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Penny Lane Pub

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Penny Lane PubPenny Lane Pub
BA SCORE
88
very good

22 Ratings
Ratings: 22
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.66%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

421 E Franklin St
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-2205
United States
phone: (804) 780-1682

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(Place added by: keifffff)
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cbfmanu


3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

08-18-2014 23:27:11 | More by cbfmanu
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Links41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-24-2014 00:23:07 | More by Links41
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Eric03101


4/5  rDev +4.4%

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Rkaba804

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

07-13-2014 01:32:15 | More by Rkaba804
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joegard

Virginia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

07-09-2014 19:10:11 | More by joegard
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RyanAU

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-10-2014 20:19:27 | More by RyanAU
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brocktune

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-03-2013 01:19:28 | More by brocktune
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blbarnett3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

10-12-2013 19:55:22 | More by blbarnett3
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Penny Lane is a convivial British pub situated on a corner in downtown Richmond, and a few convenient blocks from the Capital Ale House (See My Review). You can't miss it: look for the Beefeaters standing guard - or at least images thereof - and the Union Jack signage above. [Incidentally, the picture shown is from the previous location.]

Enter the quaint courtyard, with bubbling fountain; pass the doors on the left, through a foyer, and step up to the bar, adorned with baskets of complimentary crisps (potato chips to you Yanks). On tap, Penny Lane offers the usual, but welcoming, array of brews: Fuller's Harp, Stella Artois (How did the AB-owned Belgian lager get here?); also on tap is a personal favorite, Old Speckled Hen, a wonderful British ale that is always a great find. As for the food [Pause for generic crack about British cuisine.], you can never go wrong with bangers and mash. I didn't.

Wander around the place; upstairs is another bar complete with dart boards and pool tables; there is a small private dining area - called a "snood." The walls are festooned with everything relating to Britannia, making for a museum of English kitsch. There is much memorabilia dealing with some chap named Lennon, who, in the Sixties, sang with some group named after an insect. Just kidding; everybody knows about these lads from Liverpool who once sang: "Penny Lane is in my ears and in my eyes."

08-25-2010 16:18:19 | More by jjboesen
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GJ40

North Carolina

3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

Penny Lane is a well done English pub in downtown Richmond. The entryway has a nice open courtyard area with plenty of seating and a comfortable atmosphere. The main area is a large bar and a typical decor of sport and beer paraphernalia including a great collection of soccer scarves.

They have 10+ on tap including the usuals such as Guinness, Fuller's ESB, Smithwick's, Bass, etc. It's not a craft beer bar but they've got the stuff that helped get us there. I had a Fuller's ESB and a Fuller's Porter. I think they were around $5 each which isn't bad for an Imperial pint.

The guys behind the bar are helpful, outgoing and enjoy talking soccer.

I had a great night at Penny Lane. Don't go looking for craft beer but if it's a fun pub experience you're looking for, Penny Lane is the place for that.

03-21-2010 11:50:17 | More by GJ40
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Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, VA
88 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.