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Royal Oak Inn

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Meavy $$ - $$$ , 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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Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute decision to eat out. Got lucky with a cancellation, but there was space in the bar. Good food, well priced for the quality. Good beer, Dartmoor Brewery. Lovely atmosphere and friendly staff. We had a great time!

Thank Jrmplym1961
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the pub yesterday with my Mum, Dad and Sister. We popped in after a lovely day on the moors for some well needed refreshments! We sat outside in the sun and had a lovely meal, I'd definitely recommend the garlic and blue cheese...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly pub. Lots of real ales. The food is consistently of a very good standard. Their roasts are the best and are good portions of great tasting food.

Thank andymb123
Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

Like this place proper village pub nice fire in the bar take your dog if you want lovely ales and ciders also good food. No frills the sort of place we should all visit to ensure it stays open. Restaurant food was delicious and the...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Came here after a walk on Exmoor. Too late to get lunch so we had beer and crisps and nuts. Great to sit outside on a May afternoon. Very popular pub. Menu looks good. Indoors and outdoors seating. Welcomes walkers and cyclists. Easy parking. Nice...More

Thank Caroline B
Reviewed 24 April 2017

We visited the pub on two evenings and both Friday and Saturday were very busy. We eat in the bar the first evening and booked the restaurant for the next day. The food is very reasonably priced and there is a very good choice of...More

Thank Derek W
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Lovely pub but we were hugely disappointed by the 1 hour and 40 minute wait for 3 panini's, 2 jacket potatoes and a baguette. The pub was only half full so unsure why there was such long delays for food. The waiting staff were rude...More

Thank Harriet P
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Had a meal here midweek, it was very cramped. We had booked and would have preferred it if they had advised it could get crowded. There was very little space between tables. Having read a few reviews I expected the food to be better, it...More

Thank freddymCornwall
Reviewed 16 April 2017

very quaint pub and village, best to make reservations at a weekend and evenings, lovely seating outside if the weather permits.

Thank Dawn W
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We revisited The Royal Oak at Meavy (a favourite of ours) on a lovely sunny spring afternoon. We took the precaution of booking a table, although on this occasion the pub was busy but not over crowded. The Royal Oak maintains it's ambience and character....More

Thank Clifford R
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Terry C
Do you have free Wifi?
8 September 2015|
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Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Yes we do have free WiFi at the pub.
Do you have disabled access? Do you serve only fish and seafood from sustainable sources? Is your meat locally bred and organic?
4 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
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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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