The Royal Hotel, a listed property built in 1791 as former haunt of Royalty and Aristocracy, is ready to welcome you. Blending the original structure’s rich history with 21st-Century comforts, the sympathetic restoration of this jewel in the crown of Southend-on-Sea now comprises a ground floor cocktail bar and lounge along with the Ballroom situated in the first floor.
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COCKTAIL BAR & lounge
The Cocktail Bar and Lounge is the perfect setting for an informal lunch or dinner in a relaxed setting, where you can enjoy our fresh dishes made daily. The Lounge also serves an array of fabulous tea and coffee
Our resident mixologist has created a variety of signature drinks, along with old school classics, contemporary twists and new found favourites.
An array of freshly prepared lite bites are available in the bar daily, perfect for sharing with your friends whilst enjoying a cocktail.
The Ballroom is a stunning room with period décor, including extensive cornice work. The Ballroom, provides a wonderful dining experience with superb views across the Thames - including the world famous pier.
OPENING HOURS AND SERVICES
We are currently closed
The Royal Hotel takes customer Deposits, in some circumstances, to secure table bookings for meals or for certain events. Should a customer choose either to cancel in advance or not attend, regardless of the reason, it is the Royal Hotel’s policy that the deposit is not refunded. Also, a customer deposit cannot be transferred to offset part of another customer’s bill. However, completely at management’s discretion, deposits on tables for meals may be transferred to reserve a similar booking at a later date. Tickets purchased for an event are non-refundable if the customer cancels or does not attend.