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 Tavy Best Bitter 4.3%
from Tavy Ales Brewery near Tavistock in Devon

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.

View Google street view and map showing the location of The Royal Oak Inn.

Open for food every day, lunchtime and evening.
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For our WINE OFFER see Dining
Especially for our loyal customers: Customer Loyalty Card


Latest news

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Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival Trip

Friday 25th April 2014

Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival

The Royal Oak Inn has organised a coach trip to the Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival.

Come and join us on Friday 25th April.  The coach will be leaving the Royal Oak Inn at 10:30am and returning some time between 7pm and 8pm. 

The beer festival is open from 12 noon until 5pm.

We will be arranging to stop for a comfort break on the way back from the beer festival, at The Foxhound, Brixton.

The cost of the coach trip will be £15, which can paid on the day, but contact to reserve a place.


Plymouth CAMRA Awards 2014

Friday 11th April 2014

The Royal Oak Inn is honored in the Plymouth CAMRA Awards 2014.

Country Pub Of The Year 2014 Runner Up and Cider and Perry Pub Of The Year 2014 Runner Up awards are given to the Royal Oak Inn.  The presentation of the awards will be at 8 pm on Tuesday 15th April.

The other awards are: Pub Of The Year 2014 (POTY 2014), City POTY & Cider and Perry POTY awards to Fortescue, Mutley Plain;  City POTY 2014 Runner Up to Minerva inn, Barbican;  Country POTY 2014 to Foxhound Inn, Brixton;  Club of The Year to Fawn Club, Prospect St, Greenbank;  COTY 2014 Runner Up to Royal British Legion, Crownhill.


Meat Draw raises £120 so far for charity

Macmillan Cancer SupportThursday 20th February 2014

The Meat Draw has raised £120 so far for charity. The charity benefiting from this amount is Macmillan Cancer Support. Thank you to all our regulars for supporting this cause. Meat draw every Friday - At the Royal Oak Inn, Meavy.  Only £1 a ticket. Tickets available from the bar all week.  Draw 6pm Friday.


Meavy forced to turn off its Christmas tree lights

Wednesday 11th December 2013

Meavy was forced to turn off its “higgledy-piggledy” lights following a health and safety complaint, but has had Christmas saved.   >>>> 


Christmas Beer Launch

Wednesday 20th November 2013

Dartmoor Border Morris Dancers were in high spirits after launching the Dartmoor Brewery Christmas Ales at the Meavy Christmas Fair on Saturday afternoon. The Beer was free but donations were taken for Children In Need   >>>>


Taste of the West Hospitality & Retail Award 2013

Taste of the West Silver Award 2013 for the Royal Oak Inn, MeavyTuesday 17th September 2013

We are delighted to be able to tell you that The Royal Oak Inn has been awarded Silver in the 2013 Taste of the West Awards. Many congratulations to our team on their achievement - the competition was fierce and the bar extremely high.


Good Beer Guide 2014 lists the Royal Oak InnGood Beer Guide 2014

Monday 16th September 2013

For the fifth 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.    


2013 Wild Food BBQ, Real Ale and Cider Festival 

Royal Oak Inn Cider FestivalTuesday 27th August 2013

Thanks to all who came and made this a great weekend. Many chose to just relax and chill out on the village green whilst enjoying a pint of one of the many ciders and real ales and listening to the band.


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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

Meavy Oak Ale is here!

The Making of Meavy Oak Ale

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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