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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wanted to go somewhere with friends to watch the Rugby. Pennyblacks ticked all the boxes. Comfy seating. Great view for the large screen tv's. no lengthy queues at the bar. Friendly staff. Deffo a great meeting place.

Thank Tia856
Level Contributor
46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The canal side setting and a very good beer choice are the main drawer. It's a smart venue that has great seating. Tall tables or cosy sofas. Perfect for a night out with a large group. Was last stop before keg and grill which can be easily reached

Thank Matt H
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 12 February 2017

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.

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

Thank Salena31
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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.

Thank Sophie K
Cannock, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 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

Thank Windy0309
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 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.

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

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 :)

Thank laurafinancecover
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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.

Thank Rugbyfiddler

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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?