Charters Cafe Bar
Open all day
Charters Cafe Bar
The pub is a Dutch barge built in 1907 and now moored upstream of town bridge. In fact it is opposite the site of the Peterborough beer festival and provides a haven from the afternoons when the festival is closed. It was pub of the year 1994.
There is a large restaurant above the drinking area with good wholesome food - now doing oriental food at lunchtimes 12-2.30pm and evenings 6-10.30pm. It now owns Oakham Ales and stocks their full range which is great. The beers on sale at the time were Oakham JHB, Hunky Dory and Old Tosspot, Bass and Fuller's London Pride. There were also three other guest beers that often include porters. There always 10 beers on sale!!!! It is also one of few pubs using oversized glasses, though that means you get a head - yuk!
No accommodation of course (worse luck), though there are plenty of places to stay within a stone throw. Try calling the tourist information.
Bound to be busy around festival time as they had something like 40,000 visitors last time - I accounted for at least four of those!
Charters is open during Peterborough Beer Festival and, incidentally, provides the license for the site.
Try also Silks Bar at The Thorpe Lodge Hotel, 83 Thorpe Road, Peterborough, 01733 348759. Oakham ales and guests.
The Fayre Spot and Goodly, Bretton Centre, Peterbourough. Real ales. Music Friday eve. Food: 11-2.30pm (Sun 12-2.30pm). 01733 842518. www.cresset.co.uk
Cock Inn, 1305 Lincoln Road, Werrington, Peterborough. (01733) 572408. Daily food, TV, beer garden, new guest ales every month, live music.
Eight Bells, 211 Lincoln Rd, Peterborough. (01733) 897489. Adnams Bitter , Landlord, Adnams Broadside. Live music, pool, beer garden. Open: Mon Closed, Tue-Thu 5-11pm, Fri 4-11pm, Sat 2-11pm, Sun 5-10.30pm.
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up to 12 guest ales.
Park Road Guest House
67 Park Road
From - S:£45, D:£80 en-suite.