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Pub Of The Month - November 2020 with ROBCamra on the Pub Forum

The Old Restoration, Cheltenham

High Street
GL50 1DX
Phone: 01242522792

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Old Restoration

A decent large corner pub that still retains the traditional inn feel about it. The pub is now owned by Butcombe Brewery who have slightly refurbished the pub to give it back some charm. Five handpumps with two from Butcombe, Liberation Brewery Sin Bin, Gower Brewery Up n Under and the fifth pump was a cider. The staff were friendly and chatty and our Butcombe Rare Breed was of the highest quality.

On 3rd March 2018 - rating: 7
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hondo . left this review about The Old Restoration

Nice old exterior with a larger than you initially think interior with different "rooms" spread across the split level interior. 6 real ales.

On 14th March 2017 - no rating submitted
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Oggwyn Great left this review about Old Restoration

Pub is well described previously , quite busy on my Thursday evening visit , 5 real ales on 2 from Goffs 1 from hillside and 2 from Battledown , my Battledown Natural Selection was a bit ropey , the other 2 pulls were given over to cider .
Not that friendly in here , dont think i would bother again

On 17th October 2015 - no rating submitted
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Steve of N21 left this review about Old Restoration

Externally this is a fine old building. Built in 1661 in honour of King Charles II agreement with parliament to reinstate the Monarchy, The Restoration is one of Cheltenham’s oldest ale houses.
Apparently the main bar area suffered a bit of a fire a couple of years ago and was remodelled after and on first entering the bar area the reaction is “Oh no another bland modern make over “, especially as the Smith and Jones chain pub fare food branding is very evident. But it’s not until you have your drink and you begin to explore the seating options that you realise that there are several different smaller distinct drinking areas to this pub, with the main plain wood floor bar area being modern but the other areas being much more traditional with carpeted floors, open fires, exposed wooden beams and comfortable seating away from the TV screens in the main bar, and in total this is a better pub than you first imagined.
The main bar has seven ale pumps on it and although a couple of these had unexciting offerings like Courage and CW Bombadier, the rest were dispensing local brewery ales in the shape of Goffs Brewery Tournament, Prescott Brewery Grand Prix and three from the Cheltenham SPA Battledown Brewery in the shape of Sunbeam, Premium and one badged as Old Restoration house ale. The Goffs brewery ale and the Cheltenham SPA Premium were well kept.

On 17th May 2013 - rating: 7
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