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Penny Black Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, European, British
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Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
+356 2133 4711
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Hayling Island
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant surroundings & fish & chips on Fridays..If required..Its a good deal to include a pint or glass of wine. European football on the large screens

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Thank Max G
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Max G, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you have stayed in the best hotel - The Victoria- you simply fall in love with the charm of the Penny Black. Martin and Alfred are simply the best asset . Both of them make popping into the bar an absolute pleasure. Their charm personalities and sheer professionalism make this an experience to remember. No stay in Malta would... More 

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Thank Suzanne H
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Suzanne H, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. You have been kind enough to dedicate some of your time to compliment us on the food and service provided by Martin & Alfred, which we truly appreciate. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The bar atmosphere is great with nice people and a great bar tender who is always very helpful and funny.

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Thank Joe G
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Joe G, On behalf of all the management and staff here at Penny Black would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I was expectin a lot more than what we got... I ordered a burger and a beer, both were aweful, the burger is better in McDonalds, mark my word... My wife ordered wrap and it was good enough... The bartender was funny though, he was the best part of our dinner... My advise... go next door... or anywhere else...

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Thank Janez S
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Janez S, We are sorry to hear that we have failed to meet your expectations during your visit at the Penny Black Bar . Your constructive comments regarding the food has been tackled with our Executive Chef. We take our esteemed guest feedback seriously, as this helps us to improve our service and reach our main goal the guest’s... More 

SOUTH WEST U.K.
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Arrived early and had a quick bit. Martin very helpful and efficient. He's been there for ages and has workd his way up from the bottem. Good Bar Manager, nice guy.

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Thank POLKY
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear POLKY, Martin along with the Penny Black staff will be pleased to know you enjoyed your time at Penny Black Bar. May we look ahead to seeing you back at Penny Black. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Tyldesley MANCHESTER
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47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

The bar is situated within The Victoria Hotel, Sliema - you can get great food at reasonable prices. The bar has also had a make-over during the ongoing refurbishment of the hotel but one thing that hasn’t changed is the fantastic staff – Martin Cassar and Alfred Fabri. Martin and Alfred are friendly, helpful and very entertaining - you are... More 

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Thank MaltaFanatics
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear MaltaFanatics, Martin & Alfred would like to thank you for placing your positive comments about your visit at Penny Black Bar. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

Limited choice of draught beer but plenty of different beers, lagers and ciders in bottles and cans. Large screen TV showing some sport

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Thank J563GXmartin
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear J563GXmartin, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Marton, United Kingdom
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We had a couple of lunches and dinner in here and were never disappointed. Alfred worked like a trojan and always had a smile and a joke.

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Thank Raymond B
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Raymond B, On behalf of the Penny Black team, I would like to thank you for sharing your experience with us on Tripadvisor. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

London
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Stayed at the Victoria for two weeks and used this bar regularly during our stay, the barmen Martin and Alfred were efficient in their service as well as courteous, friendly and entertaining. Alfred in particular is a natural born comedian. Our last day included a lunch here due to the fact that we did not have dinner on our first... More 

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Thank moodybutgrumpy
Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear moodybutgrumpy, Alfred, Martin, the management and staff here at Penny Black would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor. We do hope to see you back at Penny Black again soon. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

We love the new decor of the Penny Black. Best thing is that the staff, guys like Martin and Alfred really at to the atmosphere. Very engaging with the customers whilst providing and excellent professional service. Will be back next year again.

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Kevin_Callus, General Manager at Penny Black Bar, responded to this review

Dear Cricketman_10, Alfred & Martin and all the management and staff here at Penny Black would like to thank you for your complimentary review placed on Tripadvisor following your visit. We are really glad you had a delightful time. Looking forward to serve you again. Sincerely, Kevin Callus Hotel Manager info@axhotelsmalta.com More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, European, British
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Gorg Borg Olivier Street, Sliema, Island of Malta SLM 1807, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Sliema
  • Phone Number: +356 2133 4711
Description
The Penny Black Bar with its baby grand piano, open fireplace and leather seating is more than just a standard hotel lounge bar. Guests can sit, relax and watch live sports whilst sipping their favorite cocktails or wine, accompanied by delicious snacks, tempting platters and freshly made desserts. The Penny Black Bar has a vast bar selection, friendly service and terrific food at value prices; it is the perfect retreat to meet friends and colleagues.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?