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All 333 Cheltenham Restaurants

The Royal Pub and Restaurant

54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England
01242 228937
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Ranked #62 of 333 Restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 am
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 10:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: British
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We have eaten here several times over a period of two or three years as we don't live locally. Without exception the food and service has been excellent. We took some friends there last night, and once again experienced superb, generous portions of imaginative food which was cooked to perfection. Although it was very busy, and luckily we knew from... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

Recently, I decided that perhaps I was becoming quite complacent and needed to try different pubs for lunch.... Well let's just say I'm back and forever grateful the royal is my local! Lunch menu starts at £5.50.. Same as sub standard pub meals.... Royal do the best hand cut chips ever!!! Keep doing what you do royal... There is no... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I eat at the Royal about once every 6-8 weeks and so feel well qualified to comment on this local pub. I think the first thing to say is that for people living in the Charlton Kings area of Cheltenham, this is a haven given there is very little else that provides any competition whatsoever. I always make sure I... More

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Gower Peninsula, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 via mobile

We're fairly regular attendees at his pub. The service, quality and atmosphere is always excellent. The staff work really hard on busy Saturday evenings to ensure all their guests get great service. The food quality is really good, with a varied menu that changes every few months. To add to this, there is a great selection of real ales. Value... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

50 years after we first met my friend came back to Cheltenham visiting, after coffee at home we came to The Royal as we know they have a good reliable and varied lunch menu...we both had the Thai beef Salad and it was Lush!.... Crumble of the day was too!

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Devon, UK
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Contrary to the experience of a previous contributor, we had an excellent Sunday lunch today. The service was prompt, efficient & friendly. The three members of our party all had different choice of meat (beef, lamb & pork). All were cooked to perfection and the beef was medium rare - beautiful! Would certainly recommend The Royal and would eat there... More

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Cheltenham
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

This is one of our favourite local places to eat. We have always had good meals from here, however the past week we have had 2 disappointing experiences. The most recent was this Sunday where we had a party of 10 people for lunch. Half the party opted for the roast beef and the rest for the roast pork. We... More

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Excellent food, both had steaks that we're cook perfect. Can't wait to go back to try more from the menu.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The whole experience was ok, but that was the problem. It has the potential to be very good and may be on another visit it may live up to that expectation. The service did not make one feel valued and the food was frustratingly nearly very good. The pate was a touch bland and the Royal Pie had 2 to... More

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Michiel H, Owner at The Royal Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your constructive feedback. I apologise that your meal wasn't quite up to your standard. We pride ourselves in providing great food for all palates, obviously the pate and the pie were not to your taste. The pie changes regularly and we try to come up with different ones at all times and yes a traditional pie has... More

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Sometimes you forget what's on your own doorstep - three of us had lunch at The Royal today, one had the Duck Confit, one a rump steak, while although I've had it before, I went for the belly pork. All three were excellent, the ales were good, service was leisurely - fine, so were we - and the Eton Mess... More

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Michiel H, Owner at The Royal Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Sounds like you had a great meal on a lovely day. I'm jealous. Thank you very much for sharing your comments with us. I hope now that we are 'definitely' your local rather than 'almost' your local. Thanks again and hope see you again soon, Kind regards, Mike Huysinga More

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