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The Royal

The Royal 54 Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
+44 1242 228937
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (37 reviews)
“pie” (16 reviews)
“sunday roast” (11 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Royal 54 Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Once again a great Sunday lunch with family. Couldn't fault anything. Brilliant food and friendly service.Always a must when we travel over from Kent to visit.The roast lamb was amazing.

Thank Peter C
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Popped in for lunch and had a very tasty tandoori chicken, watermelon and strawberry salad starter - a delicious summery combination. Friendly polite staff and great service as usual. 😘👌🏻🍉🍓

Thank Penny R
Reviewed 5 days ago

After a tough day it was definitely a day not for cooking so my wife and I plumped for a meal out at the Royal. We have been here several times before for Sunday lunch, as well as its sister pubs however we hadn't ventured...More

Thank oh_colina
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a lovely airy pub with a welcoming atmosphere. It is obviously very popular and by mid evening it was very full. The menu was interesting. I had the lamb kofkas and couscous and this was all very, very dry. Husband had a burger...More

Thank SurreyGibby
Reviewed 6 days ago

So I thought I would get together with a friend and go for lunch in Cheltenham. We picked on the Royal in Charlton Kings as that’s close to where I live. I’ve had mixed experiences of the Royal but I hoped lunch time would be...More

Thank 902scott
Reviewed 1 week ago

Six of us booked for a family lunch. We waited early fifty minutes before any food appeared. Two of the meals, the chicken was completely over cooked. In another meal- ham and eggs- slices of cold ham were served with fried eggs which was most...More

Thank gentleshaw1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Attended this pub in the afternoon for drinks and decided to come back for dinner. Booked in for 6pm. Arrived 15 minutes early and were seated at our table. The pub is very clean tidy and drinks and service excellent. The front of house and...More

Thank essexstuart
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once we found the restaurant which had been recommended to us by local people we thoroughly enjoyed our evening. Good food, great atmosphere and agreeable prices. We will be in the area again shortly and will be returning for another nice meal.More

Thank Judith A
Michiel H, Owner at The Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your very kind review. Lovely to know that we were recommended to you by our locals, there is no better recommendation. I'm especially glad you enjoyed the atmosphere because that's what a pub is all about. We are looking forward to seeing...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A spur of the moment evening out at The Royal turned into a very pleasurable evening. The menu was varied enough to cover all things from meat and fish to vegetarian. The service was cheerful and the food arrived in a timely fashion and was...More

Thank 5727Chestnut
Michiel H, Owner at The Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you very much for your surprise visit. It's always great to read that we exceeded expectation, it's something we try to do everyday. Also really glad you liked our menu as we do endeavour to please all of the people all of the time....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a local I have visited this pub several times, never without incident. The beer and good and the food very good but the staff are rude, patronising and demeaning. First visit the 18 year old bar staff demanded ID from people with white hair...More

Thank Simon R
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13 May 2017|
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Response from ShellyChamberlayne77 | Reviewed this property |
They finish serving lunch at 4pm on a Sunday so would be ok
6 May 2017|
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Response from Michiel H | Property representative |
Thanks very much for your question. Of course. We love dogs. They are allowed in our bar area and as long as they're on a lead. Treats are also available.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Television, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Validated Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
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  >  Charlton Kings
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 228937
  • E-mail
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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