For the best in good local food
For well kept local real ales
For a great atmosphere in a traditional local inn
And for many moor reasons . . .
. . . you must pay a visit to
The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Devon
The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, Devon PL20 6PJ
Telephone: 01822 852944
Your host: Stephen Earp
Use the menu on the left to find out more about this lovely inn
How to find us: Take the B3212 from Yelverton to Princetown and turn right at Dousland (by the Burrator Inn). Continue straight on through Dousland and on into Meavy. Follow the road round to the right past Meavy Primary School, along the narrow lane past the cottages and emerge at the village green. Here you will find the Royal Oak on the north side of the green, next to the parish church. Opening times.
View Google street view and map showing the location of The Royal Oak Inn.
Meavy Oak (Photo:WTML/ Julian Hight)
Meavy's ancient oak tree in England's Tree of the Year 2017 Shortlist
Friday 1st September 2017
The ancient oak tree on Meavy village green is one of ten trees that are the finalists in England's Tree of the Year 2017, an annual search for the nation's best loved tree.
You can vote for the Meavy Oak at England's Tree of the Year 2017.
The 6th Dartmoor Firkin Challenge
Sunday 4th June 2017
In Aid of Jeremiah’s Journey
This years Dartmoor Firkin Challenge was organised by Jeremiah’s Journey, a Plymouth based charity, in conjunction with Stephen Earp at The Royal Oak Inn at Meavy.
The Firkin Challenge now in its six year, required each team of two runners to carry an empty 9 gallon Dartmoor Brewery firkin around the 4½ mile course. The firkin must be carried by one of the runners at all times. Each firkin weighs approximately 10kg. The event started and finished on the green outside the Royal Oak Inn at Meavy village near Yelverton. There was a checkpoint at the top of Sheeps Tor. Here each competitor was required to drink ½ pint of Dartmoor Ale before embarking on the return leg. The first Male, mixed team and Female teams over the finish line each received a presentation pack of Dartmoor Ale.
“We were a little bit concerned with the weather forecast, however we were blessed with a break in the showers for the duration of the run” said Stephen Earp.
“We had a great turn out from competitors and spectators in support of Jeremiah’s journey. There was a fantastic atmosphere at the finish, it's a very unique event. And we hope to be involved again next year” added Emma Winter a fund raiser volunteer with Jeremiah’s Journey.
The course record, set by Jay Horton & Gary Andrews in 2015, is 37:00 mins. Which remains unbroken despite the gallant effort of this years competitors.
Thank you to our Race sponsors: Dartmoor Brewery And the Royal Oak Inn.
A big thank you to all the competitors, and their friends and family who came along to support them.
Thank you to Gavin Court for setting the course and Kate Luffingham for registration and time keeping. And a big thank you to all the volunteers from Jeremiah’s Journey. As well as continued support from Tavy Signs.
We would also like to thank all the ‘marshals and 4 x 4 response’ for their help and time.
Not forgetting Brain and Esme Wills for the use of their field, for car parking.
All money raised goes to support Jeremiah’s Journey.
For more information on this fantastic charity please see Jeremiah’s Journey.
Taste of the West Gold Award
Monday 15 August 2016
We are delighted to be able to say you that we have been awarded Gold by Taste of the West.
Championing the region’s exceptional food and drink identity, Taste of the West, established in 1991, is the regional food and drink trade organisation for the South West of England.
Parish Plod Well Supported
Monday 4th July 2016
The Parish Plod which took place yesterday was very well supported. Over 100 people took part and they raised over £1000 which is going to Jeremiahs Journey, Plymouth.
Royal Oak Inn Features in Dine in Devon
Friday 1st April 2016
The Royal Oak Inn features in the new Dine in Devon promotion from Parkdean Holidays. The purpose of this promotion is to help visitors find some of the tastiest places in Devon. Landlord Stephen Earp is delighted to be involved in the promotion.
Devon has long been a region renowned for its amazing local food. Wherever you decide to eat in Devon, you will find an array of dining establishments that have something for everyone, and The Royal Oak Inn is up there with the best. To help you decide where to eat in the region, Dine in Devon has handpicked five favourite places.
Current weather data from a local weather station situated in Dousland, about 1.4km north of the Royal Oak Inn.
The Royal Oak Inn is ‘Home’ to the Dartmoor Border Morris, who sing play in the pub each Wednesday over the winter.
The Royal Oak Inn is also ‘Home’ to Meavy Amateur Dramatics, who rehearse every Thursday in Meavy Parish Hall.
Ask Stephen for details.
DAG - Devon Association of Governors - The Devon Association of Governors (DAG) is the representative body for school governors in Devon.