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The Royal Hotel

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££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
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Runswick Bay, Runswick TS13 5HT, England
+44 1947 840215
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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525 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 347 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Very small venue, if you can get a seat outside then it makes it worthwhile, if you cant then much less of an experience. Fortunately as we were quite late for lunch we got a spot looking across the Bay and had a beautiful view. The menu is English pub grub, quite extensive, fairly box standard though. I had scampi... More 

Thank RichardUpshall
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

After having a day out in Whitby my partner and I decided to get tea on the way home and came across this lovely pub ,felt very welcome by all the staff especially young bar girl who made us feel at home, her service was second to none and the food was delicious we both had the mussels in creamy... More 

1 Thank jessyd65
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169 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We hadn't been to the Royal for at least 10 years and remembered it being a really nice pub. This time though we were disappointed, in particular by the food. I had a tuna melt toasted sandwich, which was made of thin white bread and was more mayonnaise than tuna. It came with a bit of salad (no dressing) and... More 

Thank winelover678
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26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Spent the day here after spending time on the beach we had a lovely meal here,the food was great. The service was excellent.

1 Thank Rebecca W
Leeds, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Very disappointing meals after reading positive comments on these site. Fish & Chips bland, lacking flavour, chips over cooked & yet mushy. Our friends had Mussels which they left, as cold & tasteless, mentioned this to the waiter when,we were asked if we enjoyed our meal, ( he looked about 14 years old) said he would mention this to the... More 

2 Thank Pippa B
Leeds, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Visited on a Sunday lunch time. Friendly staff, small unspoilt dining/drinking area. Adequate selection of typical pub food on offer. Felt it was quite expensive for what we got (fish & chips and sandwich). Considering the close proximity to the sea, would've expected to see more 'fishy' items on the menu. Only gripe is that chips, in my mind, should... More 

Thank steve f
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

Visited the royal for the first time last week, found the barstaff very cheerful, helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The fish and chips were beautifully presented and tasted delicious, will definitely be visiting the Royal on our next visit:-) Jean & Ray

1 Thank rayjeanbates
Northwich, United Kingdom
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418 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016 via mobile

We took the dog and the kids in here after a wet hour on the beach and had a lovely dinner. Not too pricey and the chips were fantastic. It was a really lovely place and a fab beach and there was no other place to eat so it was a relief that it was so good and so welcoming.... More 

1 Thank neddyb1
Stockport, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2016

My initial impression of this small pub was that it was dirty and unwelcoming. We were visiting with our young grandaughter and two dogs and had looked up the pub because they accept dogs inside. However, most of the tables hadn't been cleared from previous customers and were covered in spilt beer. We only wanted a light lunch so ordered... More 

1 Thank Trish r
Fakenham, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016

I ate here twice over the May BH because it was near where I was staying, they allow dogs and Runswick Bay is so beautiful. I thought the food was quite pricey, presented nicely but was only OK. Good beer and proper pub feel to the place.

Thank Barefoot45Fi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Runswick Bay, Runswick TS13 5HT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  Runswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1947 840215

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?