The Charters Bar - Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Charters venue is a tastefully converted floating Dutch barge (Leendert-R), which now holds a real ale / late night live music bar on the lower deck, with a 100 seater full Pan Asian restaurant called East on the upper deck. Charters is situated on the river Nene in the centre of Peterborough, on the west side of the town bridge and is reputedly the largest converted barge in Great Britain. Originally named Ã¢â‚¬Å“Leendert-RÃ¢â‚¬Â it was built in 1907 & worked on the rivers and canals of Holland, Belgium and Germany, carrying cargo such as sand and grain right up to 1990. The barge is 176ft long, is made of riveted iron and had a licence to carry 616 tonnes. It was brought across the North Sea and was converted into Charters Bar and restaurant, opening in September 1991. Charters has an excellent reputation for offering its customers a range of quality, yet reasonably priced beer. The staff are helpful and knowledgeable of the products on offer and we have a try before you buy policy for those unsure customers. As Charters has ties with the multi award winning Oakham Ales, you can expect to find at least 4 of their beers which have been brewed in the city, including the Champion beer of Britian 2001 JHB, White Dwarf, and Bishops Farewell. There is a permanent Mild and an ever changing range of guest beers which are supplied from all over the country. There is also a good range of quality Belgian beers available. We have done our best to offer the best selection, and ensure that there is one for all types of palate. These include fruit, trappist, honey, white and blonde amber and dark beers. If beer is not to your taste, there is also an extensive range of draught/bottled lagers, wines, spirits, soft drinks, and coffees. With the largest beer garden in Peterborough, its friendly staff , good safe atmosphere and clientele of all ages, Charters is the complete venue. Charters is licenced for entertainment, dancing and live music.