What people are saying about Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

S - Rating 5/5

Our stay was really lovely,starting with friendly welcoming staff, beautiful clean cosy room with all the facilities you could need. The food was absolutely amazing we ate dinner in the bar which was cosy with roaring fire, followed by fantastic breakfast. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewer:Phillipa M | Sun 3rd Feb 2019 | 1 week ago

Fantastic place to stay serving wonderful food - Rating 5/5

Our stay was really lovely,starting with friendly welcoming staff, beautiful clean cosy room with all the facilities you could need. The food was absolutely amazing we ate dinner in the bar which was cosy with roaring fire, followed by fantastic breakfast. Would definitely stay here again and highly recommend it to anyone.

Reviewer:Phillipa M | Sun 3rd Feb 2019 | 1 week ago

What a fantastic find!! - Rating 5/5

Have just got back from 4 night stay.We arrived to a very warm welcome and from then until the time we left nothing was too much trouble for the owners and staff, who were really kind, thoughtful and friendly.Accommodation very comfortable, food fantastic and general ambience first class.Can’t praise the Oxenham highly enough and are looking forward to a return visit!

Reviewer:Terry T | Tue 29th Jan 2019 | 2 weeks ago

Superb - Rating 5/5

I count myself a very lucky man to have found the Oxenham Arms. Stayed here for three nights while on business near Tavistock. I was immediately struck by the friendly welcome and even more charmed by the history of the place. No bits of wood stuck on the ceilings here to add character, this is the genuine article. The room was clean and tidy and the en-suite as modern and efficient as could be. Normally on such a trip I might eat in only on the first night, but so good was the food that it never occurred to me to go elsewhere, and all served with the right combination of easy going cheerfulness and efficiency. Just superb, all of it. Often, as you leave a hotel you say something along the lines of 'hope to be back soon.' This time I really meant it.

Reviewer:Michael T | Tue 29th Jan 2019 | 2 weeks ago

Breaking the journey- Rating 5/5

This is my fourth visit. Friendly, welcome, and comfortable as always, and conveniently close to A30. Charming village too, for those wanting a morning or evening walk.

Reviewer:William C | Fri 25th Jan 2019 | 3 weeks ago

Stayed January 2019 - Rating 5/5

Great weekend, lovely rooms, friendly staff and fab food. Will definitely be going back!

Reviewer:Gina H | Mon 21st Jan 2019 | 3 weeks ago

Excellent Hotel - Rating 5/5

This is the third time we have stayed at the Oxenham Arms and we shall certainly be returning.There is always a warm welcome and the rooms are very comfortable.The food is also excellent.

Reviewer:Mr Mike Fearey| Fri 11th Jan 2019 | 1 month ago

Brown’s in Devon - Rating 5/5

As always, a lovely stay. Christmas decorations were very festive and much appreciated.

Reviewer:C B | Wed 12th Dec 2018 | 2 months ago

Mid week break- Rating 5/5

Excellent, couldn’t fault anything.

Reviewer:C B | Fri 7th Dec 2018 | 2 months ago

Lovely place - Rating 5/5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Room was comfortable and clean with huge four poster bed. Lyn, Simon, John and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Food was amazing. Highly recommended.

Reviewer:JULIA B | Wed 5th Dec 2018 | 2 months ago

A pleasant & interesting stay - Rating 5/5

A most interesting place to stay for a break – intriguing very old building, welcoming and considerate owner-managers Simon and Lyn and staff, delicious dinner and breakfast and a very comfortable, freshly redecorated room (The Belstone).The ghost in our room was as accommodating as the owners and did nothing to make us feel anything other than welcome.The unusually cold spell made any lengthy walk in the pretty countryside an unappealing prospect – but we left with the thought that a 3-mile local ramble in the Spring or Summer next year might be an excellent idea!

Reviewer:James S | Thu 22nd Nov 2018 | 2 months ago

Fabulous time - Rating 5/5

We spent three nights at the Oxenham Arms. Made to feel very welcome. Thank you John who looked after us serving us drinks and organising our dinning requirements and to Simon and Lynn for making our stay very enjoyable and the chef - the food is really good.

Reviewer:Mike A | Thu 8th Nov 2018 | 3 months ago

Great stay! - Rating 5/5

A fabulously interesting and quirky place offering offering awarm welcome and excellent food in the restaurant. Aa memorable visit.

Reviewer:Lizzie W | Thu 18th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago

A place not to miss - Rating 5/5

A very old Inn providing excellent food and service, a visit is a must. Book if you want to eat here, just in case it is busy (as it seems it is)!We stayed 2 nights in a very comfortable and clean bedroom with a great breakfast for reasonable cost, but as there are only 7 bedrooms again it is best to book!Service was excellent from a happy staff and beers wine and food of great quality.Be sure to see the standing stones built into the walls - one of which is about 4000 years old.If asked "Would I go again?"the reply would be not just "Yes"but "Yes I would really like to!"

Reviewer:IRVINE W | Sat 13th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago

A lowering of the blood pressure! - Rating 5/5

A lovely, relaxing stay in a beautiful old inn. What used to be outside is now inside and thus the church house became a monastery. Fantastic food and ambience. A place to relax and just be. One can feel the departed ghosts around you, as I did, the next morning, reluctantly... I'll be back.

Reviewer:Gary M | Thu 11th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago

Great hotel, bar and retaurant - Rating 5/5

Great Hotel with really great hosts, a warm welcome and great time we had.The bed was marvelous, never had a hotel bed quite as good as this.Food was very good, with a bar stocked with more choice than you can manage over 3 nights.Only a short walk to the moor, then as far as you like, back later in the afternoon for more drinks.Will cetainly come again.

Reviewer:Ian H | Mon 8th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago

Favourite Pub updated - Rating 5/5

We stayed here many years ago with our dogs but it was sold by orig owners, refurbished & no dogs allowed. Altho disappointed by this we always wanted to rtn & finally made it.Rooms much improved with very comfortable beds modern ensuites added & decor improved while maintaining the original beams. Food excellent - Very good breakfast & evng meals with wonderful surroundings of a 15C pub maintained in excellent condition & friendly staff. Only downside for us was we found the room very hot at night & we wish they had a few rooms which allowed dogs & we wld definitely rtn.

Reviewer:Marilyn T | Fri 5th Oct 2018 | 4 months ago

Ideal short break. - Rating 5/5

Lovely bedrooms and excellent restaurant.

Reviewer:Michael Y | Thu 27th Sep 2018 | 4 months ago

Thank you - Rating 5/5

It was a lovely way to spend my Birthday, thank you all for making it special. A warm an comfy stay.

Reviewer:Jenny R | Mon 24th Sep 2018 | 4 months ago

fabulous weekend - Rating 5/5

theoxenham arms weekend everything you would want .Good position,friendly and polite staff,very clean rooms ,good breakfast and evening meals.Enough said

Reviewer:mr l | Sat 22nd Sep 2018 | 4 months ago

Great shortbreak location - Rating 5/5

We booked as a last minute choice after our ferry was cancelled and really enjoyed our impromptu short stay.The hotel is a wonderful looking property and really atmospheric.We stayed in the Belstone room which was lovely with a big four poster bed and the sounds of geese outside.The bar is really snug and we had a lovely meal in there in the evening.The food was great and the staff were brilliant.Everyone was really friendly and happy to stopand have a chat about anything.Altogether a brilliant unexpected stop off which made our ferry cancellation as blessing in disguise.

Reviewer:Adrian H | Fri 21st Sep 2018 | 4 months ago

Lovely, peaceful stay - Rating 5/5

We enjoyed our mini break in Dartmoor. Staff were really friendly, nothing too much bother, and we felt very welcome. Room was really spacious and comfy bed.

Reviewer:Susan H | Sun 16th Sep 2018 | 5 months ago

Family wedding, perfect location for the venue - Rating 5/5

Great welcome on arrival, beautiful room, very clean, can’t praise Lynn and Simon enough also John from serving us at the bar to dinner and breakfast. Fabulous location, steeped in history. Food was stunning, compliments to chef and all kitchen staff. Would definitely recommend and will be visiting again.

Reviewer:Mr/Mrs Mandy Roelich| Fri 14th Sep 2018 | 5 months ago

Great atmosphere with food to match! - Rating 5/5

Friendly staff and a lovely atmosphere. Had dinner there on our first night and it was so good we ate there on the second night as well. Very enjoyable stay.

Reviewer:MARION E | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 5 months ago

Belstone Room - Rating 4/5

Friendly staff welcome .. Comfortable room .. The Four Poster bed was lovely .. Unfortunately though this room is over the kitchens and what we assume are the fridges could be heard running all night which was a shame .. also this room had no wi-fi connection .. The breakfast waiter was wonderful as was the breakfast :o)

Reviewer:W. B | Mon 10th Sep 2018 | 5 months ago

Gem of a place - Rating 5/5

I cannot praise the owners of the Oxenham enough.From the warm welcome we received to the genuine gratitude we were shown for staying.As our room wasn’t available we were upgraded at no extra cost. The room was exceptionally clean with a huge, extremely comfortable 4 poster bed.The breakfast was excellent as was the service we received.Our only regret was only being able to stay the one night due to our itinerary.Will definitely be making a return visit very soon.

Reviewer:Russell C | Fri 24th Aug 2018 | 5 months ago

Fabulous ! - Rating 5/5

We received a lovely welcome to the most amazing building steeped in history. The room was absolutely lovely and the bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in. The food was superb and there was plenty of choice. We will be back. Many thanks.

Reviewer:Chris B | Tue 21st Aug 2018 | 5 months ago

MR & Mrs- Rating 4/5

Second visit and we definitely will return. Verywelcoming. Steeped in history. We were very amused by the pictures of the merry monks in the restaurant. Food was great and John was always on hand to keep the conversation going in the bar.See you soonThe Abrahams’

Reviewer:Tony A | Mon 20th Aug 2018 | 5 months ago

Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

The room was very clean and comfortable, and the food in the restaurant was excellent.Apart from a slight miscommunication over the time that the hotel closed it's doors at night there is nothing that can be said against the staff and this did not spoil our stay.We will have no hesitation in booking here again.

Reviewer:Anthony B | Wed 15th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago

The most comfortable bed – ever! - Rating 5/5

Really lovely staying here during the Dartmoor folk festival. There was live music playing below our room which was lovely and both myself and husband fell asleep before it had finished for the night. The most comfortable bed and bedding. Don't think I moved all night! Good blackout curtains too. I have so much trouble sleeping with thin, see through curtains.

Reviewer:Danielle C | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago

Weekend Break - Rating 5/5

The room was very clean and comfortable, and the food in the restaurant was excellent.Apart from a slight miscommunication over the time that the hotel closed it's doors at night there is nothing that can be said against the staff and this did not spoil our stay.We will have no hesitation in booking here again.

Reviewer:Anthony B | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago

Stay aug 9-10. - Rating 5/5

Stayed one night, had guests who joined us for dinner and an equally scrummy breakfast.Lovely property, very good service and we shall stay there again.Richard Leitch.

Reviewer:Richard L | Mon 13th Aug 2018 | 6 months ago

A hotel for lovers of history - and good food! - Rating 5/5

We enjoyed the peace and quiet in our comfortable room ( Chagford) with excellent en suite. Full of character like the rest of this delightful hotel. The bar was v. Friendly busy place , the restaurant , heart of the ancient monastery, was a lovely room to eat in. The dinner and breakfast were well cooked and we had ample choice. All in all we shall recommend the Oxenham Arms to anyone wanting a break in this picturesque Dartmoor village.

Reviewer:mrs w | Sun 29th Jul 2018 | 6 months ago

A great place to stay - Rating 5/5

A great place to stay and explore Dartmoor, with friendly staff, good food and a relaxing atmosphere.

Reviewer:Geoffrey B | Tue 24th Jul 2018 | 6 months ago

Comfortable and friendly- Rating 5/5

Had a room above kitchen so room seemed hot on arrival (great in winter) some noise from general kitchen clatter but very quiet once closed. I’m a light sleeper.Beautiful views from double aspect room and comfy bed. Clean and everything you need. Breakfastdoesn’t start until 8.30 so I missed it as had to get to Bristol.

Reviewer:Sharon M | Thu 12th Jul 2018 | 7 months ago

Anniversary Celebration in a lovely setting. - Rating 5/5

Room and Hotel lovely.Food exceptional.Local knowledge and advice on walks easily available.Staff very helpful and polite.Made our celebration of our 30th wedding Anniversary brilliant.

Reviewer:Carolyn T | Tue 10th Jul 2018 | 7 months ago

Lovely stay again- Rating 5/5

Our second stay at the Oxenham, just as memorable and fun as the first!

Reviewer:Andrew M | Wed 4th Jul 2018 | 7 months ago

Great hotel on the edge of Dartmoor - Rating 5/5

Beautiful old hotel, full,of character.The room was airy and spotlessly clean, as was the bathroom.The staff were polite and helpful.We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant and the food was delicious .Would definitely recommend the hotel.Thank you for a wonderful stay.

Reviewer:Louise S | Wed 27th Jun 2018 | 7 months ago

Great historic hotel - Rating 5/5

Another relaxing stay at the atmospheric Oxenham Arms. Great hosts, rooms & food. Highly recommended as a base for a Dartmoor visit yet still within an hour's drive of the south coast of Devon.

Reviewer:Mr/Mrs Eddie Yates| Wed 6th Jun 2018 | 8 months ago

Superb - Rating 5/5

We had a wonderful five night stay in May. Very comfortable, everybody so friendly and helpful and the cooking was first class. We loved the historic atmosphere and the peaceful location in the village. We hope to return.

Reviewer:Mr/Mrs Aubrey Matthews| Mon 4th Jun 2018 | 8 months ago

Atmospheric old coaching house with great food and accommodation- Rating 5/5

We loved our stay at th Oxenham arms.From the moment we arrived we received a warm welcome and excellent service. The room was lovely with nice views and very comfortable bed. Really enjoyed our evening meal and recommend the night porter cheese board and half bottle of port! Special mention to John in the bar and restaurant who makes so much effort to engage with customers. Good base for national park or stop of A30 and nice pretty village of South Zeal. Would highly recommend.

Reviewer:Julie V | Sun 20th May 2018 | 9 months ago

A Hidden Gem - Rating 5/5

We were fortunate enough to find this wonderful hotel where we stayed for two nights in late April 18. With a very warm welcome from Simon, the proprietor I immediately felt at home. we were given the Lydford room and although the bathroom was a tad on the small size it certainly did not impact on our stay. The room itself was lovely with the most beautiful large four poster you can imagine, so comfortable and quiet.Dinner did not disappoint, and with lively conversation with John at the bar we had the most pleasant evening.Breakfast was spot on with a great choice and great coffee !!We found everyone so friendly and the actual hotel packed with history. We look forward to a return visit.

Reviewer:Mary G | Sun 29th Apr 2018 | 9 months ago

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