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The Royal Pub and Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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The Royal 54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Whilst on a day trip exploring Cheltenham and the surrounding area it was time for some lunch. We looked on trip advisor and thought we'd give the royal a go so a phone call later we were booked in. First job was to find it not being from cheltenham but using the Sat Nov we managed to find it. What... More 

Thank JoBannister78
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited yesterday and had a terrific meal. We were greeted like old friends by Steve and the atmosphere in the Pub is modern, classy but welcoming. Our children were also made to feel important and Steve even played a well received trick on my over-confident 11 year old after building a lovely rapport with him. All the food was... More 

Thank KevinJDay
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Being new to trip advisor, I thought I'd choose a place for our family get together by looking through the top 40. Everyone mentioning the friendly staff and great meals were correct! There was a few of us and we asked if the kids could sit on a separate table. They were more than happy. I ordered the Caesar salad... More 

Thank sararay123
Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I went to the Royal for a quiet birthday meal since it is one of our local pubs and we have eaten there before. The starters were pretty unmemorable but it was the main course where the real disaster happened. We seemed to have waited for a long time before it appeared. I had ordered a mixed... More 

1 Thank wsh66
Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Whilst I agree with previous review about the cost of eating at the Royal, have to say the meals we had last night were excellent! Very tasty indeed. Although we hadn't booked beforehand, the place was really busy, but they still managed to accommodate us. The table service was very good too. Highly recommend it for a treat!

Thank 3s0mbrer0s
London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our regular pubs and it's lovely but lately we have had food on at least 2 occasions and been very disappointed so won't be eating here again. Feel quite ripped off with the ceaser salad dish! £12 for a small amount of brown edged lettuce, 6 chunks of bread croutons and hardly any sauce to swill... More 

Thank Boom253
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Royal with friends today, a busy Saturday, and are impressed with the service and quality of the food served. The Royal is a pub and restaurant in the centre of Charlton Kings just opposite St Mary's parish church. It has a beer garden, bar and restaurant. All areas clean and well kept. We all had drinks and... More 

Thank steph1871
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70 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth the drive out of the centre of town for the beer garden alone. Staff are always lovely and food tastes good. My only little thing would be that £3 is a bit much for a pint of diet Coke!

Thank TheGrog
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just experienced "Wednesday Burger night" but although the lamb burger and chips were good, the salad was old and tired with brown edges to the leaves and slimy tomatoes. On giving this comment to the Maitresse d'hôtel, she visited the kitchen and then returned to say, "The chef has changed the lettuce, thank you for bringing it to my attention"... More 

Thank CheltenhamTraveller8
Michiel H, Owner at The Royal Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your constructive comments. I would first like to apologise for the poor meal you experienced, especially the service. I can assure you that our salad is fresh everyday. However, we have discussed the matter, and that of the desserts, with the kitchen team and they have implemented the necessary checks to ensure that it does... More 

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have lunch at The Royal on a regular basis and have always found the quality of he food and service excelent. We always recommend The Royal as the best place to eat in Charlton Kings if not Cheltenham. Very good value too.

Thank janey20142016
Michiel H, Owner at The Royal Pub and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your fab review. It's always great to hear from our regular customers, especially when they say they recommend us to all and sundry. We will no doubt see you again soon. Once again, thank you very much. Kind regards, Mike Huysinga More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa
Good for
Bar scene, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: The Royal 54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: 441242228937
The Royal is a charming pub and restaurant with a really warm welcome. You'll discover The Royal in the very heart of Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, overlooking the beautiful St. Mary's Church. The pub boasts a cosy, yet modern bar area with open fires and comfy seating. A popular local it's a great place to relax, unwind and meet up with friends and family. Our philosophy is all about simple fresh food expertly prepared and many of our dishes are cooked on our chargrill with grilled steaks, meat and fish a speciality. One thing's for sure, whatever the occasion, whether it's for lunch or dinner, a quick pint of ale or simply for a coffee, you will always find a warm and friendly welcome when you visit The Royal.

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