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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

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26/27 Boat Quay, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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11:30 am - 1:00 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
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I was recommend to this place by a colleague. It is a typical English style hotel that caters for tourists. Now you would have read other reviews that said the drinks are expensive, but you need to know this is Singapore and Alcohol is expensive this is middle range pricing. The decor is fine the service is a little pushy... More 

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Thank BMacca78
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We love hearing from our customers and we take all feedback seriously. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to our management team so that we can improve our service for future customers. Do come back and visit us again! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Ubud, Indonesia
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61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Caught up for a few beers with some mates.... Was supposed to be happy hours but they only took off 2$ from the price during happy hours..which was disappointing..the staff are a bit clueless if you ask them to recommend you some snacks..not sure I'd go back there.

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

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at The Penny Black. We are deeply sorry to hear that you were not fully satisfied with your experience at the pub. We take on board all feedback and will be sure to pass on your feedback to our management in order to improve our staff training. We do... More 

Madrid, Spain
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98 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

id been here before many times since i was living in singapore and thought id take a rip down memorie lane, sunday lunch was on my mind.beef was decent enough, no roast spuds,paah how could they,a fancy pants display of veg,and a gravy that tated a little tomatoey,very odd. and $9 a pint of sprite, the service was good but... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are sorry to hear that you were not entirely satisfied with your food and overall visit at The Penny Black. We take all feedback seriously and will be sure to pass on your comments to both our Chefs and management team so that we can make... More 

South Perth, Australia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Spot the Brits at this British themed local but expensive. 1 Malibu & coke & 1 Speckled Hen S$27 1 Merlot (glass) S$15!!! But nice atmosphere & outlook of river.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are happy to hear that you were mostly satisfied with your experience at The Penny Black and we will be sure to take into consideration your feedback on our drink prices. Do come back and visit us again. Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

Rubbish unfriendly staff, slow service, bad food... why would you even bother! 20mins to get a bill is ridiculous. Watch out for the waiter with the mohawk - totally miserable.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are deeply sorry to hear that you were not satisfied with your experience at The Penny Black. We would love for you to drop us an email to let us know exactly what went wrong so that we can speak to our staff and Chefs and... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016 via mobile

You want British food & drink then come here on an evening, enjoy the Singapore sky line together with the beautiful illuminated bride and picturesque reflective illumination from the water. Great pub great ambience.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit at The Penny Black. We love receiving feedback from our customers and its always great to hear that our customers had an enjoyable visit to The Penny Black. Do come back and visit us again. Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Leverkusen, Germany
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634 reviews
369 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

I was invited to join some locally based colleagues at the Penny Black pub one Friday after work recently. It was easy to find on the Boat Quay with great views over the river and the Singaporean night skyline. We sat outside which was OK even though the weather was typically hot and sticky and not really that comfortable in... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We love receiving positive feedback from our customers and its great to hear that you were satisfied with your visit. We will be sure to pass on both your compliments and feedback to our chefs so that we can improve our services. We do hope you come... More 

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284 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 164 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016 via mobile

Riverside location is fantastic, with views across the river and Singapore skyline, service was friendly and given the location (and it's Singapore) the drinks are reasonably priced.

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We love receiving feedback from all our customers and its always great to hear that our customers have had an enjoyable experience at The Penny Black. Do come back and visit us again! Many thanks, Lizzie P. More 

Shepshed
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

My wife and I stopped here for a beer or two most nights on a recent trip. The Guinness is very cold and perfectly poured as is the Tiger Beer. On our last night in Singapore we had the Fish and Chips. This was without doubt the best fried fish we have eaten in years, anywhere in the world but... More 

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to The Penny Black. We love receiving feedback from our customers and its great to hear that you were satisfied with both your food and beverages at The Penny Black. We will be sure to pass on your compliments to our Chefs and your feedback to our management... More 

Metro Manila, Philippines
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222 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2016

Met friends here for a drink and ended up having a meal. Drinks were OK, if a little steep in price. Don't go for the food. Disappointing - not tasty at all!

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

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to review The Penny Black. We are sorry that you weren't entirely satisfied with your experience at the Pub. We would love for you to drop us an email to let us know exactly what went wrong so that we can speak to our Chefs and find ways to improve the quality... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Scenic view, Bar scene
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
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
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.

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The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will take you through the three Quays of the city, each offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer. Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the riverfront teems with joggers, dog walkers, and those getting their caffeine fix over brunch or enjoying a burger and a beer. No matter what you’re up for, the three Quays have something to keep you happy, day or night.
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