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The Royal, Bolton-le-Sands, ENG

The Royal

4.6
4.6
1732 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 16 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 1,732 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

1,732 Reviews
  1. AngelaF

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  2. AmandaK

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  3. sheila

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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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  4. MarkR

    Lancashire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  5. PamelaW

    Lancashire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    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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  6. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    10 reviews

    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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. DianeB

    Lancashire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    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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  16. AbbieB

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2024

    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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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Liverpool

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2024

    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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  18. Michelle

    Cornwall

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 April 2024

    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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. DonnaL

    Lancashire

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 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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  40. 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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The Royal is rated 4.6 stars by 1732 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 16 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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