The Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple
The elegant Imperial Hotel, Barnstaple, North Devon, is part of the prestigious Brend chain of West Country hotels. Overlooking the River Taw at the heart of the market town of Barnstaple, this exceptional four-star hotel combines old-style charm with the highest standards of comfort and service. Whether you're looking for a family holiday or a peaceful break, the Imperial is the place for superb service. The hotel is also a popular venue for conferences, banquets and weddings.
The ideal base for touring North Devon
The Imperial Hotel is the perfect base for exploring the beautiful coast and countryside of North Devon. Close by are broad sandy beaches at Saunton and Croyde where you can swim, surf or sunbathe. Or why not hire a bike and potter along the Tarka Trail to enjoy the glorious panoramas across the estuaries of the Taw and Torridge? And make sure you visit the quaint fishing villages of Appledore and Clovelly.
Relax and unwind at the Imperial
The Imperial is a tranquil haven. You'll soon feel at home! Sink into comfy armchairs in the hotel's spacious lounges, relax on the sun terrace with a cappuccino, or stroll in the colourful hotel gardens.
As a guest of the Imperial Hotel you can use the facilities at the Barnstaple Health and Leisure Club at our nearby sister hotel. Here you can swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools, and for a small extra charge you can pamper yourself in the solarium and sauna.
Your bedroom - comfortable and luxurious
Each en-suite bedroom at the Imperial Hotel is furnished to the highest standard. There's a choice of deluxe bedrooms and spacious family rooms, and all of them can be reached by a lift. If you have children you can enjoy a worry-free evening while you dine or relax in the bar, knowing that they are safe and secure thanks to our baby listening service.
Delicious, appetizing meals
For a light lunch or an appetizing bar snack, visit the Colours Bar. For fine dining, there's the Arlington Restaurant, where you can enjoy a choice of delicious traditional or contemporary dishes lovingly prepared by our skilled chefs. If you prefer to dine in your own room, there's a tempting room service menu.
Your North Devon wedding or celebration
With its elegant décor and fine cuisine, the Imperial Hotel is justifiably popular as a venue for the smaller occasion. Our three stylish function rooms can cater for between twelve and sixty guests, and you have a choice of catering and entertainment options.
Meetings and conferences
Conveniently situated close to major road and rail links, the Imperial Hotel has gained a well-deserved reputation with businessmen as the perfect venue for meetings, seminars, and conferences.