Enjoy Regency charm on the riverside on a North Devon break

The historic Royal Hotel offers Regency charm and riverside views, making it the perfect setting for a weekend break. Situated just seconds from the Tarka Trail and with Instow beach, Westward Ho!, The Big Sheep and the coast path just a stone’s throw away, there are plenty of things to see and do.

Our bedrooms haven’t compromised on style or comfort. Wondrously welcoming beds will provide you with a fantastic night’s sleep and with views over the River Torridge, it will be hard to pull yourself away from the view on your short break! 

With an atmosphere and character that is unique, parts of The Royal Hotel date back to the 17th century. Not only is it rich in history, but many of the original features have been carefully preserved; the sensational Kingsley Room still has its original pine panelling and magnificent ornate ceiling, something which can also be enjoyed from the Kingsley Suite.

Elsewhere in our Bideford hotel, you can relax in the Regency Suite Bar, sinking into an armchair whilst tucking into a light snack. Alternatively, let the aroma of our delicious carvery tempt you to a roast with all the trimmings. Add to this our legendary service and mouth-watering cuisine and you have all the ingredients for a break that is truly memorable.

On your break in North Devon, you can make the most of our leisure facilities at nearby The Barnstaple Hotel, as well as free Wi-Fi and free parking. Not only does our location make exploring North Devon simple, but with Cornwall just a short drive away, we're ideally located for exploring as much of the West Country as possible!

Looking for things to do?

Looking for things to do?

Wondering what you can get up to whilst staying at The Royal Hotel? Bideford is a hub of creativity, with various events and attractions on the doorstep, or take a trip to the beautiful Lundy Island.

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Explore the area

Explore the area

Bideford is ideally situated for those who are looking to explore both Devon and Cornwall. With so many things to see and do, we're sure that you'll fall in love with the West Country.

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Discover the history of The Royal Hotel

Discover the history of The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel has a rich and varied history dating back centuries. Uncover the hotel's past and the part it played in Bideford's maritime history.

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AA's Hotel Group of the Year

The Royal Hotel is part of the Brend Hotels group, winner of 'Hotel Group of the Year' in the AA Hospitality Awards 2015-2016. We are delighted that these prestigious awards have recognised our warm welcome and passion for excellence.

Brend Hotels is a family-run company that has been a leader in West Country hospitality for over 50 years. The group has steadily built up a collection of fabulous hotels and restaurants across Devon and Cornwall that now features 11 luxury hotels and 18 restaurants.

We see generation upon generation returning to Brend Hotels, drawn by our winning combination of luxurious facilities, stunning locations and outstanding customer service. Find out more about The Brend Group here