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Royal Hotel

1 High Street

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Monday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Tuesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Wednesday10.00 am - 11.00 pm
Thursday10.00 am - 00.30 am
Friday10.00 am - 00.30 am
Saturday10.00 am - 00.30 am
Sunday10.00 am - 11.00 pm

About the Pub

REOPENED AS A COCKTAIL BAR AND RESTAURANT ON 04/04/2016. It comprises of a large ground floor bar and lounge and a grand restaurant on the first floor with panoramic views over the Thames Estuary. Real ale in a bottle and craft beer is served

The Grade II listed Royal Hotel in Southend is at the bottom of the High Street, overlooking Pier Hill. It stands at the corner of the busy pedestrianised High Street and Royal Terrace. It was one of the first buildings to be constructed when Southend was achieving its late 18th century status as a fashionable watering place, in the wake of the visit by Princess Caroline, Princess of Wales, who brought her daughter Charlotte to the town to improve her health. The Royal was under threat of demolition in the 1970s, but was saved by a wave of public opinion, to which Sir John Betjeman, the Poet Laureate and lover of Southend, led his valuable support.

Historic Interest

Built 1791. Hotel has a historic association with Princess Caroline of Brunswick - wife of the Prince Regent, who stayed there in 1804.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • Billericay --varies-- (Bottled Beers only)

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available


  • LunchtimeMeals Lunchtime Meals
  • EveningMeals Evening Meals
  • FamilyFriendly Family Friendly
  • Accommodation Accommodation
  • LiveMusic Live Music
  • Restaurant Restaurant Area
  • SeparateBar Separate Bar

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Royal Hotel

1 High Street

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51.5367, 0.7109


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Nearby Bus Routes (< ½ mile)

Numerous buses to Southend bus station

Nearby Station (150m)

Southend Central

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Royal Hotel - Southend-on-Sea

Royal Hotel

1 High Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • Lunchtime Meals
  • Evening Meals
  • Family Friendly
  • Accommodation
  • Live Music
  • Restaurant Area
  • Separate Bar
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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