At the Black Friar bed and breakfast, owner Tom Hulbert and his merry band of friars carry on a tradition of hospitality that goes back to the dark ages of England.
Black Friars were monks of the Franciscan Order. They traveled the country to spread their beliefs, frequenting taverns and lodging establishments to connect with people.
Characters like “Friar Tuck” became famous for their joyful message and love of fine food, mead and brew. The Black Friar monk was revered as a soul that would inspire joyful conversation and happiness in the locals enjoying his presence.
Today at the Black Friar Inn, we value the traditions of the past, and all of our friars extend a warm and hospitable welcome travelers to Bar Harbor from both far and near at our Inn and Pub.