About The Royal Britannia 
Harbour View
The Royal Britannia Hotel is owners Richard and Yan Wheeler's first Hotel project - both are experienced business gurus and have other businesses in the local area. 
 
Both Richard and Yan have worked very hard over the last 2 years on an extensive refurbishment of The Royal Britannia. 
 
All the soft furnishings have been professional recovered or replaced and the decoration is of a traditional nature. 
 
Ilfracombe has been popular since the 1830's when the Victorians started to visit the area and much of the architecture today is a reminder of the Victorian era. Many of the large, elegant buildings have been converted into quality hotels. 
Fancy Dress at the Royal Britannia
2008 - The Royal Britannia goes up for Sale. 
 
2009 - Renovation work starts. 
 
The 300-year-old pub's history included visits from Admiral Lord Nelson, Prince Edward who went on to become Edward VII and numerous other dignitaries have stayed at this venue. 
 
Mr Wheeler said: "My great-great-grandfather, Sir Hugh Wheeler knew Nelson, so we are hoping to put up his coat of arms on the Royal Britannia". 
 
2010 - Major renovation and refurbishment including putting en-suites in all the rooms throughout the whole of The Royal Britannia and re-building the centre of the building by owner Richard Wheeler. 
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