The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Devon - The perfect Dartmoor hideaway for drinking and dining. The best village inn near Plymouth with good beer, real ale, and fine food.

Near Plymouth and Tavistock in Devon, find out about the Royal Oak Inn, featured in the Good Pub Guide 2014. Come and sample our excellent West Country real ales.

About the Royal Oak Inn

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!

The Good Pub Guide 2011The Good Pub Guide 2015

Congratulations are in order on our inclusion in the 2015 Good Pub Guide. As well as being part of the UK's Number One bestselling guide book, The Royal Oak has also been made a highlighted entry on the 2015 Good Pub Guide app, out now for the iPhone and iPod touch. Our website is also a highlighted entry on . . . the Good Pub Guide website.   

Thank you to all our customers for your support.

Open fireplace in the public bar, Royal Oak Inn, MeavyOpening Times:

Call in for a drink and a bite to eat

The bar at The Royal Oak Inn is now open all day: Winter Opening Times:

Sunday to Thursday:

All day, 11 am to 10:30 pm.

Friday & Saturday:

All day, 11 am to 11 pm.

Food is served seven days a week

Monday to Friday

Lunch from 12 noon to 2:30 pm

and dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm.

Saturday and Sunday

Lunch from 12 noon to 3 pm

and dinner from 6 pm to 9 pm.


Forbidden at the Royal Oak InnBar games: Euchre

Dogs are welcome in the Public Bar if kept under control.

We offer a children’s menu, and they are welcome to dine in the Lounge Bar at lunchtimes and in the evening.

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 Drake's Trail

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   View Route Map with podcasts or download the Route Map (pdf file).

Walking Spur 2  Meavy - Burrator   View Route Map with podcasts or download the Route Map (pdf file).


AA Pub Guide 2014

The 2014 AA Pub Guide App for Android, iPads and iPhones

You can now view The Royal Oak Inn on the AA's new 2014 Pub Guide App.

The 2014 AA Pub Guide App

The free 2014 AA Pub Guide app features over 2,000 pubs and hostelries, selected for good food, real ale, character and comfort.

Royal Oak Inn

Puddings at the Royal Oak Inn