Outside view of the Royal Lion Hotel Bar with seating area of the Royal Lion Hotel Duck Main at the Royal Lion Hotel full view of the restaurant at the Royal Lion Hotel Jacuzzi and pool in the Royal Lion Hotel

Welcome to the Royal Lion Hotel

Monday 22nd February 2021

Covid Update  

The start of the new year has been difficult for us all. Yet it looks like the worst will soon be over and we are allowed to re-open our doors on the 17th May 2021.

 If you have an existing booking due to arrive before 17th May 2021 you are welcome to move it to a new date within the next 12 months (Please note there may be a change in tariff depending on your revised travel date).  Please email us enquiries@royallionhotel.com to amend your booking. Alternatively, our reception team are working between 9am and 3pm Monday to Friday on 01297445622 whilst the hotel is closed.

When we re-open we are taking all the appropriate precautions to keep our staff and guests safe and well.

We look forward to welcoming you.

Lesley Stone

Managing Director

17th Century Hotel & Restaurant by the Sea

About Us

Situated less than 100 metres from the sea, The Royal Lion Hotel is a perfect base from which to explore the local area.

Built in 1601 as a Coaching Inn, the hotel has been extensively refurbished, yet still retains much of its history and unique charm. Oak beams, wood panelling and an open fire help to create a warm, welcoming and comfortable atmosphere.

Privately owned and managed, The Royal Lion Hotel has gained an enviable reputation for its friendly service, first class cuisine and impressive leisure facilities, including an indoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi and sauna. There is a private car park and wi-fi is available in the various lounges throughout the hotel.

Front of the Royal Lion Hotel
bedroom with TV and facilities at the Royal Lion Hotel


The Royal Lion Hotel prides itself on good quality bedrooms to suit your needs:

  • Standard – Comfortable rooms, set in both genres of the hotel
  • Courtyard – Attractively decorated ground floor bedrooms, set in our private courtyard
  • Traditional – In the original area of the hotel, decorated in a warm and inviting style
  • Patio – A great base for couples and families, these rooms open out onto communal patio area
  • Balcony – Our Balcony bedrooms offer stunning views of Lyme Regis
  • Superior – Large, light bedrooms with 5 foot beds and a small seating area
  • King Edward – The pièce de résistance of our bedrooms, the King Edward offers a half tester bed in a traditionally styled room


The Royal Lion Hotel prides itself on its dining facilities, offering a variety of options to suit your requirements whilst you are residing with us. All three of our dining areas are open to residents and non-residents alike.

champagne on the table in the dining room at the Royal Lion Hotel
Pool and hot tub at the Royal Lion Hotel


A hidden gem in Lyme Regis, the Royal Lion Hotel boasts a 45ft heated Swimming Pool, sauna and jacuzzi for you to enjoy during your stay with us; the perfect way to relax after a leisurely stroll or fossil hunt on the Jurassic Coast.

We also have a Games Room for our residents, offering a full sized snooker table and, for the more energetic, we have table tennis.

Special Offers

Whether you are visiting relatives, planning a family holiday or just looking for somewhere new to explore, Lyme Regis is the perfect place.


The Only Place for Your Special Occasion

Weddings, engagements, anniversaries, birthday parties, christenings, re-unions, retirement parties, all events which can all be classified as “special”, and there is no finer place to celebrate special occasions than the Royal Lion Hotel.

The hotel’s reputation for fine food, carefully selected wines and warm hospitality has, over the years, become legendary.  It is one that can be traced back to 17th century, when the original building was established as an Inn.

Speciality Breaks

Join us at The Royal Lion Hotel for one of our special themed weekend getaways for that extra special break away.

Upcoming events include “Murder Mystery

Lyme Regis

Lyme Regis is a picturesque town on the West Dorset border, part of the Jurassic Coast, World Heritage site.

Steeped in history, it is renowned for its fascinating past, mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, the unique fossils found in the cliffs and beaches, and for being the central location of the novel and the 1981 film, ‘ The French Lieutenant’s Woman’.

In addition to The Royal Lion Hotel, with its own on-site car park and leisure facilities, the main street features many gift shops and exclusive boutiques, as well as a mini supermarket and pharmacy. Lyme Regis is less than 25 miles east of the capital city of Devon, Exeter, should you wish to explore further afield.