The Royal Hotel, Bideford
The Royal Hotel stands at the eastern end of the medieval bridge spanning the river Torridge in the ancient port of Bideford. At the heart of North Devon, the hotel is the perfect base for exploring the glorious coast and countryside of the West Country. It's also a favourite venue for weddings, functions, and celebrations.
So much to do
The famous Tarka Trail cycle path runs right beside the hotel. Why not hire a bike and savour the sea air and breathtaking views across the Taw and Torridge estuaries? A short drive away are the colourful RHS Rosemoor Gardens, an inspiration for every gardener. The picturesque fishing villages of Clovelly and Appledore with their historic harbours and quaint cottages are just along the coast. If you're a golfer you'll enjoy a round on the links course at the world-famous Royal North Devon Golf Club at Westward Ho!. And you'll love exploring the old port of Bideford with its pannier market, individual small shops, and art gallery and museum.
As a guest of the Royal Hotel you can use the facilities at the Health and Leisure Club at our sister hotel in Barnstaple. Here you can swim in the heated indoor and outdoor pools.
Activity-packed family holidays
If you're a family your children will be spoilt for choice! There are superb sandy beaches at nearby Instow and Westward Ho!, surfing at Croyde, and adventure parks at the Big Sheep and the Milky Way. In fact, the whole North Devon region is packed with fun attractions for children of all ages.
Elegant and comfortable
After an exhilarating day touring you'll welcome the Royal Hotel's restful atmosphere and helpful, friendly staff. You can relax in the spacious lounge with a cappuccino or unwind in your luxury en-suite bedroom, traditionally styled and equipped with everything you need to make your stay in Bideford a comfortable one.
Appetizing food throughout the day
Fortify yourself with a light bite in the hotel's lounge bar. Or dine in the luxurious surroundings of the Regency Restaurant and enjoy a range of delicious dishes created by the Royal's talented chefs.
Weddings and functions
When you choose the Royal Hotel for your wedding or celebration our experienced team is always on hand to help you plan a day to remember. The unbeatable combination of delicious banquet or buffet meals, luxurious surroundings, and music and dancing, make the hotel a natural choice for special occasions large and small.