Welcome to The Oxenham Arms South Zeal. A former 12th-century Benedictine monastery, constructed around The South Zeal menhir, a neolithic standing stone. Later manor house of the great 16th-century pirate Captain John Oxenham, the first English sea captain to sail into the Pacific and an ally to Sir Francis Drake
Today a Hotel and AA Rosette Restaurant set in the heart of South Zeal, one of the most beautiful villages in Devon.
Affectionately called "The Ox" by its customers since our bar first opened 544 years ago in the year 1477. The stunning building itself is now 851 years old. We have 7 beautiful hotel rooms.
We have lovely gardens with wonderful views of Dartmoor. Our restaurant has been awarded the AA Rosette Award for culinary excellence every year since 2016 along with the AA Gold Dinner Award.
We are child-friendly throughout. Dogs on leads welcome in our bar and gardens.
We have a passion for food! Beautiful locally sourced AA Rosette awarded food designed by our Head Chef and his team. Lovely lunches, afternoon teas, delicious dinners, Sunday Roasts, and Special Events. Eat in the 1477 Bar, Snug, Monastery Restaurant, Oak Dining Room, or Patio & Gardens.
Local, Fresh, and Independent!
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7 beautiful en-suite hotel rooms. superking English oak canopy four posters, doubles, and twins rooms. All rooms are on the first floor in the main Monastery & Manor House
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The 1477 Bar
The 1477 bar is the oldest CAMRA heritage bar in Devon and Cornwall. This beautiful bar is 544 years old. Roaring log fire. Full of locals and visitors alike. 100 whiskies, 100 gins, 30 rums, 20 ports, 100 wines, draft local Ales and Ciders.
Cream Teas & Sandwiches
Cream teas are served from 12 mid-day until 5 PM (last orders). High Teas, Afternoon Teas, and Champagne Teas available by pre-order please
THINGS TO DO
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Visit The Oxenham Arms Hotel
Constructed in the late 1100s by Benedictine monks around a Neolithic Standing Stone. In the 1300's became The Oxenham Manor, then birthplace to the Elizabethan pirate Captain John Oxenham. Rated by Heritage England as having the finest facade of any building of its period in Devon, Outside, stunning views of Dartmoor from its 5 acres of gardens and grounds.
Local Dartmoor Walks
The Oxenham Arms Hotel is in The Dartmoor National Park yet only 5 mins. drive off the A30 to Cornwall. We have designed a series of 5 beautiful South Zeal village and local Dartmoor walks. From 30 mins up to 5 hours. Walk up to the prehistoric Cawsand Beacon or follow The Tarka Trail.
Beaches and Coastlines
We are just 40 minutes from Devon and Cornwall beaches like Bude, Dawlish, Torquay or Teignmouth. The beautiful Widemouth Bay and the many surfers paradises. Padstow in Cornwall is 50 minutes drive from us along the A30.
from M6630pztrish Tripadvisor Nov 20
We have just returned from a three day break at this hotel and it far exceeded our expectations. The owners Lynne and Simon were very accommodating and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The room was very clean, comfortable bed and quality bedding. The food was delicious. We would definitely consider staying there again.