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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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The Quays
English, Bar, Pub
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26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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Today
11:30 am - 12:00 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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Outdoor seating
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

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Visitor rating
  • 10
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great meal by the river

Had a meal and drink there while on holiday we had the roast dinner beef and mashed pots and Yorkshire pudding we both loved it meal was excellent and price $18 was good for area,would highly recommend if in Singapore our seat was on water , which was nice to see the boats go by all alight for the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
welshlassSydney
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sydney
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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69 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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sydney
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Had a meal and drink there while on holiday we had the roast dinner beef and mashed pots and Yorkshire pudding we both loved it meal was excellent and price $18 was good for area,would highly recommend if in Singapore our seat was on water , which was nice to see the boats go by all alight for the night... More 

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

Thank you and we're really glad you enjoyed your time at The Penny Black! The riverside view is something we're very happy to have and we're glad our customers enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you again and we hope to see you again! Regards, Natasha S. More 

wales
Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We recently visited this place for lunch. Its a nice setting by the river and is the first pub/resturant in the huge street of 50 or so bars/resturants in boat quay. The design is a British pub style with outdoor seating by the river.The menu also follows the same theme with all the British favourites. It wasnt busy the day... More 

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

Thank you for your review of The Penny Black. We do apologize for your experience and I will definitely share it with the team. We are in the process of reworking our menu and hope to make it much better. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope we have a chance to welcome you back in the future.... More 

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Nice looking pub right on the river, was rammed when I got there (outside) but I had been taking in the sight so just rest stop and a beer inside was enough. Obviously loads of expats but that's the point right, i.e. traditional.

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

Thank you for your review and we're glad you decided to take a break with us! We look forward to seeing you at The Penny Black again. Regards, Natasha S. More 

Fleet, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
210 reviews 210 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

This place was my local I loved it here and would bring visitors, guests and friends here all the time I'm a big fan of Guinness and its hard to find a place that pours it well on this island - so the Penny Black is a treat However, when I used to come here, the staff were primarily Filipino... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback and the high rating despite your experience at the pub. It is with the support of customers like yourself that we have been able to keep the pub going for 15 years. Do accept our sincerest apologies and you can be assured that we have brought it up with our service team and Management. We... More 

Singapore
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

I have been a fan of penny black for years and have come often for a meals and drinks. I came with relatives from UK who were visiting. .. not impressed. It has perhaps been a few months since my last visit but this time was a sunday .. allbeit before xmas .. but .. that should not be an... More 

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

Thank you for your honest feedback and please know that we do appreciate your repeated patronage of the pub over the years. We seek your understanding in that the lunch menu that was presented to you was the promotional menu for the Christmas season, and that we have since reverted to our full menu. Nonetheless, we agree that the peak... More 

Nice, France
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

It was a romantic night with my boyfriend. I'm currently in europe and trying burgers here and there, but the burger in the Penny black bits elsewhere! Can't forget the burger there!! I don't remember the exact name of the burger cuz it was almost 6 month ago. I came to leave comments because it was so much impressive one.... More 

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MuddyMurphyH, Marketing Executive at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hi Sarah, Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you had a great time with us and definitely look forward to you visiting us again. Regards, Klys More 

Singapore, Singapore
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Another fellow review remarked that "Penny Black is basically an ex-pat pub..." However I did not realise it to mean that people of colour are unwelcome. All 3 waiters who served us made it clear that we were not welcome there (I'm Singaporean of ethnic Indian Origin) ... So if you want some place that practices racism, that's the right... More 

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

Dear Poonam We sincerely apologise for your experience at The Penny Black. Please be assured that our staff are constantly briefed and trained to provide a consistent level of service across the board to all customers, and we will definitely take action to investigate the incident and address it accordingly. In order to facilitate the investigation, we would like to... More 

Singapore
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Penny Black is basically an ex-pat pub on Boat Quay in Singapore. The food is pretty basic but it is a great place to go to watch sports with like-minded individuals and to have a chat over a beer or a few glasses of wine.

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

Thank you for your feedback! We're constantly looking to improve, and I'm pleased to inform you that we have been reviewing our food menu and are looking at a revamp of the menu early next year. We look forward to welcoming you back with a fresh menu! Regards Natasha More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

I went with new friends to Penny Black. I can say it was a perfect night out. The place was full of activities and people chattering around you. In this case, it make the place feel so alive. The draughts were awesome and we all agreed that we love the smell of the woody thing that you definetly find in... More 

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

Dear Ian Thank you for your kind words! We're so glad you enjoyed the hustle and bustle of Boat Quay and The Penny Black! Look forward to seeing you again. Regards Natasha More 

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
187 reviews 187 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We visited this pub as an old favourite of my wife. The beer was good and we enjoyed a quiet half hour of people watching and nattering. The location is great and the booze list extensive.

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

Thanks for your positive feedback! We're glad you enjoyed your time at The Penny Black. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! Cheers, Natasha S. More 

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Restaurant Details

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: English, Bar, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating

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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?