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The Penny Black Victorian London Pub

) #525 of 9,419 Restaurants in Singapore ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ , British,
27 Boat Quay 26, Singapore 049817, Singapore
+65 6538 2300
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good47%
  • Average30%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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Bar, British, Pub
PRICE
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27 Boat Quay 26, Singapore 049817, Singapore
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great little pub with outside seating on the river. I love to sit in the outside area next to the river and relax. Always my first place to start my walk down Boat Quay to Clark Quay.

Thank Bryvmo
Reviewed 1 week ago

This corner restaurant by the river boasts a good view of the river (if seated outdoors), has decent food, but was most impressed by the good service of the bubbly waitress there. First time there with my girlfriend to grab a quick meal after work,...More

1  Thank geraldchan
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Gerald, thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of The Penny Black. Did you managed to grab a seat by the quayside? We hope you did so you could enjoy the view with your meal. We’re glad to hear...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located right by the river, this is a great place to catch up with friends or watch the world go by. Good for a beer, a gin and tonic, finger foods or a full meal.More

Thank Mark R
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Mark, thank you for taking the time to leave a review of The Penny Black. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our pub. I myself love the gin & tonic and the Old Speckled Hen that the pub serves. Did...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was heading to Harry's to watch the Sunday afternoon nrl game only to find the Harry's no longer has live football. So called in next door to find an truly excellent British pub. Expensive drinks ( but that's any where in the tourist spots...More

Thank John W
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi John, thank you for taking the time to leave such a wonderful review of The Penny Black. We’re delighted to hear that you managed to catch the game at our pub. We screen various kinds of sport matches live so feel free to drop...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Decent choice of (pricey) beer, and whilst the food isnt great it is better than Harry's (next door). The pizzas they bring in from outside but are pretty good. Staff are friendly and reasonably efficient. Nice to sit outside on the riverfront and watch the...More

Thank SingBob
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of The Penny Black. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at our pub and will be sure to pass on your compliments to our staff. This will definitely make their day! The...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a British- styled pub in the Clarke Quay complex. We visited here during a massive rain storm. Greeted by friendly, attentive staff and great atmosphere. Well appointed decor...and it's the Newcastle UFC fan spot in Singapore! Great ale served at the right temperature....More

Thank DrBob015
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hey there, thank you for taking the time to leave such a good review of The Penny Black. The staff will be thrilled to hear what you’ve said, and it will definitely make their day as well. If you do enjoy our Old Speckled Hen,...More

Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

Not my first visit to this pub but we dived in because of the rain. Excellent food and drinks and the staff are very friendly. It was not a problem to sit inside even though we had our 3 year old daughter with us. I...More

Thank ArsenalAl
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there! Thank you for taking the time to drop by to our TripAdvisor page and to leave such a wonderful review. The staff will be thrilled to hear this and also, it will make their day. We look forward to seeing you again with...More

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

After a day of being a tourist in the heat the cold one under shade at the Penny Black in boat quay was perfect. Friendly and helpful staff and a good selection of drinks. The food selection looked good although we didn't go there to...More

Thank David-A-Frazer
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 July 2017

Hey David, thank you for leaving such a wonderful review of The Penny Black. I'm glad we were the perfect pub to escape the Singapore heat. The staff will be happy to know that you complimented them very well. This will totally make their day!...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

This is the first bar/pub to find as you enter Boat Quay from the finanicla district side. As such it gets a lot of "city types" both local and expat and there are times it wil lbe busy soon after trading. However, its still a...More

Thank Stephen_Lloyd
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hey Stephen! Yes you’re right. The Penny Black does attract more “city people”. We’re in the middle of the central business district after all and people do enjoy coming for a pint after work :) It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your time at...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

Excellent English pub in Boat Quay. Has a good mixed crowd of locals, expats and tourists. Fantastic place to watch sport, particularly rugby. Has quite a regular crowd and staff service is friendly. Food menu is British pub food. The riverside is great for tourists...More

Thank domc189
MuddyMurphyH, Public Relations Manager at The Penny Black Victorian London Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Hey Dom! We’re glad to hear that you enjoyed your time at The Penny Black. We are always striving for the best service for our customers and are glad that you received excellent service. We hope you liked our food as well! The river side...More

Nearby
The Quays
From Marina Bay, a walk along Singapore River will
take you through the three Quays of the city, each
offering a very different atmosphere. Boat Quay
features historical sites and a buzzing riverfront
vibe. Clarke Quay caters to the party crowd, while
Robertson Quay appeals to the leisurely wanderer.
Weekends at Robertson Quay and Martin Road also give a
peek into the lives of expats in Singapore, as the
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, View
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 00:00
Monday
11:30 - 01:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 01:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 01:00
Thursday
11:30 - 01:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 27 Boat Quay 26, Singapore 049817, Singapore
  • Location: Asia  >  Singapore  >  Singapore>  > The Quays
  • Neighbourhood: The Quays
  • Phone Number: +65 6538 2300
  • E-mail
Description
Located at the Raffles Place entrance to Boat Quay, one of Singapore's most colourful and vibrant river-front entertainment zones. The Penny Black Victorian London Pub is without doubt your quintessential Victorian Public House. All food is freshly cooked everyday. You will find hearty London Pub favourite meals and a mix of enticing local and western barfood on offer from 3pm. Most popular meals include Fish n' Chips with Mushy Peas, Traditional Roast, and the mouth-watering home-made Beef Burger.
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