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Welcome To
Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant
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Historic Inn, Hotel & Gardens

The Oxenham Arms Inn, Hotel & Monastery Restaurant, South Zeal, Devon 

Telephone us on 01837840244

200 John Oxenham Pirate Logo with Pirate text - .j  Made famous as the birthplace and home of the pirate Captain John Oxenham depicted in Charles Kingsleys 1855 historical novel Westward Ho ! One of the most famous coaching inns in the world. A living museum from the stoneage through to medieval and Elizabethan England. You can walk straight onto Dartmoor from our grounds.

We are open daily from 11AM with food served from 12 mid day -2.30PM then 6PM-8.30PM. Afternoon teas are served from 2.30PM - 5PM. Friendly personal service guaranteed. We have seating for 100 customers for food in our 1477 Bar, Standing Stone Snug, Monastery Restaurant and Oak Dining Room. In fine weather we can seat another 100 customers in our beautiful gardens overlooking Dartmoor. It is always advisable to book a table in advance.

Regular Food and Music Events every month click on the Whats On link above.

P6100438_DxO.jpg_1579043915 Now an Inn, Hotel and AA Rosette Restaurant just off the A30 in one of Devons most beautiful villages. Constructed originally around the famous prehistoric South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone. The was former home of the pirate and famous Elizabethan Devon mariner Captain John Oxenham (1530-1580).

We are the oldest CAMRA Heritage Inn in Devon and Cornwall.

DSC_1605 (2).JPG_1523557984Set in 5 acres of beautiful grounds with stunning Dartmoor views in The Dartmoor National Park, yet only a 5 mins hop off the A30 to Cornwall. Packed with history and things to see, complemented with our fabulous levels of service. See and touch the incredible South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, carved one thousand years before Stonehenge. A village shop, stores and post office just 5 paces from our door along with souvenir shop.

Telephone us on 01837840244 to reserve a table in our 1477 Bar, Monastery Restaurant, Snug or Oak Dining Room. Wonderful Bar Meals and Restaurant Lunches, Afternoon Teas and Evening Dinners. We are the ideal venue for get-togethers, parties and receptions. See our Food &Menu page for further information Click Here

20.jpg_1569584921    Book direct for 20% Discount including breakfast on 3 or 4 night stays during Autumn and Winter.

Recommended by, The Good Pub Guide, CAMRA Good Beer Guide, AA Restaurant Guide, Michelin via Michelin and Tripadvisor Excellence, Visit Dartmoor and Devonshire Magazine.


golden_retriever.jpg_1579709627 Child and family friendly. Dogs on leads are welcomed in our 1477 bar and gardens. We have FREE High Speed WIFI available throughout the building. Sorry no pets are allowed in our hotel rooms due to the hand made fabrics and antiques

Free parking either in our own car park at the front of the hotel, in the village or the free village car park only 180 metres away. The village car park is fully lit and has toilets including disabled toilets.

Feb2013GP.jpg_1521075623 7 Luxury bespoke superking antique oak four poster, double and twin hotel rooms, many with stunning Dartmoor views are available see above and below for best rates and offers by booking direct with us. Sorry no pets are allowed in any our hotel bedrooms due to the hand made fabrics and antiques.

IMG_2697.JPG_1579046438We have a full function room and can cater for your wedding or events from 2 to 200 people.

Gift Vouchers may be purchased over the telephone and we provide a Gift Voucher postal service. Vouchers can cover Accommodation, Food and/or Drinks or all three. We have a souvenir shop onsite.

Award Winning Customer Service.JPG_1579046861 An experience not to be missed and service second to none, spend a few hours or a few days at one of Britain's most friendly and stunning period properties and hotels The Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal.

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