Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 21st January, 7:30pm

“The Real Poldark Inheritance (the reality behind the myths)”

– a talk by Terry Faull

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish HallVillage Halls Week 2020

Friday 24th January,
6:30pm to 8pm

Cheese and Wine Reception

Open to all local residents and hall users.

With a screening of Beer and Symphony at 6:45pm.

Beer and Symphony - The Royal Oak Inn, MeavyBeer and Symphony

Beer and Symphony is a BBC documentary made in 1963 and features a day in the life of those living, working and relaxing at the Royal Oak Inn.


This will be followed at 8pm by the film Revolution.


Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema at Village Halls Week 2020


Meavy Parish Hall

RevolutionFriday 24th January, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Film starts at 8:00pm

Admission Free.

Children under 12 must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time: 115mins

New York trapper Tom Dobb becomes an unwilling participant in the American Revolution after his young son Ned is conscripted into the British Army as a drummer by the villainous Sergeant Major Peasy.

Tom attempts to find his son, and eventually becomes convinced that he must take a stand and fight for the freedom of the Colonies. He crosses path with the aristocratic rebel Daisy McConnahay who gets involved in the support of the American troops.

As Tom undergoes his change of heart, the events of the war unfold in large-scale grandeur.

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

Village Halls Week 2020

This film is being shown as part of Village Halls Week 2020.  It has been chosen because of the connection with Burrator and Dartmoor.  Large parts of the film were shot around Burrator Reservoir and on Dartmoor in 1984.  Military extras were recruited from ex-servicemen from the Plymouth area.

Meavy Parish HallVillage Halls Week 2020

Saturday 25th January,
10am to 2pm

Come along and see the facilities available in the hall. Find out about our regular users, such as Dartmoor Border Morris, Meavy Garden Society, Meavy Amateur Dramatics.

Meavy Big Breakfast

From 10am to 12 noon we will be offering breakfast/brunch in the parish hall to raise funds to buy a dishwasher for the hall kitchen.

Masterchef The breakfast will be cooked by local chef and Masterchef finalist Tom Elson-Knight.

Come and join us for a full English, only £5 per head . . . please bring your friends and neighbours.

Sponsored by the Royal Oak – The food is being donated by the Royal Oak so all the money raised will go to the hall.

Tea, coffee and cake will also be available 10am to 2pm.

Please come alone and help raise funds for the hall and enjoy breakfast with friends and neighbours, or just have a chat with tea and cake.



Music provided by Desperate Measures from 12 noon.

Burns Night SupperBurns Night


Saturday 25th January

Here at the ROYAL OAK we will be holding a Burns night supper on Saturday the 25th January . . .

The dinner will be cooked by Tom Elison-Knight.

It will be a four course supper at £30 per head,

if you would like to book a table please give us a call 01822 852955.

Burns Night

Burns Night Supper Menu

Set four course menu
Scottish Cullen skink
Spiced scallop
Roasted partridge and black pudding
served with neeps and tatties
Whiskey and honey mousse
served with a lavender shortbread
Tablet and coffee

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema


Meavy Parish Hall

MaidenFriday 7th February, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time: 97mins

The story of Tracy Edwards, a 24-year-old cook on charter boats, who became the skipper of the first ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Round the World Race in 1989.

Tracy Edwards had her first Whitbread Round the World Race experience as a cook on the boat Atlantic Privateer. She enjoyed the experience so much that she decided to take part as a skipper and three years later she bought the 58ft yacht Maiden. Edwards put together an all – and first – female crew and entered the race. The crew went on to win two of the Whitbread legs and came second in class overall.

Edwards went on to receive an MBE and became the first woman in its 34 year history to be awarded the Yachtsman of the Year Trophy.

Director Alex Holmes comments: “Maiden is an inspirational story of guts and determination that deserves to be heard by the widest possible audience.”

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

Meavy Amateur DramaticsA Meavy Amateur Dramatics Pantomime Production

The Ice Queen of MeavyThe Ice Queen of Meavy

Meavy Parish Hall

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th February

Tickets are priced at £8 each apart from Saturday matinee with £5 tickets for children.

Tickets available now from the Royal Oak Inn, Walkhampton Inn, Dartmoor Bakery and Game Larder, or online from WeGotTickets.


Wednesday 12th February, 7:30pm

Thursday 13th February, 7:30pm

Friday 14th February, 7:30pm

Saturday 15th February, 2:30pm (matinee)

Saturday 15th February, 7:30pm

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 18th February, 7:30pm

“A Rural Legacy Lost: the Decline of Salmon Fishing on the River Dart (its effects on a local community)”

– a talk by Nick Baker

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema


Meavy Parish Hall

MaidenFriday 6th March, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  PG,   Run time: 122mins

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early 20th century.

The film begins in 1927 by following the journey of a letter from Buckingham Palace to Downton Abbey. The letter announces that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to Downton as part of a royal tour through the country.

Excitement is high at Downton Abbey when the Crawley family learns that King George V and Queen Mary are coming to visit. But trouble soon arises when Mrs. Patmore, Daisy and the rest of the servants learn that the king and queen travel with their own chefs and attendants — setting the stage for an impromptu scheme and other shenanigans.

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

‘A Capella’ with Raise The Roof and Myxd Up Quartet

St Peter’s Church, Meavy

Friday 13th March at 7pm

St Peter’s Church, Meavy are pleased to announce a special event taking place in the Church: two ‘A Capella’ quartets who will be performing their unique and amazing singing.

Raise The Roof

Raise The Roof

Raise The Roof are a fun, friendly ‘A Capella’  quartet, competing at National level but equally as happy singing locally, and with their chorus in Plymouth, “Mayflower A Capella”.


Myxd Up

Myxd Up Quartet

Myxd Up Quartet are good friends who love singing together! Formed in 2016, Myxd Up became British Mixed Quartet Champions in the same year.


Monies raised will go towards essential repairs of this beautiful Church.

Refreshments available in the interval.

Don’t miss out on a wonderful evening with these very talented quartets.


Tickets cost £9, available from Mike and Annie Inman 01822 852672 & Jonathan Frappell 01822 855541 (Churchwardens) or The Royal Oak, Meavy.

Yelverton & District Local History Society

Meavy Parish Hall

Tuesday 17th March, 7:30pm

“The Black Death on Dartmoor”

– a talk by Dr. David Stone

(+AGM & raffle)

Yelverton & District Local History Society