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The Royal Hotel and Bar

Thurnham Street, Lancaster LA1 1YD England
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#4 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Lancaster
Travellers' Choice

A very warm welcome to Lancaster's newly renovated 'Royal Hotel and Bar', a family run establishment in a great location at the heart of historic Lancaster, offering all the convenience of the city on your doorstep while enjoying the luxury of premium quality, cosy, comfortable rooms.

Built before the turn of the previous century and stocked with only the finest selection of wines, spirits, beers and ales, as well as hosting regular music and events, this historical setting provides a touch of class with a modern take on a traditional bar.

Travelling on business, visiting family, touring, or here for a night out, whatever your reason for visiting Lancaster The Royal Hotel & Bar is perfectly placed. Visit the castle and take in the sights, stroll along the canal enjoying the scenery, explore the many restaurants and bars or take in the vibrant night life .... whatever your choice at the Royal Hotel our guest only access allows you to come and go as you please.

Book your stay now and meet the Robinson Family, let us know what you are all about and we will endeavour to help in any way we can. We always appreciate any feedback and will work hard to deliver the best service we can ... with a smile.

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Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Snack bar
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Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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TBK wrote a review Sep 2020
370 contributions115 helpful votes
Visited after receiving a recommendation from a friend. A very warm welcome and seated to our pre booked table. Drinks service was prompt and the Sunday roast was absolutely first class. Not one element could be faulted. I shall be back for sure. Well done.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
HKeater wrote a review Sep 2020
Hong Kong, China30,739 contributions1,180 helpful votes
A traditional Sunday roast in extra large proportions. Impressive on the eyes and very good tasting meats. The gravy and condiments were good to be a meal in themselves. I would recommend this meal for an extraordinary feasting experience. Bring your appetite, then bring more help.
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Date of stay: September 2020
mummybelle wrote a review Aug 2020
Fleetwood, United Kingdom106 contributions26 helpful votes
Just had evening meal my 1st visit it was excellent the food was superb it was plentiful cooked to perfection tasty and really good price. The staff are so friendly and have excellent customer service skills I would highly recommend this place I'm going tomorrow again for the roast dinner could not fault it 10/10
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Traveller162014 wrote a review Aug 2020
Leeds, United Kingdom438 contributions146 helpful votes
Upon my friend's girlfriend's recommendation, my family came here for lunch while on a visit to Heysham. We sat outside - lots of spacious tables and a cosy atmosphere. The menu was fairly limited which is understandable in the current climate, however there seemed to be nothing plain which didnt really suit an older member of our party. The waiter was really friendly and efficient, the food did take a while but at least it is reassuring that it was cooked fresh. We were all slightly disturbed that on the menus it described the pizzas as "hand stretched", as that gave us the image of fingers digging into the dough...but alas, the pizzas were all delicious, as was the other food. So, overall, a very pleasant visit with good food and friendly service. But one last thing! When we rang up to book a table beforehand, the man said all the tables inside were fully booked (after we mentioned one member of our party was disabled). However, when we popped inside for the lavatory we noticed inside it was completely empty...was discrimination at play here or was it a genuinely very quiet moment during a very busy day? Suspicious stuff.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Kim Robinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar
Responded 28 Aug 2020
Hi thank you for taking the trouble to write a review, however, I notice you say you visited Heysham and I am wondering if you actually ate at The Royal Hotel in Heysham, near Morecambe? I ask as we are The Royal Hotel and Bar in Lancaster and we don't actually serve pizza? If you did visit with us I can explain that in our case we can have all the tables inside booked out during two hourly intervals and the tables maybe empty but are awaiting pre-booked arrivals. We would never knowingly discriminate against anyone. Take care
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Edward M wrote a review Aug 2020
Leyland, United Kingdom1 contribution
A great trip to visit friends on the nearby canel. WE found the hotel lovely and clean the staff were friendly and chatty. Set up very good for social distencing and no heavy handedness. The beer garden was lovely and bar and food a great selection. Very good location parking across the road is £11 for 24 hours but there is one a 5 minute stool away for £5. We intend to make a return visit soon
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kim Robinson, Owner at The Royal Hotel and Bar
Responded 29 Aug 2020
Thank you for you lovely review. We have only just refurbished the outside to provide more tables in response to Covid, therefore, it is great to know that you enjoyed it. Please do come and visit again soon. take care
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US$84 - US$118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Royal Hotel and Bar
Which popular attractions are close to The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Nearby attractions include Lancaster City Museum (0.2 miles), Lancaster Escape (0.3 miles), and The Grand Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Quarterhouse, Supper by Sanah Private Dining, and Merchants 1688.
Is The Royal Hotel and Bar located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the centre of Lancaster.
Are there any historical sites close to The Royal Hotel and Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lancaster Castle (0.3 miles), Lancaster Town Hall (0.03 miles), and Roman Bath House and Wery Wall Remains (0.3 miles).