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Reviews - The Oxenham Arms Hotel
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Stylish Bar food in 1477 Bar, Formal Al La carte Dining in The Monastery Restaurant or lunch or dine in the Oak Dining Room with its massive Granite Fireplace . Log fires, oak beams, wonderful English history and charm. All 7 guest rooms are situated within the original Monastery and Manor House. Great Menus for all budgets.
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Full Breakfast is included from only £95 per room. The perfect stop over for those travelling along the A30 to Cornwall or having a break in Dartmoor.
Free car parking at the hotel and also in the village of South Zeal.
A former 12th Century Monastery and Manor House and Grade 2* Listed Building made from granite and oak constructed by monks around the massive 5000 year old South Zeal Menhir Neolithic Standing Stone which is located within the building and can be touched and visited by guests.
With fine views up to Dartmoor's Cosdon Beacon.
Walks can be taken from the hotel directly up to Dartmoor with walking guide leaflets produced by the hotel .
The perfect holiday beak or stopover to or from Devon or Cornwall.
Breakfast,Lunch or Dine in the 536 year old bar, 800 year old Monastery Restaurant,Oak Dining Room or beautiful beer gardens. The Monastery Restaurant was recently recommended by the Western Morning News newspaper. Local produce, Fantastic Service, Presentation and Excellent Value Lunch and Evening Meals.
The Oxenham Arms is a CAMRA Heritage Pub of Great Britain - Devon Real Ales, Ciders and Fine Wines are always available.
Step outside to beautiful beer garden with views to the moor which originally formed part of the Monastery gardens.
You can see the hotels own Dartmoor Ponies and rare breed Dartmoor Sheep in the paddocks next to the beer gardens.
All 7 guest rooms have either new bathrooms or shower rooms. Room prices are great value as they include~ full English breakfast included along with complementary in-room teas/coffee/chocolate/bottled water/cookies.
Complementary luxury bathroom vanity products are included.
All rooms have high quality cotton sheets and fluffy bathroom towels with rooms changed and cleaned daily.
New Flat Screen rotational Freeview TV/DVD/CD/Radio. Hairdryers. Full length Mirrors. Dimmable mood lighting in all guest rooms.
All Oxenham Arms Room guests receive a pack of full colour 5 "Walks from The Oxenham Arms" walking guides and maps to explore the Dartmoor National Park designed by a local Dartmoor walking expert. Wireless Internet is available for your use within the hotel.
There is a guest lounge area on the hotel 1st floor landing.
Private Dining is also available.
Running across the 4 Acres of the Oxenham Arms grounds lies the "Dartmoor Way" Walking Trail, the hotel also keeps its own rescue Dartmoor Ponies~ Jack and Darcy.
History of The Oxenham Arms..
The Oxenham Arms is undoubtedly of the oldest Inns in existence, this is where Charles Dickens once stayed and wrote his Pickwick Papers, Admiral Nelson stayed, The Reverend Sabine Baring-Gould who wrote the hymn " Onward Christian Soldiers ". Charles Kingsley wrote of The Oxenham Arms in his famous novel " Westward Ho " .
The Oxenham Arms was the entire setting for the Author Eden Philpotts novel "The Beacon". Its name is derived as it was the birthplace of Captain John Oxenham ~ Sir Francis Drakes Ally and 1st Navigator for the English fleet and a renowned Pirate in the mid early 1500's.
Unique in the world - the building is constructed of Granite and Oak around a famous massive 5000 year old South Zeal Prehistoric Granite Standing Stone which is around 1000 years older than Stonehenge. The stone still stands in the ancient snug behind the bar and you can sit next to the stone in the evening by a lovely log fire.
Food at The Oxenham Arms..
The Ox food philosophy is to serve locally sourced foods for lunches and evening meals, Sunday lunches for example are only £8.95 - brilliant great value menus for lunch, evening and fun bar food. Dartmoor, Somerset. Devon and Cornwall Real Ales and a great selection of Fine Wines and Spirits are served in either the 1477 Bar, Oak Dining Room, Monastery Restaurant or the Beer gardens.
Dogs are allowed on leads in the bar and gardens but not overnight in the guestrooms due to the bespoke fabrics and furnishings.
All rooms sleep 2 Adults but Child Z beds are also available in Chagford Room or Bovey Room for £25 per night extra per child to cover breakfast, bedding and housekeeping costs please call to book in advance or arrival after booking your Laterooms room with us.
In the village of South Zeal across the road from The Oxenham Arms is a wonderful Post Office and General Stores for all of your other consumable needs whilst travelling ! For those looking for short walks or cycling, guides are available for interesting walks around the village of South Zeal itself, famous for its burgage plot design and working farms.
The Oxenham Arms will be a unique and pleasurable experience for you and will provide a great place to visit or stay as you enter The Dartmoor National Park or head along the A30 on the way to or from Cornwall or North Devon or South Devon.
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