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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Fri 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Busy bar located on the bottom level of the Mailbox development out by the canalside. Very popular and great atmosphere. Atmospheric surroundings in converted brick arches. Good bar food and helpful service. A destination in itself and the best bar in that development.

Thank Tim L
Level Contributor
27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The food at Penny Blacks is great. To start we had nachos which were some of the best I've eaten in a while, then fish and chips for main. The fish was lovely and soft with not too much batter. Staff are friendly, the atmosphere is nice and chilled out.

Thank Georgina D
Level Contributor
11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had such a good time here on a random Saturday night in May. DJ was great and drinks were worth a visit !

Thank Leh92x
Gloucester, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location and nice atmosphere. Drinks were average price but staff were a bit miserable. We visited 3 times over a weekend

Thank Sally L
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the3rd time my partner and I have eaten here. we have always enjoyed the food.Lovely and hot not to long a wait. the drinks are a bit pricey on a weekend.

Thank happysnax
1 review
Reviewed April 15, 2017 via mobile

Came here for my nieces birthday celebration, lovely place with a nice atmosphere. Although we didn't sample the food, the range of beverages was impressive. The staff were very friendly, will be coming back soon

Thank Jon B
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

Came here for some food in the afternoon it was good service and we had a lovely time! This place is my ultimate favourite bar, it's good for an after shopping drink, a night out on New Years, a meal, a few drinks. Staff are friendly, nice atmosphere and good prices!

Thank 125388
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Wanted to go somewhere with friends to watch the Rugby. Pennyblacks ticked all the boxes. Comfy seating. Great view for the large screen tv's. no lengthy queues at the bar. Friendly staff. Deffo a great meeting place.

Thank Tia856
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

The canal side setting and a very good beer choice are the main drawer. It's a smart venue that has great seating. Tall tables or cosy sofas. Perfect for a night out with a large group. Was last stop before keg and grill which can be easily reached

Thank Matt H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

Nice location out back of Mailbox. Although normally a big food place it was a great location for the 6 nations rugby which was being shown on many screens. Friendly staff serving a couple of acceptable ales.

Thank Cerberusi

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television
Good for
Bar scene, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 634 3749
Pennyblacks is a lively, contemporary bar serving a wide range of wine, real ale and cider, along with a whole host of imaginative cocktails.

With a live DJ from 8pm every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, plus the biggest sports matches screened live, Pennyblacks is the perfect place to have fun with your mates.

Hungry? Pennyblacks have you covered, with a tasty menu to tempt you from lite-bites and bar snacks, to pizzas, burgers and hotdogs galore!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?