The Royal Clifton Hotel in Southport

Britannia Hotels has bought the historic Royal Clifton Hotel on The Promenade – and is now advertising for a number of jobs at the landmark venue. 

Britannia already operates other premises in Southport, including: The Prince of Wales on Lord Street; The Scarisbrick Hotel on Lord Street; and Pontins holiday park in Ainsdale, as well as The Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool city centre. 

The Royal Clifton Hotel, formerly operated by Best Western, is situated on the Promenade overlooking the Marine Lake, Kings Gardens and beach while only 100 metres from Lord Street, the main shopping boulevard.The business, which traded within a franchise agreement under the SureStay Hotel Collection by Best Western, also operated as a wedding and events venue.

The 120-bedroom was put up for sale in June 2020 for £6million, in a sale handled by Christie & Co. It is not yet known how much the hotel was finally sold for. 

Built by architect Thomas Withnell in the 1850s, the Royal Clifton Hotel is a landmark grade II Listed building.

It boasts nine function rooms catering up to 300 people as well as a leisure club & health spa facility. 

A Britannia spokesperson said: “We are pleased to be recruiting for a number of roles in Southport! There are opportunities at three of our hotels in a variety of roles.

“To meet the best candidates for these roles, we are hosting a recruitment day at the Prince of Wales Hotel. Please bring your printed CV with you – there is no need to confirm your attendance in advance.”

These are the details of the recruitment day and the roles available:


When: Tuesday 18th May 2021, between 10am – 3pm

Where: Prince of Wales Hotel, Lord Street, Southport, PR8 1JS

What you need to bring: Your printed CV


Roles Available:


Royal Clifton Hotel


  • Receptionist
  • Night Receptionist/Porter
  • Housekeeper
  • Room Attendant
  • Chef of all levels
  • Kitchen Porter
  • F&B Manager
  • Bar Attendant
  • Restaurant Attendant
  • Maintenance
  • Maintenance Manager


Prince of Wales Hotel 


  • Reception Manager
  • Room Attendants
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Night Porter
  • Bar Attendant
  • Restaurant Attendant
  • Sales Manager


Scarisbrick Hotel 


  • Receptionist
  • Night Receptionist/Porter
  • Room Attendant
  • Maintenance Assistant
  • Bar Attendant
  • Restaurant Attendant

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