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Penny Lane Pub

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Penny Lane PubPenny Lane Pub
BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
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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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."

jjboesen, Aug 25, 2010
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Penny Lane Pub in Richmond, VA
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.