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Salford’s historic Black Friar Pub celebrates its 1st birthday with £1 Prosecco, Pints & Sides

The iconic Black Friar pub in Salford is celebrating its first year in business by offering their guests a new item for £1 every week throughout August – think glasses of prosecco, pints of lager & cider, side dishes and bread & olives!

Neil Burke, managing director of the historic venue said:

“We’re so excited to be celebrating our first birthday and want all of our friends, neighbours and loyal guests to come and celebrate with us.

“At the Black Friar, our main focus (other than top quality drinks and grub) is to give back to our local community. We hope that by offering some of our most popular menu items for just £1 that our guests will feel the love.”

Although it’s the first birthday of the pub as it stands today, there has actually been a public house on the Blackfriar Street site for over 200 years. Originally called the School Inn which burnt to the ground, it was rebuilt and renamed as the Blackfriar in 1886. It traded as a pub all the way until 2001, when it was sadly gutted by another fire.

For over 100 years whilst trading as the Blackfriar it was a well-known drinking establishment. The notorious Kray twins held meetings there, and there are hundreds of stories of fights, gigs and scandals that have all happened within its walls. It was famously known as a Boddington pub for a long time, with the brewery just up the road.

In 2021, Neil had just returned from an eight-year stint in Australia working for a large restaurant group when he was approached by the Salboy/Domis developers. As the pub is Grade II listed, it was the perfect opportunity to restore the beautiful old building to its former glory as a boozer. After a £1.5m restoration project, the Black Friar reopened in August of 2021 with Head Chef Ben Chaplin (formerly of 20 Stories) at the helm.

The Offer

Each week customers will be able to enjoy a new offer.

2nd – 5th August: £1 glasses of prosecco

9th – 12th August: £1 bread & olives

16th – 19th August: £1 pints of Black Friar Lager + Orchid Pig Cider

23rd – 26th August: £1 for all A La Carte sides

Available Tues-Fri, 2nd-26th August. Valid when you order at least 2 courses from the á la carte menu.  Available any time in all areas – Pub, Restaurant + Garden. Have as many as you like of each, all £1 per glass/portion, for the duration of your booking.

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