My son attends the AFC college in Harrogate and had his 'Passing In' parade in October, as we live so far away my mother and i decided to drive up the night before and book into a B & B so we could arrive at the college early the next morning. We didnt want to pay too much so I spent some time searching on line and came across Charlie's, the reviews were favourable so i called and made a booking. I have to say that after a 3 hour drive we were so grateful to walk into such a warm welcome! Charlie's is a quaint, cosy pub lit with scented candles and homely lighting with a handful of rooms to rent up stairs. We shared a twin room which was a great size and had everything you could need for a comfortable nights stay including an en suite. We were surprised to find that apart from the standard coffee and tea usually supplied in B & B's we also had a large selection of biscuits and chocolate bars to nibble on!!! Charlie doesnt provide evening meals but recommend a restaurant which was a 10 minute walk up the road....i cant remeber the name of it but it was fabulous and very reasonably priced! We couldnt wait to get back to the warm ambience of the pub for a glass of wine after we'd eaten so headed staright back after our meal. Charlie sat at the bar with a few of the locals and regaled us with stories of his past and plans for his future, he is such a warm, friendly character that we felt we'd known him for years by the time we went up to bed!! Breakfast was a feast including cereals, yoghurt, toast and a full monty cooked by Charlie himself....we couldn't fault it! If you're looking for somewhere with a 5* rating and the luxuries that go with it then this isn't the place for you, if on the other hand you are looking to kick back, relax, be made to feel extremely welcome and to join in a bit of friendly banter then this is definitely the place for you! I will be returning to Harrogate soon and wouldnt dream of booking anywhere else before checking to see if Charlie has a free room!!
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