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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Quays
Bar, British, Pub
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26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
Today
11:30 - 02:00
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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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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my local for 5 years, and I return to Singapore and Penny Black at least twice a year to enjoy a cold beer and a great view on the river bank and to catch up with old friends from all over the world. Many of the staff have been there for sometime and you are treated like family... More 

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a fantastic review about The Penny Black! We are delighted to hear that you were satisfied with the pub and kept coming back to visit us. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to both our staff and chefs. We hope to see you on your next visit... More 

Perth, Australia
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361 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We dropped into this Pub a few times whilst in Singapore as it was a great place to relax after a lot of walking and to have a pint and watch the world go by. Burgers are quite good and we thought the service was great. I had a glass with lipstick marks on it which I'd only noticed after... More 

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Thank Aussies10
London, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For the days when you want a good beer and something different to Stir fries, the Penny Black won't disappoint. We tried the Fish and chips (Atlantic cod) which was served with mushy peas and tartare sauce. The batter was crisp and delicious, the portion just large enough to eat in the hot and humid conditions the monsoon brings to... More 

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Thank Francoise1947
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 receiving feedback from all our customers and we are delighted to hear you were happy with your time at the pub. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to both our staff and chefs. Do come back and enjoy more Fish and Chips!... More 

Dubai, UAE
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very enjoyable and good quality Christmas lunch at the Penny Black. Good service, attentive management and good food. Most pleasant afternoon!

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of The Penny Black! We love receiving feedback from our customers and delighted to hear you were satisfied with your time at the pub. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff, management and chefs. Do come back and visit us again soon!... More 

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here a few times and each time the food was lovely Perfect for a drink and snack overlooking the river Prices are reasonable too :) Would recommend if you want British Food!

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Thank SarahandNeil1803
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 delighted to hear of your positive experiences 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 thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 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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225 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

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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52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

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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92 reviews
49 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 

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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
Groups, Bar Scene, View
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: 26/27 Boat Quay, 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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