The Royal Hotel ( Barnstaple)

The Royal Hotel ( Barnstaple)

Located in the heart of Bideford, The Royal Hotel is a historic establishment serving traditional British food since the 17th century. With its elegant decor and warm ambience, this restaurant offers the perfect setting for a special occasion or a romantic night out.

The menu features classic British dishes such as roast beef with Yorkshire pudding and locally caught fish and chips, prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients.

Prices for main courses range from £15-£30. With its rich history and delicious food, The Royal Hotel is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience Bideford’s best British food.


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Airy rooms in a 17th-century hotel with period details & river views, plus an elegant restaurant.

Below are the latest reviews of The Royal Hotel.

Based on 578 reviews
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Opening Hours:
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Phone: 01237 472005
Address: Barnstaple St, Bideford EX39 4AE, UK

Delivery: No
Dine In: Yes

Pastor Jenny Gough avatarPastor Jenny Gough
2 months ago
A truly excellent stay once again. The room was spacious, beautifully decorated, well equipped and suitably fitted out. The guest lounge had a relaxing feel as you say peacefully watching the river outside. Staff were excellent, accommodating and friendly. Breakfasts were delicious and had a good selection (just one downside, they'd run out of decaff tea bags, but we worked around it). The evening meal we had with other family members was wonderful. Prompt service without being made to feel rushed. Piping hot food and generous portions in mains and dessert. Good selection too. This is a great dog friendly hotel where dogs are permitted in some bedrooms and also the bistro. Highly, highly recommend.
Paul Struik avatarPaul Struik
a week ago
We went here for dinner and it was amazing. We were with a party of eleven and got situated in the bar area. The Royal Hotel is nicely dressed, friendly service, and the food is fingerlicking good.It was our last evening before heading home, and we regretted not going earlier that week because we have looked forward to another dinner.
Neil Armstrong avatarNeil Armstrong
2 months ago
Everything about our visit to The Royal Hotel was excellent. All of the staff we interacted with were happy, smiling and willing to assist. Our room was clean, tidy and very well looked after. The lotions and potions in the bathroom were lovely and they definitely added a feeling of luxury to our ablutions. The public areas were equally well presented and well cared for. Our meal in the restaurant was fabulous, everything was tasty and beautifully cooked. Our only complaint… the portions were too big and neither my wife or I could finish our meals. The size of the portions shouldn't make you think they are filling the plate at the expense of the quality of the food, my Fillet Rossini was truly excellent! So, yes The Royal Hotel definitely deserves 5 stars!
Ruth Gillham avatarRuth Gillham
a month ago
Wonderful team that really do all they can to make your stay as perfect as can be. Got upgraded to a magnificent bedroom adjacent to the ornate Kingsley Lounge. Our weekend was made even better by delicious great value carvery. Beef was delicious! Thank you all.
Sue Townsend avatarSue Townsend
a week ago
OK hotel, rooms could do with updating, we had 3 rooms and only 1 had no problem with the bathroom. Insufficient hot water at busy times. Lift had a funny smell. Room was too hot, had to turn off the radiator and open the window. Food was OK, bit pricey service was quite slow. We would use again simply for it's location in Bideford, very close to where family live.
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