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Charles XII

Charles 12 Main Street, York YO10 5EA, England
+44 1904 426661
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Rude and patronising member of staff

Earlier this evening myself and a group of friends came to the Charles XII for a few drinks and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Amy-Jo B
Terrible service and food.

Granted it was a busy bank holiday and we understand staff are under pressure but...We ordered food... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Excellent19%
  • Very good16%
  • Average17%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible32%
24 Jan 2018
“Nice food, decent surroundings”
21 Oct 2017
“I like this pub.”
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Charles 12 Main Street, York YO10 5EA, England
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+44 1904 426661
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Earlier this evening myself and a group of friends came to the Charles XII for a few drinks and some food. Charles is our local pub, and we are frequent customers there. Tonight, most of bought a meal, and all of us bought at least...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Granted it was a busy bank holiday and we understand staff are under pressure but...We ordered food at the bar and everything we ordered was not available. When we eventually made a selection we patiently waited and were told it was on its way. After...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for a family drink while visiting my son and his girlfriend for the weekend Saturday 12th May, (we also have 2 younger sons) we were walking home and decided to call for one drink in the beer garden, we walked around the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018

The recent sun meant a bunch of friends and I went to the pub for a few drinks, to take advantage of the great beer garden. We struggled to find a place to sit but to be fair, this was due to the busy-ness rather...More

1  Thank LucyYork97
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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thank you for your recent review Lucy, as you mentioned the sun was shining over the weekend and I think everyone from around Heslington village descended on us to spend time in our huge beautiful beer garden, which unfortunately led to lengthy waits for some...More

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

We went here for a birthday meal. My dad is disabled and it was his 80th birthday. He wanted to go here as it's close to where he lives. This is a student pub with good value food and cheap drink. You check out the...More

Thank Julian M
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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hi Julian, thank you for choosing The Charles to celebrate your dad's 80th birthday! We are so glad you all enjoyed yourselves and look forward to seeing you all back here again soon.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

Only been once and the service and speed of delivery of food was extremely quick along with a wide range of food and drink all at very low prices with students in mind. As well as having many TV screens to showcase the football!

Thank James Y
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CharlesXII, General Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks James for your kind review, glad you enjoyed your visit and we hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The Charles’s XII does good simple food at very good prices and there’s lots of food and drinks deals for every day of the week. It has a traditional pub feel to it on the inside. Nice place.

Thank Zoe S
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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 25 March 2018

Hi Zoe Thank you very much for your comments. I am happy you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again. Vicky Deputy Manager

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Reviewed 24 January 2018

We ate here on a quiet lunchtime. The food was good, decent pub food and was welcome on a cold December day. We were all happy with what we had and would certainly go back without a problem. Food prices were very good for York...More

Thank Chris C
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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 25 January 2018

Hi Chris Thank you very much for your comments. We are always happy to hear when our customers have had a great experience. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 19 December 2017

I went here with a group for our Xmas lunch and whilst one of our group was at the bar he overheard the landlady and another member of the bar staff talking about a member of our group. Very unprofessional and we won't be going...More

1  Thank Robinson D
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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we are very sorry to hear your comments and would like to discuss them further with you if you could contact us on the following number 01904 426661.

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Reviewed 19 November 2017

I always pop into this pub when visiting York because I enjoy the lively atmosphere of the student clientele from York university.The enormous university site is almost a stone's throw away and the pub itself is located in the attractive village of Heslington. I used...More

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CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Thank you for your kind comments. Sorry to hear that the team member who served you wasn't aware of what you were ordering. The young man behind the bar is brand new to bar work and is just learning all the different products. As you...More

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