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Royal Oak Inn

$$ - $$$, British,
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
+44 1822 852944
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“pie” (24 reviews)
“steak” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
The Village Green, Meavy, Dartmoor National Park PL20 6PJ, England
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1 - 10 of 333 reviews

Reviewed yesterday

Had lunch after a walk on the old railway track near Burrator. Lovely old pub with an open fire. Lunch menu was very reasonably priced and the bar staff couldn't have been friendlier. Will visit again.

Thank _robdebs2000
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ate Sunday lunch. It was full of locals and had a good atmosphere. All the dishes - roast, pie and scampi - were good. Worth booking. Fire was going and very old pub.

Thank LondonHDL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Have not visited in recent times as we live out of the area now! However Royal Oak staff ran the bar at a wedding we attended recently and we were so impressed at their friendly attitude and cheerful service! The Tarquins was great and we...More

Thank Pam D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Happened to drop by while they were having a wild food and cider festival. I had bison burger and my partner had buffalo (Dartmoor pony was sold out!). Beautiful setting with plenty of seating outside and on the village green. The whole village seemed to...More

Thank Pengover
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Busy and atmospheric pub in a lovely location. I thought the food was ok rather than great. Certainly though no significant waiting between courses and when you consider how busy, chef and staff to be commended. I would avoid table in the far left hand...More

Thank Jonathan F
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The food is fresh and varied, with a great selection of draft ales and real cider. The Royal Oak is everything a Rural Devon pub should be, A beautiful setting in the village of Meavy in Dartmoor National Park. I have been visiting this place...More

Thank Antony C
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Had a great steak and ale pie - piping hot when served... also had the lasagne special. Very generous portions and good value. Will return!

Thank LAM1990
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

We arrived hungry from our walk at Lydford Gorge and were pleasantly served while we waited for dinner service. Whitebait and the fish and chips were tasty - and great portions the hubby was suitably well fed! Great selection of wines and Gins and dessert...More

Thank Karen K
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We went here with great expectation - the location and outlook was great, it was very crowded and most of the tables out the front were occupied and quite a few people inside as well. We were told that there would be a bit of...More

Thank nigelgibbs1
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

Lovely old fashioned pub on a small village green. I had the Jail Ale Pie very tasty and piping hot. My wife had the risotto which was also good. With a glass of wine and a pint and a half of Proper Job it came...More

Thank porcullisjonty
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yvonne a
16 September 2017|
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Response from nigelgibbs1 | Reviewed this property |
We took our 3 small grandchildren here and went down into the basement area where there was a secluded undercroft area which was just right for all of us to sit and have a drink. Don't know if the pub is child friendly or... More
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Terry C
8 September 2015|
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Response from StephenMeavy | Property representative |
Yes we do have free WiFi at the pub.
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HillyCirencester
5 August 2015|
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
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Description
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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