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.

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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

Simon Maunder avatarSimon Maunder
in the last week
A group of us visited the Royal for a Sunday carvery and I’d say it’s the best carvery I’ve ever had! The carvery was excellent with lovely beef, pork,turkey, little honey sausages and a superb selection of perfectly cooked vegetables. The desserts deserves a special mention too , all served from a beautiful display fresh to your plate in front of you :) I had the banoffee pie which was delicious. I’m sorry there’s no photos I was too busy enjoying the food.
Georgia Peters avatarGeorgia Peters
3 months ago
Could not fault the royal hotel, I stayed here with work and have stayed in many hotels before but there was just something different about this place, room was very large with everything you required, TV didn't work with the channels when I first arrived but they sent someone straight away and it was sorted after dinner (i requested before dinner) . Food was fantastic and so was Beth and her colleague, that much so I tipped £5 because they made me feel so welcoming. Its in a lovely town also that unfortunately I was unable to explore but I will recommend this to anyone travelling for pleasure and have already sent work an email saying I will be more than happy to come back here. Thank you everyone for making my stay one to remember.
Vic Webley avatarVic Webley
2 months ago
Fantastic relaxing dining experience. Lovely service in a 1st class setting making you feel very welcome. This is a pet friendly restaurant with a causal atmosphere and a stunning menu. My only issue is that it's not local.
Peter Muskett avatarPeter Muskett
3 months ago
Lovely traditional hotel. The ground floor reception, bar and restaurant areas are modern with a traditional style. The rooms are large but very 80's. Nice to have free parking but this can become busy during events. Generally a quiet and relaxed place but can be noisy when hosting weddings. It is worth checking when booking at the weekend. WiFi is good and free. The restaurant/bistro is nice and fairly priced with generous portions.I would stay again.
Keith Withers avatarKeith Withers
2 months ago
Enjoyed a wonderful evening meal with the most succulent Mussels I have had for a long time. Despite the menu only indicating a couple of dishes were suitable for Coeliacs, the chef and team were able to make some of the other dishes without gluten. Excellent and not any trouble/difficulty. A nice vibe and atmosphere, complimented with an attentive and polite serving team. Will definitely be back again soon. Make sure you visit!Unable to comment on rooms as only had meal in the Bistro.
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