Welcome to the 837 year old, AA 4 Star Gold Awarded Oxenham Arms Inn, Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal. The oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall.
This famous English Heritage Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house is located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park. "The Oxenham Arms has one of the most attractive facades of any building of its period in Devon" (quote English Heritage)
Open daily from 11AM until 11PM .Morning coffees, Lunches, Afternoon Teas and Evening Meals.
Built in the late 1100's by Benedictine monks around the man made prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone which you can still touch and see today within our building. Daily history tours of the building are available for you to join in the mornings and afternoons.
Bar Food and Restaurants Book a table for lunch or dinner by calling us on 01837840244 in either our 1477 bar, Monastery Restaurant, Oak Dining Room, Standing Stone Snug or in our Patio and gardens with incredible views of Dartmoor. Private dining is also available by booking in advance for groups and parties. You can just arrive for food but to avoid disappointment if we are busy please call us on your way to ensure we have a table for you.
Stunning Location Peacefully located in the beautiful South Zeal village, 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 ? We have luxury AA 4 * Accommodation with Four Posters, Superking Size Double and Twin Rooms, all en suite with breakfast and free WIFI included. All of our rooms are in the original main monastery and manor house building.
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 Menus. You may eat either in our bar, Snug, Monastery Restaurant or Oak Dining Room. Alternatively in our beautiful gardens and patio in warmer months. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome in our 1477 bar and gardens.
Functions, Groups, Events & Parties Whether you are a small party or group or you are planning a large party, wedding reception, event or informal get together we can help you. We have 3 separate rooms for private lunches or dining, in the warmer months we have outdoor seating for over 100 people plus decking & stage area, outdoor heating and lighting. With 4 acres of grounds we can organise a marquee for up to 200 people.
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...1 hour to 5 hour walks -all from The Oxenham Arms
The Oxenham Arms South Zeal - is 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 .
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