Charlie Franks

We’re on the comeback trail!

Charlie Franks is preparing an exciting comeback thanks to the support of hundreds of well-wishers since its closure.

Our cherished restaurant, cocktail bar and lounge music venue in Plymouth was sadly forced to close earlier this year due to a set of unforeseen circumstances outside of the owners’ control.

We were overwhelmed by the outpouring of heartfelt messages from customers, suppliers and organisations across the city.

A tremendous amount of hard work had gone into forging a reputation for excellent food and drink complemented by a superb atmosphere thanks to its rotating bill of well-loved singers and musicians.

Now, in response to wave of messages, we want to bring the Charlie Franks brand back – this time as a ‘pop-up’ experience at some of the best venues in the city.

If you want to be the first in the know simply register your email address by popping it into the box at the bottom of this page.

We have already spoken to several venues who hope to support a ‘Charlie Franks night’ – which would be compete with fabulous food, the signature classic cocktails and unrivalled entertainment while you dine.

Owner David Barrett said: “We were absolutely devastated that Charlie Franks had to close but the sheer number of messages of support sent to us was overwhelming.

“It made us sit up and think that we had to try to capture the Charlie Franks spirit. We can’t do it at our beloved venue but we could recreate the experience at some of the best places to dine in town.

“We’ve already spoken to several venues who would love to stage a Charlie Franks night and I’d appeal to anyone who is interested to get in touch. Watch this space!”

We hope to announce our first date for the new ‘pop-up’ experience soon. If you’re interested just pop your email address into the box at the bottom of this page.

Demand is expected to be high after a string of sell-out events at the former restaurant including the legendary Peaky Blinders nights.

Venues that would like to be involved are asked to email

Since the restaurant’s closure, the owners have managed to place the majority of staff in other employment thanks to the generous help and support of businesses in the greater Plymouth area.

David added: “We’d like to thank everyone who has come to our aid in a difficult time, especially those who helped our dedicated and excellent team find new employment so quickly. It speaks volumes about the community we are so lucky to be part of.”

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