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The Old Restoration

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Address: 55-57 High Street, Cheltenham GL50 1DX, England
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+44 1242 522792
09:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 00:00

Built in 1661 in honour of King Charles II agreement with parliament to...

Built in 1661 in honour of King Charles II agreement with parliament to reinstate the Monarchy, The Old Restoration of Cheltenham lives up to it's name, maintaining a strong legacy of the service and standards that are the reason Britain is world renowned as being home to the best pubs in the world!

We're proud to be part of such a landmark and love to share the experience with you.

A unique mix of classic and contemporary, you will be offered a warm welcome surrounded by the open fires, exposed wooden beams and cosy seating - leading you through the history of A Great British Pub - into the brand new bar, serving the Tastiest Cocktails you'll find anywhere, alongside Award Winning Local Real Ales - perfect every time.

It's not just our drinks which will make you want to come back for more - with our long standing 5 Star rating from the FSA you're sure to find your food is perfect every time and we wouldn't have it any other way.

For big group bookings, be it an office party, birthday celebrations - whatever you need - We Can Offer The Perfect Setting For Your Special Occasion.

We also offer a professional conference room hire, perfect for meetings, trainings, or business lunches.

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Great place!

Fun atmosphere and a lot of space with different seating areas. Pretty selection of beers. Sports on several TVs, plus games & good food.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fun atmosphere and a lot of space with different seating areas. Pretty selection of beers. Sports on several TVs, plus games & good food.

1 Thank Zeke1972
2 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff were friendly and attentive. The menu was simple but food well cooked. I absolutely lovedd the macaroni cheese.

1 Thank Mark R
Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

called in for Sunday lunch. Made to feel welcome by bar man. Sunday lunch very good. would definitely return if passing again

Thank sue2005goa
Luton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Really good friendly pub. Nice inside and a lot of TVs to keep amused Plenty of bar staff which allows to get served quickly

Thank StressFreeBoy
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Good place to meet for a pint before the races. Friendly and helpful staff. Fast and efficient service.

Thank B G
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

There were only 2 other customers when we visited early on a Wednesday lunchtime, both at the bar. The pub is quite large but with the wood burner stove quite also cosy. The bar tender who turned out to be the only member of staff serving was friendly, chatty and quite engaging. There was a good variety of food on... More 

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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent place to go. Really good vibes, music wasnt overpowering. Just an all round good place to go for a pint and a conversation with friends

Thank pwalker751
Bridgend, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Popped into this pub for lunch, it was fish friday on the specials board. I must say it was absolutely lovely. The portion was just right & not daunting & included a drink. My partner had pie & mash, we both cleared our plates.The bar staff were very friendly & chatty. A lovely pub & would go back there again.... More 

Thank nickys16
St Albans, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Staying overnight for the races last weekend chanced upon this pub in the High Street. Looks a bit like a two meals for £10 place but it's vastly superior to those. Excellent gammon & chips for me and rump steak for son who also really rated the meal, served on v hot plates which is always a bonus. Not expensive... More 

Thank rjh4807
Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 December 2016

We drop in here on & off, usually for Sunday lunch. The bar staff are always friendly, there is usually an interesting selection of Ales on tap & the Sunday lunch we had this weekend, was once again generous & delicious ! Yes the pubs interior décor is a bit tired, but there is plenty of seating in the pubs... More 

Thank paulkentuk

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