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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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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
Good value family setting...when time is right!

As with all Wetherspoon's it attracts all walks of life due to cheap food and drink and large capacity seating areas, so depending on what day and time you visit the atmosphere will different. I visited with a baby on a Saturday lunchtime. Good ambience, families eating, kids running about plus... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Fray Bentos, Rio Negro, Uruguay
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English first
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Prompt friendly service. We both opted for a chicken dish, it was good quality and good value.... All in with drinks £11.... What's not to like

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Fray Bentos, Rio Negro, Uruguay
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31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

As with all Wetherspoon's it attracts all walks of life due to cheap food and drink and large capacity seating areas, so depending on what day and time you visit the atmosphere will different. I visited with a baby on a Saturday lunchtime. Good ambience, families eating, kids running about plus the usual set of old weathered lonely men who've... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Had lunch here today and was saddened by the poor service and a Piri Piri chicken meal I had. The wife had a Salmon meal which was fresh and fine but the Chicken I had was totally dried out and the sweet corn equally devoid of any juice. No one came to ask if the meals were ok and we... More 

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

I am sorry to hear your visit with us was not enjoyable. Piri chicken and corn on the cob is cooked to order so I am sorry they were not up to our usual standard. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01795 535075 or email p498@jdwetherspoon.co.uk More 

Lynsted, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Mmmm....well it almost earned two blobs because the staff are friendly but really it was terrible. We arrived late afternoon so no surprise that the food was past its best but the gravy arrived almost ten minutes after the tired food....this was because the waitress was busy ejecting the man who had behaved like an idiot the night before....it was... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable experience with us. If you would like to discuss this further please do not hesitate to contact me on 01795 535075 or p498@jdwetherspoon.co.uk More 

beckenham,kent,UK
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Can't knock them for value for money and the range of beers on offer. The special offers are worth considering .Recently went for Mexican Monday which was good and Sunday lunch which was very cheap but the beef was slightly tough and so overall just average.

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

I am sorry to hear your beef was a bit tough on Sunday club but glad to hear you enjoyed our newest club Mexican Monday. I will be looking intone your comments regarding the beef. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you again! More 

Datchet, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

After taking the Shepherd Neame Brewery tour my husband and I visited The Leading Light for an evening meal. The staff were very friendly, the steak was cooked just how we liked it and the Abbot Ale was very enjoyable.

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

We are glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been to this Wetherspoons on a number of occasions and the service has been very slow at the bar. I have always ordered meals when visiting. I have never been asked by your staff if everything was okay with the food. Your Sittingbourne branch is very good and they always come round to ask if everything was okay... More 

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

I am very sorry your visit was not enjoyable. I would like to look into this further. If you would like to discuss any of these issues with me please do not hesitate to email p498@jdwetherspoon.co.uk or telephone 01795535075. Thank you More 

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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I have been coming to The Leading Light for 7 yers now. Good cheap ale. The food is usually very good value and nice tasting. Hubby and I are avid real ale fans and our local spoons supports this also at half of the price of other pubs. Most of the staff are nice and competent and the decor is... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are always looking for new ales for the avid fan and we have recently added a new brewery to our list which is worth looking out for! We hope to see you again soon More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The food is certainly very good here, we chose the Roast beef with roast and mash potatoes fresh veg pigs in blankets and good sized chunks of beef with gravy, the gourmet pulled pork sandwich in a brioche bun with onion rings coleslaw and chips and the butterfly chicken breast burger with chips, two beers and an gin and tonic... More 

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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 hope to see you back soon! Our carpet has just had its regular deep clean so is looking fresher now however I will be looking into the bench seats you mentioned. Thank you again! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Great for a night out or predrinks. Can't stay away from this place, friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Cheap food and drinks, you must go!

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

Thank you for your kind review! I am pleased to hear you enjoy visiting us! See you soon! 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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