Corporate Experiences

Blackfriars offers a number of different options for organisations including away-days, cookery and other team-building sessions for 8-50 delegates. Below are just some of our options.


If you’re looking for some peace and tranquillity then you might want to consider Blackfriars' Dormitory Meeting Rooms, the oldest place to meet in town!
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Private Dining

As well as our 50-seater Medieval Banquet Hall (min 12 guests) which offers medieval banquets for corporate and private functions, we also have our ornate Cookery School dining table which seats 14 and tasting room which accommodates up to 18 guests.
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Blackfriars is the oldest place to meet in town, a venue steep in history which will provide an excellent conversation starter and create a memorable atmosphere for your next networking event.
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Ready Steady Cook

One of our most popular courses, this challenges teams to present two courses of the best food they can create (starter & main, or main & dessert) using a box of mystery ingredients – one for each team plus various store cupboard essentials.
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Chef's Table

Sit back, relax and enjoy an evening of fabulous food cooked right in front of you by your very own personal chef. Six courses of the finest, local and seasonal offerings we can find and may include canapés, amuse bouche, starter, fish course, palette cleanser, meat course, pre-dessert, dessert, cheese and coffee.
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Bespoke wine tastings

Would you like to take you and your team’s wine knowledge to the next level. Join our sommelier at Blackfriars for a bespoke wine tasting.
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Bao & Beer

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Chinese Bao making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft pillows of steamed buns with succulent savoury fillings and luscious sweet treats.
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Pizza & Prosecco Nights

Relax and have fun at your own convivial pizza-making social! Our master baker will show you just how easy it is to make blisteringly good home-made sourdough flatbreads and pizzas full of tasty artisan toppings, both super savoury and decadently sweet.
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Tacos & Tequila

Relax and have fun at our convivial evening of Taco making. Our cookery school teacher will show you just how easy it is to make home-made soft corn and flour tortillas filled with succulent savoury fillings.
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Join us at the Friary for a fun spin on a blind wine tasting.
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During the two-hour tasting, led by our wine expert, you will learn how to taste wine like the experts do, sampling wines from Spain and Latin America paired with a selection of tapas from Blackfriars’ kitchen.
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If you want to discover more perfect pairings join us at Blackfriars where our wine expert will take you through a selection of wines accompanied by some samples of food, explaining the art and science behind the pairings, giving you the confidence to plan your next meal and impress your friends.
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Bespoke Magnum Wine Dinners

A unique exclusive opportunity to treat 12-14 of your team or clients to some of the finest old Rhone or Bordeaux Claret wines.
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Wine & Cheese Matching

Wine & cheese go together like fish & chips! Join us for an evening of top-drawer cheeses with fabulous wines, all perfectly paired.
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Cocktails & CanapÉs

Have some fun with a bespoke cocktail masterclass from one of our dedicated mixologists.
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Bespoke whisky tastings

The ‘Water of Life’ was the name given to whisky by monks in the middle ages but this introduction to Scotland’s famous export is bang up-to-date.
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You’ll start the tasting off with a visit to our own Micro Brewery before heading to the beer tasting where the fun and informative tasting of ‘beer and bait’ will continue.
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Whey Ale Man – A tasting of local beers

Interested in local beers and ales and not be aware of the wealth of brewing talent we have right here…
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Gin O’Clock – a tasting of gins

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.
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Medieval Banquets

Enjoy your own medieval banquet in our spectacular Banquet Hall used by kings and nobles from years gone by.
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Coaching Workshops

We offer coaching workshops on a variety of topics aimed at increasing self-confidence and productivity for enterprise agencies, organisations, charities and groups.
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