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132-134 Wharfside | The Mailbox, Birmingham, England
+44 121 634 3749
12:00 - 01:00
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Sun - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 01:00
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here for my nieces birthday celebration, lovely place with a nice atmosphere. Although we didn't sample the food, the range of beverages was impressive. The staff were very friendly, will be coming back soon

Thank Jon B
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for some food in the afternoon it was good service and we had a lovely time! This place is my ultimate favourite bar, it's good for an after shopping drink, a night out on New Years, a meal, a few drinks. Staff are friendly, nice atmosphere and good prices!

Thank 125388
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Wanted to go somewhere with friends to watch the Rugby. Pennyblacks ticked all the boxes. Comfy seating. Great view for the large screen tv's. no lengthy queues at the bar. Friendly staff. Deffo a great meeting place.

Thank Tia856
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

The canal side setting and a very good beer choice are the main drawer. It's a smart venue that has great seating. Tall tables or cosy sofas. Perfect for a night out with a large group. Was last stop before keg and grill which can be easily reached

Thank Matt H
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

Nice location out back of Mailbox. Although normally a big food place it was a great location for the 6 nations rugby which was being shown on many screens. Friendly staff serving a couple of acceptable ales.

Thank Cerberusi
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2017

Good quality food and drink. I would eat here again. I took my family to celebrate my little brother birthday. He enjoy everything, and the service was great. The staff are amazing

Thank Salena31
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Penny blacks is a traditional pub in the mailbox development. Does a good range of draft beers and cider. Unpretentious.

Thank Sophie K
Cannock, United Kingdom
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228 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Nice welcome from the door staff. Decent DJ and nice cocktails. Good atmosphere in here and food looked nice, big portions

Thank Windy0309
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Stopped in for more drinks after meal. Great location and everyone made us very welcome. Nibbles later with drinks. Great time had by all in great location.

Thank kaazs
2 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We got a nice warm welcome from the door man which made us want to come in . The cocktails were decent despite waiting at the bar for a while. Food was average could be better however we did have good service from a nice young waitress

Thank lizhanley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Outdoor Seating, Television
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?