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The Royal

The Royal 54 Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
+44 1242 228937
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (32 reviews)
“pie” (12 reviews)
“sunday roast” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
The Royal 54 Horsefair Street, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham GL53 8JH, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited on a Saturday night, luckily we had booked as restaurant was very busy. Every member of staff we spoke to were very friendly and helpful. The Malbec was an excellent wine and the antipasti starter is an absolute must. We shared between two and...More

Thank Jessica D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We're staying locally, recommended by hotel staff as a nice pub. Good food, great service and very baby friendly

Thank Edward M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staying in a local hotel who recommended the Royal we dropped by for dinner. Wife's lamb shank was delicious as was my spiced lamb pie. Nice desserts too. Staff friendly and good understanding of gluten free needs. Would eat here again when in this area.

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

3 adults and a 3year old visited here on the 22nd December 2017. The place was very busy. As we were staying in the cottage next door they managed to squeeze us us in for dinner. (My partner and I had travelled . all day...More

Thank maggsDundee
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Been here a few times with my ageing mother and went again on a Sunday lunchtime recently. This used to be a local boozer with a lino-floored bar etc (I am going back a long time I admit!!) but has been transformed into a successful...More

Thank 40daysinthedesert
Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Went on Saturday night we had a table for four. Friendly staff,very good food. Only one down side the table next to us was a table of five adults with 4 large dogs. I think that's a bit much,struggle to get in & out of...More

Reviewed 11 December 2017

Two of us had the Christmas menu and my salmon mousse starter, turkey dinner and panna cotta were really excellent. The third person is vegetarian so stuck to the ordinary menu. The food was good, the staff friendly and attentive and the atmosphere buzzing. We...More

Thank cookiebiscuit_10
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Eight of us went for dinner and service was very slow. Starters were ok, nothing special but no complaints. Main courses took a long-time to come and there was at least 5 minutes between main courses arriving. Steaks were ok. The lamb shank was bland...More

2  Thank courtieboy
Michiel H, Owner at The Royal, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your very constructive review. I would like to apologise for the poor meal you experienced. I can assure you that we are by no means complacent. We believe you are only as good as your last customer. This obviously did...More

Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Called by for a mid afternoon late lunch on a Saturday after choosing our Christmas tree in nearby Dowdeswell. Staff friendly however the chicken in the chicken, avocado and bacon salad was very dry as were the pastry cases for the mushroom and Stilton vegetarian...More

2  Thank Linsey_Jane73
Reviewed 7 December 2017

A group of 8 of us came here for our Xmas meal, & before we arrived we had chosen our food from the very good value Xmas menu. The food when it arrived was very tasty & fresh, & the couple of changes we made...More

Thank Ducatibabe
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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, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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