Royal York & Faulkner Hotel

Sidmouth, Devon

Beautifully appointed Regency hotel enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's Esplanade and adjacent to the picturesque town centre.

The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel is a family-owned and run hotel, which has been in the Hook family for three generations. They have worked hard over the years to maintain the hotel’s friendly and personal service, traditional values and unfaltering commitment to delivering the highest possible standards.

The hotel's beautifully appointed ground floor offers three individual & tastefully furnished lounges where guests may relax, read, enjoy beverages & drinks or merely take in the views.

The restaurant retains traditional high standards of silver service with menus combining the best of both classic and modern cuisine.

Many of the well-appointed bedrooms enjoy sea-views with the luxury suites and deluxe bedrooms leading to the balcony.

Superb spa offering hydrotherapy pool, steam and sauna, with a full range of relaxing, rejuvenating and spa treatments available.

Hotel Details

Everything you need during your stay

From well-appointed restful bedrooms to two private suites with magnificent sea views and private balconies, they want to ensure you relax and enjoy your stay.

Many of their comfortable guest bedrooms boast sea views, with the highly popular deluxe rooms offering magnificent balcony views of the Esplanade and Lyme Bay.

Watch the world go by in the York Lounge

With stunning sea views towards the Jurassic cliffs of Sidmouth and a wealth of architectural features within, their recently refurbished York Lounge, is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, homemade cakes and scones with Devonshire cream, or to just sit and watch the world go by.

Curl up with a book in the Reading Room

With its elegant toile panels and stylish furnishings, the Reading Room is a quiet haven where you relax in a comfy sofa and enjoy a wide selection of books, maps and newspapers.

Room Types

Their individually furnished bedrooms have been designed with you in mind. Whether you’re looking to stay in a more traditionally styled room that reflects the grandeur of our Regency building, or a more modern setting, their rooms cater for all tastes.

Room Amenities

Their guest bedrooms feature the essential amenities, including en-suite bathroom or shower, central or convection heating, flat screen TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer, free WiFi and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Royal York & Faulkner Hotel Restaurant

The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel Restaurant

Combining the best classic and modern cuisine with the highest quality service.

Overlooking the sea and Esplanade, the hotel restaurant retains the traditional standards of crisp white linen and silver service delivered by the friendly and attentive waiting staff.

Their menus combine the best of classic and modern cuisine and are prepared by their highly regarded head chef, Mark Leavers and his team, using the finest fresh, locally-sourced produce.

Catering for all tastes

The four-course table d’hote dinner menu offers a choice at all courses as well as a selection of vegetarian options. After dinner coffee and mints are served in the bar and lounges.

The comprehensive and well-priced wine list has been carefully selected to complement many of the dishes on their menu.

Children are welcome to join you in the restaurant at dinner.

Their full and hearty breakfast will set you up for the day. Choose from a traditional English, poached Finnan haddock, or whole smoked kippers. For a lighter option, they also serve cereals and a continental breakfast selection. All served to your table.

Dietary Requirements

They are happy to accommodate special diets and regularly cater for vegetarian, gluten free, and diabetic guests. Please notify Reception of any dietary requirements. During your stay, the chef will discuss your menu options with you on a day to day basis.

High Tea

High Tea can be arranged in the Restaurant or served in your room.


There are so many things to do in Sidmouth when staying at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel. Renowned for its gardens, floral decorations and wealth of fine architecture, Sidmouth’s picturesque town centre has a wide range of individual shops and tea-rooms; a pebble beach with fantatsic views of Lyme Bay flanked by red sandstone cliffs and …

Sport and Recreation in Sidmouth


Sidmouth Cricket Club could be described as one of the most beautiful grounds in the country. Overlooking the sea and back-dropped by the splendid Regency façade of Fortfield Terrace, it is quintessentially English. Cricket can be enjoyed throughout July and August.

Complimentary season tickets are available, which entitle hotel guests to use deckchairs and to enter the picturesque thatched clubhouse. 


Tennis is played alongside the cricket ground at Sidmouth Tennis Club where complimentary playing membership is available to hotel guests. 


Hotel guests are entitled to reduced green fees at Sidmouth Golf Club. The 18-hole parkland course offers breath-taking views over Sid Valley and Lyme Bay.

Woodbury Park, just eight miles from Sidmouth, is a magnificent par 72 course.

Budleigh Salterton offers an 18-hole cliff top and heathland course.

Bowling and Other Activities

Sidmouth has two first-class bowling greens, a putting green and croquet lawns. Various water sports, including water-skiing, can also be arranged locally during the summer months. Ask at Reception for more details.

Entertainment in Sidmouth

The Manor Pavilion Theatre and Arts Centre

A full summer season of live entertainment can be enjoyed at Sidmouth’s Manor Pavilion Theatre.

For more information about current and forthcoming performances, visit the Manor Pavilion Theatre website. The hotel serve an early pre-theatre dinner for guests wishing to attend the theatre during their stay.

Sidmouth Town Band

During the summer, Sidmouth’s Town Band performs concerts every Sunday evening at the eastern end of the Esplanade.

Sidmouth Folk Week

Each year during early August, Sidmouth hosts Sidmouth Folk Week. During the week, the town welcomes dance teams, folk artists, theatre and crafts. (Please note – entertainment offered in the hotel differs during this week).

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