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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good38%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible14%
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“side salad” (2 reviews)
“great drinks” (3 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, British
££ - £££
132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

Try the fish and home chips, it's great. In the summer sitting overlooking the cable, this is a great place for a pint and a pub lunch.

Thank BritishButler
Reviewed 14 February 2016 via mobile

Today I had a steak wrap with sweet potato fries and it was lovely, also the the waiter who severed us was very helpful i would defo return back. :)

1  Thank offleyarms101
Reviewed 13 February 2016

My boyfriend and I both ordered cocktails and we ended up with a glass of ice each. There was nothing in the description about the overload of ice. Both of us had to leave our overpriced slush's as the brain freeze was to much for...More

Thank MrsFrosty76
Reviewed 30 January 2016 via mobile

A so so place over priced , but expectation I would expect but it's all rather bland , the whole experience will not be remembered which is a shame as if it was a little more enthusiastic about its approach it would be even better.

Thank Skyblueway08
Reviewed 12 January 2016

We stayed locally and decided to try out some of the bars in the Mailbox - This place was really good in design and service. I think personally the Football on every TV with sound was a little OTT but it does say it is...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Over priced drinks, average food and awful sport coverage!! The blue screen of death was constant for a single football match

Thank 25Chris25
Reviewed 6 January 2016

What a place. Myself and two others visited for a drink and a meal. Good craft beer is available which is very important to me! The food is excellent, large portions. A lesson I learnt is to perhaps to share a starter as they're quite...More

Thank Robert C
Reviewed 17 December 2015

we stopped in for one drink, late on a Saturday night. And that was one visit too many. Full of horrible people who acted like wannabees. Expensive bar. We sat outside, and the very nice door supervisor came over and put the outside heaters on...More

Thank Martin H
Reviewed 14 December 2015 via mobile

Came here for a Christmas meal at the end of November. We all had to pay a £10 deposit and pre order from the normal menu. I found it over priced for what we had. The food wasn't that great for what we ended up...More

Thank TripMember01282016
Reviewed 3 December 2015 via mobile

Organised and great email contact via Monica. Few were delayed and she kept their food warm and was patient with us. Very attentive for drinks as well. Nice location

Thank readingweasel
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, British
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
Groups, Bar Scene
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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