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Charles XII, York

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
Main Street
Heslington
Postal town: York
YO10 5EA
Phone: 01904426661
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Graham Coombs left this review about Charles XII

A pleasant pub with a good well-run sort of feel: a fairly traditional interior with a bar along one side and comfortable enough, although perhaps a couple too many large tv screens around the walls. Not quite as focussed on students from the nearby university as it has been in the past, but of course they still form a large part of the custom. Quite heavily targeted at food but pleasant enough for a drink, especially outside term time. The garden is well-furnished and again set up for eating. Note the car park is pay and display with refund at the bar. At time of visit the ale range was temporarily reduced to IPA, Doom Bar and Wainwright but there is usually a local ale or two. Condition was good however.

On 6th July 2020 - rating: 7
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Alex Conway left this review about Charles XII

I first visited this pub the day before mothers day and was very dissapointed to see eight hand pulls with no beer and no food available. Little did i know that the very next day it closed for three weeks and a £160,000 refurbishment so I suppose I can let them off.

On a recent visit the layout has remained unchanged with a nice lick of paint and influx of new tables and bar fronts etc. There are now only six hand pumps and on my visit they were dispensing Roosters Yankee, Black sheep bitter, Great Yorkshire brewery yorkshire pale, Sonnet 43 bourbon milk stout (now re branded as Raven bourbon milk stout) with one pump turned around and another unclipped. The Black sheep bitter was nicely kept and the raven, one of my favourite stouts was ok but far too cold to be enjoyable. I paid £2.25 a pint as this is a deal they do on a tuesday for cask ale which is very reasonable but on other days i think the beer is still reasonably priced being a student heavy pub.

This is a student heaven being the closest pub to the university so expect it to be busy on most nights. The pub also does a large amount of food deals most nights of the week which adds to its popularity. Not everyones cup of tea but i was happy to have a few drinks in here and would be happy to return as it is very wallet friendly (on most drinks, some are randomly very expensive compared with the normal price around here so be wary before ordering).

On 29th April 2016 - rating: 7
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Alan Winfield left this review about Charles XII

This is a nice pub in a village setting and close to York university.
There was one room in the pub which was fairly long with the bar running down the left hand side of it,the main drinking area had bare boards and there was a small raised area to the rear right.
There were five real ales on the bar i had a drink of Marstons EPA and this was a very nice drink and a bargain at £1.68 a pint the other beers were Taylor Golden best, Black Sheep bitter, Deuchars IPA and Bombadier.
The pub was fairly quiet inside because all the students were drinking in the large outside area to the rear of the pub where there was a bar B Q taking place.
I thought this was quite a nice pub and well worth the walk to get here.

On 9th May 2011 - rating: 8
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by hondo .
York, 2.58 miles, 49 min walk (show)
Poppleton, 5.4 miles, 1 hr 44 min walk (show)
Ulleskelf, 14.44 miles, 4 hr 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Charles XII, Heslington
6th Jul 2020, 18:36
Review submitted by Graham Coombs amended by Graham Coombs
 
6th Jul 2020, 18:33
Review submitted by Graham Coombs

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 16 August 2013 by Alan Winfield
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • Karaoke : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 April 2016 by hondo .
  • Micropub : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pinball : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Pool Table : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Quiz Night : Yes - occasional - last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 April 2016 by hondo .
  • Real Cider : No last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 16 April 2014 by Alan Hurdle
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 06 July 2020 by Graham Coombs
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