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Penny Lane Pub

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$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2205
+1 804-780-1682
11:00 - 02:00
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Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We loved the decor. Plenty of memorabilia to keep us interested even in the restroom! The food was OK. We got the fish and chips. It was good, with good portion sizes. The food was lacking in seasoning, but the lemon garnish, tartar sauce, and vinegar helped a lot. Service was good and efficient.

Thank Jennifer B
Webster, Texas
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A little taste of Britain, with curry! Good selection of beers, and upstairs has darts, pool, a small veranda, and running Christmas Lights :-) You can make a dinner from the starters, and if you're polite and well behaved you might be able to even take a drink upstairs....

Thank UnclTrvlngMatt
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The pub atmosphere works well for a pint at the bar, just don't set your expectations high for its fare. Fancy descriptions on the menu don't match the delivery of the product. Fish dry and overcooked on fish & chips, poor meat quality on Steak & Guinness pie. We ended abruptly and went elsewhere for coffee, a share dessert and... More 

Thank David A
Williamsburg, Virginia
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166 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful find in the capitol of the South!!! The ambiance is over the top: Beatles' memoriabilia; football (soccer for you Americans) banners, photos, and posters; low ceilings; wood walls. Big screen TV's for watching EPL matches (I watched the middle of the Leicester - Everton match). Oh, yes, there is plenty of beer on tap. The tea is... More 

Thank Jeffrey M
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a super cute place ! It had great food and amazing service :) I had the Reuben and it rocked! A very eclectic restaurant that makes you feel welcomed instantly :)

Thank Madelyn L
Woodstock, Virginia
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166 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great spot if you're looking for an authentic British pub. The atmosphere and service is excellent also.

Thank Stephanie Z
Atlanta, Georgia
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great English pub experience, with every detail just right, and great food and drinks to boot! A must visit!

Thank terrarimor
Williamsburg, Virginia
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52 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I can't say enough nice things about this pub! The proprietor, Terry O'Neil, is from Liverpool and brings the charm of the English pub to Richmond! Whether you are lifting a pint, having fish and chips or a Guinness steak pie you'll be transported!!

Thank dmadi
Murrells Inlet, South Carolina
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29 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We strayed at the Hilton and asked them about restaurants in the area and they gave us a list which when I saw Penny Lane being the Beatle fan I am off we went. The food is pub food and they give you plenty of it. It's decorated with all sorts of Beatle stuff since the owner who is from... More 

Thank linna1
Webster, Texas
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The curry fries are good, depending on the chef that night. The menu is pretty much standard U.K. pub fare with a good selection of beers and some American dishes to boot. I strongly recommend heading upstairs; the collection of memorabilia and photos is super cool to peruse; plus there's darts and billiards to be found.

Thank UnclTrvlngMatt

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-1682

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