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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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11:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice English Style Pub

Nice English themed pub on the quayside with good views on the river. Drinks are average costs and the food is good. Service is good and you get a mixture of English, Ozzy and Irish visitors.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Nice English themed pub on the quayside with good views on the river. Drinks are average costs and the food is good. Service is good and you get a mixture of English, Ozzy and Irish visitors.

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Came here for a late drink to cool down and enjoy the end of the eve. We ordered some snacks which were not terribly nice - specifically the white bait - perhaps that ws lost in translation. There was a great selection of beer for Singapore but it was quite expensively priced. The location was outstanding offering a great view... More 

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Linlithgow, United Kingdom
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

We went here for a drink one evening on the recommendation of a friend from home who described it as "peaceful and relaxing". He must go in the middle of the night when everyone else has gone to bed because we went on a weekday night and it was heaving! We weren't keen to eat here because it really is... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review. We appreciate that you gave us your honest feedback, as that will help other travellers, and give us pointers on ways to improve ourselves! Nonetheless, we are glad that you spent some time with us whilst you were in Singapore and hope that you had a nice time at The Penny Black! Cheers, Denise... More 

Romsey, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

I recently spent six weeks in Singapore on a business trip and was delighted to come across this restaurant and to discover that it serves a traditional Sunday Roast, which is also available throughout the week. However, on Sundays there is the choice of a special two or three course menu. The food is very good, though the drinks are... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for reviewing your time with us at The Penny Black! It brings us much joy to hear that you enjoyed our Sunday Roast on the quay. We do our best to offer all expats a little bit of a home away from home, and we are glad that you felt the same! We hope to... More 

Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

had dinner and drinks here during a 2d1n staycation at grand park city hall hotel. i thought $12 for chilli crab dip + wedges was just expensive bar food, but it ended up being a pretty large serving that my partner and i was too full to finish. the live band dedicated a song to us and also performed a... More 

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

Hello, A huge thank you for posting a review of your experience at The Penny Black. We really appreciate you taking the time to come by during your staycation and we're glad that you enjoyed your time with us. We will definitely take into consideration, some of the points that you have made, especially on the music, food and drinks... More 

Balikpapan, Indonesia
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Owned by the same company that operates Muddy Murphy's, the Penny Black is a nice English style pub on Boat Quay. It is clean, the staff are efficient and there is a good selection of well kept draught beers. If you are in the area, pop in for a crisp pint.

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

Hello, We absolutely love it when we hear that our wonderful customers have enjoyed their experience at our pubs! Thank you so much for your review and your recommendation, we truly appreciate it. Cheers, Denise M. More 

Newcastle, Australia
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I do not believe that in a city of such great and varied food we ate at a English pub type restaurant but at the time that is what we felt like. And it was actually quite good. I had a hamburger and my wife had a mango salad. And the beer was cold which in Singapore is very important.... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your review! It's great to hear that you and your wife enjoyed your meal with us at The Penny Black. Nothing beats an ice cold beer by the river in sunny Singapore! We definitely look forward to having you again the next time if we get the chance! Cheers, Denise M. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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137 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

happening place...great place to hangout... good service manned by pinoys...was surprised that it was run like a food stall : pay immediately after you get the food and drinks...prices bit steep but hey, what did you expect...burger was okay not too fussy...our event was on the second floor which was drabby and dark...but it's always the company that saved the... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for your review on The Penny Black! We are glad to have hosted your company's event and that you enjoyed your experience with us. We take all feedback seriously and will definitely convey it to the management to better improve our service standards. Once again, thank you so much for your honest review and we look forward... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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187 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Anyone who regularly visits Singapore will know the Penny Black, its been there for as long as Singapore has. It really has the best English Pub atmosphere and beer. My colleague and I decided to have a chat over a few cold beers and the beer of choice was Old Speckled Hen. Perfect. Over the years I have eaten at... More 

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

Hello, Thank you so much for your review of The Penny Black! Your feedback is greatly appreciated and we are so glad that you enjoy your time with us every time you visit. We do our best to provide the best in service as well as to serve great quality food and drinks. We are so chuffed to see that... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

British themed pub in a great location, right on the water. Not the cheapest or best for food but if you can put up with that its really not bad. We went there a few time during our visit and were with locals who loved the place. Service is however very variable and we pretty much served ourselves one evening... More 

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

Hello, Thank you for visiting and much appreciated for sharing your feedback with us! We take our reviews seriously and would like to apologise for any service issue that you had previously encountered at The Penny Black. Rest assured that your feedback will be used to prompt any improvements in service and food quality and despite the limitations, we do... More 

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Additional Information about The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

Address: 26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
Phone Number: +65 6538 2300
Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday 11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:00 am
Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighborhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6538 2300

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Bar, British, Pub

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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 1:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 am

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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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