The Railway is a relaxed traditional pub and eatery in the heart of Cheltenham. This summer we’re opening our gardens for lovely drinks and food and time with your friends.

We serve the very best drinks we can get our hands on and being here in Gloucestershire, we have some of the best drinks in the world. Amazing local independent brewers, world-beating cider makers, spirits made by small independent local distilleries and a range of European and English wines focusing on taste and authenticity, including a range of superb natural wines to enjoy.

We’re also the home of Smokey Phi Phi’s Thai street BBQ, hot, smokey and fresh tastes of delicious Thai food, brought to you off our wood fired BBQ. Amazing, authentic, tasty Thai.

Come on down and enjoy our glorious beer garden or roaring fires, bring your hunger, bring your thirst, bring your dogs and bring your friends and we look forward to welcoming you to our little independent Pub.

WE ARE A NOW A FREEHOUSE! ** Serving food - Smokey Phi Phi's Thai barbecue street kitchen ** Food Menu

Opening Hours

MON – THUR: 4.30pm – 10pm

FRI: 4.30pm – 10pm

SAT: 12pm – 10pm

SUN: 12pm – 10pm

Eat In or Takeaway

MON-FRI: 5pm – 9pm


SAT & SUN: 12pm-3pm and 5pm – 9pm


The Railway is open!

Here’s how we can all keep safe whilst enjoying lovely food and drinks and time with our friends.

We will be greeting people at the door to take them to tables after signing in, and then taking orders from them once sitting down for drinks and food. Groups are to be a maximum of 6 people. We will also be taking last orders at 9.40 and asking people to leave at 10 o’clock sharp in accordance with the law, but we will still be offering takeout beers to go home with if you are planning on carrying on the party!!

The colder nights are drawing in but here at the The Railway we have you you covered, literally and figuratively. Outdoor sheltered space with plenty of heaters if you want the fresh air and plenty of tables available inside too.


Take a look at through our drinks menu. We serve the very best drinks we can get our hands on and being here in Gloucestershire, we have some of the best drinks in the world!


We’re really lucky to be able to work with amazing local independent drinks manufacturers. We’ve a core range from Deya, Bristol Beer Factory, Arbor Ales, Cotswold Brew Company, Stroud Brewery, Lost and Grounded Brewery, Hogan’s and Tom Oliver’s and we continually rotate from our core brewers and other local guest brewers like Moor Beer and TIley’s.

These are some of the best brewers around and we are incredibly lucky to have them on our doorstep.



We love our wine list, proper tasty, amazing quality fine wines from our European friends. All our wines have been chosen for their wonderful tastes but we’ve also been able to bring you wines which are vegan friendly and organic too. On top of this, we’re really happy to bring you a range of natural wines, made without added chemicals or pesticides, unfiltered, and with minimal intervention, they taste extraordinary.


Soft and low alcohol drinks

We a great selection of soft drinks from Bristol and the Cotswolds and some amazing very low alcohol beers, lagers and ciders from Hogan’s and Big Drop brewery.



Keep up to date with all the latest events taking place at The Railway! From live music, spoken word and book clubs to beer festivals and our famous pub quiz, we have something for everyone! Receive regular updates by signing up for our newsletter below or follow our Facebook Page.


Social Responsibility

We are trying to have all our drinks brought to you from local, independent producers so we can avoid shipping drinks from the other side of the world, cutting down on drinks miles and not giving money to massive multinational companies who frankly do not need it.

By supporting the small producers of Gloucestershire we are not only drinking better quality drinks made with love but we are supporting our community and making Gloucestershire better.

We only use renewable electricity and are aiming to become single use plastic free too.

Drink your best drinks at The Railway.


The Railway Cheltenham pub thai street food barbecue menu restaurantThe Railway
New Street, Cheltenham,
Gloucestershire, GL50 3QL

Call us now on 01242 522925 | Request a table

The Railway is 5 minute walk from the centre of the regency spa town of Cheltenham. Located on the corner of new street and Knapp Road, half way between the museum and Waitrose supermarket, we are just a short walk from the promenade shops and the town centre bus station.

We also have our own car park at the back of the pub.


‘Not to be confused with the usual anglicised Thai offering, this is Thai at its absolute best’

Honeybourne Line – 28 November 2017

‘The food was to die for; so many different options and flavours all underpinned with that smokey taste you can only get from a bbq.’

Roo De Rennes – 04 Dec 2017

‘Exciting Thai menu! The food was great, very fresh and exciting. Highly recommended.’

Dean – Tripadvisor

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‘Top 10 pubs in Cheltenham with beer gardens’

Cotswold Life – 26 May 2016