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The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

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South Zeal, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2JT England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews four poster bed oxenham arms the pub steeped in history historic hotel wine list beautiful building fish and chips real ale warm welcome owners and staff old building excellent food open fire quiet village lamb booked a table
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This review is a little late, however, I must just thank The Oxenham Arms Hotel / Restaurant and staff for providing a simply delicious lunch for my partner and I back on 28 September 2018. We turned up 'out of the blue' so to speak...More

Thank W00dsmoke
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Really good place,food amazing,rooms are fantastic. Dont forget your in a very old historical building. In somewhere like this its important to keep the history, but also catering to the needs of the modern business man, this has that perfect balance. Will defo stay again...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in Bovey room this time, amazing huge and comfortable bed in an immaculate room. This small committed team exceed all expectations with every visit, the food and drink remains excellent, the service and welcome second to none every time without fail. This is English...More

Thank Martin P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my girlfriend called the restaurant to book a table for dinner as it was our anniversary. We wanted the table for 20:30 but they said that this was the time they were closing the kitchen so we booked it for 20. We called...More

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Response from OxenhamArmsSouthZeal, Owner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & RestaurantResponded 3 weeks ago

Hello Marta P Apologies if you thought our service was not up to par. As your review states, we were very busy in our dining room and restaurant with diners, taxi services on busy times ( and yesterday was the first day of the half...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A historic Inn with hundreds of years of interesting events, not the least part of it being a former Benedictine monastery (we stayed in the former abbott's bedroom). On arrival this looks like an old, understated village pub - but step inside the porch and...More

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The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at South Zeal is the oldest heritage inn in Devon & Cornwall.Rated AA 4 Star Gold Award with 7 luxury hotel guest rooms. Just 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall, yet set in a More beautiful medieval village of South Zeal in The Dartmoor National Park. A unique property, it was originally a 12th Century monastery built by Benedictine monks around a 5000 year old Neolithic Granite carved Standing Stone called the South Zeal Menhir which still exists in the building. The Oxenham Arms provides a wonderful 537 year old beamed bar with fabulous bar meals, The Monastery Restaurant fine dining la carte restaurant, ancient snug bar and a family group function room all set in 5 acres of lovely grounds and gardens. This wonderful Grade II* Listed building was once once occupied by the Earls of Oxenham. Charles Dickens wrote his Pickwick Papers as a guest here when the Oxenham Arms was a Coaching Inn on the original Exeter to Plymouth Road. A true "Freehouse" Grade Manor House Hotel, this lovely establishment with friendly staff and great food is the oldest CAMRA real ale Heritage Inn in Devon & Cornwall. Open 7 days a week for food and bars you will find a lovely atmosphere, friendly welcoming staff and being right on the edge of Dartmoor, you can walk from the garden following the Dartmoor Trail up to the beautiful Cosdon Beacon on Dartmoor. Close to the A30 Dual Carriageway and only 25 minutes from Exeter,20 mins from Chagford,35 mins from Tavistock,50 minutes from Padstow an hour and a half from Bristol, three and a half from London, just 10 minutes from Gidleigh, Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge. For hotel guests,the Oxenham provides a series of 5 walking guides to take you on the most beautiful scenic walks or cycling routes onto Dartmoor from 1 to 6 hours depending on the route. Novice to experience horse riding on Dartmoor can be organised starting just 5 minutes from the hotel. For those on their way to or from Cornwall or visiting Dartmoor, The Oxenham Arms Hotel is the perfect luxury room stopover. Sleep in a room where Charles Dickens once stayed, or another where Captain John Oxenham 14th Century Pirate and 1st Navigator for The English Naval Fleet once lived, another where 12th Century Benedictine Monks had their quarters, another where a Neolithic Prehistoric Standing Stone is beneath your superking bed... The incredible Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon EX20 2JT Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$149 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton > South Zeal
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$149 - US$169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton > South Zeal
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Robert R
June 3, 2018|
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Response from iamafreeman | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can forget about parking withing the hotel since there is only room for 4 cars on the small forecourt. However, during our stay we had no problems parking in the very quiet road close to the hotel. It really wasn't a... More
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louisesky
January 2, 2018|
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Response from _sarahbharvey | Reviewed this property |
I have not watched 'four in a bed' , not my kind of preferred viewing at all ..... so I only have first hand experience of staying in the Oxenham Arms which was delightful and we found the owners to be nothing but... More
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defeo444
January 2, 2018|
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Response from YJP568 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Paul N. TV programmes like that are edited in such a way as to be contentious. We found the owners and all of the staff very friendly and helpful. This small historic hotel and restaurant also serves... More
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Room Tips
"All rooms are individual in character but all excellent"
544martinp
2 weeks ago
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"There are only 7 rooms - so make sure you book!"
Irvine-SoA
5 weeks ago
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"We ate but did not stay."
margaretc441
Sep. 16, 2018
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"All rooms looked great, we stayed in chagwell which was dual aspect"
loumias
Sep. 14, 2018
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