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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
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2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada (Hampshire and Monterey)
+1 250-370-9008
Today
11:00 - 00:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Oak Bay, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this pub for few years. Good pub food and a local watering hole for many residents. Large menu with good prices. It is a new place but designed to look old so it has a feel of an old English pub. Small cozy pub areas in the front but opens up to a larger area... More 

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Thank Michelle H
Victoria BC
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121 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The service and food are always good but the prices of meals and drinks are way too high. We go here less often now than we used to because of the prices. Obviously other people don't find it expensive because it's always full.

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Thank sgm2010
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Pub atmosphere, good grub and beer. The food is a combination of English pub classics, and some west coast options too. Very consistent, and a nice place to spend an evening.

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Thank Fiona H
Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great litttle pub, great atmosphere and food. Great interior, you would swear you are in England. Very busy for a local pub. Would definitely go back.

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Thank Islanddreaming44
Santa Monica, California
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53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fell into it with buddy as we walked around the snooty neighborhood. Magnificent food and drink and great, friendly, gorgeous bartender Evanne. And I also ordered some food through the wall from the French Bistro next door. All excellent. Nice patrons who chatted with us strangers. Also, we did go three blocks away for pumpkin scones at some nice bakery.

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Thank headingaway
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This pub is warm and inviting. Cozy corners and open tables. Great pub food favourites and good variety of beer on tap. Always Friendly servers. Good place to catch up with friends or go on a date! (There used to also be live music, sadly that has been discontinued.)

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Thank LindaBeth G
London, Ontario, Canada
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247 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My wife and I often go here for lunch. The atmosphere is enjoyable and the decor is very traditional English pub. In the summer they have a lovely covered back garden room. The pub food is pretty good and I recommend the wings and cider sampler

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Thank Ken M
Kelowna
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

Love this place, we walk from downtown to Oak Bay 45 min average pace. You can also take the bus to Oak Bay for $2.50 or $5.00 for a day pass. Great place friendly staff. We go several times each trip to Victoria. Very good food and entertaining locals. Game days the corner seats at the bar are reserved for... More 

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Thank gauerd
Red Deer, Canada
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

The Penny Farthing is a little oasis in beautiful Oak Bay (Victoria BC). It has all of the feel of an English country pub. The selection of local craft beers is excellent and the well delivered and suitable for it's environment. What really separates it is the excellent and friendly service. The Penny Farthing is one of those places you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

The mussels in this quaint British style pub are to die for. Just delicious! The wait staff are pleasant and helpful.

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Thank Maurena W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
    (Hampshire and Monterey)
  • Public Transportation: There are regular scheduled buses that travel down Oak Bay Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-370-9008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?