We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Charles XII

Open Now: 11:30 - 23:00
Open today: 11:30 - 23:00
Save
Share
Review Highlights
Loved it

Visited with friends that I haven't seen for a while and loved it the staff was lovley and I orderd... read more

Reviewed 21 July 2018
nikitafarrow
,
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Two bad experiences

The recent sun meant a bunch of friends and I went to the pub for a few drinks, to take advantage... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
LucyYork97
,
York, United Kingdom
Read all 61 reviews
9
All photos (9)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good16%
  • Average16%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible33%
24 Jan 2018
“Nice food, decent surroundings”
21 Oct 2017
“I like this pub.”
About
Open Now
Hours Today: 11:30 - 23:00
See all hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
14°
Sep
10°
Oct
Nov
Contact
Charles 12 Main Street, York YO10 5EA, England
Website
+44 1904 426661
Call
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around York
from US$53,60
More Info
from US$56,30
More Info
from US$60,30
More Info
from US$18,80
More Info
Reviews (61)
Filter reviews
60 results
Traveller rating
13
9
10
9
19
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
13
9
10
9
19
See what travellers are saying:
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 60 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Helpful young staff offering quick service. Food came quickly and was attractively presented. It is lively with many screens and background music but capable of tolerating a lap top user for quite some time. Good value for a varied pub menu.

Thank David P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came to the pub on 21st august with my partner and a lovely waitress called Monica recommended the fajita burger as I am vegetarian. The food came really quickly and and it was amazing, I would definitely recommend this for vegetarians and anyone who...More

Thank eliza123385
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Visited with friends that I haven't seen for a while and loved it the staff was lovley and I orderd the chicken wings was really nise and desserts to die for definitly will be going back friends loved it to staff were verry welcoming.

Thank nikitafarrow
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

Visited this excuse for a pub on Sunday 1/7/18 with friends and family. Atmosphere was awful and actually quite threatening. One guy serving behind the bar who couldn’t have cared less. Place was filthy, glasses piled up and a 20 minute wait to order food...More

3  Thank Danny F
CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Danny, thank you for taking the time to review us, however I am so sorry to hear that your visit was a disaster. Please be assured that this isn't our usual customer service standard and we do also like to pride ourselves on the...More

Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

We have never been treated so badly before. We rang the Charles and I was told that the pub opens at 10 and breakfast is served until 12 so we went at 10:40 and they said we can’t serve you because we are sorting out...More

1  Thank Diyana O
CharlesXII, Manager at Charles XII, responded to this reviewResponded 3 July 2018

Hi Diyana, thank you for taking the time to write us a review, I am sorry to hear that you had a bad experience with us and if you would like to discuss this further then please do not hesitate to contact me on 01904...More

Reviewed 31 May 2018

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

6  Thank Amy-Jo B
Reviewed 28 May 2018 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

Thank PJ3078
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

4  Thank nottsbeck
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

2  Thank LucyYork97
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

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
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.

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 46 hotels in York
Travelodge York Hull Road
246 reviews
.89 km away
Best Western York Pavilion Hotel
1 437 reviews
2.03 km away
Edinburgh Arms
24 reviews
2.23 km away
Hotel Indigo York
1 792 reviews
2.28 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 993 restaurants in York
Charles XII
22 reviews
.02 km away
Bamboo Thai Takeaway & Noodle Bar
103 reviews
1.41 km away
The Deramore Arms
236 reviews
.17 km away
Harpers Fish & Chips York
107 reviews
1.41 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 425 attractions in York
Fulford Golf Club
34 reviews
.77 km away
York Castle Museum
8 219 reviews
2.45 km away
Rowntree Park
275 reviews
2.41 km away
Constantine Statue
54 reviews
2.38 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
59emty
23 June 2018|
Answer
Response from Julian M | Reviewed this property |
Yes they even have a dog water bowl
0
Votes