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Black Friar

174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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Quick pint in London

Visiting London & some of its historic pubs. The Black Friar is a must. A real pub serving some... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
via mobile
Hidden Gem!

We saw this beauty sitting on the corner and it was not only picturesque, it was inviting. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
via mobile
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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 good28%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“art nouveau” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
City of London
+44 20 7236 5474
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Reviewed 4 days ago 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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago 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 13 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
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

We were in London for a week and went to several pubs a day. The beers are pretty much the same, love the meat pies, fish and chips, etc. It's about the atmosphere, the history , what is around you. The Black Friar checks all...More

Thank steveleary1
Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

If looking for a place to eat I recommend to move on. The food was mediocre, the service was close to being rude and the loud music was in complete disagreement with the historical interior decoration. However, it is worthwhile to enjoy just one pint...More

1  Thank Kimmo K
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great historical pub, nice beer lovely wine great atmosphere loved it 😊 found as a stop off out of the rain and what a great find 😊

Thank kittywitch19
Reviewed 20 July 2017

We happened to see this place coming up from the underground. It had started raining and we both wanted to take a break. We walked in and it was WOW!! if your looking for authentic british pubs this is your place. I had an Irish...More

Thank Valerie P
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From its ancient past as a Roman trading outpost to
its 21st century status as the wealthiest square mile
in the world, the financial district known simply as
“The City” is one of London's most historic and
fascinating neighbourhoods. Here high rise office
towers such as Norman Foster’s Gherkin mingle with
Roman ruins and architectural marvels from virtually
every era in between, including Christopher Wren's
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Response from Peter B | Reviewed this property |
right. Cross the road and you are there.