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.

Visiting Plymouth or walking on Dartmoor, the Royal Oak Inn (Meavy, near Yelverton) is a centre for exploration. See our suggestions in the Local Information page.

Local Links

Meavy -

See what is happening in this lovely village.

Places to Visit

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 Info (with link to podcast) or download the Route Map (pdf file).

Walking Spur 2  Meavy - Burrator   View Route Info (with link to podcast) or download the Route Map (pdf file).

Buckland Abbey

The 700-year-old home of Elizabethan seafarers Drake and Grenville, set in a beautiful Tavy Valley estate.

The Garden House

The Garden House is a tranquil garden set in a Devon valley. ‘Perhaps the most breath-taking of all gardens’ - Rachel de Thame.  It is an 8 acre garden that is a magical place any time of year. There is a walled garden, bulb meadow, cottage garden, South African garden, quarry garden and acer glade. With activities for children, Tearooms and Plant Sales.

Burrator Reservoir

Undisturbed Burrator is surrounded by mixed woodland which sharply contrasts with the open moor and rugged Dartmoor tors.


Discover the Dartmoor National Park and enjoy a great holiday anytime of the year. We are the official tourism organization for Dartmoor and, as such, have information about things to do, places to visit, eating out, events, news, special offers, history of Dartmoor, where to find the pixies, picnic spots and Dartmoor ponies. The site is a mine of information and will just keep growing with your support. The website is designed to help you plan your perfect visit.  Also, for iPhone fans only, get up to date info with the Dartmoor iPhone app.

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor National Park covers an area of 368 square miles - the largest and wildest area of open country in southern England. Throughout the year Dartmoor is an exceptionally beautiful place to visit, with deep wooded gorges, beautiful lake-like reservoirs and tumbling rocky rivers.

Places to Stay

Callisham Farm

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a traditional granite and stone built farmhouse nestling in the very pretty valley of Meavy. This homely family run hill farm offers peace and tranquility amongst pretty woodland and babbling brooks and is surrounded by excellent walking country.  And just a half mile walk to the Royal Oak Inn.

Burrator House

Set in the beautiful Dartmoor National Park Burrator House is situated in a secluded woodland site and offers Self Catering Accommodation with modern facilities.

Pixeycombe B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in a large Victorian residence with pleasant gardens and stunning views over Dartmoor.  Just a 5 minute walk downhill to the Royal Oak Inn.

Burrator Inn

A warm welcome awaits you at the 'Burrie' which has been an established Inn for in excess of 100 years, situated approximately 1 mile from the famous Burrator Reservoir, and some 12 miles from Plymouth City Centre, on the B3212, a short 'hop' from Yelverton.

Hoo Meavy Barton

Hoo Meavy Barton is a converted barn with a terraced garden and great views for our Guests to enjoy, a quality B&B situated within Dartmoor National Park.   Ideal for families and groups of friends.

The Rosemont

For a stay in a classic Edwardian house, in stunning Dartmoor come to the Rosemont. Our rooms are spacious, comfortable and quiet.  The atmosphere is relaxed with a professional but unobtrusive service.

Tor Royal

Completely refurbished, Tor Royal is a luxury Dartmoor Bed and Breakfast offering double and twin en-suite rooms, with a choice of bath or shower, furnished with period furniture. We also have a ground floor room decorated in Art Deco style.  All rooms have tea and coffee making facilities and wi-fi.

Overcombe House

Guest accommodation that can be your sanctuary in Devon’s enchanting, majestic & delightful Dartmoor National Park.

Dartmoor Accomodation

For a range of accommodation in the Yelverton area.

iKnow Devon Hotels

A directory of hotel accommodation in Dartmoor and Central Devon for weekends, short breaks and holidays in the Southwest.

Luggage Transfers Ltd

Not a place to stay but the largest and cheapest mover of walker’s luggage in the South West.  This year they are starting a new luggage transfer service on Dartmoor and the Two Moors Way.

Marsdens Cottage Holidays

Marsdens Cottage Holidays is a self-catering cottage holiday provider for Devon & Cornwall

Other Local Links

Meavy Parish Hall -

Meavy Parish Hall is set within the heart of the delightful village of Meavy, across the green from the Royal Oak Inn.

Meavy Amateur Dramatics (MAD) -

Our local amateur dramatics group, especially good for drama queens, fairies and revolting sheep.  Come and join us for a MAD experience! 

Friends of St. Peter’s, Meavy -

Providing a focus of support for all who value the ancient church of St Peter’s in Meavy.

Meavy Garden Society -

Extending the knowledge of, and encouraging interest in, the cultivation of flowers, plants and vegetables for all local gardeners.

Meavy C of E Primary School -

Our local village primary school.

Burrator Parish Council -

Burrator Parish Council is a Grouped Parish formed from the older parishes of Meavy, Sheepstor and Walkhampton.

Dartmoor Brewery -

Home of the world famous Jail Ale. Situated in the very heart of Dartmoor National Park at 1400 feet above sea level this is the highest brewery in England and we believe the best!

Johnie’s Dartmoor Meanderings -

Wanderings and meanderings from the beautiful Western edge of Dartmoor in all it's many moods and weathers. Pictures from around the West Dartmoor region - wherever Johnie has been during the week.

Views around Dartmoor -

Some lovely pictures taken on walks around this part of Dartmoor that give an idea of the scenery to be enjoyed within a short distance from the village of Meavy.

Eat Out Devon -

An independent, all Devon website, that provides a point of reference for information on “Where to eat in Devon”



Royal Oak Inn, an ideal stop on your cycle ride

Burrator Dam, from Michael Parle's photos of Dartmoor

Burrator Reservoir, from Michael Parle's photos of Dartmoor

Near Nosworthy Bridge, from Michael Parle's photos of Dartmoor

Leather Tor, from Michael Parle's photos of Dartmoor

Crazy Well Pool, one of Johnie's photos

Vixen Tor, from Michael Parle's photos of Dartmoor