The elegant Georgian Royal & Fortescue Hotel, part of the prestigious Brend chain, stands at the heart of the lively market town of Barnstaple in North Devon. Just a few steps away are designer shops, restaurants, cafés, inns, and the famous Pannier Market.
The Royal & Fortescue makes the ideal base for touring the glorious coast and countryside of North Devon, and it’s always popular as a venue for wedding receptions, parties, and celebrations.
Cosy, friendly, and comfortable
The hotel prides itself on its friendly personal service. During the day our lounges are bustling with guests sampling the tempting array of pastries, cakes and light snacks, or relaxing in the comfortable armchairs after a day’s sightseeing or shopping in Barnstaple.
The en-suite bedrooms at the Royal & Fortescue are stylish and luxurious, and easily accessible from the spacious modern lift. They offer you the best in modern facilities without sacrificing the hotel’s traditional coaching inn charm.
Whatever the time of day, there’s a wide choice of places to eat at the Royal & Fortescue. Why not try 62 The Bank? With its oak panelling and relaxed atmosphere, it’s the most popular bar bistro in Barnstaple. Here you can order anything from a homemade burger to a prime fillet steak.
Or you might prefer the mouth-watering fare at the carvery in the hotel’s flagship restaurant the Lord Fortescue. We’d love to welcome you there in the evenings too. More formal, and decorated in a traditional style, it offers gourmet table d’hôte and speciality menus. Our friendly, helpful waiters will soon make you feel at home.
North Devon events and weddings
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is the perfect choice for a romantic North Devon wedding or a sparkling special occasion. Our expert hospitality team will help you create a day to remember.
The beautifully appointed and well-equipped function room is suitable for small private gatherings and for receptions of up to 120. If you’re planning an informal gathering, why not choose the lively atmosphere of 62 The Bank? There’s also The Vault, a stylish, exclusive private room for parties of up to 30.
Whatever special occasion you’re planning, you can choose from our wide range of delicious banquet or buffet menus.
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
Tel: 01271 342 289
Number of bedrooms: 49