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Royal Oak Inn

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
+44 1822 852944
11:00 - 22:30
Closed now
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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79 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided on a whim to visit on Friday as they had just posted on Facebook fish n chips for £6.95. So decided to go over. We didn't realise that the offer was in the bar area only so we did confuse the member of bar staff for a while. We ordered drinks and meal then found a seat in... More 

Thank Lisa S
Yelverton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had steaks done exactly as requested with great chips and a tasty and colourful salad. Warm and friendly with a very interesting choice of draught local beers and ciders/Perry. Prices good value for money, though not cheap- the food was worth it. Thanks.

1 Thank Nick-Yelverton
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60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

...........the Royal Oak at Meavy I said, neither of us had eaten there but we decided to go out for lunch. We hadn't booked and got there early, ordered drinks and were shown to a table. The is a menu and daily specials board. Both are varied and accommodate every palette. Food arrived promptly, was exactly as described on the... More 

1 Thank Ali C
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have started going to this beautiful pub just of late and it is marvellous, the food is out standing and the Manager Frankie goes out of her way to accommodate your needs, she is excellent in her roll as Manager. The staff are warm and friendly just like the atmosphere that they create in this wonderful pub. Well done... More 

1 Thank traceypN2845PU
Essex, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We were recommended this pub and it didn't disappoint. Traditional style old pub in lovely village setting. Furniture a bit dated but the locally sourced food was very good. We had the sirloin steak which was very tasty. Best I've had in a long while. Good range of beers and ciders. Service was attentive but not intrusive. Interestingly the pub... More 

1 Thank Caroline B
Ontario, Canada
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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

We went here on a visit with family. What a beautiful spot in the country. The food was wonderful and the service was great. Had a lovely evening.

Thank 2tarbolton
Launceston, United Kingdom
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016

Booked a table for dinner as last time we went the food was superb. Not so impressed this time, we all thought the food standard had gone downhill a bit. I had the special burger topped with pulled pork, turned out that the masses of pulled pork just turned the whole thing to a soggy mush & I didn't enjoy... More 

Thank PJ777
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60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016 via mobile

Booked late in the day and we were warned we would have to have a table by the door which was good of them before we turned up. We had a superb meal, freshly cooked, including a lovely crusty pie! Wished we lived closer. If you are in the area, thoroughly recommended.

Thank EMEAGray
Barcelona, Spain
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This restaurant/pub was recommended by our hotel, and it certainly did not disappoint. Local produce and meats (I believe) freshly prepared and delicious. Such a lovely spot although a little tricky finding it. Well worth the visit.

Thank Richard M
Alicante, Spain
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111 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Went to this beautiful Country Inn again with 10 family and friends for a evening, had a fantastic meal very good value and a lovely atmosphere, very good local beers on tap as well. It is well worth a visit. Staff very friendly.

Thank Audrey N

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
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
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?