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 Dragon's Breath 4.4% from Dartmoor Brewery at Princetown 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.

Book your Christmas Party Menu now, available 1st to 23rd December.
See What’s on for events in Meavy
For our WINE OFFER see Dining
Especially for our loyal customers: Customer Loyalty Card


Latest news

More details and news items on the News page


There’s a Beer for That

Friday 7th November 2014

Its official!  There’s never been a more exciting time to be a British beer lover.

Britain now boasts over 1,000 breweries and over 5,000 beers. Want to bet there’s a beer that’s just right for you? 

Whatever you choose from the menu here at The Royal Oak, 'There's a Beer for That'.

Watch There's a Beer for That.


Wild Food BBQ, Real Ale and Cider Festival

Tuesday 26th August 2014

Wild Food BBQ, Real Ale and Cider Festival 2014 at The Royal Oak Inn, Meavy, was a great success.

Thank you to everyone who supported us over the weekend, it was a another successful year.

Even the Honey Monster made an appearance, we had a great Saturday night in the bar being entertained by Strings Attached, washed down with some great real ale and local cider.

Everyone enjoyed the exotic burgers with Kangaroo, Alpaca and Camel selling out and also some fantastic local beef burgers supplied by Howells of Tavistock.  

The weather was kind over the weekend but as predicted rain arrived on Monday,  we still had a great turnout  who were entertained with a BBC film made in 1963 of the Royal Oak Inn.

Thank you again, see you next year.   See photos


Free WiFiFree WiFi at the Royal Oak Inn

wireless socialMonday 14th July 2014

You can now stay in touch whilst enjoying great food and drink at the Royal Oak Inn.


Taste of the West Gold Award 2014

Taste of the West Gold Award 2014Wednesday 9th July 2014

We are delighted to be able to tell you that the Royal Oak Inn has been awarded Gold in the 2014 Taste of the West Awards, in the Dining Pub category.  See full list of Taste of the West Hospitality and Retail Award Winners 2014.


Meavy Oak Fair 2014Meavy Oak Fair

Saturday 21st June 2014

Meavy Oak Fair had a very successful day. Thank you to Jenny Sharp and the Meavy Oak Fair committee for all their hard work in getting it all together.  Thanks also to those that helped on the day.  And thanks to Nigel and Kate for organising the Burrator Horseshoe Run.


Dartmoor Firkin Challenge

Sunday 1st June 2014  

Dartmoor Firkin Challenge held at The Royal Oak Inn had a great turn out with a fantastic atmosphere, the first team home broke the course record.  

2014 results

1st Male team ~ James Best & Will Johnson ~  37.58  

2nd Male team ~ Anthony Watt & Alan Cade ~ 44.40  

3rd Male team ~ Chris Eastaugh & Stuart Ross ~ 45.34    

1st female team ~ Heidi Davies & Rebecca McMullin ~ 48.18    

1st Veteran team ~ Tom Orchard & Ken Kay ~ 1.27.56    

Thank you to our Race sponsors ~  Dartmoor Brewery, Tavy Signs, Langdon Transport, Royal Oak Inn.    

A big thank you to all the competitors and the friends and family that came along to support them.   Thank you to Nigel for setting the course and Erica for registration and time keeping.   Also thank you to all the marshals for their help and time.

For photos of the event see Dartmoor Firkin Challenge 2014 on facebook.


Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival Trip

Friday 25th April 2014

Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival

Everyone had a great day out on the coach trip to the Tucker’s Maltings Beer Festival  organised by The Royal Oak Inn.     >>>>



More news items on the News page

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

Royal Oak