster Beds with luxury pocket sprung mattresses, hand made bespoke fabrics also Superking Double or Twin Bed Rooms available. All of our rooms are en suite with full English Breakfast cooked to order and a cold buffet available inclusive in the price. Child beds can be added to some rooms. Why not pre order a bottle of bubbly in your room ready for your arrival ?
Award Winning Food and Drink & Service Hungry ? Our award winning food and drink menus have made us famous in the county. Choose from our Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Cream & High Teas, Evening Bar & Restaurant Menu plus Daily Fine Dining Specials menus. Eat either in our bar, Snug, Monastery Restaurant or Oak Dining Room or the gardens and patio in warmer months. Food is served from 12 mid day until 9PM every day of the year.
Free parking at the hotel and also in the village itself on street or in the village car park. Dartmoor walks start in our back garden ! The Tarka Trail, The Cosdon Beacon, The Skaigh Valley, National Trust Castle Drogo, Finch Foundry, Lydford Gorge,Medieval South Zeal Village, Belstone....all from The Oxenham Arms
The Oxenham Arms South Zeal - the oldest heritage inn in Devon & Cornwall
The Oxenham Arms, with its low beams, flagged floors and mullioned windows, retains grandeur visited upon previously by Charles Dickens, Sir Francis Drake, Baring Gould, Charles Kingsley and others and is the oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall