A little slice of Bideford's history

If you’re looking to hold a private dining function in Bideford, there truly is no better place than in the historic Kingsley Room. From the elegant, 17th-century oak panelling to the ornate plasterwork ceiling, allow your guests to be wowed by the beauty of the room.

It is within these walls that a very important part of The Royal Hotel’s history lies. During the 19th century, Charles Kingsley wrote sections of his popular novel, Westward Ho! in the room. The Italianate design of the ceiling, in addition to the panelling, have been wonderfully-preserved to reflect the room’s appearance during this time.

Today, the Kingsley Room is a truly unique venue in North Devon and is the perfect backdrop for your intimate dining event. Our experienced team will help to transform the room, providing a welcoming atmosphere for an unforgettable night.

Whatever type of private dining function you are planning, we can create an amazing experience that will impress all your guests, complete with personalised menus and tailored drink selections.