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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good37%
  • Average18%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible15%
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“side salad” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I came to Pennyblacks on a Saturday afternoon and overall I was impressed by the location, which is on the outside of the Mailbox, and the interior of the venue as well as it having lots of screens for football. On the other hand though...More

Reviewed 20 October 2017

Have just been here with a few work colleagues. Last time I was in they had a reasonably priced cask ale or two, making it a decent venue for a few drinks. However, having ordered a pint of IPA, assuming it to be a normal...More

Thank BuzzardFlight
Reviewed 16 October 2017

After winning a voucher as a prize for dinner and a bottle of wine for two at a conference the staff gladly booked us up for the same evening as we were returning home early the following day. They were so welcoming and accommodated us...More

Thank 400dave
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

Visited here yesterday to watch football game. Place was very busy which is fine but no staff to accommodate the customers. Bar was 10 me deep. Staff were slow and like zombies totally emotionless. After waiting half hour a smile and an apology would be...More

Thank john-avfc123
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

Ok, been here many times before but never have I paid over £6 a pint for an ipa!! It wasn't that great either!! Why wasn't I told it's an expensive pint before ordering as it's way more than you'd pay for an ipa anywhere else!...More

1  Thank Dmfx22
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Popped in for a quick drink Sunday night. Lovely bar, friendly staff. Their menu looked looked especially for party nights.

Thank Angela M
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Went there two nights in succession, cracking food and beer and a good atmosphere for the football and on the Wednesday night where it got quite busy. Great spot on the canal and Pennyblack Chicken Burger was top notch.

Thank Beevapatrol
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Perfectly fine for a drink and its a good place to meet friends. I thought it would be a bit blokey but not at all. Food is fairly average, nothing different or exciting. Service was pleasant throughout. The best thing is the location behind the...More

Thank GlinysW
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

Strange this place was so quiet as next door was so busy. I was told that it had gone down hill. My first time there looked fine. Had cloudy cider was cold was great shame it was so quiet which killed the place. Visit make...More

Thank Vinney2015
Reviewed 30 July 2017

Had a nice afternoon drink in here. We sat inside near the window which had a great view over the canal, was great for people watching. Large, airy pub, good service may stay for lunch next time

Thank ranlamb
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Bar, British, Pub
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, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
12:00 PM - 1:00 AM
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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