Black Friar (Nicholsonís) | Blackfriars, Greater London
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Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
Exceptional based on 17 ratings
Type: Bar

174 Queen Victoria Street
Blackfriars, Greater London England EC4V 4EG [ print map ]
020 7236 5474

nicholsonspubs.co.uk/theblackfriarblackfriarslondon

Hours: 10:00-23:30 Mon-Thu, 10:00-00:00 Fri & Sat, 10:00-23:00 Sun


Mayor: Sledutah (2) | Taps: 8 | Bottles: 2



A Nicholsons pub with an extraordinary art nouveau interior.

Black Friar (Nicholsonís)

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Beer Available At Black Friar (Nicholsonís) (arranged by most recent)
Portobello Black 62, Skinners Cornish Trawler 43, St. Austell Nicholsonís Pale Ale 45, Butcombe Adam Hensonís Rare Breed 48, Aspall Classic Organic Suffolk Cyder 39
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17 reviews for Black Friar (Nicholsonís)
 Ambiance  89%
 Service  69%
 Selection  59%
 Food  69%
 Value  68%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  74%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois  (620) The íSham, England | February 24, 2013
Listed building with interesting exterior and interior, a few minutes walk from Blackfriars tube station (District/Circle) now reopened after being closed for a year or so. In the Nicholsons chain so expect their usual rotating list of SIBA micros. Service has always been fine, although Iíve tended to pop in late afternoon as opposed to an evening. Never eaten here but the food looks good whenever Iíve been. At the business end not a destination pub for ticks as you wonít find anything here that another Nicholsons wonít yield but well worth trying to incorporate on a crawl for a grand old building with some decent cask action!
70
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
ads135  (167) Lawrence, Kansas | June 13, 2012
The beers arent the best and there isnít a great selection if real ales arenít your thing, but thatís not a really valid complaint in England regardless. The chief draw, and its significant, is the pub itself. Easily one of the most gorgeous places to drink beer in London, possible England. Art nouveau interior, classy, and easily accessible from the tube.
66
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 13/20
Brugmansia  (392) Jylland, Denmark | August 23, 2012
Visited this pub 27/12-2011, with my parents. Being a traditionel pub in the Nicholsons chain, always a visit worth. Very nice decour and cosy atmosphere. The beers were in nice conditions and they seems to change them rather often. They have the traditionel pubmenu as well. Friendly staff.
64
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
downender  (303) Bristol, England | February 6, 2010
This pub stands out for the early 20th century Arts & Crafts interior, which is stunning with its marble decoration and bronze bas-reliefs of monks. Ales on offer are pretty good, the Timothy Taylor Landlord and Harviestoun Haggis Hunter I sampled were in good condition and the barman was friendly. Worth visiting.
64
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
maltdog  (75) Colorado | May 31, 2009
Cool wedge-shaped building... the interior is all dark wood, marble, and bronze. Only four cask ales (varies daily) and a half dozen fizzy yellow Eurolagers... plus some bottled beer, cider, and cheap wine. Staff is knowledgeable about the beer, reinforced by seeing them all sample a new product together. Typical London pub food, no different than anywhere else. The outside patio seating would be pleasant if you werenít constantly surrounded by chainsmokers. Visit for the atmosphere and photo ops more than anything else.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 12/20
beansoup  (22) , | April 22, 2011
Marvelous interior. íCause, you know, thereís beer inside, like.
54
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Leeale  (15) , | September 15, 2014
Not a bad place, just a shame the selection is poor, the price isnít that fair and the service was pretty weak in my opinion.

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