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The Banyers Hotel
The Banyers Hotel (Royston)
Member Name: spidercallum
The Banyers Hotel (Royston)
Advantages: good service, clean, friendly staff
Disadvantages: can get quite expensive - but all bars do!
The Banyers Hotel in Royston, Hertfordshire has recently had a major makeover. I've only been there a few times, a couple of which were friends and relatives parties I had been invited too - my parents went there after they got married as well (that was going on 20years ago though, before my time!) so that I guess is evidence that it is a nice place to visit, and that was before it had an extreme makeover!
I have most definitely enjoyed every visit there - it's located in the very centre of Royston town, just outside the Town Park and opposite the Picturesque Church. It's about a ten minute walk to the train station, where you can catch a train in two directions, heading towards London Kings Cross (via Stevenage, and all other stops), or in the opposite direction, Cambridge.
The Banyers is more commonly known as a bar and restaurant in Royston and most definitely has its locals. However it's a very warm and welcoming place for a visitor, that's people visiting Royston for business or families of five!
The Banyers is a lovely place to visit whether you're alone or visiting with the whole family. They also cater for parties, and have a large function room which you can hire out for any occasion. The function room would easily hold up to a 100 people, so it's perfect for discos! There's also a private bar in situated in the function room, along with toilets. The function room also backs on to the beer garden, which is very well looked after, has a huge grassy area and also has a few things for the kids to play on. Along with the huge beer garden, there's also a terrace at the front of the hotel, which leads on to the reasonably sized car park.
The restaurant is quite posh, especially after the new makeover. It serves really nice food that I've always found is of an excellent quality and is always served well. It can get a little pricy, but it's worth it! They serve anything really, from fish and chips to Full Sunday Roasts! Just to warn you though, telephone booking is sometimes a lot easier at it can take a while to get a table sometimes. On the drinks sides of things, you can order the same drinks at the restaurant or bar, whether it is coffee or tea you're craving for, a glass of coke, or one of the large selection of beers, wines and spirits.
All the Hotel Rooms have a colour TV (what use would a B&W one be?!), and all have an En Suite apart from one out of 12 bedrooms - which have also all been redecorated! They've always been very clean, and even the well-known professional dart player Peter Manley stayed there - I met him and he thrashed my arse at darts, and he was throwing them backwards (it was okay though, he did it to everyone else too)!
All the staff at The Banyers are very friendly, very helpful and very chatty (if you want them to be!). Overall I think The Banyers is one of the nicest pubs, restaurants and hotels in Royston, it's very clean, all the staff are excellent and it's smack bang in the middle of town. I've always had a really good time there, and it's probably the best place to stay if you're ever to visit Royston (Hertfordshire!)
Here's a little more information if you need it:
The Banyers Hotel
16 Melbourn Street
Tel: 01763 242110
Fax: 01763 226103
Summary: worth a visit
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