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Where history meets heart and the world gathers.

Gerard & Teresa Burns (current owners) stand beside Una, manager and daughter outside Charlie's.

Charlie's Bar

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!

Our History

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.

Gerard Burns, current proprietor standing outside the, 'White Star Bar'.
Charlie Burns behind the original bar. His excise Licence from 1953/54 is also shown in the picture.
The original owner, Charlie Burns stands beside 2 customers outside the bar.

Est. 1944

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque island town of Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, Charlie's Bar is a name that resonates with warmth and history. As the most established traditional pub in Enniskillen and the oldest family-run bar, we have been a central hub of community life since 1944.​

Christmas 2023

2023 marked a monumental chapter in our story as Charlie's Bar, the family-run traditional pub in County Fermanagh, 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. 

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Watch the full video here:

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do you serve food?
    Unfortunately, we do not serve food. However, you are welcome to order from Little Wing Pizzeria (next door to us) and they will deliver the pizzas in to your table in Charlie’s. Just ask a member of staff in Charlie’s for a Little Wing Menu if you are feeling peckish.
  • Can you reserve tables in the Main Bar, Downstairs?
    We accept bookings for our Upstairs Lounge every Saturday night. However, if you are planning on visiting with a larger group (eight plus) on a different day and would like the security of having seats, send us a message/email and we will do our best to accommodate you.
  • Can outside musicians join the Trad Session on a Sunday?
    Absolutely – we love to see musicians coming from all over to join our weekly Trad Sessions. The Session takes place every Sunday, from 7.30pm and the more the merrier!
  • Can I book a private event?
    Our Upstairs Lounge is available for private hire, for up to 120 guests, free of charge. For more details, and to make an event inquiry, please visit our events page.
  • Are you Dog Friendly?
    We are very proud to be Dog Friendly. If you do bring your four-legged pooch along with you, make sure to ask one of our friendly team for a Doggy Water Bowl and some treats!
  • Are children allowed in the bar?
    We are a child-friendly pub. A young person, accompanied by an adult, is welcome to be in the bar up until 9.00pm.
  • Do you have any Hen Packages?
    Yes, we offer a range of packages for Hen Parties. Please contact us on 02866325303 or charliesbar358@btinternet.comfor a bespoke package and pricing. Each package includes a private bar, the option to play your own personalised playlist and reserved seating with Live Music in the evening. Paint by the Pints Our resident artist will guide you through a 2-hour, step-by-step painting class while you sip on a tipple of your choice. You can pick from a selection of paintings or provide an image for your group to paint! (£25-30 per person) Jiving/Line Dancing Classes Want to work up a thirst? This is the perfect activity for a bride to be who loves Country Music and getting out on the Dance-floor! Why not try a lively and fast-paced Jive dance hen party and take yourselves right back to the dance halls! With Tina from Modern Country Moves as your dance teacher, you're sure to have a laugh too. Not only will this be exclusive to your group, but you’ll have plenty of space and privacy to learn, practice and perform with the girls! (£10 per person - Bride goes free) Flower Crown Workshop Make your own beautiful handmade flower crown. Be inspired by our bounty of quality faux flowers, leafy foliage, ribbons and embellishments. The fabulous Nicola from Fountain Lane will help you structure your crown for shape, variety and fit! Select flowers to your preferred colour scheme or match in with the season. (Price is dependant on numbers and preferred style).
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