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Royal Oak Inn

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The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
+44 1822 852944
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 22:30
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Royal Oak has long been a favourite pub meal destination for us. The food is good quality, well priced, and the staff very friendly and attentive. A good way to spend a relaxing Friday evening

Thank robpenarth
Newlyn, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lot of us descended on this beautiful old pub last Sunday after a memorial service on the green. Steve the landlord was so accommodating to us, made us feel so welcome in the beautiful pub. The food was lovely and service very fast. We will detour from the main roads to visit here again

Thank seamonkey41
Paignton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A walk around Burrator reservoir followed by a quick drink in The Royal Oak. Great range of ciders for me and a Jail for the old girl. But the gins ,,,,we just had to try A salcombe for her indooors and a 60 % Blackwood for me . Fantastic. Great landlord who had time to talk and have some banter

Thank johnhunt105
Penzance, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One room no dogs, the other room is no children. Despite this, the staff were very helpful in finding us a table. Food was amazing and the beer was the best of the week - a very good pint of Jail Ale. A real pub too. Would love to live close by.

Thank RetallickRamblers
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have been to the Royal Oak on numerous occasions and sure it can sometimes have a wait but when you go somewhere that's popular and it has high standards that's to be expected. We've never had a bad meal here and the specials board is a treasure chest to behold! The waffles are yummy and my standard dessert. Enjoy.

Thank Sara M
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is top of the best for cosy pubs . Set in an idyllic village on Dartmoor . A welcoming smile from staff and regulars , plus a roaring wood fire . The food is totally delicious especially the roast beef dinner. My husband and I feel so relaxed and leave happy with full tums ! To complete - we... More 

Thank booliejell
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

Food was good and hearty on a cold winters day. Service was good and the selection of ales was more than acceptable with the staff willing to let you try a few before you buy - always a bonus! :)

Thank RJM54
Plymouth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017

This is a lovely country pub in a beautiful Devon village. The food is excellent and of good quality. I would love to given a 5 star rating BUT was let down but the 1hour.15min wait for the food. The problem here is the pub has 2 sittings for meals 6pm & 8pm so naturally everyone arrives at more or... More 

Thank yelvy7
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The Royal Oak is hidden of the beaten track but well worth the journey. Great selection of ciders, ales and lager along with food that could be classed as old fashioned pub food but it's great quality and great size portions

Thank stuart w
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

Excellent food as always in a real Dartmoor local pub. Normal range of pub grub on main menu, and some specials which seem to change daily. Generally quite large portions, so be warned.

Thank Vron O

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?