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The Tavern

5 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN, England
+44 1242 221212
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“burgers” (82 reviews)
“french dip” (18 reviews)
“spam fritters” (14 reviews)
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American, Bar, British, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
5 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN, England
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1 - 10 of 537 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Went to eat here with friends and booked a table downstairs for 10 people several weeks in advance. First problem, they weren't expecting us and we were sat upstairs only after they had pulled 5 small tables together! The service was appalling it took an...More

Thank Skellington V
Reviewed 1 week ago

Popped in on a miserable Wednesday evening for supper. Great atmosphere downstairs. Staff really friendly and service very good. The menu choices were great and food tasted delicious. Puddings huge though, you could probably share.

Thank Jane S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love it here. Buzzy atmosphere and friendly staff. Quite noisy if you struggle to hear!! Menu is yummy. Loved our starters of 1/2 pint of prawns And scallops for me. Mains included mac and cheese for us both. Yummy. Only criticism would be my sticky...More

Thank Jencheltenham
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About a year ago we came here and left rather disappointed as The Tavern had then decided to become a burger and no plates café, rather than a bistro restaurant as before. However, local gossip let us know that it has more recently gone back...More

Thank DrBob625
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I visited for his birthday and he ordered the burger. They had a disclaimer on the menu that their burgers are served pink. Anyone with brains knows that burgers absolutely should not be served pink under any circumstances. A steak can because...More

6  Thank Sophia P
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived very lunch so very quiet but service still very attentive and food better than ever will be back soon. Ricotta dumplings superb.

Thank Rachel C
Reviewed 28 October 2017 via mobile

I don't know how I've made it this far without visiting The Tavern! It was the perfect location for a catch up with friends! I went for the buttermilk fried chicken burger which was absolutely delicious! A really generous portion of fries as well! Somehow...More

Thank Hannah J
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Arrived at 9pm on a whim as we had been at an event nearby. This was our first visit back since the recent relaunch. We waited at the service desk for a few minutes until a waiter came over. We asked him if they had...More

1  Thank gertox
Reviewed 9 October 2017

We popped in on Saturday for a beer and it took an age to get served expensive beer. Only one person behind the bar. The place is very much focused on serving food. No real area for casual drinking

Thank KAF0460
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

Found this little place just found the corner from my hotel. Nice friendly welcome and taken to a quite area to read my book and have dinner in peace away from other more social diners. The food was of a really good quality and the...More

Thank Maccymark72
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$2 - US$2
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Royal Well Place, Cheltenham GL50 3DN, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Cheltenham
  • Phone Number: +44 1242 221212
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The Tavern started with a simple mission...to deliver delicious food at reasonable prices. Our mission remains the same. We bring you favourites from the old along with gobsmackingly delicious burgers, sinful shakes laced with bourbon and bespoke ice cream sundaes where you can pick the flavour, toppings and sauces. What's new is you can eat at any time from midday to midnight. Expect homemade, artisan burgers, made with local dry aged beef on Stokes Marsh Farm from Aberdeen Angus cross Hereford cows and a whole load of twists and classics like mac n cheese, sinful shakes and bespoke ice cream sundaes.
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