Welcome to the 840 year old, AA Rosette & AA 4 Star Gold Awarded Oxenham Arms Inn, Hotel & Restaurant at South Zeal. The oldest heritage inn in Devon and Cornwall. Log Fires, wonderful food , great service and lovely atmosphere. Stunning views and 4 acres of grounds.
This famous English Heritage Grade II Star listed former 12th Century medieval monastery and manor house is located in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park and yet only 5 mins off the A30 to Cornwall and just 25 mins from Exeter. Constructed originally by monks around the prehistoric South Zeal Menhir Standing Stone, still visible today.
See The South Zeal Menhir within our building, the wonderful 5000 year neolithic prehistoric 500o year old South Zeal Menhir Standing Granite Stone. You can touch and see the stone when you visit. Daily history tours of the building are also available for you to join in the mornings and afternoons.(please call to book)
Bar Food and Restaurants Book a table for lunch, afternoon tea or dinner by calling us on Tel 01837840244 in either our 1477 bar, Monastery Restaurant, Oak Dining Room, Standing Stone Snug or on our 100 seat Patio and gardens with stunning views of Dartmoor and our four acres of grounds within the warmer months.
Private dining in one of 3 rooms is also available by booking in advance for families, 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. We can accommodate groups of up to 60 for lunches and over 100 for receptions.
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.
Award Winning Food and Drink & Service Hungry ? Our AA Rosette and AA Gold 2016 and 2017 Dinner Award recognised our award winning food and drink menus which have made us famous worldwide. Choose from our Breakfast, Morning Coffee, Lunch, Afternoon Cream & High Teas, Evening Bar & Restaurant Menus produced from fresh local produce by our talented team of chefs. 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 .