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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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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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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Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 71
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 14
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Pub atmosphere

Traditional decor, simple food along the lines of pub food. Bangers and mash, fish n chips, burgers etc. Very enjoyable. Staff very helpful.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
Suzanne J
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York, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
York, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 NEW

Traditional decor, simple food along the lines of pub food. Bangers and mash, fish n chips, burgers etc. Very enjoyable. Staff very helpful.

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

Dear Suzanne J, We would like to thank you for sharing your experience at the Penny Black on TripAdvisor. We are glad that you loved the bar atmosphere, 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... More 

Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Great place for a drink or two and we had some bar snack type meals which were spot on. Not too filling but enough to satisfy. It's not particularly Maltese but there are plenty of other places nearby to satisfy your needs in that direction. Staff always polite but sometimes get a bit overwhelmed by sheer numbers of people but... More 

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

Dear Dferdog, 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 

bath england
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Good service, good food menu the fish and chips were excellent value as was the meal of the day.Nice selection of drinks, I especially liked the 1565 ale and for a hotel very reasonable prices.

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

Dear willowbath, 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. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Staying in the hotel and never once let down by the team. simple pub food at a good price nothing to complain about at all We have had two meals here so far and are happy with all that we have had

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

Dear Seb S, 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 service and the good food. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Wiltshire
Top Contributor
164 reviews 164 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ate here one evening while staying in The Palace hotel. The food was plentiful and obviously cooked to order. Nothing to rave over but still very good.

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

Dear Tufty59, On behalf of all the team at Penny Black, I would like to thank you for taking time to write your experience on Tripadvisor. Feedback from our esteemed clients is always welcome and it is only through your comments that we may assess how well the services we render are being favoured with guests. Looking forward to serve... More 

Devon
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 via mobile

let's get something straight. This is simply and solely a bar attached to the lobby of a hotel. It offers drinks, pub grub (which I did not sample) and a large screen showing sport, which was why I was there. It has no atmosphere nor charm but so what? It is a bar in a hotel lobby!

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

Dear kbp61, 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 

Warsash
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Friendly staff but closes for an hour or so late afternoon . Good pub meals. Shows sport TV. Reasonable prices and choices of beers

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

Dear Cashalot, 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 

Island of Malta, Malta
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Great relaxing atmosphere with delicious food and lovely cocktails. Friendly staff a must for a quiet evening.

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

Dear Tanzamm, Penny Black staff and the Management are only too happy to know you found the venue, food & drinks pleasant and satisfying. We thank you for sharing your comments on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to serve you again Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Cumbria
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This place is everything that's wrong about British themed pubs abroad! The staff and the option to watch the football are the only thing it has going for it .... unless you are retired, like to dress for dinner, and like fish & chips when abroad! Try the Salisbury Arms around the corner if you want atmosphere.

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

Dear Holmegate, Thank you for taking your time to share your opinion of our establishment on Tripadvisor and for your kind comments about our bar staff. We are proud to operate a smart busy pub hosting guests from all age groups offering a variety of genuine home made meals, screening of all major live sporting events, very good value for... More 

Derby, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

This is an English Style bar with good reasonably priced pub food. We were served by the wonderful Alfred who kept us smiling through out the evening. We would love to go again if time permits.

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

Dear Jennifer J, 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 had a delightful time and can't but agree more that Alfred is a fantastic man. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

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 - 14
  • Cuisine: English

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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