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The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon

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20-22 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ, England
01795 535075
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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  • 12
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  • 14
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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
friendly, good service

The food was enjoyable, nothing special, but what do you expect considering the price you pay! Staff were friendly and polite.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
AlanBarnes1
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Faversham, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Late Night
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49 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Faversham, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

The food was enjoyable, nothing special, but what do you expect considering the price you pay! Staff were friendly and polite.

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am very glad to hear our staff are friendly and provide a good service. We will be launching a New Mexican Monday club from the 9th and have a variety of clubs throughout the week if you have not tried them already. We hope you visit again soon! More 

Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Very homely with the Gas coal Fire and comfy Sofas One of the better venues Excellent value for money for both food and drinks

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear you like our venue we think it is wonderful! You should try out our lovely garden in the summer time where it catches the sun making it a lovely warm place to have a chilled drink More 

Camborne, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We visited the Leading Light just after Christmas and met up with friends for breakfast.We had coffee which was hot and strong and we were invited to refil as many times as we wanted! We ordered breakfast, choosing from a good variety and only had to wait ten minutes to all be served.The food was hot, well presented and very... More 

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. It is always nice to receive positive feedback and I am very glad to hear our staff made you feel so welcome. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Thank you, Weatherspoon, for utilising this iconic Faversham building. If you haven't seen it, it's lovely inside and out. Thank you, Weatherspoon, for selling an interesting and changing range of beers at great prices. I'm sorry I haven't eaten at your establishment, but when we come to Faversham, we usually go across the road to Yeungs for lunch having had... More 

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comments. We agree it is a lovely building inside and out! We are always trying to bring in new and exciting range of ales so it is lovely to hear from happy customers. See you soon! More 

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went for an afternoon visit to faversham with some friends and thought how nice it would be to have a breakfast late morning in this establishment. Unfortunately this breakfast took well over 30 minutes to come out, I have been to weatherspoons in other locations and they took half the time. When they did appear the breakfast was missing the... More 

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. I would like to apologise for the wait and the error with your breakfast. Unfortunately sometimes we get things wrong and this appears to be one of those occasion but I do hope you will give us another chance in the future to correct these errors. If you would like to discuss... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

Went here on Friday eve excellent staff and service good Cubans not your average wetherspoons I'll be back

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's lovely to hear compliments for the staff and the pub itself. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to us and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

Staff unengaged .. Don't acknowledge you whilst your waiting .. Vague and uninterested when speaking to you .. Slow service .. Beer cheap .. pub big .. usual resident alcoholics

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Sorry to hear your experience with us was not to a high standard. If you would like to discuss this further please call me on 01795535075 or email p498@jdwetherspoon.co.uk as I would like to look into this further. King regards Rebecca Jones More 

London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Great Frood and service at a reasonable price. has a great location at the top of the high steet what i liked about it the restaurant section is seperate from the bar section which makes you feel you are in a restaurant and not a pub one of the best weatherspoons ive been to.

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we agree the layout is fantastic More 

Bosworth
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Perhaps because of my age, a traditional breakfast has lost some appeal which lead me to opt for the Eggs Royale. A relatively new experience with which I was not to be disappointed. I am not sure how it compares with that of other caterers, but I certainly could not fault it.

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We think the eggs royale is a fantastic addition to our menu and a great alternative to the traditional breakfast! We hope to see you again soon More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We are regular customers to the Leading Light. Today I stood at the bar and waited and waited and waited to order two meals and drinks -after being ignored and other customers who were at the bar waiting were served before me, I tried to order a curry special for both my husband and myself which was on a list... More 

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Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hello, firstly I would like to apologise for the service you received today. It is not acceptable that you were ignored at all. I will be looking into why this happened and will do everything we can to ensure this does not happen again. If you would like to speak to me regarding your visit in person do not hesitate... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20-22 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham
  • Phone Number: 01795 535075

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  • Cuisine: Pub

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