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The Penny Black, Tamworth

Pub added by elizabeth mcgraw
2 Lower Gungate
B79 7AE
Phone: 01827316163

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Aqualung . left this review about The Penny Black

The thing that struck me most about this place is how similar it is to a smaller Wetherspoons. The tall furniture near the bar, the open plan space split into areas with some raised, the front patio, the breakfast menu but most of all the prices. I noticed the breakfast here is actually cheaper than JDW. The biggest difference is that they had a quiet music track playing and of course there are no beer mats spouting political propaganda.
The other difference is the beer range, it was completely mainstream with nothing at all from a microbrewery. The five hand pumps had a cider, Doom Bore, GK Barmy Army, Hobgoblin Gold and Marston's Wainwright. The Hobgoblin Gold (£2.35) was in excellent condition. I liked this one more than I thought I would and would definitely return as an early option.

On 13th August 2018 - rating: 7
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Just a quick pint, then I'm off left this review about The Penny Black

Sizeable Stonegate pub with various seating areas scattered around the central bar counter. Usual semi-modern furniture, although the decor is lighter than most (and enlivened with flags and bunting in anticipation of the World Cup when I visited). Also has a number of tables out front on the pavement. Plenty of food offers from the standard menu. Doom Bar, Atlantic, Hobgoblin, Purity Pure UBU and a Lilley's cider available from the five handpumps.

On 3rd June 2018 - rating: 6
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Al Bundy left this review about Yates's

Now called The Penny Black. A long bar offers 4 cask ales including their own Penny Black Ale brewed by Jennings. As its an old Yates the layout should be familiar.

On 22nd July 2015 - rating: 6
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