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Penny Black Bar

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££ - £££
Bar, Pub, European, British
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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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Tyldesley MANCHESTER
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52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The barmen Martin and Alfred work alternative nights (night on/night off) so you are guaranteed to be entertained every night, they are friendly, polite and helpful but are both funny in their own way, and they engage with all the guests. The bar is open to guests and non guests so if you are in Sliema call in - you... More 

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

Dear MaltaFanatics, I thank you for the 5 star review you have submitted on TripAdvisor about your recent visit to the Penny Black Bar. Alfred, Martin and the rest of The Victoria Hotel's Management and staff would like to thank you for placing your positive comments. We look forward to having you back at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus General... More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the Victoria Hotel & made good use of the Penny Black Bar, especially during cocktail hour! Staff were very friendly especially Martin, very attentive & couldn't do enough for my mum & I. Food was good too & prices were very reasonable.

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

On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Berwick-upon-Tweed, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice spacious bar in a good hotel. Bar meals quite enjoyable and good local wines. Barman quite a character and kept us all enertained.

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Thank jackier0berts0n107
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear jackier0berts0n107, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Warminster, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very friendly staff who's aim is to make sure everyone is happy, fed and cared for. Big portions and the specials very good value for money. Very nice ambience but understand it's not open during high season which is a shame for later visitors.

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

Dear Pat D, 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 and enjoyed both the atmosphere and food served. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Stayed in the Victoria Hotel and made good use of the Penny Black Bar (especially at cocktail hour 1700-1800). 4 of ate here several evenings and we were not disappointed - friendly staff (particularly Martin) were attentive and made sure our evenings were fun, paying special attention to one of our parties allergies and dietary requirements. Bottle of red/white Il... More 

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

Dear Toodlepip2013, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the food and service provided by Martin, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager... More 

Hayling Island
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Pleasant surroundings & fish & chips on Fridays..If required..Its a good deal to include a pint or glass of wine. European football on the large screens

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

Dear Max G, 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. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

When you have stayed in the best hotel - The Victoria- you simply fall in love with the charm of the Penny Black. Martin and Alfred are simply the best asset . Both of them make popping into the bar an absolute pleasure. Their charm personalities and sheer professionalism make this an experience to remember. No stay in Malta would... More 

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

Dear Suzanne H, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the food and service provided by Martin & Alfred, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin... More 

Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 5 February 2017

The bar atmosphere is great with nice people and a great bar tender who is always very helpful and funny.

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

Dear Joe G, On behalf of 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 

Level Contributor
9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I was expectin a lot more than what we got... I ordered a burger and a beer, both were aweful, the burger is better in McDonalds, mark my word... My wife ordered wrap and it was good enough... The bartender was funny though, he was the best part of our dinner... My advise... go next door... or anywhere else...

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

Dear Janez S, We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations during your visit at the Penny Black Bar . Your constructive comments regarding the food has been tackled with our Executive Chef. We take our esteemed guest feedback seriously, as this helps us to improve our service and reach our main goal the guest’s... More 

SOUTH WEST U.K.
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Arrived early and had a quick bit. Martin very helpful and efficient. He's been there for ages and has workd his way up from the bottem. Good Bar Manager, nice guy.

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

Dear POLKY, Martin along with the Penny Black staff will be pleased to know you enjoyed your time at Penny Black Bar. May we look ahead to seeing you back at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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: +356 2133 4711
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?