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This quirky little pub sits on the corner of Queen Victoria Street and New Bridge Street and always makes me smile when I drive past.
The Art Nouveau wedge shaped building occupies the site of the old Blackfriars Dominican Friary, which stood here from 1217 to 1538.
The name Blackfriar comes from the black cloak which the Friars wore at the time.
After the reformation, the Blackfriars Theatre took its place and Shakespeare put some of his plays on here.
The pub, built in Victorian times, has a guardian Blackfriar mounted on the front of the building, and inside the walls are adorned with Blackfriar reliefs, telling the fascinating story of the Friary.