“17th-century coaching inn with plenty of character” - AA Inspector
- Social distancing and safety measures in place
- Follows government and industry guidelines for COVID-19
- Signed up to the AA COVID Confident Charter
we are supporting NHS test and Trace app with QR code. For those with a telephone without those capabilities we are recording securely in line with GDPR. Face coverings are being provided for guests that attend without. Guests not prepared or refusing to provide details and wear face coverings will be denied access. Rooms are disinfected after a deep clean using a fogging machine.
Our Inspector's view
The Royal is a 16th-century former grain store that became an inn around 100 years ago. Today, it provides en suite rooms, yet has retained many original features. Part of the pub is the former cottage which was famed for producing nettle beer, but these days guests can choose from hand-pulled ales, and sample traditional homemade pub food.
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Facilities – at a glance
- Rooms 11
- Bedrooms ground: 3
- Children welcome
- High chairs
- Children's portions or menu
- Satellite TV
- Free TV
- Open parking
- Accessible bedrooms: 1
- Open all year
- Dinner Served
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About the area
Lancashire was at the centre of the British cotton industry in the 19th century, which lead to the urbanization of great tracts of the area. The cotton boom came and went, but the industrial profile remains. Lancashire’s resorts, Blackpool, Southport and Morecambe Bay, were originally developed to meet the leisure needs of the cotton mill town workers. Blackpool is the biggest and brashest, celebrated for it tower, miles of promenade, and the coloured light ‘illuminations’. Amusements are taken very seriously here, day and night, and visitors can be entertained in a thousand different ways.
The former county town, Lancaster, boasts one of the younger English universities, dating from 1964. Other towns built up to accommodate the mill-workers with back-to-back terraced houses, are Burnley, Blackburn, Rochdale and Accrington. To get out of town, you can head for the Pennines, the ‘backbone of England’, a series of hills stretching from the Peak District National Park to the Scottish borders. To the north of the country is the Forest of Bowland, which despite its name is fairly open country, high up, with great views.
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