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The Royal William

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Cheltenham Road | Cranham, Painswick GL6 6TT, England
+44 1452 813650
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Cirencester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a really lovely Sunday lunch here after driving past. Food was excellent, lots of choice and all staff happy and friendly.

Thank emsmith7654
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal yesterday and although the food and drink that we all had was mostly lovely we were all dissappointed in the level of service. We are all well aware that it was new years day and busy but the restaurant was not full and to be honest we felt that we had been pushed into a corner and... More 

Thank JCV10
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Popped in one lunchtime during a very cold spell at the end of November. Had a really delightful meal in this lovely old pub. afterwards we took our drinks to sit on sofa's by a roaring log fire. Perfect

Thank SleepyMidlands
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

We walked 10 miles along the Cotswold Way today and by the end were in need of a tasty meal. It was great to find a place in a country setting that serves homemade food all day. Our choices of sausage and mash and the cheese and bacon burger did not disappoint and could both be described as delicious. Hope... More 

Thank Kelly1917
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

We have tried the carvery three times over the past couple of months and we've always been very impressed with the food and service. Would definitely recommend and great value too. We will be visiting again soon.

Thank abbeyangel
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77 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Visited for a birthday meal sat downstairs which was nice but a little dark! Service was slow but was friendly and helpfu,l we had sharing platter to start which was nice but the dips were a bit odd one of which was burger sauce!! the carvery was lovely with 3 meats and fresh veg, my husband ordered a deluxe burger... More 

Thank casperboo
Eastwood, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

We didn't eat here but I wish now we had, we had a few drinks the atmosphere here was lovely a beautiful log burner and comfy chairs etc what more do you want the staff seemed friendly I think next year I will see about stopping here for a couple of days xxx

Thank Michelle R
North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

Came here by chance with seven friends. We were very pleasantly served. My beer-drinking cronies were impressed by the real ales. We all enjoyed our food which was freshly-cooked. I had a venison burger with cheese which was very tasty. Recommended if you are in the area.

2 Thank CrazyInglesi
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Revisited the Royal William as had such a great dining experience previously, not disappointed! Fabulous friendly welcome from all the staff and wonderful lunch again, many thanks and keep up the good work!

2 Thank S1571SFnicolab
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

Having visited previously we were suprised when we were able to book a table for Sunday lunch at such short notice but then on arriving we noted several empty tables! Sunday roast was no where to be seen on the menu until we spotted "carvery" hidden at the back in small print under desserts! As the waitress hadn't returned after... More 

2 Thank lizr935
LCPC, Owner at The Royal William, responded to this review

Dear LizR935 May I first say thank you for spending the time to write a review on our business. It is so nice to know that such a skilled and admired food and business critic takes the time to visit our family run business. I am saddened however to understand that you were not impressed in what we have tried... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$6 - US$33
Bar, British, Pub, International
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cheltenham Road | Cranham, Painswick GL6 6TT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cotswolds  >  Painswick
  • Phone Number: +44 1452 813650
Food served daily from 12.00 Until 9.00

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?