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Penny Black Bar

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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
35621334711
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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just come back from a week at the Victoria in Sliema. This bar is superb solely down to the two gents who work the bar. Martin and Alfred are both a credit to the hotel and as well as serving excellent food and drinks,their excellent personalities create a nice atmosphere in the bar. We had many a drink and a... More 

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Thank 186338Bucko44
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear 186338Bucko44, Your review on TripAdvisor titled 'Jewel in the crown at the Victoria' does much to make our day here at Penny Balck Bar. We are so glad to know that your visit has lived up to your full expectations and rest assured that all the staff and Management, including Martin and Alfred who you mentioned, are extremely appreciative... More 

Rotterdam
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59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Yes, we live the new decor of the Penny Black. It's lighter and more inviting without losing its pub atmosphere. Best thing is that the staff, guys like Martin and Alfred, are still there to make your cocktails or serve you a lovely meal. Don't miss Pasta Night! And if you're there during the Euro's, go see a game on... More 

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Thank RTM1908
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear RTM1908, Alfred, Martin and the rest of Penny Black's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your recent visit. We look forward to having you back at The Penny Black Bar. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Llanelli, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

Well worth a visit .. comical barman Alfred/Albert.Plenty of chat nice atmosphere :) Reasonably priced.Good pasta selection and all delicious.

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Thank welshsara2013
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear welshsara2013, We are really glad you had a delightful time enjoying our cocktail hour and Pasta Night , Alfred would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit at Penny Black. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016 via mobile

The bar has a good range of drinks. The bar staff are lovely and helpful. Great place to go as soon as you arrive and the bar staff will tell you the great places to go on the island!!

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Thank Florence12014
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Florence12014, I thank you for the 5 star review you have submitted on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to the Penny Black Bar. It makes me very happy to know that your expectations were fully met. We look forward to having you back at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Helsinki, Finland
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323 reviews
220 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

A pub is ok as such but i made a mistake and decided to have a snack here. Worst ever. The other portion we had was just barely ok, so based on this visit i wouldnt dare to eat here again.

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1 Thank Jari S
Kevin_Callus, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jari S, We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations during your visit at the Penny Black Bar . Your feedback is highly appreciated and we thank you for taking the time and effort to write. With regards to your comments, please be aware that the management has addressed the issue you have raised... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016 via mobile

During our stay here we have been looked after by the sensational Martin at the Penny Black bar. What an amazing asset to any bar Martin is by far the most professional and customer friendly ambassador for his employer. Cannot praise Martin enough he has made our stay here so memorable

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1 Thank Mark M
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Mark M, 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. Martin is extremely appreciative of your complimentary words. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

We ate in the Penny Black twice while staying in the Victoria Hotel and had a drink most evenings. There is a good selection of food on the menu and were not disappointed when it arrived - extremely good. The highlight though are the two barmen who work there. I'm afraid I didn't get their names but they were utterly... More 

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Thank Jane I
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Jane I, 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 atmosphere ans service provided. Your feedback with regards to the TV has been received and discussed with management accordingly. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel... More 

Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

MTV blaring out of a 50inch TV inappropriate for this Bar seems to be more for the entertainment of the bar Staff

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Thank Colin B
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Colin B, Thank you for placing your feedback on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to the Penny Black Bar. I'm sorry to hear that your evening was interrupted by the loud television. Our Management Team will be informed of your opinion and rest assured such issues are discussed in Management Meetings in order to always keep upgrading and providing... More 

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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely way to start our holiday. Cocktails at the Penny Black Bar. The bartender , I think it was Alfred, was a delightful find. Very engaging with the customers whilst providing and excellent professional service. Will be back

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1 Thank Suzanne H
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne H, We are really glad you had a delightful time enjoying our delicious cocktails , Alfred would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit at Penny Black. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

To end the night we always stopped for a nightcap; my personal favourite being Irish Coffee. Alfred makes the best.

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1 Thank Martyn C
Rev_Manager, Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Martyn C, Alfred and all the management and staff here at Penny Black would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
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: 35621334711
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?