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.

So close to Plymouth, pop out for a quiet drink or a fine meal. A warm welcome is given to all visitors to the Royal Oak Inn.


Landlord Stephen Earp

Stephen Earp would like to welcome you to the Royal Oak Inn.


The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy -

The perfect Dartmoor hideaway for drinking and dining.

The Royal Oak at Meavy, near Yelverton, is steeped in history. Tradition has it that it was known to King John and his followers in the chase. King Charles is said to have hidden in the large split oak that stands on the green in front of the inn – no doubt longing for a yard of ale as he sat shivering. It is well known that the oak was used as a peat store by the publican in years gone by. As you would expect the histories of the oak and the inn are inextricably linked.

Public Bar table, Royal Oak Inn
There is no doubt that the friendly ghosts that wander the passages of the public house would have admired the oak as we do today. The history of the inn and its surroundings are a source of great pride for Stephen. If character is want you want from your visit then you could find no better place! Charm abounds, with exposed beams and original slate flooring. There is a large welcoming log fire to warm yourself by after a stroll around Burrator reservoir.

We hope to see you soon.


A larger view of the image featured on the top left of every page,
from an original painted by local artist Patrick King.

From a watercolor painting of the Royal Oak Inn by Patrick King


Royal Oak Inn Landrover

Royal Oak

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The hunt at the Royal Oak Inn