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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

) #75 of 917 Restaurants in Victoria €€ - €€€ , British,
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-370-9008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Closes in 26 min
All hours
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

So glad to have spent an afternoon at The Penny Farthing! The staff was unbelievably welcoming and knowledgeable. Great list of local beers, including flights, precisely what we were looking for on our visit to the island. Ordered the lamb burger which is the absolute...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely pub with excellent food and beers on offer. Service was great and the whole atmosphere is perfect.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was very good (Shepherd's Pie, Mac & Cheese, Crispy Chicken Burger). Portion size was just right. All was hot and a decent price. Good choice of Beers and other drinks. The décor/atmosphere was great.

Thank Grumpyogre
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This was our first visit to the Penny Farthing in Oak Bay, Victoria a city with an abundance of pubs. English pub atmosphere nice, with good service. On the downside the food was disappointing - among the worst calamari we have had and fish and...More

Thank wayout10131
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We were honouring an old friend who has contributed so much to the community and, on the recommendation of a pub regular, we decided to try the Penny Farthing Pub, right in the middle of Oak Bay Avenue. The place was starting to fill up...More

Thank trips2830
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We used to come here every week before my wife became ill. I returned last week for a meal, and it was not the same. The lights were so dim I couldn't read the menu. I asked for my usual - halibut and chips -...More

Thank Antisthenesca
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We went for the Monday night fish and chip special. Nice atmosphere. Good selection of interesting international and local craft beers.

Thank Cheryl M
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Don't miss an opportunity for an evening at The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub! The atmosphere is wonderful; the food is delicious, and the the staff are friendly delivering great service. Special thanks to Lisa, our waitress, whose efficient service and cheerful demeanour added a...More

Thank Mandaliz
Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Penny Farthing is the type of pub I would like to have as my local...maybe one day. The food was traditional and good, but the staff and atmosphere stand out. It has a true pub feeling which feel authentic and original...very comfortable seating. The...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Great service.....the fresh salmon was the highlight....the tart flambé was very tasty and well presented...poutinewas just standard and we were disappointed short ribs were off the menu...but they've stepped up the quality of the food since our last visit so all in all a safe...More

Thank b4i4gt
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John N
Does Penny Farthing still have 2fir 1 Fish & Chips on Minday?
1 February 2016|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
Not on the menu when we were there. They do have daily lunch and dinner specials so, you may see it as a special.
I'd like to see the current lunch menu and the wine list.
22 November 2015|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
The menu and wine list don't change. You can call and ask about specials or look on line..
H and W
Hi, we have a British friend coming to town and want to bring him to the best pub option in town, would this likely fit the mold? Authentic, pleasant, good beer (we are not connoisseurs ourselves), food...thanks!
20 August 2015|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
Just my opinion...the pubs in Europe are authentic since the staff and food are sourced from the Euro markets. This place looks the part but it is limited to food sourced from the local area. The beer is good...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
  • E-mail
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