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Charlie's, Knowle, Bristol

304 Wells Road
Bristol
BS4 2QG
Phone: 01179771116
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Alan Winfield left this review about Charlie's

Charlie's is situated on a busy road.
Once inside the bar faces in a smallish oblong shaped room which is bare boarded,there are settees and tall tables and chairs in the front room.
There is a separate room to the rear which is down one step,there are more tall tables and stools and settees in this room.
There was loud music playing which was decent from a juke box.
There were no real ales on the bar,i had a drink of John Smiths Smooth Crap,which was a poor drink.
I found all the seating here uncomfy.

Pub visited 29/7/2017

On 28th October 2017 - rating: 5
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Charlie's

For many years this was a traditional high street boozer known as The Talbot. Since then it’s gone through various incarnations including a Chinese restaurant and a steak house, and for the last couple of years has been known as Charlie’s which seems to be a bit of a cross between a pub and a cafe.

The smaller area to the left seems to be very much the cafe area with a counter piled high with bottles of ketchup and a micro-wave and coffee machine behind it. The seating here was cafe like with plastic chequered tablecloths on the tables and blackboards on the wall detailing the food offering. The main part of the pub retains a sagging ceiling with a few black beams but that’s about the only feature that hints at it’s more traditional past. There is chequered tiling in shades of red and brown on the floor, black painted wood panelling on the lower part of the walls and pale grey paintwork above. Several strings of flashing fairly lights were hung around which was a little distracting and a couple of plasmas were showing the football. At the rear is a snug area with wood flooring and a couple of low sofas. The only tables in the pub were small white square ones, again rather cafe like and somehow it didn’t seem appropriate to sit at these just for a pint, although I’m sure you could have. The only other option was high chairs either at the bar or clustered around a pillar which had a circular table attached.

Food wise, the menu looked to offer a reasonable selection of pub grub dishes with options such as Fish & Chips, Omelette, Curry, Chilli Con Carne, Burger or an all day breakfast and these were mostly priced around the £6 mark.

The solitary beer on tap was Tribute whilst ciders were Blackthorn and Thatcher’s Gold. Although it has a slightly unusual ambience, overall this was a decent enough pit stop in an area that is somewhat bereft of any pubs.

On 24th January 2014 - rating: 6
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Brian McCulloch left this review about Talbot Inn

Changed hands a little while ago to become a chinese restaurant. The Talbot used to be a 'main street' boozer which features in old postcards of the area. In a location whose narrow lanes at the back suggest a village location in the distant past.No more!

On 15th August 2006 - no rating submitted
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Dave McNally
Bedminster, 1.53 miles, 29 min walk (show)
Bristol Temple Meads, 1.55 miles, 30 min walk (show)
Lawrence Hill, 2.27 miles, 43 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Charlie's, Bristol
28th Oct 2017, 16:41
Review submitted by Alan Winfield
 
27th Oct 2017, 17:52
Picture submitted by Alan Winfield approved

Pub Details

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Car Park : No last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Darts : Yes - Doubt it gets used as speakers in front - last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Jukebox : Yes last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Micropub : No last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Real Cider : No last updated 24 January 2014 by Blackthorn _
  • Wheelchair Access : No last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 15 April 2018 by Jonathan Wilde
Opening Hours
Sunday12noon - 11pm
Monday11am - 11pm
Tuesday11am - 11pm
Wednesday11am - 11pm
Thursday11am - 11pm
Friday11am - 11pm
Saturday11am - 11pm
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
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