The Royal Oak Inn
PL20 6PJ
01822 852944


Mon-Fri 12-3, 6-11; Sat/Sun all day (Summer all day all week)  



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The Royal Oak Inn  

The Royal Oak Inn is a free house owned by Burrator Parish Council. It is situated within the Dartmoor National Park, in an idyllic location next to the village green in Meavy. The pub is a former 15th-century church house inn. It 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, with a flagstone floor, old beams and a large open fireplace. Some of the seats are pews from the adjacent church. And the wood fire provides a warm welcome on those cold winter evenings.

The Royal Oak at Meavy, near Yelverton, is steeped in history. Tradition has it that it was known to King John and his followers in the chase. King Charles is said to have hidden in the large split oak that stands on the green in front of the inn no doubt longing for a yard of ale as he sat shivering. It is well known that the oak was used as a peat store by the publican in years gone by. As you would expect the histories of the oak and the inn are inextricably linked.

Food is served every day, Monday to Friday 12-2.30, 6-9pm, Saturday & Sunday 12-3, 6-9pm.

Old bar games are played here like Euchre

Dogs are welcome in the Public Bar if kept under control. Children are welcome.

Check the website for special events, both food and music oriented.



None as yet.

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beer, food, beer garden, real fire, no smoking, music, kids, car park, real cider, pets allowed, vegetarian 


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