The Oxenham Arms, South Zeal Village, Okehampton, Devon
In the beautiful Dartmoor National Park EX20 2JT Telephone 01837840244
Fabulous food prepared by professional chefs in the most beautiful 857 year old building in Devon
Winter 15% Discount on our hotel rooms. Select a room on our booking page for 3 nights in February or until March 24th and a 15% discount will be applied !
A unique and truly stunning finely appointed Inn and luxury hotel rooms for those wishing to stay overnight. Fabulous local Dartmoor walks from our front door with walking guide leaflets available.
Open 5 days a week 12.00-11PM in the Winter - Wednesdays to Monday mornings !
Lunches from 12.00-2.30 PM last orders including Sunday Lunches , Dinners 6PM-8.30 PM last orders
Coffee's, Teas, Cakes, Afternoon Cream, Champagne & High Teas.
Dogs on leads are welcome in our bar and gardens ( not in our hotel rooms or dining room sorry )
"In the heart of South Zeal- one of Devon's most beautiful villages. Gardens with stunning Dartmoor views."
Visit this beautiful former Benedictine monastery, built around the prehistoric 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone and still in our building today for you to touch and learn about.
Coffees, teas, lunch & evenings available with children's, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.
The Oxenham Arms was also the birthplace and home to Captain John Oxenham 1530-1580 who was 1st Navigator for the English Fleet with Sir Frances Drake and buccaneer and pirate.
The South Zeal Menhir at The Oxenham Arms Hotel
Visit this ancient stone which was hand-cut by Neolithic Dartmoor people around 5000 years ago. Menhir's or Standing Stones were the equivalents of our churches or cathedrals today. Places of worship, ceremony, and gathering. This stone is solid granite, would have been cut way up on the high moor and rolled down to its current location on tree trunks, and inserted upright into the ground. Here it has stayed ever since. Monks in the 12th Century built this monastery around the stone, incorporating the pagan monolith into this Christian religious building. Many say the stone gives off energy if you pass near it. Photograph dated 1904
Now an Inn, Hotel, and AA Rosette Restaurant just off the A30 in South Zeal one of Devons' most beautiful villages.
We are the oldest CAMRA Heritage Inn in Devon and Cornwall.
Children friendly, Children Menus available and Child Sunday Roasts. Children's soft play equipment area 150 metres away
Dog friendly bar and gardens. FREE WIFI available throughout including in gardens. Free car parking
Gift Vouchers available to purchase including postal service.