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Black Friar

174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
+44 20 7236 5474
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Great historic pub

This quaint pub was a great point to stop for a quick brew on the way to one of our tours. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Winter Park, Florida
via mobile
Hidden gem

This pub is a converted church - plenty to look at and admire, especially along the ceiling... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Talar M
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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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.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“the pub” (31 reviews)
“art nouveau” (4 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 23:00
174 Queen Victoria Street, London EC4V 4EG, England
City of London
+44 20 7236 5474
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This quaint pub was a great point to stop for a quick brew on the way to one of our tours. The staff is friendly and the beer is cold. We enjoyed the unique decor and history that it offered.

Thank WorldCruiser007
Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is a converted church - plenty to look at and admire, especially along the ceiling. Wonderful atmosphere and delicious drinks!

Thank Talar M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful old pub with so many features to look at. Excellent choice of ales and very knowledgeable barmaid keen for everyone to find a beer they liked.

Thank mandy b B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very quicky olde worlde pub with a decent atmosphere. The beer though was not great and clearly the bar man did not know how to pull a decent pint. £5.20 for a pint of Timmy Taylors Landlord and it was like dishwater.

Thank 2011foodmeister
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice vintage bar with good selection of real ales... (as you would expect from a bar in ENGLAND 😁) Anyway here for the weekend, took a chance on this place.. Lager (peroni) not the best... Had to get it changed twice... but... & it's a...More

Thank djamesie
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This is an odd little triangular pub, well worth a stop by for either a pint or just a look. The artwork is beautiful. I'm thankful that they saved the place, apparently there were plans to demolish it and build something else. Thank goodness it...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017

Wonderful "one-off" pub, full of atmosphere and a feast for the eyes - SOOO interesting (look at the website). I will definitely return. Very friendly staff, but I have to say it wasn't busy when we arrived at midday, but it took 25 minutes to...More

Thank EtoileSanderstead
Reviewed 26 April 2017

A good pub (ambience, food quality and range of beers). Four stars. The fifth star - and the reason for being here as opposed to a.n.other good pub - is the preserved Art Deco interior.

Thank Snodgra55
Reviewed 26 April 2017

Visited on Saturday evening 22nd April before the marathon, predictably pub was very busy. We has booked a table (highly recommended), good atmosphere, Food was typical pub food with a varied menu. Nice interior and good location next to tube.

Thank chubbers
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Great location nice and busy place 6 steak all cooked to our expectations I wonder if that German guy is on the market xx

Thank lujzita
City of London
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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