Our Story

​​Tw Hotels The Royal Britannia & Grand harbour

The Royal Britannia Hotel is family run and open to the public, we have a strong following of locals and repeat guests and we do our best to keep them happy. Since the purchase of the building in 2009 The Royal Britannia hotel has undergone plenty of restoration. trading did not take place for the first 2 years due to the amount of work that needed doing to the Edwardian grade II listed building. (please see the images below) Restoring this historic building was no easy task and it's with our pleasure that we have managed to keep in tact a big part of Ilfracombe history. 

The Royal status of the building came when King Edward IIV stayed here for 1 night as a boy of 15. Along with the Kind Edward we have had the likes of Lord Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton stay here. Est 1617 the building has always been used as an Inn by a range of people, from royalty to fishermen. 

Being such and old building the restoration never seems to stop and we try to improve each and every year.

Please contact us to book a room or come down for something to eat and maybe a drink, we are open all year round.