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The Royal Pub and Restaurant

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54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England
01242 228937
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 87
    Excellent
  • 64
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
friendly ambience

Lovely food, friendly staff and a generally nice buzz around the place. Parking tricky, which can only be a good sign!

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
kmdub
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited 'The Royal' having seen other positive tripadvisor reviews and we were not disappointed. We had dinner in the pub last Friday and had a lovely 3-course meal. All choices were well presented, hot and good value. We particularly enjoyed the 'waffle' extravaganza pudding.

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Thank BobWhit13
Kilkenny, Ireland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely food, friendly staff and a generally nice buzz around the place. Parking tricky, which can only be a good sign!

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Thank kmdub
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been many times to The Royal to eat and drink and have found it to be an incredibly engaging experience every time. My last visit last week was no different. The food was excellent, we didn't have to wait long between courses either and the service was informal and very friendly. Some pubs have just got it right... More 

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Thank Chris R
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
152 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with some friends for lunch on our way to Cheltenham. Certainly a popular pub as parking proved difficult and we had to use a side street. Lovely modern decor and very friendly staff. Good lunch time menu with an interesting selection of "lite bites" at reasonable prices. Would like to experience an evening menu and will definitely call... More 

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Thank JAC446
Worcester, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the first time we entered through the door, the staff were accommodating and friendly. Great choice of beers and the food was absolutely delicious. Very good decor and lively atmosphere. A thoroughly nice lunch. Only downside - we probably would like a table away from the bar area in future as a yapping dog was a bit annoying.

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Thank Corrigans
Oxford
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had an evening meal and the food was really good , nice atmosphere and friendly staff . We wish we lived nearer so we could go more regularly .

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Chipping Campden, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of my favourite pubs in Cheltenham. The decor,beer choice,food quality,staff and ambience are all excellent. There is plenty of parking which can be an issue in town. Brian T.

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Thank Brian T
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Living locally we visited several times over the Christmas holidays with various friends. We're always impressed with the service, the beers and the overall ambience of the place. We've eaten here in the past and always been pleased - we're going later in January.

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Thank Eddie R
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Great food, excellent staff and atmosphere, we ate twice in the four evenings of our holiday. Reasonable prices and good choice of wines.

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Thank handbagsruleM
UK
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210 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Another delicious evening meal. Haloumi salad, cranaghan, lamb shank and venison were highlights. Clean plates all round. Yummy!

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Thank Alwrites

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 01242 228937

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?