Parlour Bar

Blackfriars' Parlour Bar was the original Parlour for the Dominican Friars used to welcome guests.  For the last 18 years it was a gift shop called Pheonix Antiques and in 2017 we took over occupancy of the Parlour. It’s now used for pre and post meals and is open throughout the day and evening serving bar snacks, including our famous 'Parlour Plank' and coffee, tea, wine, cocktails and beer on wood from 11am-midnight. 

You can also enjoy an event in the bar or organise your own - here's some ideas:

Cocktail Making:  
Learn how to make amazing cocktails from the experts and then drink them afterwards!  Prices from £26pp and include a glass of fizz on arrival and cocktails, which can be tailored to suit all tastes. Duration 1½-2 hrs. You'll also have the opportunity to enjoy 10% off a 3-course set meal afterwards for £18.90pp. 6-14 people.
Gin O'Clock 
Gin and tonic has become the aperitif of choice in recent years. Hundreds of new distilleries are opening every year with us Brits are now drinking over 30 million litres of the stuff every year. And it seems we just can’t get enough of this delightful juniper-flavoured spirit. So why not join us for a gin masterclass and learn a little bit more about your favourite tipple! £26 including a palate-cleansing fizz on arrival and 4 totally different gins - some neat and some with a choice of tonic plus some home-made sourdough or biscuits. You can also add a 3 course set meal (including 10% discount) for just £18.90. 1.5-2 hours. 6-14 people

For larger parties, you can use our Tasting Room above for the restaurant for up to 30 people.