Welcome to The Royal Oak

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Stephen Earp would like to welcome you to The Royal Oak,
the perfect Dartmoor hideaway for drinking and dining.

Update from The Royal Oak, Meavy

We are open every day.

Things are a little bit different, but please bear with us. All measures that we have in place are for everyone’s benefit.


We would like to say thank you to everyone for their support during this difficult time. We look forward to welcoming you back to the pub again.

Now open from 12noon to 9pm for drinking.

We ask you to please help ensure we can open in a safe way for customers and staff alike – social distancing, contactless payments, and observing the one-way system through the pub.


Government guidelines require us to keep a temporary record of all the customers visiting the Royal Oak for up to 21 days to support the NHS Test and Trace system. Whether you are dining or drinking please scan the QR code outside the pub, click on the link Contact Tracing Form, and complete and submit the form on our website. Thank you for your assistance.


You can enter the pub using the main door and exit through the fire door in the lounge bar. Please use the sanitiser station upon entering the pub.


For those of you just wanting to pop in for a drink, please turn left into the Lounge Bar. A member of staff will take your order at the till, and will serve your drinks. If it is possible please use contactless payment. You should then move outside, where there are tables and chairs on the patio and on the village green.

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The Royal Oak is taking part in the government’s Eat Out To Help Out scheme. Food can be ordered all day on a Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday for this week (3rd, 4th 5th August)


We will be serving limited cold and hot food menus. See our Summer Menu 2020.

Cold food will be pre-prepared and can be taken away and enjoyed outside with your drinks.

Hot food will be prepared to order and then picked up from the collection point.

We are serving food 12noon to 3pm and 6pm to 8pm weekdays and 12noon till 8pm on a Saturday and Sunday. Please note we are not reserving tables.

Due to social distancing guidelines and the layout of the pub, there will be limited seating inside. We will not be operating any table service for diners at this time, therefore, we will not be taking bookings at this time, but this will be reviewed.


There will be a ‘one-in one-out’ system in both the ladies and gents. We have also arranged use of the Parish Hall toilets for times when we are particularly busy. So if you are on the village green and you see the hall door is open please use these as opposed to re-entering the pub. Please observe social distancing whilst using the toilets.

All toilets will be cleaned and sanitised on a regular basis.


You will see signage around the pub reminding everyone about social distancing, hand sanitiser points, washing hands etc. Again, we would really appreciate if everyone could do their bit to ensure the safety of all other customers and our staff.

Stephen and the Royal Oak team

Sitting outside on the village green


The Royal Oak is open all day for drinking from 11am till 10pm. We serve food from 12noon till 2pm (12-3 on weekends) and 6pm till 8pm.
We have a lite bite menu plus a special boards. Try our local real ales and scrumpy cider, plus lots of non-alcoholic drinks and great coffee.

Come and check us out . . .

The plan at The Royal Oak was a simple one, we wanted to have a fantastic traditional pub, offering great local ale and cider, good quality locally sourced food and friendly service.

Runner-Up Country Pub of the Year 2020Now in our elevnth year, and after being voted Runner-Up Country Pub of the Year by Plymouth CAMRA, I think we have achieved this.

So whether you’re after lunch, an evening meal, Sunday roast or just a drink after enjoying the picturesque surroundings, you’re always welcome at The Royal Oak. But don’t take my word for it come on give us a try.

We are open every day from 12 noon and serve food seven days a week.

We offer a children’s menu and they are welcome to dine in the lounge, please note children under the age of eight years are not allowed in the bar after 6pm.

Whether you have 4 paws, hoofs or muddy boots you are always welcome.

Dogs are welcome in the bar as long as they are kept on a lead and under control.

The Royal Oak Lounge

. . . and settle down for a drink or meal, or both!
You’ll always get a warm welcome.

The Royal Oak Inn pub sign


Read a newspaper in the Royal Oak bar
customers enjoy a meal on the village green
Food Hygiene Rating 5