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.

The Royal Kings Arms Hotel in partnership with A.C.E

The Royal Kings Arms in Lancaster has teamed up with local charity A-C-E (Achieve Change and Engagement) in a bid to raise funds for its vital work with young people in the district area, and also to raise awareness among other local organisations that may be able to support the charity.


The charity supports children from the age of 11, young people and adults up to the age of 25 to improve their well-being, emotional and mental health, and to build the resilience to cope with the challenges they face.


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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.

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.


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.

Brilliant Location & Service. This hotel is so near the castle. It has its own parking round the back. The staff are very friendly, helpful and cant do enough for you, providing town maps and recommending menu items. The renovated bar and dining areas are amazing as is the food. The location is brilliant, so close to the castle, shops, market,museums, bars and restaurants.
Jane, Blackburn
January 2019


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