As with many of our hotels, The Royal & Fortescue Hotel has
a rich history. Once an old coaching inn, the historic charm of
this building is still prevalent throughout while offering
exceptional décor, luxury and the modern comforts you’d expect.
Situated at the bottom of Barnstaple High Street, the Royal
& Fortescue Hotel is in prime position for exploring
Barnstaple’s offerings as well as the surrounding areas in North
Devon. On the hotel’s doorstep is an array of designer shops,
the age-old pannier market as well as the theatre. The public
areas of the hotel offer an enjoyable and lively atmosphere,
while our luxury accommodation offers a blissful retreat when
you’re ready to call it a night.
With a choice of function rooms, the Royal & Fortescue is
also perfect for a business event, wedding reception or a
A luxury hotel in Barnstaple personality and elegance
After a visit from the Prince of Wales (who went on to become
King Edward VII) in 1856, the hotel received the right to add
the word ‘Royal’ to its name. In present day, The Royal &
Fortescue Hotel still cherishes this honour, and is proud to be
one of 11 luxury hotels and restaurants owned by the Brend
Next door, contemporary bistro, 62 The Bank boasts a remarkable
Jacobean ceiling that dates all the way back to 1620. Yet
another reason why a stay at the Royal & Fortescue Hotel is
a must when visiting the South West.
Part of the AA Hotel Group of the Year
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is part of the Brend Hotels
group, winner of 'Hotel Group of the Year' in the AA Hospitality
We are overwhelmed to have received such prestigious awards and
are thrilled that our hard work and dedication for excellence
has been recognised as such. Brend Hotels is a family run
company that has been a leader in West Country hospitality for
over 50 years.
The Brend group has been working tirelessly to offer a
first-class luxury experience for our customers, with a
portfolio of 11 luxury hotels and 18 restaurants. It means the
world to us to see generations of Brend customers returning to
us time and time again because of our luxury facilities, amazing
locations and second-to-none customer service.