We’ll be the first to admit it, summer hasn’t quite what we expect in England this year. But with the weather looking likely to improve in August, there’s still time to catch some sunshine. So start planning those trips to the beer garden now. Just in time for some warm weather too, The Royal Inn in Portishead has reopened too!
A beautiful country pub, with sea views of the Bristol Channel, The Royal Inn was originally built back in 1830. But recently underwent some massive renovations. Thankfully, it has since reopened (July 21) in time to catch the end of summer. (In celebration, its former owners and current manager also buried a time capsule with handwritten letters to the future pub landlord – so you know it’s in safe hands.)
Nestled along the cliffs of Portishead, the new-look pub has greatly expanded the restaurant to include sea views for diners, as well as a bigger bar area and more open-plan space. On the summer menu, you’ll find delicious Britsh pub classics such as chicken and ham hock pie, hand-battered cod, and plenty of breakfast and brunch options.
But it’s what they’ve done with the outdoor space we’re most excited by. The garden terrace has been completely reimagined with a capacity of 250 guests. There are now two tiers for al-fresco dining, with an outdoor bar on the decking as well as an external fireplace. Of course, no amount of work could ever compare with those views.
So next time you’re down in Portishead for a beach trip, make sure to stop by The Royal Inn. (It’s about a 20-minute walk from Portishead Beach to the pub.) Don’t fret about making the long drive home before it gets dark either. You could always spend that night if you fancy. The pub features 10 hotel rooms, all of which have been fitted with new furniture and bathrooms.
You’ll find The Royal Inn at Pier Road, Portishead, Avon, BS20 7HG. To learn more about The Royal Inn head here.