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The Royal Oak Inn


For the best in good local food; For well kept local real ales; For a great atmosphere in a traditional local inn Plus occasional Guest Ales; And for many moor reasons . . .you must pay us a visit. 

Your host: Stephen Earp will make you most welcome

The perfect Dartmoor hideaway for drinking and dining.

The Royal Oak at Meavy, near Yelverton, is steeped in history. Tradition has it that it was known to King John and his followers in the chase. King Charles is said to have hidden in the large split oak that stands on the green in front of the inn – no doubt longing for a yard of ale as he sat shivering. It is well known that the oak was used as a peat store by the publican in years gone by. As you would expect the histories of the oak and the inn are inextricably linked.

There is no doubt that the friendly ghosts that wander the passages of the public house would have admired the oak as we do today. The history of the inn and its surroundings are a source of great pride for Julie and Stephen. If character is want you want from your visit then you could find no better place! Charm abounds, with exposed beams and original slate flooring. There is a large welcoming log fire to warm yourself by after a stroll around Burrator reservoir.

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!

Call in for a drink and a bite to eat. The bar at The Royal Oak Inn is now open all day:
Opening Times: Monday to Sunday: All day, 11am to 11pm
Food is served 7 days a week. Lunch from 12 noon to 2:30 pm and dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm (last orders)
Bar games: Euchre
Dogs are welcome in the Public Bar if kept under control.
Children - We offer a children’s menu, and they are welcome to dine in the Lounge Bar at lunchtimes.
Local Leisure Facilities
Walking groups welcome . . . ; Muddy boots and muddy paws welcome in the bar! Easy access to good walking on Dartmoor. On National Cycle Route No. 27. Lanes and bridleways suitable for horse riders. Close to Burrator Reservoir. Close to Drakes Trail: A network of walking and cycling trails with a rich historical background and showcasing notable sites in the life of Sir Francis Drake, stretching from Plymouth to Tavistock.
Cycle Spur 1  Yelverton - Meavy - Burrator   
Walking Spur 2  Meavy - Burrator   




Telephone number: 
01822 852944
PL20 6PJ