Penny Farthing

Penny Farthing, Crayford: Hours, Address, Penny Farthing Reviews: 4.5/5

Penny Farthing
4.5
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12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Sunday
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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K_Berry81
London, UK10 contributions
Friends
I’ve just read Tony’s review and totally disagree. My partner and I ventured here about two years ago and loved it - we often pop in for a pint or two of real ale. Bob and Bev have been absolutely welcoming and warm whenever we have frequented the Penny Farthing (which is not as often as we like). Yes there may be some Covid restrictions but that is the same as any hospitality area at the moment. Never have they been rude as described in a previous review, only wonderful hosts.
If you want good ale/beer (or cider) without any faff or pompous then you can’t go wrong with the Penny Farthing. My partner often pops in on her own and can always find a local or ‘regular’ to chat away with whilst she enjoys a some great local ale.
Written June 16, 2021
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K&M rates plates
Sidcup, UK936 contributions
Friends
Popped in here for a quick beer one evening. We sat out the back, the table service was good. I’m not really into ales, so we just had a bottled beer, so can’t comment on the beers. The dart board was a nice touch and and the games were pretty good too. Nice little pub
Written June 16, 2022
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KayF1962
Bexley, UK52 contributions
Family
Nice to go to small friendly micro pub serving real ales, wine and ciders only. And promotes conversation!!!!!
Written April 25, 2016
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Tony L
Erith, UK27 contributions
Couples
Spend your money with local, independant businesses. They need it after all the lockdown restrictions have left many in the hospitality trade struggling so badly. So, that's what my good lady and I thought we would do for our 1st night out together in 9 months. I had heard lovely things about The Penny Farthing, Crayford and really couldn't wait to pay this place a long awaited visit. We had almost finished a lovely meal at Assos (well worth a visit), so I phoned ahead to ask if it was OK to just walk in, or did we have to book a table? The owner answered the phone and said it was OK to walk in and I explained we would be half an hour. He took my name and all was good.
Warning... This is gonna be a long review...
Duly arrived and walked directly in. Half a dozen, or so other customers already seated, but also a number of unoccupied tables. Grumpy looking lady (presumably the wife of the man who I had spoken with) swiftly 'greeted' us with a gruff "No masks?" She then followed that remark with one of those cursory 'up and down looks' that instantly makes you feel uncomfortable. My lady explained that she was exempt. We should have walked out and left it there. But, no... I thought 'give it a chance'.
So, there's jus the two of us. My Fiancée and me. Offered a table (for 4), but then this woman orders .... yes ORDERS us to sit side by side (not opposite each other) just in case others come in and sit at the same table and she needs to put a screen up! The place is half empty so we ask "Have you many bookings tonight, then?".... "No, but we do get walk in's" was the response. Ironically, there was in plain sight.... an unoccupied table for 2 right next door to the table we were offered. We tried to order drinks... "What wine do you have?".... "Red... or white" she rudely replied. No further clarity followed from her until we prompted "OK, what reds do you have? " Quickly and equally as rudely, a choice of 3 reds were revealed. A Malbec, a Merlot or a Rioja. About as informative as a British Rail departure board during a snow storm! After a few moments, more people arrived. These were clearly regulars as they were quickly greeted with a warm welcome and a smile from the woman. No interrogation follwed about these people NOT wearing masks upon arrival. They were allowed to sit at a table of their choosing. We had only been here a few minutes and already wanted to leave. So we took our drinks to an empty table, outside. We placed our drinks on the table, and prepared to sit down. In a matter of seconds, a man (the owner) appeared by us telling us that as we were drinking, we needed to be sat down. "Wow!Give us a chance mate! We got to the table two seconds ago!" I replied. "it's the law" was the surly response. "What is it with this place? The woman inside was so rude as well". "She's my wife"he replied. Well, they are both welcome and well suited to each other, in my humble opinion. Guess what??? All 'regulars' make a first visit to somewhere new and then return time and again. That's how people become 'regulars'. You want more business? How about you start treating every 1st time visitors as regulars? Give a good experience to someone, they might tell someone else. Continue with this piss poor first time customer attitude, and I'm sure you'll be receiving many similar reviews to this one.
Written May 21, 2021
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The Hangar
Sidcup, UK29 contributions
Friends
Visited the Penny Farthing at the weekend and would highly recommend it to those looking for a fresh, quality beer in a friendly setting. Thank you Bob & Bev for your hospitality
Written January 15, 2018
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Thank you for taking the time to write this review, hope to see you again in the Penny Farthing soon
Written January 17, 2018
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RealAleVoyager
London, UK166 contributions
Solo
Can't believe the place has been open for nearly 3 years now and is a mature part of the local beer and cider scene already. Attentive table service and an ever changing interesting real ale range which rarely will disappoint, oh and lots of ciders too. Summer outdoor pavement seating is a nice added feature. On this visit the ales and ciders were going down well like in the alehouses of old.
Written August 13, 2017
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stanpmoore
London, UK18 contributions
Friends
Walked past this place several times without realising it was a pub, what a fool I've been!

Took the day off to visit this week, lovely little pub and I do mean little however it's perfect. Great owners, really liked the table service they offer - makes all the difference.

No queues, no noise, no phones - makes a change from a standard pub, really was special.

Beer and cider was also very good, priced well and from what I saw these change weekly - I'm going to go back again soon, you should too
Written June 21, 2017
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danielrduggan
Dublin, Ireland123 contributions
Friends
A merry go round of changing beers on offer at this ale house. All served straight from the weekly selection of barrels. Would be great to see a regular local beer available
Written February 18, 2017
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Del61
London, England30 contributions
Friends
Civilised and friendly pub.
Good beer and hosts.
Nice to be in a place that isn't full of people texting and yattering on mobiles. You actually have conversations here!
Written February 14, 2017
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p6roverman
Crayford, UK18 contributions
Solo
If you are looking for a peaceful pint Good selection off real ale no music on television no mobile .good conversation this is place for you
Written February 1, 2017
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Penny Farthing is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Tue - Thu 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Fri - Sat 12:00 PM - 10:30 PM