Royal Hilltop

18581 E. Hampden Ave.
Aurora, CO 80013
Royal Hilltop +

Courtesy Royal Hilltop Facebook


  • $
  • Wheelchair accessible, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Private Party, Takeout
  • Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
  • Beer/Wine
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
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.

Related Stories (4)

  • The Royal Hilltop overthrows the British after nine years, switches to a craft-beer tap room
    Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:56 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...


View All

More English Restaurants in Denver

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories


All-access pass to top stories, events and offers around town.

Sign Up >

No Thanks!

Remind Me Later >