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.

A Dartmoor Inn, the Royal Oak Inn is a free house owned by Burrator Parish Council and is the finest Dartmoor village inn within 50 miles of Plymouth.

Situated by the village green in Meavy, Devon, it is a former 15th-century church house inn and 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 that has a flagstone floor, old beams and a large open fireplace. The Royal Oak Inn is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, in an idyllic location next to the village green in Meavy.

For the best in good local food

For well kept local real ales

For a great atmosphere in a traditional local inn

Plus occasional Guest Ales
On now is Otter Amber 4.0% from Otter Brewery in Devon.

Also for week of Monday 14th March, two beers from Bays Brewery.

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 hosts: Stephen and Julie Earp

Use the menu on the left to find out more about this lovely inn

Valentine's DayDon’t Forget . . . Our Curry Club  ~ Next date 29th June.
Always held on the last Wednesday of the month.
All you can eat curry buffet. Give us a call to book a table.

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.

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Latest news

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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.


Good Beer Guide 2016Good Beer Guide 2016

Tuesday 22nd September 2015

For the seventh year in succession the Royal Oak Inn is listed in CAMRA's Good Beer Guide.

Only pubs that serve the best quality real ale are picked by CAMRA members to be featured in the Good Beer Guide's listings.  The Royal Oak Inn is pleased to be recognised for the support it gives to our brewing industry and for ensuring that customers get the chance to sample top quality beer.    


Delicious Drakes TrailRoyal Oak Team
for Delicious Drakes Trail

Tuesday 11th August 2015

Delicious Drakes Trail ~ Sunday 4th October, only 2 months to go!

Have you booked your place at the start line?

We are looking to put a team in running for The Royal Oak Meavy

Free bar at the finish. Get your fun loving foody friends in on the action!

Please email me, , if you are interested.

Delicious Drakes Trail


Meavy Oak Fair

Sunday 21st June 2015

What a great day yesterday at Meavy Oak Fair!  Here are a few photos.

A good crowd on the village green at Meavy Oak FairAlmost ready for the start of the Burrator Horseshoe Run at Meavy Oak Fair

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Dartmoor Firkin Challenge

Monday 8th June 2015

Photos from the event.

Dartmoor Firkin Challenge briefing before the startDartmoor Firkin Challenge, Maddy Horton and Lucy Allan

Left, the race briefing before the start. Right, Maddy Horton and Lucy Allan out on the course 

Dartmoor Firkin Challenge, 1st Male team Jay Horton and Gary Andrews with Stephen Earp from The Royal Oak InnDartmoor Firkin Challenge, 1st female team ~ Maddy Horton & Lucy Allan with Stephen Earp from The Royal Oak InnDartmoor Firkin Challenge, DoxRox entertains

1st Male Team, Jay Horton and Gary Andrews with Stephen Earp from The Royal Oak Inn

1st Female Team, Maddy Horton & Lucy Allan with Stephen Earp from The Royal Oak Inn

DoxRox entertains 

The first team home broke the course record. 2015 results ~ 1st Male team ~ Jay Horton & Gary Andrews ~  37:00 mins.  The previous course record was set last year by James Best & Will Johnson ~ 37:58 mins 


The Royal Oak wins two CAMRA awards

Thursday 14th May 2015

CAMRA Plymouth Country Pub of the YearPlymouth CAMRA Runner-up Cider Pub of the Year

Plymouth CAMRA awards 2015: The Royal Oak Inn has been awarded Plymouth CAMRA Country pub of the year, and Cider and Perry Pub of the year runner-up in this years Plymouth CAMRA awards. 

Stephen Earp the landlord of the Royal Oak Inn would like to thank all the CAMRA members who voted for us.  At the Royal oak inn we are passionate about real ale, scrumpy cider and Perry.  We always have four ales and six scrumpy ciders on offer. Ales including a monthly guest are local and cask-conditioned; we even have our own Meavy Oak Ale, brewed by Dartmoor brewery in Princetown with water from the river Meavy.

The full list of Plymouth CAMRA award winners:

  • The Fortescue was the City Pub winner and runner-up was the Barbican's Dolphin Hotel.

  • This year's Country Pub award went to the Royal Oak, at Meavy, with the Foxhound Inn, Brixton, runner up.

  • The Club of the Year was the Fawn Members Club, in Greenbank, ahead of the Plympton Conservative Club.

  • The Fortescue was The Cider and Perry pub of the year and runner up in this section was again the Royal Oak Inn, Meavy


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Royal Oak Inn, Meavy


Local weather

Current weather data from a local weather station situated in Dousland, about 1.4km north of the Royal Oak Inn.


Dartmoor Border Morris

The Royal Oak Inn is ‘Home’ to the Dartmoor Border Morris, who sing play in the pub each Wednesday over the winter.


Meavy Amateur DramaticsThe Royal Oak Inn is also ‘Home’ to Meavy Amateur Dramatics, who rehearse every Thursday in Meavy Parish Hall.


Ask Stephen for details.

Devon Cream Tea

Forces Discounts Available

The Royal Oak Inn is offering British Forces a 10% discount off their food bill when eating at the Royal Oak Inn.

British Forces Discounts

Event Catering & Bars

Full event catering and bar service provided by The Royal Oak Inn.


Meavy Oak Ale is here!

Meavy Oak Ale at the Royal Oak Inn

Royal Oak Inn in the Guides


Thank you to all our customers who voted for The Royal Oak Inn. We were voted as one of the Famous Grouse / Sunday Telegraph ~ FAMOUS 100 PUBS.

Famouse Grouse

Famous Grouse asked the British public which pubs in Britain deserve to be Famous for a reason. The Royal Oak Inn has not only been nominated but has been chosen from hundreds of entries to ... become one of The Famous Grouse Famous 100.

Thank you again.



Outside bar at Meavy Oak Fair, June 2013

Dartmoor Border Morris are at The Royal Oak Inn

Burrator Reservoir

Devonport Leat

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