Private Hire at
The Black Friar
YOUR SPACE IN THE CITY
The Black Friar Public House + Restaurant has risen from the ashes, lovingly restored to be bigger and better than its previous incarnations. We like to think it’s somewhere everyone feels at home.
So what better place to gather with colleagues, friends or family? We have a variety of beautiful spaces which provide the perfect atmosphere for any occasion, from 7 to 250 guests.
What’s more, all of our spaces are available for exclusive use with no charge. Free hire for all your meetings, parties or get-togethers.
If you’re planning something special be sure to get in touch. As the wise words carved above our door say, you may go further, and fare worse.
The BlackFriars pub has risen from the ashes and been lovingly restored bigger and better than its previous incarnation. With capacity for over 220 revellers, we’re on a pilgrimage to bring together friends, loved ones and strangers alike, to break bread and share a drink. We’ve resurrected the pub, which was rebuilt in 1886, following a 15-year hiatus, when it lay derelict due to fire damage. We’ve taken great care and attention in the renovation, remaining sensitive to the building’s original features, while adding a slick modern finish throughout. The end-product? A true harmony of old and new. We like to think it’s somewhere everyone feels at home.
The unique pub has something for all tastes and fancies, with a traditional pub area, offering an extensive range of drinks, alongside a classic menu of honest bar food. Under the same roof, sits a modern glass restaurant, surrounded by greenery, serving a menu of fine food using locally sourced seasonal ingredients.
If the sun is shining (miracles do happen), we have a courtyard and outdoor beer garden to top up your tan or soak up the atmosphere. Bringing together friends and family is a special time, and we’ve got function spaces on our second floor that can be exclusively booked for private events. Come and have a snoop.
Don’t believe the hype? Pop in. The Blackfriars is much more than meets the eye, so if you’re passing by, or planning something special, be sure to swing by. As the wise words carved above our door say, you may go further, and fare worse.
A flexible space, The Sanctuary is the perfect place for meetings, workshops and creative sessions. We also offer private dining, cocktail parties and can host unique events for your guests.
With a capacity for up to 24 seated and 40 standing, we have room for all your friends, family and colleagues. This space also benefits from private bathrooms. Comfy sofas, vintage furniture and roaring fires await.
Enquire to see our sample sit-down and canapé menus.
Please note: ‘The Sanctuary’ has stairs only access.
The Restaurant is the beating heart of The Black Friar, following on through the cosy pub entrance.
A stylish yet relaxed dining area, unwind and take in the views of our garden through floor to ceiling windows. Perfect for larger parties to enjoy dining, drinks receptions and more.
This ground floor space can accommodate up to 50 seated, or 200 standing guests when hired in tandem with the Glass Room.
THE GLASS ROOM
The jewel in our crown. The Glass Room is flooded with sun by day, and by night glows warmly under the starry skies.
This beautiful, greenery filled space is the perfect setting for social gatherings with loved ones or work events that impress. Dine, lounge, or spill out into the garden during warmer months.
Seat up to 32 guests for sit-down dining, or 40 standing with grazing tables and canapés. See our sample menus below.
Made for sunshine. Beers, blooms, and bloody marvellous grazing – our garden is the perfect place to bask in the sun (when it shines, of course).
An oasis in the city, book for work gatherings or big old booze ups. Your imagination is the limit, but one thing is for sure – this little slice of paradise is sure to impress your guests whatever the weather.
Our garden can be hired in part or in full, with capacity from 10 to 120 people. Our outdoor bar + kitchen (coming from mid-April) will also be available for exclusive hire.
To find out more, please email our reservations team below.
The Black Friar is also available for full venue hire.
Our menus are all expertly curated by our Head Chef, Ben Chaplin – from 2 & 3 course sit downs to grazing tables and canapés.
We’re always happy to tailor menus to suit taste and budget, so please get in touch to see what we can offer for your event.
From lager and stout to champagne and one-of-a-kind cocktails, our bartenders can help create your perfect drinks reception.
We also offer tea, coffee and more for decidedly less boozy events. Just ask us about our bespoke drinks packages.