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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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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Victoria hotel and were dining there most nights, fancying a change we had dinner in the PennyBlack which is situated adjacent to the main dinning room. The Penny Black is the main bar of the hotel with an area set aside for diners,the whole bar area is a pleasant room with comfortable seating, TV if... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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66 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We liked this bar but more often than not it was closed or only open for a short time. Possibly this was for Seasonal reasons but during our stay in the Hotel, the Hotel itself was very busy. So if you do not open for your guests - they go elsewhere sadly and you miss opportunities.

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Castleford
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We are staying in the Victoria hotel whilst on holiday in Malta and the bar in the hotel,the penny black is a nice little watering hole that serves delicious food at very reasonable prices, I had fish and chips with peas tartar sauce,well wasn't expecting 2 fillets beautifully cooked, yum yum, meanwhile the wife had the chern fish done in... More 

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

Dear TheHoptons, We are really glad you had a delightful time enjoying our delicious food . On behalf of the management and staff we 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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15 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 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 23 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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37 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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363 reviews
238 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 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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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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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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, European
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Families with children
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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