Rose & Crown Blackfriars

Welcome to the Rose & Crown, Blackfriars

An oasis in the city, the Rose & Crown promises great ales, fresh food - and one of central London’s rare beer gardens! WE ARE OPEN - if you can, book in advance for food by phone. Walk-ins welcome subject to availability.

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Updated pub guidelines

Some of our pub opening times have changed, please check individual pub websites or Facebook pages. We can now accept groups of no more than 6, and remember to wear your mask when entering. Full guidelines can be found by clicking the button below. Read our Chief Executive’s statement here.


Outside space tends to come at a premium in the capital. Not so at The Rose & Crown, where you’re free to enjoy one of central London’s biggest beer gardens - complete with outdoor bar and a TV screen that’s perfect for a sunny summer of sport.

This is a pub for all seasons though, and inside, you’ll find a friendly, cosy atmosphere, traditional style and no little history either. The building, located in a part of Blackfriars once known as the Paris Garden (named in Shakespeare’s Henry VIII) is thought to date back to the late 1800s.

Things may have changed a little since then (we recently underwent an exciting refurb to bring modern style to our historic surroundings), but good old-fashioned service still reins here.

We serve up an excellent range of award-winning real ales, including Spitfire and Whitstable Bay Pale Ale, plus a selection of seasonal and guest ales. We are also known for our great pub food - ranging from light bites to something a little more substantial.

It all awaits south of the river, just a short stroll away from the South Bank, St Paul’s and London Bridge - and with the pub close to Blackfriars, it’s the perfect spot for commuters too.

We’ll look forward to seeing you soon. Don’t forget to bring the weather…