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The original owner, Charlie Burns stands beside 2 customers outside the bar.
Charlie Burns behind the original bar. His excise Licence from 1953/54 is also shown in the picture.
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Nestled in the heart of the picturesque island town of Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Charlie's Bar is a name that resonates with warmth and history. As the town's most established traditional pub and the oldest family-run bar, we have been a central hub of community life since 1944.

Charlie's Bar, a legacy named after Charlie Burns, has been the beacon of hospitality for generations. From its early days of serving farmers, locals, and American troops during the war, the bar has stood as a testament to timeless camaraderie and service.

The baton of tradition, passed from Charlie to his son Gerry, and now to his granddaughter Una, has seen the bar not only maintain its cherished values but also embrace evolution. A major refurbishment under Gerry's tenure honoured the past while paving the way for the future, which Una has embraced with open arms and innovative spirit.

2023 marked a monumental chapter in our story as Charlie's Bar became a global sensation through a heartwarming Christmas video that captured the world's imagination. This video, emanating from the depths of our heritage, showcased the true spirit of Enniskillen's community to a global audience, reminding everyone of the joy and togetherness that the festive season brings.

Today, as you step into Charlie's Bar, you're not just entering a pub; you're becoming a part of a story that has touched millions, a story where every visitor is a friend and every moment is an opportunity to make memories. 

Gerard Burns, current proprietor standing outside the, 'White Star Bar'.
Gerard & Teresa Burns (current owners) stand beside Una, manager and daughter outside Charlie's.

Charlie's Bar is a proper public house for the discerning drinker, selling 'The Best Guinness in Enniskillen' according to the Guinness Guru.  You can be sure of a 'Fermanagh Welcome' when you visit with friendly faces on both sides of the bar.  

The bar has a warm, traditional atmosphere, with an open fire and Off-Sales. We offer free Wi-Fi and are dog friendly so no need to leave anyone behind!

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