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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
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    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
Most recent review
From Strength to strength

From a slightly biased opinion (as I am a friend of the manager) - I am increasingly more and more impressed everytime I eat up at The Royal. Service is always fantastic and staff can't do enough for you and the food is becoming, what I percieve as one of the best restaurants in the Cheltenham... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
Matthew_Jago
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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119 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

From a slightly biased opinion (as I am a friend of the manager) - I am increasingly more and more impressed everytime I eat up at The Royal. Service is always fantastic and staff can't do enough for you and the food is becoming, what I percieve as one of the best restaurants in the Cheltenham area. Recently had a... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I went for lunch here today and I have never had service like it!!! Me and my partner hadn't booked a table but when entered the pub we asked for a table for two, a member of staff said they didn't have one available in the restaurant but sat us at a nice cosy table in the bar and said... More 

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UK
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Pub grub has gone a bit "same same" Just about every where I go now Pubs are not "risking" themselves, and simply serve up old classics - a good steak, fish and chips, hearty Sunday lunches "pub grub" I recognize this is a formula that is safe, and works for most. The Royal manages familiarity, but with a twist of... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good pub food and decent sized portions. Very nice service usually from young ladies. Decent wine list and some real ales. Booking system and table allocation can be a bit of a shambles at busy times. Well worth a visit.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

For: Service was was ok one lady seemed a bit snooty! I ordered cod and chips and it took a long time to come but there was a book shelf to entertain you.against: It came but the cod batter was gooey and chips were soggy, it was not good in quality. The salad side was nice but not a good... More 

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UK
Top Contributor
138 reviews 138 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We visited The Royal recently for a Christmas meal and had a great time. The food was up to the usual standard and the service was good. We use The Royal quite regularly, which speaks volumes. A good safe bet in the area.

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

So pleased that you had a great time at the Royal. Christmas is always a busy period and it's good to know that our high levels of service did not diminish. What is also pleasing to read is that you are regular customers and you have kindly shared your experience with the Tripadvisor community. Thank you very much and we... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Fantastic food, friendly staff. We were made very welcome as soon as we walk through the door. Nothing was too much trouble for them. Highly recommend.

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

Really glad you enjoyed your meal so much. A pub with a lovely atmosphere is, in my opinion, as important as the food and drink offer. Obviously try we to be excellent in all three. It is always good to know that we're getting it right most of the time. Thank you very much and we look forward to seeing... More 

east sussex
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

Went here for lunch with my father. Good menu choice and some at excellent prices. Also good selection on real ales. Food was fine, serve very good with a friendly atmosphere. Full of locals and a nice ambience. Would visit again. Probably worth booking as gets quite busy at popular times.

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

Thank you very much for your lovely review. Lunch times are especially busy and it's great to hear that you enjoy them so much. We endeavour to provide something a bit different by offering our 'lunchtime specials' menu, great dishes like fish and chips, faggots or ham, egg and chips for only £6 each. What's even better is that this... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

The staff spend far more time serving coffee than they do drinks. Last night 3 of the 4 beers on tap ran out leaving the weakest, blandest left. DO NOT go there is you want a proper pint! They are not cheap, the service is appalling and frankly they don't give a damn. Last time I'm going there.

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

Thank you for your review. I would first like to apologise for the poor experience you feel you had at the Royal. Like many other pubs, the Royal sells coffee as well as a wide variety of fruit teas. We believe in providing our customers with a wide selection of beverages, both hot and cold, as this is how customers'... More 

Cheltenham
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

Always a joy to visit The Royal but I do wish they weren't so desperate to be family friendly. I don't want to go to the pub to listen to screaming kids or have them running under my feet - and prams and buggies by the fire? Take the kids home at 6 and let the adults enjoy a quiet... More 

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

Thank you very much for you constructive review. I appreciate your comments and obviously you have certain personal views as to how a pub should be run. We are not 'desperate' for families, we merely welcome them. We do not believe that a pub should be closed to a large section of our local community. The children who come to... More 

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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: 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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