Standing at the eastern end of the ancient Bideford Bridge, the Royal Hotel is steeped in history. Associated variously with the 17th Century Court of Assize, the D Day landings and Sir Charles Kingsley, who wrote much of his novel Westward Ho! at the hotel, the Royal is a must for any heritage enthusiast and offers a way to combine the charm of the past with the conveniences of a modern hotel.
As Bideford's finest hotel, you can rely on the Royal for a warm Brend Hotels welcome among stylish and peaceful surroundings. After a day exploring the 'little white town' and North Devon’s beautiful coastline and moors, it's the perfect place to relax with a drink and some of the West Country's finest cuisine.
The hotel also offers FREE wi-fi access in all areas of the hotel.
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see location on Google maps. Map reference: SS 457264 Lat: 51.01673 Long: -4.20046
Take A361 to Barnstaple, then the A39 to Bideford. Just before the large bridge turn right - Torrington. Turn left at roundabout A386. At next roundabout the hotel is on the left.
By Public Transport:
From Barnstaple - 9 miles
From Barnstaple take A39 towards Bideford. Just before bridge turn right to Torrington (A386). We are on the left as you approach the old bridge.
- Building of historical interest
- American Express accepted
- Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
- Coach parties welcomed
- Golf available (onsite or nearby)
- Central heating
- Conference facilities
- Dogs/pets accepted by arrangement
- Regular entertainment
- WiFi or internet access
- Ironing facilities
- Laundry/valet service
- Lounge for residents' use
- Night porter
- Telephone (public)
- Television available
- Continental breakfast only
- Evening meals
- Licenced (table or bar)
- Packed lunches provided
- Restaurant open to non-residents
- Special diets available
- Vegetarian diet available
- Tea/coffee making in bedrooms