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From pop-up shops and farmers’ markets to live music and special excursions, we’re constantly inspired by what’s happening in The County and right here at The Royal.


Global News Kingston

Picton's historic Royal Hotel officially opens after a massive restoration 2022

Massive restoration breathes new life into Picton’s historic Royal Hotel.

Belleville Intelligencer

Picton’s historic ‘The Royal Hotel’ re-opens after nine-year restoration 2022

Picton has reclaimed a major centerpiece of its historic downtown.

Sharp Magazine

The Royal Hotel Has a Storied Past and a Promising Future 2022

A landmark of Picton, Ontario, The Royal Hotel fell on hard times before undergoing a grand revival.

Toronto Star

Royal revival in PEC 2022

Picton’s chic, new boutique hotel pays tribute to history.


– Wing Sze Tang

Toronto Life

"I didn't know this part of my life was missing" 2022

Chef Albert Ponzo on how a move to P.E.C. and an unexpected hiatus from the kitchen reordered his priorities. 


– Toronto Life

Globe and Mail

A stay at Prince Edward County's revamped Royal  hotels is a journey in local details 2022

The ‘Royal contrast’ of tensions between the genteel and the real come alive in the hotel’s 28 rooms, cade, bar, bakery and restaurant.


– Nathalie Atkinson

Toronto Life

What's on the menu at the Royal, Prince Edward County's Swanky New Hotel 2022

If the location alone doesn’t hook you, the food will.


– Liza Agrba

Globe and Mail

How Prince Edward County's new hotels are designed for locals and visitors 2022

Over the past five years, the Royal has been rebuilt and restored to its former glory.


– Alyssa Shwartz


County Live

History renewed as re-imagined Royal Hotel opens 2022

“Following years of restoration, The Royal Hotel has re-emerged in downtown Picton, with a grand opening slated for May.”


– County Live

Travel Week

Prince Edward County’s historic gem The Royal Hotel now open 2022

“The grand opening in May 2022 will also mark the debut of a new outdoor pool and garden.”


– Travel Week

Taste Toronto

Now Open 2022

“Now open, The Royal Hotel is a gorgeously-revived piece of Prince Edward County’s history.”


– Christine Peddie, Taste Toronto



Jan 18 Jan 18

Winemakers’ Hour with Stanners Vineyard

Welcome to Winemakers’ Hour hosted by The Royal Hotel. Join us every Wednesday for a FREE wine tasting from local wineries from every corner of The County.

Enjoy a variety of wines from Stanners Vineyard on Wednesday, January 18, from 5 pm to 6 pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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Nov 26 Jan 23

Oeno In the Annex

Oeno Gallery’s gift to you! Oeno Gallery in The Royal Annex presents an inspired collection of smaller artworks by fine contemporary artists. The artwork in this eclectic exhibition features the big ideas of multiple artists, including paintings, sculptures, ceramics, glass, and metalwork. Abstract. Minimalism. Pop. Realism- a range of genres. Find the perfect gift for your loved ones or yourself.

Featuring: Mark Bartkiw, David Cantine, Sophie DeFrancesca, Paul Duval, Floyd Elzinga, Aron Hill, Cheryl Wilson Smith, Heather Allen Hietala, Julie Himel, Peter Hoffer, Loren Kaplan, Burton Kramer, Gillie and Marc, Jana Osterman, Julia Reimer, Pat Service, Roch Smith, Ryan Van Der Hout, Alice Vander Vennen and Dmitry Yuzefovich.

To learn more and view the exhibition pieces, visit The Exhibition Page.

In The Royal Annex from November 26 to January 23, open daily from 9 am to 5 pm.

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Jan 25 Jan 25

Winemakers’ Hour with Keint-He Winery & Vineyards

Welcome to Winemakers’ Hour hosted by The Royal Hotel. Join us every Wednesday for FREE wine tastings from local wineries from every corner of The County

Enjoy a variety of wines poured by the team at Keint-He Winery & Vineyards, on Wednesday, January 25, from 5 pm to 6 pm. 

We look forward to seeing you there. 

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