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Penny Black Bar

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
00356 21334711
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Description: The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather...
The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.
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  • 79
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  • 15
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  • 6
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    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lovely place to chill with a drink

We enjoyed the ambience of the Penny Black Bar and the barman, who was friendly, helpful and was always on hand to crack a joke or two! The drinks seemed reasonably priced, particularly for a four star hotel and service was always good. Loved the chesterfield sofas to sit back in and chill with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 7, 2015
sunseeker2London
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London
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We enjoyed the ambience of the Penny Black Bar and the barman, who was friendly, helpful and was always on hand to crack a joke or two! The drinks seemed reasonably priced, particularly for a four star hotel and service was always good. Loved the chesterfield sofas to sit back in and chill with a drink. Perhaps, the music channel... More 

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear sunseeker2London, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed our food and drinks and can't but agree more with you that we really have a great team. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Waited for three days, and finally it was open. I started with a vegetable soup that could have fed three, the wife went with a fried goat cheese that had a honey olive oil crust. Amazing. Our mains were stuffed chicken, which had maltese sausage stuffing, and beef patties with an onion marmalade. All were incredible. Sides consisted of country... More 

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Bobby G, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the food and service provided during your evening, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus... More 

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66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

We called in the bar for a few beers and friendly chat after seeing the reviews on here. We were sadly disappointed. The place was like a morgue. No music or chatter. Very quiet. The drinks were expensive compared to other places locally and the only draft beer was Stella. Not even the local lager cisk unless it was bottled... More 

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Gregnsue, We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations during your visit at the Penny Black Bar . Your feedback is highly appreciated and we thank you for taking the time and effort to write. With regards to your comments, please be aware that the management has addressed the issue you have raised .... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Sufficient comfortable seating and also bar stools. Well stocked bar efficiently managed. Snacks could also be available.

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Dear threetuns48, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The Penny Black, in the Victoria Hotel, is one of Malta's friendliest bars, with tasty lunch and dinner food, a friendly crowd, and soccer on the large TV screen. The bartender has a dry sense of humor to go with his dry martinis. Good show!

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Richard R, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed the atmosphere and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Rotterdam
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Enjoyed Pasta Night here yesterday, excellent value for money. Soup, 3 different pastas and 2 sweets for a tenner only. Very friendly staff, too.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear RTM1908, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed our Pasta Night. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Gravesend, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Excellent for food and drinks of every description, great prices with excellent service from the barman who will be happy to take your order from your table, there's also a large HDTV and free WiFi.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear tibbs2015, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the Penny Black on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you loved, the food on offer and every our service. On behalf of the Penny Black team would like to thank you once again. Looking forward to host you at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

reno, nv
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94 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The bartender was also our server. The quality and ambiance were great. I liked having it right on property.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear andrini, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you enjoyed the food & service provided and sincerely hope we will have the pleasure to serve you again in the near future. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Limoges France
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136 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

The bar, Penny Black served bar food and we sampled two meals neither of which were very good. The fresh fish had come out of a packet of giant fish fingers. They would do better to serve smaller portions of better quality. However, that paled into insignificance when considering the two male members of staff in the bar. They were... More 

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear mikeLimogesFrance, On behalf of The Management and Staff at The Penny Black, I would like to thank you for sparing some time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am extremely disappointed to hear that your visit with us did not live up to your expectations Your constructive comments regarding the staff has been discussed accordingly with F&B... More 

southampton
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Fantastic little bar in The Victoria Hotel, very reasonable prices and a good selection of food. The barmen were very entertaining and worked really hard to keep everyone happy and the drinks flowing. Spent every evening here with Jenny and Rob from Bristol who were so much fun we never stopped laughing.

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Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear angisouthampton, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the service provided during your evening, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
Phone Number: 00356 21334711
Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
Average Prices: USD $3 to $14
Cuisine: British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: 00356 21334711

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $3 to $14
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.

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