Welcome to The Royal Hotel & Bar, a family owned, independent hotel, bar, and kitchen in the heart of historic Lancaster. The Robinson family purchased The Royal in 2016, and since then it’s been lovingly renovated, refurbished, and grown into an award-winning venue the family and management team are immensely proud of.


Our hotel consists of fourteen bedrooms, and our city centre location means that you’re never far away from the shops, nightlife, and attractions that Lancaster has to offer. All our rooms are en-suite, come with complimentary wi-fi and all our guests receive 5% off food and drink in the bar.


The bar at The Royal boasts a wide selection of beer, wines and spirits, and our new beer garden means we can welcome more people than ever before whilst still adhering to social distancing guidelines. Our venue is perfect for those looking to chill out and relax with friends and family.


Fusion’s Kitchen at The Royal is owned and run by chef Gary Ellwood. With the help of his kitchen team we seek to offer the best casual dining experience in the city. If its fine dining your looking for, it’s probably the not the one for you. Fusion’s Kitchen is all about seriously indulgent, tasty food that will ensure you leave feeling well fed.


Reopening during the Covid-19 pandemic presented a set of challenges that our front of house and kitchen teams have had to overcome. We are currently operating on a reduced capacity, with tables in our bar area and beer garden spaced appropriately to adhere to the UK government’s social distancing guidelines. Heightened cleaning procedures are in place across the bar, hotel and kitchen, and systems have been introduced to protect our staff and customers. We are doing everything we can to operate safely and ensure that we comply with all Covid-19 specific guidelines, and will continue to do so, for as long as it takes.