The second stop on my quest to visit a 100 London pubs and write about them was The Blackfriar. This historic pub (over a 100 years old) stands on the site of a former Dominican Friary. One end of the building is has a triangular edge, which makes it impossible to miss.
The pub was recommended by Ben, who promised me I’d love the place. I wasn’t disappointed. We met there at 8:00 PM on a Wednesday night and there weren’t too many other patrons, which was nice. The interior is beautiful, with intricately carved wood and marble depicting friars and much more.
Ben and I tried the 4 ales that were available on tap and I particularly enjoyed the Lord Marple. The other three were London Pride, Landlord, and Hookey Gold. Since we were there at dinner time, I also tried a “famous British pie”. The only vegetarian option was the Lentil and Cashew nut tart, which was also really good.
Unfortunately I only had my Nexus One with me so the pictures I have aren’t great. Next time, I will have to remember to carry the dSLR.