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“Pretty good, it is what it is”

The Old Restoration
Ranked #2 of 41 Nightlife in Cheltenham
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Tucked away in the centre of Cheltenham, this traditional public house oozes charm and stakes its claim as Cheltenham's oldest pub.
Reviewed 20 March 2013

The Old Restoration surpassed our expectations when we visited for a meal and a drink. We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food in what is, after all, a chain pub. In fairness, it doesn't pretend to be anything else!

the staff were friendly and helpful, the food appeared quite quickly, but not so quickly to suggest that it had been prepared in too much of a rush. I had the sirloin steak with a blue cheese and mushroom sauce, which came with a grilled tomato, a flat mushroom, onion rings, , a lovely litle pot of peas and a bigger pot of chips. It was exactly as described on the menu, the steak was smothered in the sauce, which was delicious!

Everything was well cooked. The chips were well done, just the way I like them, and my steak was cooked medium as I had requested. It was a very nice piece of meat, I have to say. The only thing I wasn't too keen on was the fact that the peas were a bit hard for my taste.

Drinks wise, the bar had a very good selection of traditional real ales. It also does good value cocktails if you liek that sort of thing, as well as the usual selection of lagers, soft drinks and spirits. The wine choice looked quite good for a pub.

The atmosphere was very pleasant when we were there at about 7.30pm. There were a few people in the pub, but not the scrum I associate with a Friday evening! I would describe the pub furniture as traditional, but perhaps a little bit worn.

Overall, we foudn that the Old Restoration provided a friendly, enjoyable service and a good value, tasty steak dinner. Nothing that you can't find anywhere else, but well cooked and filling.

Thank RojBlake
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ian n, Manager at The Old Restoration, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2015

Thank you for your lovely feedback! We're no longer part of the chain we were, and thus, we feel have become more of an individual venue. We've retained our service standards, but become, on the whole, more personal and friendly, we think! Our food is now more Homecooked than before, but we do still do a good steak! We hope we see you again soon.

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