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Black Friar

174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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Art Nouveau Decor is the Highlight

This pub claims to date back to the 16th century. Supposedly, part of Henry VIII's divorce... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Matthias M
Baltimore, Maryland
Old but very Beautiful!

Very small structure in the cona, but inside is very very beautiful! Pretty local, very nice food... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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You will find The Blackfriar in Blackfriars London within a short stroll of Blackfriars Bridge, Upper Thames Street and Fleet Street - however you won't find another like it.Step in to discover a traditional pub of unique character, revered for its eclectic range of real ales and its quality pub food, which are served, as they should be, with a generous measure of famous British hospitality.The Blackfriar is one of many rare gems in the Nicholson's collection of great British pubs, reputed for their distinctive buildings, intriguing history and vibrant atmosphere.
  • Excellent57%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
City of London
+44 20 7236 5474
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This pub claims to date back to the 16th century. Supposedly, part of Henry VIII's divorce proceedings from Catherine of Aragon took place here. What is indisputable, the pub got an art nouveau make-over around the turn of the century. Every lover of this art...More

Thank Matthias M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very small structure in the cona, but inside is very very beautiful! Pretty local, very nice food and particular. Good wine and what else? Try it!

Thank easyboy77
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic old building in London on North Side of Blackfriars bridge. I have been here twice, and my recommendation is to go earlier in the day if you are touring, to enjoy the beauty of the building and the atmosphere. After 5 pm the pub...More

Thank Ann R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not the best service but the food and drinks were good. We sat outside on a nice supper evening and watched the crowds. Fish and chips were good. Our friends got the meat pies and enjoyed them.

Thank summerlake3499
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Visiting London & some of its historic pubs. The Black Friar is a must. A real pub serving some lovely ales. The food was excellent and staff very friendly. If you like traditional pubs in London give this one a try you won’t be disappointed.

Thank Zippeeee
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

We saw this beauty sitting on the corner and it was not only picturesque, it was inviting. We were hungry but not sure if they served food until we walked up and were treated to a great menu. We showed up at 11:30 am and...More

Thank stephaniesmithmt
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This is a beautiful old authentic pub built over a thirteenth century priory. The original Art Nouveaux artwork is stunning, the atmosphere great and the beer on offer top quality, with a mix of rare brews in the taps. A good place to savor real...More

Thank 831ada
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Only had an hour this lunchtime but made welcome, my house wine was fine. We both had the sausage sandwich, mine was really good with sausages perfect and ciabatta nicely toasted. And all done within the hour although never felt rushed or pushed. Thanks a...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 12 September 2017

This is a one-of-a-kind establishment. Built in 1875 on the site of a friary it was thankfully saved from demolition. The artwork is wonderful and worth a trip just to see. Dinner was delicious in their very tiny dining room... some of the best fish...More

Thank AnneSoCa
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

We went here to grab some food in the evenig. It is a small and a bit loud but such an authentic place! Awesome :)) !!! Food was good and beer of course too! The place looks really great inside! Staff was friendly too :))

Thank TheSchmierks
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
right. Cross the road and you are there.