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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.

Our historic Art Nouveau Grade II masterpiece of a pub was built in 1875 on the site of a Dominican friary. The building was designed by architect H. Fuller-Clark and artist Henry Poole, both committed to the free-thinking of the Arts and Crafts Movement.

Jolly friars appear everywhere in the pub in sculptures, mosaics and reliefs. We are lucky to still be here as our wonderful pub was saved from demolition by a campaign led by Sir John Betjeman.

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Jun I

5 months ago

Visited to see its famous beautiful architecture (&drink). It was as expected and very satisfied. But the most surprising experience was that they served incredibly delicious foods! We ordered beef pie and chicken burger. Both of them were amazing! Ordinal common pub menu, but the quality and taste were totally different from Fu####s. Absolutely recommended.

Charlie Thackeray

5 months ago

Busy and good atmosphere - excellent service as despite being fully booked the waitress squeezed us in if we could be finished by 1830. I have forgotten her name but she was super efficient - very outgoing and friendly. The fish and chips we had were above my expectations and were excellent. All round great experience made by the waitress who we made sure was well looked when we paid. The building has plenty of history and lots of ornate marble, so is worth a visit just for that. A London pub at its best.

Shamielyn Arzola

5 months ago

We had Sumptuous lunch and a proper drinks. I was really surprised and impressed with the architectural design inside.. We will definitely be back in here soon… Highly Recommended to everyone.


6 months ago

Top marks again. Food was fantastic, the steak & ale pie was delicious. The festive pie was according to my father the best pie he has had. Mashed potato was delicious. Fish & chips were brilliant too. Staff were all extremely helpful & pleasant. Throughly recommend.

Nusynasy S

7 months ago

Fabulous unique pub from the outside to the inside. Tiny place, so book a table early. The decor is so charming like you are going back 2 centuries .I highly recommend to visit but keep expectations low. You are going there for the atmosphere not the food unfortunately.

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Mon10:00 – 23:00
Tue10:00 – 23:00
Wed10:00 – 23:00
Thur10:00 – 23:00
Fri10:00 – 23:00
Sat09:00 – 23:00
Sun12:00 – 22:30
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