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Monday, 9 April 2012

Black Friars Pub

The narrow wedge shaped ornate art nouveau, Black Friars Pub is found in the area of the same name. Just across from the newly refurbished Black Friars Station. Built around 1875 it overflows with the work by sculptors Nathaniel Hitch, Frederick T. Callcott and Henry Poole. The exterior is equally elaborate.
In the 1960's Sir John Betjeman led a campaign to save the building from demolition.
Not bad for a pint, pie and picture.

16 comments:

Steffe said...

Very English.

John said...

What a great old pub, nice to see there are still a few left.

jabblog said...

A cathedral to pie and ale . . .

Dave said...

I must remember this one.

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous. I've added it to my list of places to visit in the future.

Jack said...

Jabblog's comment is perfect: "A cathedral to pie and ale." Let's pretend that I wrote that.

Luis Gomez said...

What a great looking place Mo.

An Maliq said...

I adore this kind of interriors!
Nice pic Mo :-)

CBMT said...

I was here today!!! I can't imagine what time you had to get there to take that photo though : )

Karine said...

Good thing they saved it!

Caroline said...

Wow. Looks more like a church than a pub.

Adullamite said...

Fantastic inside shot. I wish I had gone in now!

Cathy Hudspeth said...

I'm with Sharon - it has now on my list of places I really want to visit.

Gunn said...

Thanks for sharing!
Looks interesting and nice.

lewi14 said...

It's really a wonderful and cosy pub. My favourite!

/t. said...

begs the question,
"where do the white friars drink?"

× × ×

/t.

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