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Royal Oak Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
+44 1822 852944
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (26 reviews)
“steak” (18 reviews)
“fish and chips” (10 reviews)
Opens in 20 min
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ordered beef burgers at £11 and received a beef burger, looked and tasted processed bulk bought with no extras, very thin, low quality burger. Chips were cheap frozen affair that needed a lot of ale (which was good!) to wash the flipping' monstrosity of a...More

Thank carolinecatleyday
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

Hikers and cyclists take note; the Royal Oak in Meavy provides all you can hope for from a Dartmoor pub. The Vibe is warm and friendly, we were able to walk in at 14.00 and have a three course lunch. Last food orders are at...More

1  Thank jonathan m
Reviewed 7 December 2017

Traditional country pub. Very well stocked bar and excellent choice from the lunch menu. Service was quietly efficient and the food was above average. My Lasagne was nicely made but a day or so past it’s best and not quite hot enough. Still, overall a...More

Thank Adam C
Reviewed 2 December 2017

Had reserved a table for lunch but there were several free. Warm and welcoming and staff friendly and helpful. Not a wide menu but varied enough and good prices. Visiting Morris dancers entertained outside. Road parking

Thank Nelliebabymine
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

Went last night and had Steak and Ale Pie, live music from a local duo called Tamar who, now they are on Spotify, are likely to soon outgrow this 20ish seater venue. Open fire, friendliest staff on the planet and really good food reasonably priced....More

Thank DanBuckley1
Reviewed 31 October 2017

This is what an English Village pub should be. Welcoming, good food, great choice of ale and cider, and all at a very reasonable price. Light bites or main menu, all well presented and very tasty.

Thank Phil B
Reviewed 26 October 2017

To a 400 year old pub, our enforced absence on account of moving to Cheshire, was but the blink of an eye. When we lived in Devon, this smashing country pub was a regular for us & so we were keen to see if there...More

Thank Stevie1948
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This is good place to enjoy lunch if visiting Dartmoor. A good traditional Devon village pub in a beautiful location close to the historic village church and ancient 900 years old Oak tree, The pub serves a good selection of traditional pub food and holds...More

Thank Robertscargill
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Well what a lovely place, found this place on trip advisor booked and went here for Sunday lunch we were not disappointed .Well cooked fresh food cooked and served by smiling helpful staff.The roast beef and pork were cooked to perfection by the chef.The desserts...More

1  Thank PlymouthAngela
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

This quaint 15c village pub was my late Father's favourite watering hole..Steve did a magnificent job in organising the wake, along side the village hall. We eat there a few times before the sad day , the food and service were both excellent..A lovely old...More

1  Thank Nick H
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Questions & Answers
yvonne a
16 September 2017|
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Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Children are welcome in the lounge area but under 14s are not allowed in the bar.
Terry C
8 September 2015|
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Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Yes we do have free WiFi at the pub.
5 August 2015|
Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Unfortunately due to the building being a 15 century Churchhouse disabled access is limited however it is on one level however we do not have a disabled toilet. Our fish is supplied by Moby Nick's a company based on the... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, View, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  Dartmoor National Park  >  Meavy
  • Phone Number: +44 1822 852944
  • E-mail
The Royal Oak Inn is a free house owned by Burrator Parish Council. It is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, in an idyllic location next to the village green in Meavy. The pub is a former 15th-century church house inn. It takes its name from the oak tree on the village green which is reputedly some 800 years old. This is one of the few remaining traditional pubs, with a flagstone floor, old beams and a large open fireplace. Some of the seats are pews from the adjacent church. And the wood fire provides a warm welcome on those cold winter evenings. If character is what you want from your visit then you could find no better place!
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