There are so many things to do in Sidmouth when staying at the Royal York & Faulkner Hotel. Renowned for its gardens, floral decorations and wealth of fine architecture, Sidmouth’s picturesque town centre has a wide range of individual shops and tea-rooms; a pebble beach with fantatsic views of Lyme Bay flanked by red sandstone cliffs and …

Sport and Recreation in Sidmouth


Sidmouth Cricket Club could be described as one of the most beautiful grounds in the country. Overlooking the sea and back-dropped by the splendid Regency façade of Fortfield Terrace, it is quintessentially English. Cricket can be enjoyed throughout July and August.

Complimentary season tickets are available, which entitle hotel guests to use deckchairs and to enter the picturesque thatched clubhouse. Ask at Reception for more details.


Tennis is played alongside the cricket ground at Sidmouth Tennis Club where complimentary playing membership is available to hotel guests. Ask at Reception for more details.


Hotel guests are entitled to reduced green fees at Sidmouth Golf Club. The 18-hole parkland course offers breath-taking views over Sid Valley and Lyme Bay.

Woodbury Park, just eight miles from Sidmouth, is a magnificent par 72 course.

Budleigh Salterton offers an 18-hole cliff top and heathland course.

Bowling and Other Activities

Sidmouth has two first-class bowling greens, a putting green and croquet lawns. Various water sports, including water-skiing, can also be arranged locally during the summer months. Ask at Reception for more details.

Entertainment in Sidmouth

The Manor Pavilion Theatre and Arts Centre

A full summer season of live entertainment can be enjoyed at Sidmouth’s Manor Pavilion Theatre.

For more information about current and forthcoming performances, visit the Manor Pavilion Theatre website. We serve an early pre-theatre dinner for guests wishing to attend the theatre during their stay with us.

Sidmouth Town Band

During the summer, Sidmouth’s Town Band performs concerts every Sunday evening at the eastern end of the Esplanade.

Sidmouth Folk Week

Each year during early August, Sidmouth hosts Sidmouth Folk Week. During the week, the town welcomes dance teams, folk artists, theatre and crafts. (Please note – entertainment offered in the hotel differs during this week).

For further details, visit the Sidmouth Folk Week website.

More information about local events can be found at here.