The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Devon, England

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An elegant hotel situated in the heart of Barnstaple. The Royal & Fortescue oozes class. With multiple facilities such as a lounge bar, a fine dining restaurant and free parking onsite, The Royal & Fortescue hotel ticks all the boxes.

Golf Courses

A short 20-minute drive south will land you to the oldest golf course in England, The Royal North Devon. The Saunton Golf Club is also just a 20-minute drive west.


The hotel retains its historic charisma. Once a coaching inn, the luxury hotel was able to add ‘Royal’ to its name after a visit from the Prince of Wales later (King Edward VII) in 1856. The Royal & Fortescue is equipped with 49 stunning hotel rooms, ranging from standard rooms all the way up to a Percival Suite. Each room includes all modern amenities; free Wi-Fi, en-suite bathrooms, and LCD TVs with Freeview.

Restaurant & Bars

Fine dining is available at the Lord Fortescue Resturant, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. An alternative is 62 The Bank, a Bistro that adjoins the hotel. Guests looking for evening entertainment should check out Bar 62, with cocktails from around the world available all evening. The Coffee House serves up an array of pastries and cakes to satisfy those with a sweet tooth.

Spa & Leisure

Use of the leisure facilities is easily accessible at The Royal and Fortescue sister hotel, The Barnstaple. Facilities include an indoor heated pool, a large outdoor heated pool from April to October, secluded terraces for sunbathing, two saunas, hot stone beds, massage treatments and a fitness suite.


The Royal & Fortescue Hotel is a 10-minute walk away from Barnstaple Train Station.


Whether it’s relaxing in one of the bars or venturing out into Barnstaple town centre to check out the ancient pannier market or a play at the theatre, the hotel is located centrally to meet everyone’s needs. With plenty of beaches nearby, you’ll be minutes away from some sand. Woolacombe is also a popular spot and is just 30-minutes away.

Golf courses near to The Royal & Fortescue Hotel

Royal North Devon Golf Course
at Royal North Devon Golf Club

Originally founded in 1864, Royal North Devon Golf Club is the oldest course in the country and has recently been included in the top 100 courses in the world by Golf World.

West Course
at Saunton Golf Club

The great West Course at Saunton Golf Club is located in beautiful Devon, offering visitors great golf and stunning views over the links and its surrounding area.

Ilfracombe Golf Course
at Ilfracombe Golf Club

Style: Parkland

Ocean views show off Devonshire’s true beauty at each hole at Ilfracombe Golf Course. Situated on the stunning coastline of North Devon, overlooking the Bristol Channel to South Wales and Lundy Island, the course has 18 well-maintained holes.

East Course
at Saunton Golf Club

The land at Saunton Burrows has hosted golf since 1897 and given us today’s premier golf course in the West Country since Herbert Fowler created the East course in the 1920s.

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Our experts say...

With a fantastic coast location next to an abundance of golf courses and various areas of interest, the Royal & Fortescue Hotel is a brilliant destination for a Devon golf break.