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The Oxenham Arms Hotel & Restaurant

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South Zeal, South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Okehampton EX20 2JT England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Suites
Bar/Lounge
4 Star accommodation
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All reviews four poster bed oxenham arms the pub steeped in history historic hotel wine list beautiful building fish and chips warm welcome real ale owners and staff old building excellent food open fire quiet village lamb booked a table
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Reviewed 5 days ago

A historic Inn with hundreds of years of interesting events, not the least part of it being a former Benedictine monastery (we stayed in the former abbott's bedroom). On arrival this looks like an old, understated village pub - but step inside the porch and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is one of those places that you will always remember but may forget it's name, well we won't because the staff are great and the food is very good. The rooms are okay and full of history like whole place which is steeped...More

Thank gkl2427
Response from OxenhamArmsSouthZeal, Owner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & RestaurantResponded 5 days ago

Dear gkl2427 Thank you so much for your great review of The Oxenham Arms South Zeal. It is funny but actually unlike name of inns and pubs, The Oxenham Arms is the only one in the world, both by name and its unique character and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After walking 3 hours in the rain on the Dartmoor Way, my wife and I arrived at the Oxenham Arms chilled and soggy. We quickly warmed up next to the coal fire burning in the fireplace, enjoyed a restorative pint of the local ale, and...More

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Response from OxenhamArmsSouthZeal, Owner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & RestaurantResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear JMC425 Well what a beautiful review of The Oxenham Arms South Zeal thank you so much. This year we started lighting our 3 log fires in mid September ! We'll have the fire going in the bar every day now most likely. It is...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Was our favorite place in the UK last year and the only inn we returned to on our trip this year. Our high expectations were exceeded. Our review from last year holds true: From the ambience of the old building in a charming village, to...More

Thank George A
Response from OxenhamArmsSouthZeal, Owner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & RestaurantResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear George If there was a customer review website we would name you in it and give you both 5 stars It was great seeing you both again, apart from being wonderful people, you stop everyone in your tracks by playing your guitar and singing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just stayed here for 3 days and throughly enjoyed our stay.You could not possibly fault our room with exceptional linen and towels.We ate in the bar every night as the food was so good.Excellent Gin menu and very well kept beer. Extremely approachable...More

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Response from OxenhamArmsSouthZeal, Owner at The Oxenham Arms Hotel & RestaurantResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Peter Walden Thank you so much for your wonderful review of The Oxenham Arms South Zeal We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. In recent years our customers have been staying more often for 3 and 4 nights as there is so...More

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The Oxenham Arms Hotel and Restaurant at South Zeal is the oldest heritage inn in Devon & Cornwall.Rated AA 4 Star Gold Award with 7 luxury hotel guest rooms. Just 5 minutes off the A30 to Cornwall, yet set in a More beautiful medieval village of South Zeal in The Dartmoor National Park. A unique property, it was originally a 12th Century monastery built by Benedictine monks around a 5000 year old Neolithic Granite carved Standing Stone called the South Zeal Menhir which still exists in the building. The Oxenham Arms provides a wonderful 537 year old beamed bar with fabulous bar meals, The Monastery Restaurant fine dining la carte restaurant, ancient snug bar and a family group function room all set in 5 acres of lovely grounds and gardens. This wonderful Grade II* Listed building was once once occupied by the Earls of Oxenham. Charles Dickens wrote his Pickwick Papers as a guest here when the Oxenham Arms was a Coaching Inn on the original Exeter to Plymouth Road. A true "Freehouse" Grade Manor House Hotel, this lovely establishment with friendly staff and great food is the oldest CAMRA real ale Heritage Inn in Devon & Cornwall. Open 7 days a week for food and bars you will find a lovely atmosphere, friendly welcoming staff and being right on the edge of Dartmoor, you can walk from the garden following the Dartmoor Trail up to the beautiful Cosdon Beacon on Dartmoor. Close to the A30 Dual Carriageway and only 25 minutes from Exeter,20 mins from Chagford,35 mins from Tavistock,50 minutes from Padstow an hour and a half from Bristol, three and a half from London, just 10 minutes from Gidleigh, Castle Drogo or Fingle Bridge. For hotel guests,the Oxenham provides a series of 5 walking guides to take you on the most beautiful scenic walks or cycling routes onto Dartmoor from 1 to 6 hours depending on the route. Novice to experience horse riding on Dartmoor can be organised starting just 5 minutes from the hotel. For those on their way to or from Cornwall or visiting Dartmoor, The Oxenham Arms Hotel is the perfect luxury room stopover. Sleep in a room where Charles Dickens once stayed, or another where Captain John Oxenham 14th Century Pirate and 1st Navigator for The English Naval Fleet once lived, another where 12th Century Benedictine Monks had their quarters, another where a Neolithic Prehistoric Standing Stone is beneath your superking bed... The incredible Oxenham Arms Hotel at South Zeal, Dartmoor National Park, Devon EX20 2JT Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 152 - US$ 156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton > South Zeal
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
7
Price range
US$ 152 - US$ 156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
United Kingdom > England > Devon > Dartmoor National Park > Okehampton > South Zeal
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Robert R
3 June 2018|
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Response from iamafreeman | Reviewed this property |
Hi You can forget about parking withing the hotel since there is only room for 4 cars on the small forecourt. However, during our stay we had no problems parking in the very quiet road close to the hotel. It really wasn't a... More
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louisesky
3 January 2018|
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Response from _sarahbharvey | Reviewed this property |
I have not watched 'four in a bed' , not my kind of preferred viewing at all ..... so I only have first hand experience of staying in the Oxenham Arms which was delightful and we found the owners to be nothing but... More
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defeo444
3 January 2018|
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Response from YJP568 | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Paul N. TV programmes like that are edited in such a way as to be contentious. We found the owners and all of the staff very friendly and helpful. This small historic hotel and restaurant also serves... More
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"There are only 7 rooms - so make sure you book!"
Irvine-SoA
6 days ago
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"We ate but did not stay."
margaretc441
4 weeks ago
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"All rooms looked great, we stayed in chagwell which was dual aspect"
loumias
4 weeks ago
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"All rooms are excellent."
BarbaraAnn2014
17 Aug 2018
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