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The Royal, Bolton-le-Sands, ENG

The Royal

4.5
4.5
1758 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

19:00


Booked 14 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 1,758 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lancashire

    Great for brunch

  • Lancashire

    Good for groups

  • Lancashire

    Healthy

  • Lancashire

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Lancashire

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Lancashire

    Most Booked

1,758 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. One of the party has coeliac disease and they understood what that meant. There was a restricted GF choice, however the food more than made up for it.

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  2. AnnA

    Yorkshire

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food & service was very good. We were placed in the side room which suited our party of 9. We all enjoyed our food which was promptly served by very pleasant staff

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit the Royal a lot and is always outstanding and celebrating my hubbies bday was no exception the food , staff and the whole experience was amazing

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely place, staff very pleasant, Food was excellent

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  5. MarkS

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, Great food, Great service and excellent staff. Always willing to help . Would definitely recommend to friends.

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  6. Beau

    Cumbria

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely window seat. Service was really good & the length of wait for our food.

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  7. CharmaineS

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was fantastic. I would definitely recommend.

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  8. GUYP

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 May 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Generally good food.. Maybe wring choice thos time..

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 May 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Disappointing really, someone recommended the Royal. But we found the salad wasn't a salad - no tomatoes, cucumber, onions just a pile of leaves. The person who ordered the Ribeye steak wasn't asked how they wanted it cooked and it was undercooked. £32.00! The staff had to be reminded 3 times about the food ordered for the dog.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 May 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was quite slow. The food average at best. Very expensive for what you get

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great dog friendly place. Was recommended to us Will definitely return

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We all really enjoyed our meals, they were warm and tasty. The service was very good apart from the desert being a bit slow. It was a touch noisy but hard to change.

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  13. SarahB

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have eaten here a few times but not had the sunday roast before.It was lovely my partner enjoyed the curry. We had reserved a table & when we arrived we were near tye door & our large dog was blocking a walk way so the waitress noticed this & asked if we would like to move into the dining room which was great as there was more room. The staff & service was very good.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a reservatiom for a group of 11. We recoeved super friendly service from all the staff. Excellent meals. Everybody was very impressed and loved their choices. I would highly recommend The Royal, it is a super spot.

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  15. KerryW

    Lancashire

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 5 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An excellent venue - we went for a Sunday roast. The serving staff were great, very friendly and attentive and the Sunday roast - wow what a platter of tasty meat, perfectly cooked veg and a huge Yorkshire pudding. My only complaint - no room for pudding!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Service due to it being very busy. As regards noise level there was a chap at the bar shouting & swearing which wasn’t good when we had children with us.

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  17. CraigH

    Manchester

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 4 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second visit (last time was Fathers Day) Nice environment, attentive staff and great food. We will definitely come back again

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  18. GayleB

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 3 May 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always, we had lovely lunch from the Light Bite section of the menu. There are always gluten free options available. Our dogs are always made welcome and enjoy their biscuits.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 30 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    There’s a really nice atmosphere, very welcoming and friendly, busy, lots of well-behaved dogs, clean and cozy. There isn’t a big choice of veggie pizzas, just 2. Very cheesy. But had a great evening.

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  20. DavidM

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food here is amazing we have dined here 4 times now and have never been disappointed

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  21. star101star

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    My father's only complaint (and he is approaching 86) was that his roast plate was rectangular rather then round. There was such a lot of meat/stuffing/veg etc piled up that he couldn't 'access it' successfully. The staff gave him a 30% discount on his bill, although the other 2 dishes seved were lovely (trout and gammon grill). This was just based on his own personal preference; the Royal has a good atmosphere, always clean and comfortable, reasonable prices, nicely presented. We've been to this pub loads of times and never been disappointed. Maybe it's just his age. x x

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely varied menu. Prices in line with other similar eating establishments. Made welcome and order taken in a good time…long enough to settle & read menu. Despite being busy the food was served in a timely manner and although we all chose different things, we all agreed it was well prepared, presented and delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service disjointed. Drinks order got lost. Vegetables undercooked. Struggled to cut food, due to blunt knives. Lovely decor. Nice atmosphere.

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  24. Graham

    Lancashire

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 28 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The Royal is by far the best place for food around Lancaster. Their take on traditional dishes is always exceptional. You can be sure that the quality of th3 food you order with be the best. This means the value for money you receive is exceptional. This visit was a little let down by the service. Not a smile or,welcome from our server, no cutlery brought to us , the drinks order being wrong, then the food order also being wrong. This seems to happen every so often here. Ultimately, the food surpasses the glitches. Our favourite food place by far.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was fantastic. Had great pizzas, only criticism would be only 2 vegan options on menu and one had run out, but the pizzas and chips we had were amazing. The dogs couldn't believe their luck with their roast dinners and Cumberland sausage. Staff very busy as band on but very polite and food still out quickly. Great atmosphere. Booking online easy. Highly recommend.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband and I follow a plant based way of eating and felt very disappointed with the choice. Basically hummus for stater and gnocchi for main, that was it. No desert not even sorbet. We won't be going back as this is obviously just a token effort. Given the modern times and people hopefully becoming more conscious of how we living affecting the planet and our children's future I would have hoped for more of an effort.

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  27. AngelaF

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Sunday dinner. Staff attentive and friendly. Lively atmosphere. Thank you , all staff xx

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  28. AmandaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best Sunday lunch I’ve had in a very long time!!!! Will be back very soon!!

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  29. sheila

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a restaurant that maintains its high standards. We have eaten here before, and been very pleased, and this visit didn't disappoint either. We all had brunch ,but two of our party has specific requirements with their orders. These instructions were followed to the letter. All our food arrived at the same time, beautifully cooked and presented, and tasted delicious. Our waitress was really good, sticking exactly the right balance, and was very efficient. Lovely Sunday morning ambience in the pub. We all thoroughly enjoyed our brunch .

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  30. MarkR

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service even on a very busy Saturday evening.

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  31. PamelaW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 April 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Booked a table for 12 people, we did not have to preorder which was nice. All the meals came out together, cooked and presented beautifully. The table was cleared promptly .

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  32. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 16 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely Breakfast as always! Just wish they was separate place for dogs.

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  33. SandraC

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely food really good Sunday lunch. Staff were so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. X

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  34. JuneB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff were good, we had a lovely table by the window, my friend had the roast turkey which she described as nice, I had the roast beef which was chewy and neither of us liked the assortment of greens all mixed up together. A bit disappointing. Won't give up yet, perhaps just made wrong choices.

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  35. Rayswanringer

    Lancashire

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Sunday lunch enjoyed by everyone. Service great as usual.

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  36. NWhit

    Lancashire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and came in great time. The Sunday roasts are very pricey but definitely worth it for a treat! Every part of the dish had been thought about for sure.

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  37. HelenR

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had a really enjoyable meal, all our main courses were very tasty. Service was efficient and friendly. We would definitely eat here again if we were in the area.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 April 2024

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

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  39. TracyL

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 12 April 2024

    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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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Lancashire

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 April 2024

    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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The Royal is rated 4.5 stars by 1758 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 14 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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