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 Sharp’s Own 4.4% from Sharp’s Brewery at Rock in Cornwall.

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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Especially for our loyal customers: Customer Loyalty Card


Latest news

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Community Pub MonthCommunity Pubs Month 2015

Wednesday 11 March

CAMRA's Community Pubs Month campaign is in April this year.  CAMRA “would like to encourage everyone to visit a pub in April and show support for great British pubs.  Pubs are a great place to socialise, and that does not mean having to drink alcohol.  A great community pub is adaptable to the needs of its locals offering the perfect social environment for all to enjoy.”

Where else will you find a better community pub than The Royal Oak Inn.


Meavy Panto a Great Success

Monday 16th February

Congratulations to Meavy Amateur Dramatics for a very successful and highly acclaimed 8th pantomime, Turnip & Sprout Ride Out.


Photos from Christmas Time

Friday 2nd January

Christmas 2014 - Ready for the party!Some photos from our Christmas period.

Christmas 2014 - Border Morris pay a visit!Christmas 2014 - The horses and hounds gather for the hunt.

Christmas 2014 - Hunt supporters


A Christmas Carol and The Appaloosas

Monday 22nd December

It was a busy night in Meavy on Friday - Meavy Amateur Dramatics presenting A Christmas Carol  in St Peter’s Church followed by live music in The Royal Oak Inn with Appaloosas.

We also had a shining star appear above the church tower.

A Christmas Carol  was a  wonderful experience for everybody in a fantastic venue and St Peter's PCC wishes to record their most grateful thanks to MAD for the performance and the funds raised.

Appaloosas in action:



Great day at the Meavy Christmas Fair

Sunday 23rd November

We had a great day yesterday at the Meavy Christmas Fair.

We were entertainment on the green by Dartmoor Border Morris and the Jail Ale Appreciation society added some Christmas sprit.

Dartmoor Border Morris at Meavy Christmas FairJail Ale Appreciation Society Father Christmas Outing to Meavy Christmas Fair

We raised over £300 for the Parish Hall. See you all again next year.

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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.

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

Royal Oak

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