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Black Friar Inn and Pub

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The Black Friar Inn and Pub is a hidden gem; once you find it we guarantee you will be back! Our three story building is mostly constructed from materials salvaged from the mansions that burned in the great fire of 1947. In season, our highly rated restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily. Breakfasts at the Friar are hearty and healthy. Portions are generous and everything is made from scratch right here at the Black Friar Inn. Open to the public, breakfast is served from 7:30am to 10:00am. Each afternoon the Friar’s Pub opens at 4pm for happy hour, offering $5 house wine and drafts (Maine selections always on tap) and the company is fine. Settle in after a day in the park in an old-fashioned British pub atmosphere. A full line of spirits, cocktails, wines and craft brews are served. Shareable plates and pub fare, dinner offerings include scotch eggs, crab cakes, Charcuterie board and much more. Dinner service begins at 5pm and blackboard specials change weekly.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
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Hidden Gems
Historic Hotel
Full view
95Great for walkers
Grade: 95 out of 100
122Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
51Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Cozy, has a bar, has a great chef who served us a spectacular dinner. What a nice surprise! Was recommended by a local in Bar Harbor so we decided to try it out. Did not have rez so was happy we were able to be seated. It is a small restaurant. Food was delicious. From chow
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A lovely Inn with comfortable rooms and delicious food. The Pub is delightful. The use of salvaged architectural pieces throughout adds so much charm. We wish our stay could have been longer. The next time we are in Bar Harbor, we will be at Black Friar Inn and Pub.
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What a wonderful evening at the Friar’s Pub (Black Friar Inn, Bar Harbor, ME)!
After spending two months following a very limited nutrition program, it was such a pleasure to dine here and to find things that I can eat! All the items that we ordered were even better than their d
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Quiet, off the tourist trail and highly recommended. Pretty reasonable pricing in a nice old fashioned setting. Staff were friendly and chef on hand to take the plaudits. Well deserved. My wife opted for the garlic Risotto - wow, really tasty. The Reuben was tasty too, really enj
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Great bar harbor b&b! Just off the main path. Our room (#5) was very clean and comfortable. Only negative was on our second night, it was windy out and the black friar hanging sign on the corner creaked allllllll night, making it impossible to sleep well—even with a sound machine
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The bed in the "Turrett Room"
This was in the bathroom when we arrived.
View of the Black Friar
Hi, can you accommodate my brother in law who suffers from slight MS and struggles with stairs?
thank you for your inquiry. all my rooms are on the second and third floor. i don't think he would enjoy all the stairs
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Hi there! A few questions before I book... 1 - Is there free parking? 2 - Are there TVs in each room? 3 - Does each room come with a private bathroom? Thanks!
yes free parking. yes bathrooms in each room. on tvs in rooms but do have a few in the pub and a big viewing room
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my son works at the italian restaurant up the road, and recommends this place for his Dad and I arriving for the first time ever this july! can you tell us what your availability and rates for mon-sat are for july 13-18 departure would be?
Have a few rooms available for the dates you have indicated. Please visit the Inn's website and go to the availability charts for vacancy and rates. Have rooms from $145./nt to $190./nt. Thank you, friartom
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"Don’t stay here, else a room not on the exhaust fan side."
"We stayed in the room that has beautiful lighted stained glass on the wall; small, but plenty of room for two, and at a great price."
"We stayed in Room 2 - a nice and cozy room!"
"We had the smallest room in the inn (#6) and loved it. It is also the best deal in all of Bar Harbor."
"Book early - they fill up fast!"
United StatesMaineDownEast and Acadia MaineMount Desert IslandBar Harbor
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