Royal Hilltop

18581 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013


  • Monday and Tuesday 3 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Wednesday 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Thursday and Friday 11 a.m. to midnight; Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. to midnight
  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
Owners James and Tina Pachorek did something restaurateurs too often forget when they opened this small, family-oriented British-style pub in the far reaches of eastern Aurora: They created a casual, laid-back, non-threatening restaurant that people want to return to. The menu, while lacking the glitz and style of trendier eateries, is filled with soul-satisfying pub food -- bangers and mash, shepherd's pie with stout gravy, fish fry every night of the week -- and the bar is always well-stocked.

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  • The Royal Hilltop overthrows the British after nine years, switches to a craft-beer tap room
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 8:56 a.m. by Jonathan Shikes

    The Americans are poised to overthrow the British yet again. But this time, the revolution is taking place at the Royal Hilltop, an English pub-style restaurant that Tina and James Pachorek opened in Aurora in 2002. "We are changing...

  • The Royal Hilltop gives its customers reason to stay loyal
    Thursday, November 5, 2009 at 3 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Years ago, I stumbled on the Royal Hilltop, a faux-British pub in the middle of a suburban strip mall that, despite its geographical and cultural challenges, was a fine neighborhood bar for those truly in love with greasy fish fries...

  • Royal Hilltop
    Thursday, January 25, 2007 at 3 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    When I reviewed Royal Hilltop in April 2003, it was barely six months old -- a non-smoking, British-themed pub crammed in among the multiplexes and taquerías of southeast Aurora, a joint that catered to the neighbors of a nei...

  • True Brit
    Thursday, April 24, 2003 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    It would be so easy to make fun of the Royal Hilltop. It's just another theme restaurant, after all. A British pub theme restaurant. A non-smoking British pub theme restaurant, tucked away in the back of a strip-mall so far out in s...


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