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The Old Wine Vaults

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75 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PA, England
+44 1795 591817
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 12
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good value

This is good for lunch. Easy seating, order at bar and food served at table. Decent choices including lovely fresh veg. Only down side is the "in crowd" around the bar, including someone we believe may be the landlady, tend to be extremely loud at times.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
RidleyCanterbury
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Canterbury
Good for:
  • Reservations
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35 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Canterbury
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

This is good for lunch. Easy seating, order at bar and food served at table. Decent choices including lovely fresh veg. Only down side is the "in crowd" around the bar, including someone we believe may be the landlady, tend to be extremely loud at times.

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I went to the vaults for new years eve. I had no more than 4 drinks by the time it got to half past 10. I was waiting at the bar for 20 minutes waiting to buy another round of drinks for myself and my family until a chap behind the bar strongly made the point i was no longer... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Eleven of us Wednesday Old Gits Society had xmas Lunch here Last Wednesday. All drinks served promptly and as you can imagine they were various beers and ciders. The lunch menu was pre ordered and served hot and all at the same time. Each course was on time and warm where relevant. The drinks kept coming at the right time... More 

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. I have passed this on to the staff and we are all glad you enjoyed your Christmas Lunch with us. See you for your monthly meeting and next years festivities! More 

London
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We recently popped in to this establishment to "grab a bite" and we're pleasantly surprised by this tardis of a place! The service was great and warm and we were immediately made to feel welcome and despite there being no places the staff went out of there way to make space for us! The food really was lovely. My husband... More 

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review! I am really pleased you enjoyed your meal and visit with us. It is bigger on the inside than the outside, bit of a surprise to most of our new friends. I have passed your review on to all our staff. Having read your review of March... More 

Gillingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Took my mother for lunch here today, sat mum down and ordered our drinks at the bar, was then told no food was available because they had a large party in. This is fair enough but please tell me before I have ordered drinks so as to give me the option of going to another pub was most annoying.

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Hello Peter, I am sorry you were not told before you ordered your drinks. I have to agree that this would have been better and I would have thought they would have told you. I will tell all our staff to warn customers in future and I thank you for taking the time to highlight this. Although our food is... More 

Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 via mobile

Busy friendly atmosphere.... Efficient , pleasant bar staff / waitress.... Visited with a friend and both opted for a quick burger and chips with our drinks... We were sat down quickly and the food was prompt but disappointing. The burgers and buns were dry and the chips were under cooked... Would go back but would opt for something different from... More 

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thanks for taking the time to review and leave feedback. I am sorry you were disappointed with the burgers. They should not have been dry as we make them ourselves. I have messaged you asking for the date and time of your visit so I can look into this further and also pass on your positive comments to... More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Wife wanted to try it and fancied a burger. I said, its a pub, you won't be happy (we normally make our own burgers at home, its easy, haven't had a pre made pattie in 10 years) . But she had seen the menu and was insistent. Hence the average. It was a pub burger, she actually left half of... More 

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Dear Simon, Thanks you for taking the time to give us this feedback. Can I start by unreservedly apologising for your experience. I can assure you I will be thoroughly looking into this, I have emailed you with my personal email and would appreciate further detail so I can talk to the members of staff concerned. The chicken should not... More 

Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

visited as seen their website with a good offer, but not too pleased when we got there and it was not available, they said they dont check the website is up to date !! being in Faversham, close to the brewery expected better range of ales, gave up and relutantly went to wetherspoons, better range and a lot cheaper

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Dear Hazel, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I am sorry that you were disappointed when you visited us. When you spoke to me I explained that I do not do the website myself we have someone that puts the offers on and of course should have taken that one off. As I said to you... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We have had lunch here several times. The service is excellent, the staff cheerful and friendly and the food, especially the wonderful bread, is well served and very tasty. Great range of beers too. Plenty of space so good choice of tables and there's a small garden too.

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing us Pamela and I am pleased you enjoyed your time with us. If you fancy having a look at how I look after the ales just ask me next time you are in and I would be pleased to show you! Many thanks again, Nuala. More 

UK
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Went here in a group for lunch and we were catered to pretty effectively. Good solid food of the sort that sticks to your ribs. And they serve a good range of beers, too.

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Nualabs, Owner at The Old Wine Vaults, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to write a review, glad you enjoyed our food and ales. Hope to see you again soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 75 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8PA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham
  • Phone Number: +44 1795 591817

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: English, Pub, Grill
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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