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The Penny Black

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Located right at the heart Boat Quay,this Victorian pub was painstakingly designed and built in England by master craftsmen and shipped piece by piece to Singapore where it was re-assembled by the same craftsmen.

Mon - Thu: 11:30 - 01:00

Fri - Sat: 11:30 - 02:00

Sun: 11:30 - 00:00

+65 65382300
$23 based on 14 submissions
After Work (6 votes), People Watching (5 votes), Vibrant/Noisy (5 votes)
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This is a great place to go if from the UK and feeling homesick - pub food, pub beer, pub atmostphere.  The imported drinks like Strongbow etc are really very expensive but if looking for British atmosphere, The Penny Black is great.

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• 23 Aug 2014 • 30 reviews • 0 follower

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This is a great place to go if from the UK and feeling homesick - pub food, pub beer, pub atmostphere.  The imported drinks like Strongbow etc are really very expensive but if looking for British atmosphere, The Penny Black is great.
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• 16 Apr 2014 • 381 reviews • 55 followers

Authentic British English Pub Grub

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Full The Penny Black review here: http://ivanteh-runningman.blogspot.sg/2014/04/the-penny-black.html


Named after the world's first self-adhesive postage stamp, The Penny Black is the quintessential Victorian English public house. With an interior almost exclusively designed and built in London, an 'al-fresco' area overlooking the Singapore river, and a private function area for events, The Penny Black is truely an escape into traditional England / London public houses.

Ambience at The Penny Black is styled as an authentic, typical British pub. Warm, low lighting and olden wood adorn the place, and furniture ranges from high bar stools to family sized table dining. The 'al-fresco' area has great ambience, but suffers from high ambient temperatures as well. The Penny Black really does remind me of most pubs in London!

Service at The Penny Black is friendly, fast and efficient. Staff are welcoming, always smiling, and able to offer advice on the menu. Food is prepared and served relatively quickly, within 10 minutes. While the staff are frequently moving around, I noticed that they do engage you in conversation if you pull up a chair at the bar.

The Penny Black offers hearty, authentic British English pub grub, from classic favourites, to some uncommon British dishes. Portions are huge, and well worth the money. Most of the dishes I sampled pack good flavour, are tasty, and are freshly prepared daily. The Penny Black also has several ongoing promotions that change quite regularly.

The Sunday Roast, also known as Traditional Roast Beef, features slices of tender, medium-rare beef, in a savoury brown meat gravy. The house signature Parmeson mashed potato is smooth and creamy, while the Yorkshire pudding is perfectly baked, crisp outside and soft inside. The vegetables of broccoli and carrots were almost an afterthought, and not very good, but the sauteed button mushrooms are fresh, not the canned variety. I also loved the house made potato wedges, thick cut with full potato flavour.

The Bread & Butter Pudding features layers of buttered bread tightly packed together, then baked in an egg and milk mix, served with a generous drizzle of house made custard sauce. Sweet, filling, and satisfying!

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• 04 Mar 2012 • 86 reviews • 14 followers

Good beer and crumble!

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For more photos and reviews do check out fourleggedfoodies!

Partially drawn to the delectable list of the sandwiches available as well, the pastrami sandwich does sound awesome after seeing the kind of pastrami New York serves up! Well guess I was at fault for expecting a new york deli style sandwich at an English bar, but this sandwich did look appetizing on arrival.

Pastrami and Camembert Sandwich ($15.50) - A paltry three thin cuts of pastrami and a paltry three slivers of camembert cheese, taste wise overall was just alright. The pastrami was surprisingly tough and bland though the salty cheese and balsamic did help. The white bread was tough as well so it was honestly rather a chore to work through this sandwich! None too impressed. Fries double fried.

Apple and Rhubarb Crumble ($10) - This was excellent! The buttery sweet crumble was amazing. Probably the best I've ever had! This is the go-to dessert if you're in the mood for something sweet but non chocolatey - the home made crumble was sweet and crunchy, apple rhubarb mix just mildly sweet and warm and the cold ice cream was just the perfect complement.

Penny Black serves up some other yummy-sounding and good-looking food of mostly English variety, so if you're in the area for some grub and beer do definitely check this place out. Old Speckled Hen and Kilkenny are both on tap!
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