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) #660 of 1,894 Restaurants in Birmingham ££ - £££ , British,
132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible15%
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12:00 - 23:00All hours
Bar, British, Pub
££ - £££
132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for a birthday meal , given a choice of tables we wanted , waitress was pleasant, food was lovely and worth the money

Thank donnawhitehouse123
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

4 of us went to Pennyblacks for one of our best friends 21st. When we arrived we were served by a lovely waiter who showed us to our table and even went to search for candles to put in a dessert for our friend! The...More

1  Thank supriyasingh95
Cotswoldinns, General Manager at Pennyblacks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are very sorry that your experience of Pennyblacks has been tainted by this unfortunate incident. Our food hygiene measures are of a very high standard and we have absolutely no reason to believe that the bug was brought to your table with the food....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A large group of us popped in to Pennyblacks to watch the football. We also ended up having dinner in there. There are lots of large screen TVs scattered around the bar, with a mixture of table and chairs and sofas. The food was very...More

Thank Oli_M_1980
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travelled from Bradford to Birmingham for a work event, there was 8 people in our party altogether at roughly 8pm. We sat in the restaurant and waited 15 minutes until someone came to take our drinks order. We than waited another 30/40mins until we...More

Thank laura s
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 21 May 2017 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...More

Thank Georgina D
Reviewed 13 May 2017 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
Reviewed 2 May 2017

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
Reviewed 30 April 2017

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
Reviewed 15 April 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 01:00
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
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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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