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Penny Lane Pub & Restaurant

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150 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2373
860-388-9646
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11:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Good for:
Families with children
Bar scene
Dining on a budget

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  • 55
    Excellent
  • 52
    Very good
  • 28
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great local Pub

Enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly unrushed staff who during mid- afternoon hours were happy to respond to our numerous questions on Ct. River Valley from where's my Ancestry Research was beginning. The sandwiches are large. Evenings are busy with diners. One of favorites.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 1, 2015
09kitty
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Morris Plains, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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143 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Connecticut
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Old Saybrook is a great little shoreline town. I've eaten upstairs once but prefer the dark wooden ambiance of the pub. This time we ordered shepherds pie and pulled pork sandwich with sweet potato fries. Lots of good options on the menu but we were interested in a quick bite on a chilly April evening. Great wine list - I... More 

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Morris Plains, New Jersey
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Enjoyed the atmosphere and friendly unrushed staff who during mid- afternoon hours were happy to respond to our numerous questions on Ct. River Valley from where's my Ancestry Research was beginning. The sandwiches are large. Evenings are busy with diners. One of favorites.

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Riverside, RI
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

A Texas girl by birth I always chase the perfect burger. I need it hand patted, medium rare (some restaurants won't do this), and a varied choice of additions as I don't eat the bun. Penny Lane Pub served a perfect medium rare burger with bacon, that was crisp but not overcooked, carmelized onions and topped with a generous amount... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Really enjoyed the food at this Pub. I had French onion soup and a chopped cobb salad with Dijon vinaigrette dressing and I ate every bite. The chocolate mousse for dessert was amazing! My friend had fish and chips and said it surpassed expectations. If you prefer a restaurant atmosphere instead of pub style, they have additional seating upstairs. Wait... More 

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

great atmosphere,very clean and great service. The food menu offerings a lot of great items along with some Irish food and drinks

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Westbrook
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

When we got to Red Hen one frigid night recently and found it closed due to a furnace problem, we walked down the block to Penny Lane Pub. We told them we had a performance to make, so they served us promptly. The food was decent -- not particularly special and certainly not innovative, but fresh and done as requested.... More 

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Dropped into the neighborhood pub after dinner to catch up with some old friends. We told the hostess that we had already dined, just wanted to order drinks, sit and visit a bit. She informed us that we'd have to sit under the amplifier of the singer/guitarist in the bar area. (Really, there was nobody in the place???) We made... More 

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North Easton, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

The atmosphere of this quaint little english pub was great! They have a large menu which seems like it would please just about anyone. Lots of options. The service was great despite being very busy. They have some local beers on tap (we later made a trip to one of them). Cant wait to come back!

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Old Saybrook Ct
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Has the same fare everyday. Not much variety. Service is so so. Very slow. Not enough seating and too near the bar . At time loud

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Armonk, New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

A pleasant place. Service was slow. Food was okay but not great. We had the cob salad and pear salad. Convenient location and good parking. Malibu rum coffee was nice.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 Main St, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-2373
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: 860-388-9646

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?