Later the Uxbridge Arms Hotel hosted lavish balls and entertainment for the Adelphi Society, where ladies wore long gowns and stunning jewellery and men graced the dancefloor in dinner jackets, high collar points and cravats
The hotel’s stables and coach houses were extended in 1810 and became some of the finest in the country, forming an enclosed courtyard with tack rooms, grooms’ quarters, farrier and smithy
At around the same time the hotel also gained its own exclusive park and walkways, right up to the foot of Twthill rock where the road now runs
Queen Victoria stayed in 1832 with her mother and in her honour the hotel was renamed the Royal Hotel
Conversion work took place in the 1960s but it is only recently underindependent, family ownership that the Celtic Royal Hotel has reconnected with its past while modernising for the present
We had booked as non residents for an evening meal. On arriving we saw three coaches parked up and was a bit dubious. We needn't have concerned ourselves, restaurant is so large and up three steps to one side is an area for twos and fours to dine. Yes there was the noise from the amount of people in the restaurant, however it did not spoil our evening. Food was good just too much. Pleased I had read reviews and knew not to have a starter. Our waitress was very attentive, professional and friendly. Certainly would return.
Stayed here on the last night of a coach holiday. Cannot fault it. The best meals we had had all week. Dinner and breakfast were superb. Small niggle, those with cooked breakfast found it difficult to get passed the people having continental. Friendly, welcoming and homely.