Hotel extension boosts capacity

A historic hotel and bar in Lancaster city centre has increased room numbers by half as part of an ambitious expansion plan.

The Grade II-listed Royal Hotel and Bar has converted a derelict stable block to create five new luxury bedrooms, taking its number of rooms to 14.

Its owners, the Robinson family, have invested a further £80,000 to create the additional rooms, known as The Stables, based in the courtyard of the hotel, having originally purchased and renovated the building in 2016.

Director Kim Robinson said: “We took over the business, which had been declining for a number of years, scoring a very low rating on Trip Advisor.

“However, we saw the potential and completed an extensive renovation project to turn the business around.

“We’re delighted with the latest addition and the feedback from our customers has been fantastic.”

The Robinsons have been advised on the project by MHA Moore and Smalley

Partner Adam Parton said: “This expansion shows ambition and vision to create an even stronger business for the future.”