The Royal Hotel ( Barnstaple)

The Royal Hotel ( Barnstaple)

Located in the heart of Bideford, The Royal Hotel is a historic establishment serving traditional British cuisine 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 cuisine.


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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.

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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
Address: Barnstaple St, Bideford EX39 4AE, UK

Dine In: Yes
Serves Dinner: Yes
Serves Lunch: Yes

Mark Russell avatarMark Russell
4 months ago
Nice little hotel. As with hotels in smaller chains the rooms are a bit dated but comfortable. Main problem is the floor boards when anyone walks you hear their journey. That’s the only issue I had, and it wouldn’t stop me from staying again. Position is fantastic for wondering around the town. Pleased over all with my stay.
Edda Turner avatarEdda Turner
5 months ago
Everything was to our satisfaction, apart from the hotel has decided to change the very nice lounge into a Bistro, so now the lounge has been placed upstairs where it is totally alone with nothing but to stare out of the window. A big mistake in our point of view, as we have been staying here for many years, will not be back, also the management need a lesson in listening to the guests as we now seem to have a misunderstanding on there part what is a plate of sandwiches and then receiving cream teas.
Julie Lovera avatarJulie Lovera
a month ago
The Royal Hotel go above and beyond to make guests feel welcome. The staff are warm, friendly and exceptionally professional. We eat regularly at the bistro because of the exceptional customer service and the quality and presentation of the food. Shout out to the kitchen. We really cannot fault the hotel and Merchants Bistro.
Charles Linton avatarCharles Linton
3 months ago
Very spacious, warm, clean and comfortable room with extravagantly high ceiling and a lovely old sash window. Excellent food, morning and evening, with large portions. A hotel with an interesting history. I will certainly return.
Alistair Stuart avatarAlistair Stuart
6 months ago
Delightful Sunday lunch. Beautiful comfy seating area and very friendly staff. The carvery was delicious with a good choice of meats – turkey/beef/pork and a nut roast.
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