Style & Charmin the Heart of Town
Once an ancient coaching inn, this hotel retains its historic charm whilst offering all the comforts of a modern stylish hotel. In the heart of Barnstaple, The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is ideal for those who want to visit the town’s shops, Pannier Market and theatre just a few steps away. Originally called ‘The Fortescue Arms’, the hotel earned the right to include ‘Royal’ in its name after the Prince of Wales (later Edward 7th) visited the hotel. There is a terrific choice of dining experiences on offer: RF Lounge & Bar serving light lunches and sweet treats, Bar 62 serving amazing cocktail creations and 62 The Bank - our bistro with a stunning 17th century Jacobean ceiling.
A contemporary sliceof History
Barnstaple is full of historic finds, and one of its most special architectural gems is the beautiful Georgian building which houses the Royal And Fortescue. Ancient meets modern at this relaxed and comfortable hotel with its classic boutique styling and warm and friendly ambience.
FabulousFood & Drink
If you’re looking for a contemporary buzzing bistro or a cosy lounge you can snuggle up in, then our boutique hotel is the perfect place for you. Indulge in a relaxed lunch or supper at the RF Lounge & Bar or head next door for the bistro delights of our sister establishment 62 The Bank. If you’re In the mood for an exquisitely hand-crafted cocktails visit our sleek cocktail bar, Bar62.
With 48 luxury rooms, most of which have been recently refurbished with a fresh contemporary style, quality furnishings and all the little touches that make a difference, we are the perfect base for your North Devon escape.
Whether you're looking to arrange a festive party night for friends, family or colleagues, wish to enjoy a Christmas lunch with loved ones, or are looking to enjoy a Barnstaple break over the festive period, we can provide a luxurious setting that gets everything right! You will be guaranteed amazing food, friendly service and a real festive spirit.
Guests at our hotel are welcome to use the wonderful facilities at The Barnstaple Hotel’s Health and Leisure Club free of charge. This includes their indoor and outdoor pools, fitness suite and his and hers saunas.
A Part of The Family
The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is part of the Brend Collection, a family-run business with over 50 years in the tourism and hospitality sector. Our experience means we know how to provide you with a truly memorable, bespoke experience that is unmatched by anything else you’ll find across the globe.
We love seeing generations of loyal guests return year after year to stay at one of our 11 luxury hotels and dine at our 18 restaurants, drawn in by our unique locations and incomparable customer service.