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The Royal Pub and Restaurant

54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, England
01242 228937
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Ranked #67 of 331 restaurants in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Spacious, welcoming, clean, and with a lovely garden possessing a terrific view of the church and Cleeve Common in the distance. Good standards are maintained as it's part of a mini chain in Cheltenham with The Strand and Exeter Arms, as far as I know. Lunches are good value with usual staples, very reasonably priced. They have a good and... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

We came here for Sunday lunch as we have wanted to check The Royal out for some time. The pub has a really nice feel about it, with plenty of space outside as well. Nicely decorated. The beef and pork roast were brilliant, the crackling with the pork was perfect. They did forget to bring over the veg, but as... More

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

One of our regular haunts. A great atmosphere, good choice of ‘proper’ beer, and very tasty food with generous portions. This time I had king prawns which were delicious and shared a Rib eye steak with a friend. Fabulous. I am not a desert person but like cheese at the end of the meal and didn't see this choice on... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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123 reviews 123 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Not just the typical pub fare, but some innovative specials. Real ales. Very good food--we had fried calamari and king prawns to start and then an excellent leek, mushroom and zucchini "crumble" and a chicken and mushroom pie.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Been a few times to this restaurant and the food is usually ok. But this time we went for Sunday lunch and have to say the roasts were not good. Roast potatoes were really dry as if they had been cooked some time ago and reheated. Parsnips were undercooked, the meat was really chewy and the gravy was really watery... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

My wife and I were staying at the Cheltenham Park Hotel nearby and wanted to eat elsewhere (see my review of that hotel to find out why!) I phoned ahead to book a table with wheelchair access, saying that we would be half an hour. It takes us practically that long to get in and out of the car. When... More

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Cheltenham
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Lovely venue. Food was superb. Average price. There is not a huge choice on the menu but what was on there was of the highest quality. The pub is in a great location. You are able to see the food being made and served up. Would definitely go again.

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We popped into the Royal for lunch on Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed it. The service was very good and the food was great gastro pub fayre. After much agonising I opted for the steak sandwich which was excellent. One of our group had the ham, egg and chips which looked about as good as it can. All of our food... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Visited on 25th May, having main course and drinks, service was prompt and efficient despite it being quite busy. Staff were attentive and helpful, and food portion was good value for money. Would recommend and definitely visit again when in the area

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

Thank you very much for your review. We do try our best to create a suitably relaxed environment at all times. The Royal is a friendly pub and therefore the atmosphere has to reflect that. We believe that a big smile goes a long way. Having lovely, freshly made food also helps though. Thanks again and hopefully see you again... More

Chesham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews 56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We arived quite late and were not riushed, There were four of us one vegy each of us finding at least one starter, Main course and dessert we wanted with no issue. The staff were very friendly offering samples of Beer and each course served in good times. All four of us believed this was one of the best meals... More

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

Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Really glad you enjoyed your meals and that you were set up to walk further up the Cotswold Way. Good to know we could be of help and raise your weary spirits. Thanks again and hopefully see you again soon when you next yomp through the Cotswolds. Kind regards, Mike Huysinga More

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