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Plan your stay in Bideford 

For many, a holiday to Bideford is their chance to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life. Stepping out of their routine, they'll love the relaxed, slower pace of life that North Devon offers and return from their break feeling rejuvenated. However, for some of our guests, North Devon's jam-packed calendar of events means that they can have a full itinerary of fun things to see and do.

Take a look at what's happening over the next couple of months and see what you could get up to on your next Bideford break.

RHS Glow
RHS Glow at Rosemoor 2023
RHS Garden Rosemoor lights up with vibrant colours and floral splendour this festive season. As the daylight fades and the sun sets, the garden comes alive in a breathtaking display of light and colour.
Festive Afternoon Tea at Royal Hotel
Festive Afternoon Tea
We can't think of any better way to celebrate the Festive season than to catch up with loved ones in our cosy Regency surroundings over a delicious Festive Afternoon Tea. Enjoy a selection of festive-inspired finger sandwiches, freshly baked homemade scones, pastries, and cakes.
Christmas Party at Royal Hotel
Christmas Party Nights
This Christmas, celebrate in style and have a night to remember! The festive season is the perfect excuse to spend time with your nearest and dearest and our Christmas Party Nights make a wonderful backdrop.
powderham castle
Christmas at The Castle
Come and experience the Christmas magic at Powderham Castle this Christmas for their annual light trail and show. Their spectacular light trail and show allow you to explore the castle grounds and buildings in a way you've never seen before.
Dinner at Merchants Bistro Bideford
Festive Dinners at Merchants Bistro
Relax and make memories this festive season wrapped up at Merchants Bistro at The Royal Hotel. Whether it’s an impromptu get-together with friends, or a work party looking to end on a high, whatever the occasion our festive dinner menu offers an array of Christmas cuisine.
Roast Turkey Christmas Dinner
Festive Lunches
Festive lunches at The Royal Hotel can be as flexible as you wish, running 6 days a week throughout December and offering an array of delicious dishes, you’re bound to have an unforgettable experience.
Wedding guests making a toast with champagne
Festive Lunches at Merchants Bistro
Can't wait till Christmas Day for a foodie feast? Join us throughout the month of December as we serve up some delicious festive lunches in our stunning Merchants Bistro.
Couple shopping at Christmas Market
Bideford Christmas Market
This year Bideford Christmas Market once again transformed the picturesque town into a festive wonderland. With its cobbled streets adorned with twinkling lights and charming wooden stalls, the market exuded a warm and inviting atmosphere that drew locals and visitors alike.
Moon in the sky
Museum of the Moon
Museum of The Moon is a captivating artwork piece by UK artist Luke Jerram and is set to become the celestial centrepiece of North Devon as it lands at Barnstaple Pannier Market this December.
Christmas Eve Carvery
Christmas Eve Carvery
Elevate your Christmas Eve with a sumptuous lunch at The Royal Hotel and immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere as you savour our carvery and sweet experience, crafted to capture the essence of the holiday spirit.
Christmas Table at Royal Hotel
Christmas Day Lunch
This festive season, take the stress out of Christmas Day dining and enjoy a relaxing and luxurious Christmas Day lunch with us. Delicious food and festive spirit combine to bring you a meal that the whole family or group will love.
Festive Carvery at Royal Hotel
Boxing Day Carvery
Come and be our guest at The Royal Hotel this Boxing Day, where you can indulge in a delectable post-Christmas carvery featuring tender meats and airy Yorkshire puddings, expertly crafted by our talented chefs.
New Year Fireworks
New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
See in the new year in style! Our dazzling black-tie event is the place to be on New Year's Eve in Bideford. Come together with family and friends for the ultimate send-off to the year.
Carvery at The Royal Hotel
New Year's Eve Carvery Lunch
Celebrate the arrival of the New Year in style at The Royal Hotel's exclusive Carvery Lunch event! Revel in the elegant surroundings of our charming hotel, complete with impeccable service and a warm atmosphere.
Carvery Dish at The Royal Hotel
New Year's Day Carvery
Join us for a delicious carvery with all the trimmings. Enjoy a selection of succulent meats, roasties cooked to perfection, enough veggies to fill your plate, and what’s a roast without a fluffy Yorkshire pudding?

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