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Penny Black's

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Bar, British, Pub
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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
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Today
12:00 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice location out back of Mailbox. Although normally a big food place it was a great location for the 6 nations rugby which was being shown on many screens. Friendly staff serving a couple of acceptable ales.

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Thank Cerberusi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2017

Good quality food and drink. I would eat here again. I took my family to celebrate my little brother birthday. He enjoy everything, and the service was great. The staff are amazing

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Thank Salena31
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Penny blacks is a traditional pub in the mailbox development. Does a good range of draft beers and cider. Unpretentious.

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Thank Sophie K
Cannock, United Kingdom
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198 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice welcome from the door staff. Decent DJ and nice cocktails. Good atmosphere in here and food looked nice, big portions

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Thank Windy0309
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Stopped in for more drinks after meal. Great location and everyone made us very welcome. Nibbles later with drinks. Great time had by all in great location.

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Thank kaazs
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We got a nice warm welcome from the door man which made us want to come in . The cocktails were decent despite waiting at the bar for a while. Food was average could be better however we did have good service from a nice young waitress

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Thank lizhanley
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Came in here for drinks for my mates 40th and a double celebration as she has just over cancer. They could not of done enough. What a lovely bunch of people. Amy, Abel and Matt made us feel very welcome. Great place :)

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Thank laurafinancecover
BIRMINGHAM UK
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

This occasion was a Friday glass of beer (or in my case red wine) after the working week. The team I work with usually drop in (our office is in The Cube, directly above Penny Black's) after work on a Friday and we meet up with a recently retired member of the team.

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Thank Rugbyfiddler
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Ridiculously expensive, food is average. Cocktails are poor, barmaid is rude. Sound appealing? We've been here a number of times but it has gone downhill more recently.

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Thank Jakeeeeeeeeee
Birmingham
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

i arrived with friends who had never been for a late lunch and was greeted with a smile and hello from a woman behind the bar. apart from a few other people it was pretty much empty. we found our own seats and settled in well before ordering our drinks. the booths are comfortable and clean, although one friend found... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 634 3749

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?