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The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon

20-22 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ, England
01795 535075
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Ranked #44 of 65 Restaurants in Faversham
Cuisines: Pub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
Most recent review
- Sep 1, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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English first
Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014 NEW

usual jdw, BUT toilets downstairs, a bonus!! helpful hardworking staff, as always great value for money

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London
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Come in almost everyday. Only two bar staff today at 18:30pm with the bar two deep. Having waited almost 10 minutes to be served (as others arriving at the bar after me were served before me) was told by a barman on his first day to "be quick" to let him know what I wanted! No apology & didn't even... More

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b252, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear your visit was not up to the standard we expect as a pub and company. Your comments have been taken on board and dealt with. I hope to hear that you visit us again in the future and that you will receive a better level of service and will remain a happy customer. Your comments... More

Kent, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The leading light is a lively pub that does food at amazing value for money in the centre of Faversham. The leading light is very lively and a fun place to visit for a drink and or meal seven days a week in Faversham. Faversham is a quiet town and the leading light is far and away the liveliest place... More

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b252, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It is always great to hear when customers have a wonderful time! More

London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Having never visited a Wetherspoon pub before I was tempted by their curry night. A great curry and a pint ( or another drink) for under £5. What value. OK so it's a bit tacky, service is non existent but if you want a cheap meal out and don't mind not having any frills then this takes some beating. I... More

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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

I visited Faversham on my tour of Kent and was already hungry for lunch at 11am. While walking around I noticed most restaurants opened at 12 for lunch, however, I noticed this beautiful building already open for breakfast and perused the rather large posted menu on the window. I went inside and luckily they said they served lunch (this was... More

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

I had the displeasure of trying to eat here today, my wife and me wanted a quick lunch and normally get good service from Wetherspoons but not today, only 2 girls trying to serve on the bar, food, clear away and everything else, resulting in a 20 minute wait for cold food. I dared to mention this and for my... More

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Bideford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

good venue for cheap drinks and food only let down - no 'last orders' bell, just a time at the bar bell dead on 11.00 p.m. - if you're not at the bar when this bell is rung, you do not get served - NO EXCEPTIONS!

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Equally good to most Wetherspoons and definitely improved over the last year or so. Staff are pleasant; food and drinks are good for the price. Not an amazing building but nice enough. I like lunch here as not too busy then.

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Faversham
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

On Friday,6th June,this pub hosted an excellent blue plaque unveiling event. The plaque was in honour of a great Favershamonian the late Bill Vaughan. .Bill is unique in not only being the first Labour mayor of Swale,Borough Council(SBC) but also called on twice to be mayor of both SBC & mayor of the medieval town of Faversham. As the plaque... More

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

food excellent , price just right, best time of day is about 1730 not to much of a rush and plenty of room to sit

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