The Royal, St. Leonards

The Royal opened in mid-October 2019 and since then has earned and maintained its place in the Michelin Guide with a Bib Gourmand status to boot. We are a welcoming, low-key and down-to-earth gastropub, occupying an historic corner site right opposite Warrior Square station. 
 
Booking is highly recommended, however, our bar is always open on a first-come basis for drinks and walk in diners. We serve draft beers, real ales, decent wines and simple but elevated pub cooking using seasonal produce. 
 
The Royal is operated by James Hickson who has a solid hospitality background having learned his trade at well-loved restaurants and gastropubs, including St John, Great Queen Street, The Canton Arms and Moro. James is hands-on at the pub, overseeing the relaxed yet lively atmosphere, friendly service and sophisticated food and drink.
 
The pub dates back to the 1860s, when it opened as an hotel; in its new incarnation, we serve locals for drinks, and people from all over the Hastings and St Leonards area, out of town and further afield for interesting, unfussy seasonal food.
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Our menus

Our menu will change often and feature local produce in season.

Let us know about food allergies and intolerances.

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Gift vouchers

Struggling for gift ideas? Why not gift them a gift voucher to use at The Royal, St. Leonards. 

You can even choose your vouchers worth. Gift vouchers can be redeemed against all food and drink offerings.