The Royal Kings Arms Hotel

An historic building reborn in the heart of Lancaster

Our Hotel

The newly renovated Royal Kings Arms dates back to 1625 and the reign of Charles 1. With its 55 contemporary en-suite bedrooms, including the impressive Castle Suite, the Brasserie Restaurant and Crypt Cocktail Lounge, this much loved historic hotel is a stunning venue for visitors to the Lancaster area and the local community alike. For couples looking to plan an unforgettable wedding day, and businesses hunting for a first class conference or meeting venue, the hotel’s impressive architecture, contemporary interior and award winning food make our hotel the perfect choice.


We may be closed for the time being, as our first priority is to protect our staff, as well as all of our wonderful customers.

While we are closed, we are using this time wisely, and we endeavor to bring you a bigger and better hotel. In line with this we have a brand new head chef, Mr. Ben Vandenbrink, who has joined us from his hugely successful restaurant 18 North in the Palatine, Morecambe, and Ben also appeared on MasterChef: The Professionals in 2018. He is right now creating some fantastic new menus.

As well as this we are also using this time to fully retrain all of our staff.

We are not just improving The Brasserie, we are also improving Market Street Food Company, which is a an online restaurant hub  kitchen located on the 1st floor of the hotel, this includes Vegan, Tapas, Pizza and Pasta menus. We have a brand new head chef on board, who will be creating some mouthwatering dishes that can be delivered right to your door.

Follow our social media pages, to get the most up to date information from us.

Our Bedrooms

All our bedrooms come complete with tea and coffee making facilities, free WiFi and wall-mounted smart televisions. And with a choice of standard to deluxe accommodation, and single to family rooms, we offer everything the weary traveller needs for a special stay and rejuvenating night’s sleep.

Food & Drink

The Brasserie

Our stunning restaurant and bar offers guests a light and lively venue by day, with a more intimate mood in the evenings. The Brasserie provides sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of the city from dawn until late, with a range of menus featuring the pick of local produce, traditional favourites, the best of international cuisine and an impressive choice of vegan and vegetarian options.

The Crypt

Hidden away beneath the luxurious halls of the Royal Kings Arms hotel, the Crypt has led many lives – disco, nightclub, punk-rock hotspot. Now, this historic venue at the heart of Lancaster has been completely transformed, reopening its doors as a revolutionary cocktail lounge, wine bar and eaterie.

Some of our members of staff are taking part in a 10k run for charity for MIND on 20 March this year.
Please would you share the post to raise awareness and, if you have anything left of your charity budget for this year, consider sparing some to donate for the good cause?

Thank you so much and good luck to the runners. Please click the link to go to the page

We are proud to announce our Charity of the Year this year is Animal Care.

They are a local charity (based in Lancaster) and the work they do to look after less fortunate pets and animals is something that is close to our hearts.

Please do support them if you are able to do so by visiting their website and

Animal Care has been a registered charity since 1978.  We take in unwanted and abandoned animals from all over the North West.


Animal Care works very hard to help as many animals as they can.  Each day we are asked to help pets from homes where the owners can no longer care them (for a variety of reasons, not all bad).  They also help dog pounds across the North West with dogs on death row and ex greyhounds.  They also help the RSPCA with cruelty cases, puppy farms and abandoned animals.

Latest Hotel Events

~UPDATE~ Wedding Showcase

We must sadly confirm the rescheduling of our Wedding Showcase due to COVID-19 concerns. While this decision comes at a time of universal uncertainty, we take the safety and health of our guests, staff and community very seriously. We urge everyone to follow the guidelines and protocols put forth by public health officials. The Wedding Showcase will now take place in October

Call in or call us on 01524 32451 for more information.

Are You Being Severed

A Glass of water for Mr Granger!
There’s been a made to measure murder in menswear and it’s up to you to get your pants on and solve this mystery. Has someone been tampering with Mr Humphries Trousers? Is Mrs Slocombe’s pussy relevant to the crime?
Will the killer be free or will you crack the case…
and all do very well?

This event includes a three course meal.
To book your tickets call The Royal Kings Arms on 01524 32451

Tom Jones Tribute this July

Join us on Friday, 10 July for our Tom Jones Tribute evening.

Just £34.95 including a delicious 3 course meal 

Call in or call us on 01524 32451 for more information.

Murder at Monster Mansion

It’s time for the most spooky, ooky and kooky engagement party you’ve ever experienced, as the residents of monster mansion prepare to welcome a new son in law into their family.
He’s not quite what the gruesome gathering expected though and the fun soon turns into a funeral as the mad professor gets murderous, the witch gets more wicked and the bride to be becomes bloodthirsty. 
You’ll have a scream as you try to solve this death over dinner. Just watch out for the zombie and make sure that you’re not the one who’s on the menu!

This even includes a three course meal
To book your tickets call The Royale Kings Arms on 01524 32451

Business Centre

Now open at the Royal Kings Arms Hotel 1st Floor

Private desks with cubicles in a brand-new dedicated business centre now available to hire for individually owned businesses, start-ups, creatives, SME businesses, sales representatives/academics and students. An innovative work environment, with access to ‘break out’ rooms, meeting rooms and conference facilities.

Conferences, Meetings & Functions

When it comes to planning a meeting or conference there’s nothing quite like a stunning location to make it more interesting, and at the Royal Kings Arms that’s exactly what you get. Our hotel offers a wide range of meeting and conference packages and our specialist team will be delighted to show you around and discuss your requirements.

Weddings & Celebrations

Whether you are planning your dream wedding, celebrating a special event or hosting an important meeting or conference, our experienced teams are here to assist. In addition to the magnificent venue we offer an extensive range of food and beverages, business packages, high-speed internet access and on-site accommodation.

Please can you pass on my Thanks to all the staff for their Fabulous Customer Service 🙂 They are all a credit to the hotel, and I have already recommended a stay to family & friends. My room on the 2nd floor was so cozy I loved it 🙂 The refurbishment is great. My evening meal & breakfast were both plentiful and super yummy:) I will definitely be back again. One very Happy Customer right here Julie
January 2020


We welcome any enquiries you might have, so please do not hesitate to fill out the contact form below, or call us on 01524 32451.

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If you would like to make a reservation and benefit from our direct booking offers, please call us on 01524 32451.

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For general enquiries about our bedrooms, meetings and conference facilities, weddings and private events, The Brasserie or Crypt, please complete the email form and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

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