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The Royal Pub and Restaurant

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Bar, British, Pub
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54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL538JH, England
11:00 am - 11:00 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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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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
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152 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The pub is about a 15-20 min walk from Detmore House B&B. Very nice meal but I would consider expensive. Good service and good beer. Dessert was a bit of a letdown but overall it was a pleasant dining experience. It was expensive for us to get Atari back to our accommodation as there were six of us. Recommended for... More 

Thank greatscott24
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Fantastic service and great food. The football was on, but it didn't matter, we all still enjoyed the dining expericence. Booking again here for our regular get togethers.

Thank julie C
Worcestershire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked a table on a busy Saturday lunchtime and was rewarded with great service and excellent food. Plus there beer was good too!!

Thank mauricejbottomley
southampton uk
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Whilst staying in Charlton Kings this pub was recommended by the owners of our accomodation. We promptly made a booking and got the last table. Thank goodness for that because it was a lovely experience. All the things you need for an enjoyable meal. A warm welcome, very pleasant serving staff, interesting menu and deicious food. We have totally different... More 

Thank intolerant
A TripAdvisor Member
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went for a meal and some drinks for our anniversary today and although the food was good quality, the service was very very poor. One bar staff and waiting up to 15 minutes to be served, asking staff for condiments before the food arrived, they did not come with the food so asked again and by the time these arrived,... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Llanwrda, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We needed to meet around Cheltenham for Sunday Lunch 7 adults and 2 dogs Easy, go to the Royal Pub in Charlton Kings Fantastic service, brilliant food and our dogs allowed. Will be coming again

Thank Richard R
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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Excellent food, pleasant location, nice people. This was our last meal on the Cotswolds Way and definitely the best of many good meals on the trip.

Thank fourellen
Gloucester, UK
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51 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First visit to The Royal. It's a well presented pub and restaurant with a good atmosphere and attentive, efficient, friendly staff. The live music from MasterPlan was great. We were intending to eat, but having not visited before we didn't know the place was so popular... You have to book well in advance, not just a couple of hours before... More 

Thank Pubgrubandbeer
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

We decided to go here as the "girls" visited a few weeks ago and raved about the food. So to enter the information of its location into the sat nav I asked for the name of the pub and was told it's The Royal Oak, sadly the sat nav couldn't figure that name, so I asked if thy knew where... More 

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

We're so pleased to hear that an enjoyable afternoon and evening was had by all, we enjoyed hosting you very much too and hope you will be back again for another visit. We've passed on your comments to the team, particularly Lottie our Assistant Manager who was your waitress on this occasion. 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
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
Families with children, Large groups, Bar scene
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: 54 Horsefair Street | Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL538JH, 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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