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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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The Quays
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27 Boat Quay 26, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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Today
11:30 - 01:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 - 00:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 01:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is by far the closest thing to a British style pub I have found anywhere in South East Asia! The pub itself is styled to look and feel exactly like a British pub and it does! The staff are very friendly, welcoming and so helpful. The food tastes amazing and there is a great selection of local and imported... More 

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Thank Jack R
Hexham, United Kingdom
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224 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Penny Black is somewhere we have always avoided as we have an aversion to mock British pubs...I am afraid you can never replicate the real thing. We did succumb at last, mainly due to the refurbishments on Boat Quay, and we quite happy with the place (as long as you don't think of it as a British Pub)! We... More 

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Thank Seatroutfisher-1
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are happy to hear that you decided to visit The Penny Black and even more so that you were satisfied with your visit! We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. We do hope to see you again at The Penny Black!... More 

London, United Kingdom
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51 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub has a great view over the river and city beyond. A really good place to have a beer and something to eat. We just had some snacks - chips and spicy chicken wings which were both tasty and the portion size was good.

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Thank Job129
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We love hearing from our customers and we are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your visit to the pub. We will be sure to pass your compliments to our chefs. Do come visit us again for some more beer and food! Many thanks, Lizzie... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Called in for a few wines last night (at $128 for 2 bots chardonnay...not cheap) Thought would try them today for happy hour... $62 for bot chardonnay...not happy and neither were the staff..customer service training needed

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Thank Paul W
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are deeply sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your visit at the pub. We will be sure to take on board your feedback so we can improve our staff training. Please feel free to drop me an email explaining what exactly went wrong... More 

Wentworth Falls, Australia
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120 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for a beer or several, gold snack foods and options to sit inside air con or outdoors with views of river and city. On a no traffic road so great friendly people atmospsher.

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Thank DamienSales
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review about The Penny Black. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at the pub and we will be sure to pass on your compliments to our chefs. Do come back and visit us again! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

San Francisco, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016

Met some friends here for a chat. However, a rugby match was going on, so the conversation was a bit strained. With all the action going on the multiple screens the service as still prompt and friendly.

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Thank RJ_Travels10
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We love hearing from our customers and we are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with your visit. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. Do come back and visit us again! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Singapore, Singapore
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233 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When the sports not on, it's a nice place to meet with friends. But once the sports on, it's so loud it's impossible to have a conversation. The drinks are good (though expensive) and the food has gone downhill since they outsourced it.

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Thank Evan L
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are sorry to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with your visit to the pub. Unfortunately, due to the fire in our kitchen last month we have had to outsource our food, however our kitchen will be reopening soon. We will be sure to pass... More 

Mumbai (Bombay), India
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53 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

I sat here with a few friends on a Saturday afternoon after lunch, to down a few Guinness by the tap. It was pretty nice. There's seating inside as well as outside (which is the smoking area). The alcohol rates are comparable with almost all places around this place. The place has a very British pub feel to it. The... More 

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Thank BudhadityaRoy
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks so much for your lovely review of The Penny Black. We are glad that you enjoyed your time with us and appreciated the atmosphere of the pub. We hope to see you again in the future! Cheers, Natasha S. Marketing Manager More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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779 reviews
510 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 490 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The "Englishness" of this "English" pub in Singapore will certainly seem rather quaint to anyone who has ever lived in England. For starters, most pubs in England don't sell litre jugs of cheap Asian lager in the place of a good pint of hand-pumped ale, though I suppose in Singapore we have to make do. Decoration wise, the floor and... More 

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Thank Simon C
Singapore
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448 reviews
221 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Visited this pub on Boat Quay ad enjoyed a snack and a beer. Option of inside our outside dining - opted for the potato skins which I thoroughly enjoyed. Chose to sit indoors as it was much cooler in the hot sun of a Singapore afternoon. The view of the river is more spectacular from the outside I guess though... More 

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Thank Nigel G
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Penny Black. We love receiving feedback from our customers and its great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at the pub. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to both our staff and chefs. Do come back and visit us again! Many... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
View, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Boat Quay 26, Singapore 049817, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighbourhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6538 2300
Description
Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's most colourful and vibrant river-front entertainment zones. The Penny Black Victorian London Pub is without doubt your quintessential Victorian Public House.

All food is freshly cooked everyday. You will find hearty London Pub favourite meals and a mix of enticing local and western barfood on offer from 3pm. Most popular meals include Fish n' Chips with Mushy Peas, Traditional Roast, and the mouth-watering home-made Beef Burger.

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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