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Royal Union, Cheltenham

37 Hatherley Street
GL50 2TT
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hondo . left this review about Royal Union

Only a small part of the building is now in use (been in bigger micro pubs). Check the whatpub link below for some back story.

On 14th March 2020 - no rating submitted
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Will Larter left this review about Royal Union

Not sure what is happening with this place now, as there was no signage when I came to take a photo and it looks like they were in the process of repainting the walls. Perhaps the signs will go back up when the painting is done. More importantly, the opening hours (described in a notice on the door - see photo) are severely limited: Monday to Friday 5pm to 9pm. Weekends closed! The notice describes the pub as being primarily for local people, so none of that crafty beer tourism allowed here...

On 15th January 2020 - no rating submitted
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Quinno _ left this review about Royal Union Inn

Backstreet pub that has recently gone upmarket at the expense of the skittle alley that is now a dining area (off to the left). The main bar section retains a fairly traditional feel and to the right up a couple of steps is a small lounge room that hosts various knick-knacks and is quite a pleasant spot. There were plenty of ales on (seven, if I recall), the selection was fairly good (two Sharps plus a few local ones that I forgot to note). Quality a bit hit-and-miss though, only one of three I had I would describe as being in proper good nick. The atmosphere on a busy sunny Sunday afternoon was taken back to pre-2007 by the haze of smoke throughout the pub…don’t get too excited nicotine-fiends, as this was overheated oil from the kitchen. A well-stocked board games looked interesting and the beers of the world game might have been worth a bash. I might give this one another go but it didn’t leave a particularly brilliant first impression really. I think I would have preferred more skittles and less smoke.

On 17th June 2013 - rating: 6
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This pub features in the following crawls:
Montpellier and Tivoli Districts of Cheltenham south of Montpellier Terrace by Steve of N21
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Map location corrected by Just a quick pint, then I'm off
Cheltenham Spa, 0.63 miles, 12 min walk (show)
Gloucester, 8.15 miles, 2 hr 37 min walk (show)
Ashchurch for Tewkesbury, 9.69 miles, 3 hr 7 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Royal Union, Cheltenham
14th Mar 2020, 22:34
Review submitted by Helen Iwanczuk deleted by Helen Iwanczuk
14th Mar 2020, 14:10
Review submitted by Helen Iwanczuk

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  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 14 March 2020 by hondo .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 17 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Real Ale : Yes - Doombar - last updated 13 May 2020 by Quinno _
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