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Oxenham Arms

South Zeal, Devon

Good Pub Guide - Recommended

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Contact Details

Oxenham Arms, South Zeal, Okehampton, Devon, EX20 2JT

(01837) 840244

www.theoxenhamarms.com

Opening Hours

Weekdays: 11-11

Saturday: 11-11

Sunday: 11-11

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Good Pub Guide Recommended

Wonderful 15th-c inn with lots of history, character bars, real ales, enjoyable food and big garden; bedrooms

This ancient place is just the spot to unwind after the busy A30. First licensed in 1477, it was built to combat the pagan power of the Neolithic standing stone that still forms part of the wall in the room behind the bar (there's actually 20 feet of stone below the floor). The heavily beamed and partly panelled front bar has elegant mullioned windows and Stuart fireplaces, all sorts of chairs and built-in wall seats with scatter cushions around low oak tables on bare floorboards, and bar stools against the counter where friendly staff serve Merry Monk (named for them from Dartmoor), Dartmoor Jail Ale and Teignworthy Gun Dog on handpump; also, seven wines by the glass, 70 malt whiskies, 25 ports, local mead and three farm ciders. A small room has beams, wheelback chairs around polished tables, decorative plates and another open fire. The four-acre garden is reached up imposing curved stone steps and has plenty of seats and fine views ? plus more tables under parasols out in front. Some of the bedrooms have four-poster beds; Charles Dickens, snowed up one winter, wrote a lot of The Pickwick Papers here. You can walk straight from the door on to the moor and they provide details of walking tours.

Licensee Information

Simon and Lyn Powell

What the licensee says

From the moment you set inside the imposing granite Tudor porch way you know you are about to experience something special.The Oxenham Arms is a truly magnificent 12th Century coaching inn. A former Benedictine monastery untouched by the sands of time. Roaring Log Fires, Fabulous value Bar Meals and 4 Eating areas including an AA Rosette restaurant. 3 Real Ales plus guest ale, 80 wines, separate lunch and evening menus, Professional waiter / waitress service. Dog friendly bar and gardens.

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Awards

Good Pub Guide Recommended

Stay Award

Stay Award

Information

Accepts Credit Cards

Accepts Credit Cards

Meals & Snacks

Meals & Snacks

Sandwiches

Sandwiches

Separate Restaurant

Separate Restaurant

Cask Ales

Cask Ales

Bedrooms

Bedrooms

Garden

Garden

Surroundings

Surroundings

Views

Views

Interest

Interest

Dogs at the bar

Dogs at the bar

Dedicated children area

Dedicated children area

Ratings and Reviews

3 / 5 - 40 votes cast


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