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The Royal, Bolton-le-Sands, ENG

The Royal

4.6
4.6
1721 Reviews
£25 and under
Pub
At The Royal Hotel in Bolton le Sands, we pride ourselves on catering for all your needs in a warm and friendly environment. We'll make sure that our pub is somewhere you're always relaxed, whether by yourself, with friends or with family. Come and visit us, drop in, feel at home. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 33 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 09:00–22:00 Tue–Sat 09:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    01524 572326
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Robert P. Mason
  • Area
    Lancaster
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,721 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Best Overall

  • Lancashire

    Best Ambience

  • Lancashire

    Great for brunch

  • Lancashire

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Lancashire

    Good for groups

  • Lancashire

    Healthy

  • Lancashire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lancashire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Lancashire

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Lancashire

    Most Booked

1,721 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic, lovely venue, meal and atmosphere. Will recommend.

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  2. TracyL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and atmosphere was lovely and the service was good.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Usually good food here but I made the mistake of choosing the most expensive steak on the menu for my wife’s birthday dinner. Both steaks were inedible like chewing an old boot. Staff handled my complaint well and won’t put us off going back, but will sticking to burgers and chips which they always do well.

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  4. DianeB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic meal again. Staff are very friendly, meals are all nicely presented

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  5. AbbieB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely evening meal at the royal for a rare child free date night. The food was incredible, the staff were all so welcoming and very helpful. Our food came in very good time. We throughly enjoyed everything. Thank you!!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place managed to accommodate a table of 6 last min so was delighted. Food was delicious, great service, lovely clean pub with a good vibe, highly recommend !

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  7. Michelle

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A lovely meal in relaxed surroundings. A busy pub but table in a booth, as per our request, so not noisy at all. Great food, well priced. Will definitely be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Mixed feelings, on arrival the pub had a great atmosphere , there was only two of us. We got put in the conservatory on the side, the decor and the ambiance wasn’t as good as the pub. I ordered the cheese and onion pie, this wasn’t great, it came in its own pot, massive puff pastry top with a shrunken cheese filling. It was ok but I wouldn’t have that again. My wife had Trout which she said was amazing. We will try it again, maybe I’ll ask for a table in the pub and choose something different. We have tried lots of eateries around this area and this is one one of the better ones. I just wish the managers would try the food more. Take the cheese and onion pie off the menu, it just doesn’t cut it.

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  9. Mike

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent evening very good food and served by a very professional waiter.

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  10. GayleB

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 2 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another excellent meal. GF fish and chips always on the menu. Doggy friendly too.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Cheese and onion pie was only half full with flaky pastry on 😡 grrrr Mint in with the mushy peas with the fish n chips All tasted nice though

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  12. JulieM

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely as usual. Food was really good as was the service.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was really good, tasty and presentation was nice. It’s a lovely walk down the canal too.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    East Sussex

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and food was amazing, all promptly served and quality fantastic. Especially for 14 of us !! Will be coming back soon 🌟!

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  15. GORDONB

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    People vaping on the next table is not a good start. Ordered two Turkey roast dinners, presentation was good but unfortunately it wasn't very hot. Maybe give it one more go.

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  16. ColinB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Interesting and tasty starters and main courses and decent sized portions. We had chicken pancake rolls, chicken Thai pie and pork chops, then brownie sundae. All good.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best lamb roast dinner I’ve ever had and the pizza’s are also up there with Italian ones x

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  18. LouiseC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Can highly recommend The Royal, went for a meal with the family and our 3 dogs on Sunday and everything was superb. Lovely pub with a great outdoor too.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food and the usual great service. One of the best places to eat in Morecambe and Lancaster

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  20. Anniep

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We have eaten several times before and had very good experiences at the Royal so for this small birthday lunch it seemed ideal. The staff were super friendly and at first attentive, unfortunately although it was quiet that day (12.03.24) and there was one other party still in the restaurant at the time while we were there, it took one of us to get the attention of a staff member after waiting ages after eating main course. The food quality was in the main very good, we had a range of main dishes between 5 of us. However, the two chicken, avocado and halloumi salads did not have any avocado on them at all, and no explanation was given for this. This is my key reason for reviewing today, because the main dishes are not inexpensive and we were disappointed having previously enjoyed meals at different times of the day.

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  21. KathA

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Booked a table for Mothers Day , had a lovely meal , staff where very polite and helpful ,atmosphere in the pub was friendly with music playing at a suitable noise level .

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  22. JanetW

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fantastic Mothers day meal. Food was fabulous, and the service exceptional. We all thoroughly enjoyed it.

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  23. PhilO

    Manchester

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We thoroughly enjoyed our Mother's Day with the Royal. Excellent food and the service was great too. Well done and thanks.

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  24. DavidW

    Lancashire

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always great food and a welcoming atmosphere, we will be back as always.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, staff very pleasant. Food excellent as always. Not rushed into finishing early.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb venue all round was a bit excited on arrival table already and the welcome warm. My partner is disabled but access was simple and all catered for. Overall was very enjoyable and will be returning very soon thank you ❤️❤️❤️

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  27. ChantelC

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went for an early Mother’s Day meal fab service times just right food was delicious and good portions ! Will defo be back everyone was very happy and we are a hard bunch to please lols

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  28. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 5 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely food, as befor i wish there was a section where no dogs allowed as some people have fears

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  29. hidingtiger78

    London

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Lovely Sunday lunch. Had the lamb which was good.. trimmings were excellent. Will be going again soon.

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  30. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    had Breakfast was lovely, but it went downhill when a dog bounced over to my table and put his face and mouth next to my food! the owner shouted come back Buddy to which the dog ignored ! eventually the owner had to move his dog and apologise, kinda ruined it for me as i have a fear of dogs and it took a while alto move him while he stared at my food. shame. i wish there was a separate section for animals! maybe i should bring my cat next time only fair.

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  31. RosalindW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    I was looking forward to the salmon teriyaki, but was really disappointed. £22 for a small piece of salmon, hard, dry rice and hard avocado.

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  32. JeffS

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Once again a fantastic family meal for 8. Been to The Royal a few times now and it is always excellent. Could not fault anything and would highly recommend. We will definitely be back.

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  33. Meghy

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good service a little slow but OK good value for momey

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  34. SammyT

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous Sunday lunch... fresh veg, lots of meat, roasts, trimmings and a lovely big Yorkshire pudding. Well done chef ! Lovely decor, comfortable seating, clean, dog friendly and easy to book. Staff are wonderful, very attentive. Not the first visit, not the last. Highly recommend. Thank you

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  35. Abbie

    Cumbria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service was a little slow and you had to try and get staff members attention as they didn’t routinely come to the table to ask if you wanted anything. However the food was good and not bad value.

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  36. YvonneF

    Lancashire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super value breakfast Monday to Thursday, excellent eggs Benedict, highly recommended.

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  37. Geoff

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional food and the staff were so good. Catered for a family of eleven with ease, and the food was superb.

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  38. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 19 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    lovely breakfast as usual no dogs so all good xxx

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  39. Sheepdog

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately service and one meal was not up to the normal standard , I have had when I have been in the past . Starter arrived before pre drinks . Then felt rushed to eat it before main course arrived, hence main was over cooked when arrived. Was most disappointing as was a birthday treat! Have been many times and been satisfied! Waiter did accidentally say that the chef was tired ,having been working since 8 am , and was probably wanting to get finished, shame he is so over worked , but not my problem! I will give them another chance in the future , but will avoid Sunday evenings ,as feel they too busy at lunchtime to cope with evenings , if recommending ,I would say forget Sunday evening.

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  40. IanC

    Brighton

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food , good value. Roast dinners were tasty and plentiful.

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The Royal is rated 4.6 stars by 1721 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

23:00


Booked 33 times today
Google Map for The Royal

27 Main Road, Bolton-le-Sands, ENG LA5 8DQ

Additional information

  • Area
    Lancaster
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon, Sun 09:00–22:00 Tue–Sat 09:00–23:00
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    Cash not accepted, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Robert P. Mason
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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