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Penny Lane Pub

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2205
+1 804-780-1682
11:00 - 02:00
Open now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 23:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 02:00
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Huron, South Dakota
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Can there be a more authentic English pub in Richmond? Wonderful atmosphere and authentic Liverpool dishes. Fish-n-chips, Bangers and mash, Beckham and Owen, and a whole list of English beers on tap. Great place for pub food and watch some futball.

Thank Mark L
Milton, Delaware
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120 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Two couples taking advantage of a Groupon. The girls ordered the Cottage Pie, and the guys got Fish ‘n’ Chips and Beckham & Owen. The Pork Sausage Roll & Beef Cornish Pastie (Beckham and Owen) were very tasty. The pastry was flaky goodness. I am not a huge fan of Shepard’s Pie, but the bites I had of my Spouse’s... More 

Thank Jim T
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249 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Awesome place!!! I am not a pub-type person but I had a really wonderful time here. The place is amazing especially festive with Christmas decorations. The food is excellent, delicious, served nice and hot. The servers are nice and attentive (specially with refills!) I think the price is reasonable for the quality and quantity of food you get. We did... More 

Thank minniemae
Midlothian, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As long as Penny Lane Pub has been around and as long as we have lived in Richmond, it is amazing that this was our first visit. Our friends invited us to go, and I'm glad they did. We started with an appetizer of the Warm Brie topped with a Homemade Apricot-Cranberry Chutney. The flavor was wonderful, but it was... More 

Thank SusanMarie1960
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Back in Richmond for the holidays and Penny Lane came to mind as a spot to take the family for a casual dinner before a movie. The place was warm, casual and inviting. The food was good and comforting and the beer was plentiful and flowing. We sat by the fire and played trivial pursuit with the set on the... More 

Thank TraveledMilesPerHour
Norfolk, VA
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110 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very authentic pub in the middle of downtown Richmond with loads of Beatles pictures framed on the walls. Very small, quaint, and great atmosphere. Food was delicious. I had bangers and mash. Everyone in my group loved their meals. Servers were fantastic.

Thank Debbi B
Chesapeake, Virginia
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had an early dinner here before seeing a concert at the Coliseum. Cool English pub atmosphere with several of the staff being from a England. Food was good.

Thank DinaJ62
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I lived in England for a few years...unfortunately when a restaurant advertised as an English pub...not...you definitely leave disappointed!! I had a steak and Guinness pie not traditional of a steak and ale pie! If you are English don't have high expectations on the food!!! For someone who have never visited England before they will probably think this is a... More 

Thank Paraskevi K
Portsmouth, Virginia
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232 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the late 70s and early 80s, I was a regular at Penny Lane. I had a girlfriend that played darts. I could always enjoy a draft of Bass. This is a truly British Pub. The location today is different but they still serve beer and food worthy of its predecessor.. I had the cottage pie which was delicious along... More 

Thank JayB1r
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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201 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

British themed pub, food was average, great music playing. A reasonable location for a drink but just average.

Thank freqworld_traveller

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 421 E Franklin St, Richmond, VA 23219-2205
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-780-1682

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?