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The Penny Black, Tamworth Central, Tamworth

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2 Lower Gungate
Tamworth
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
[User has posted 2088 recommendations about 2083 pubs]


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
[User has posted 3223 recommendations about 3138 pubs]

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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Bucking Fastard
Tamworth High Level, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Tamworth, 0.43 miles, 8 min walk (show)
Wilnecote (Staffs), 2.01 miles, 38 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Penny Black, Tamworth
13th Aug 2018, 16:01
Review submitted by Aqualung .
 
3rd Jun 2018, 12:32
Review submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

Pub Details

Pub details supplied by members of this site to the best of their knowledge. Please check with pub directly before making a special trip.

  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : Yes - 10% - last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 November 2015 by ROB Camra
Opening Hours
Sunday8:30am - 11pm
Monday8:30am - 11pm
Tuesday8:30am - 11pm
Wednesday8:30am - 11pm
Thursday8:30am - 11pm
Friday8:30am - 2am
Saturday8:30am - 2am
Hours according to Facebook page, please check before making a special visit
Food Hygiene Rating


Last inspected: November 20th 2017
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