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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-370-9008
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good40%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
$$ - $$$
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed February 2, 2016

We popped in here to have a drink and a light snack. Really liked all the sports memorabilia on the walls. I had my first Caesar cocktail here. It was a bit hot for me but the lovely waitress brought me a glass of tomato...More

Thank NorthernHeatseeker
Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

The pub is beautiful. Service is good too. The only negative is the food is pretty average. They allow children (families) in until a certain time too.

Thank Maria2542014
Reviewed January 13, 2016

On the Main Street of the quaint Oak Bay village - 2 kms from downtown - you'll find the Penny Farthing Pub. Daily lunch specials, plus a regular menu with options from soup to salad to burgers and Fish and Chips of course. Week nights...More

Thank M J
Reviewed January 8, 2016

The burgers and flatbread pizza were excellent as was the service. The environment is very comfortable and relaxing and it wasn't hard to find a parking spot right out front. There is additional parking in various places around the block.

Thank lynnelwell
Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

Our waitress Ashley was rude, disinterested and inattentive. When you work in service industry, it's imperative you put on your "game face" otherwise get another job. We wanted to reflect our dissatisfaction with Ashley in our tip but felt bad for bartender and others who...More

2  Thank MiniVixen
Management response:

Good Morning, Thank you for taking the time to review, I am very disappointed in the service you recieved a few days ago. This is unacceptable and we will speak to the server about the situation. We are hiring and training new staff and we...More

Reviewed December 21, 2015 via mobile

We came here for a rare date night. Dinner and drinks. I had a lovely glass of wine and the crispy chicken burger with arugula salad which was all great. Husband shared a calamari starter (good), and had the shepherds pie. The pie was uninspired,...More

2  Thank IslandGirl11
Reviewed December 18, 2015

The atmosphere of the place was good from outside to the inside. But the food, and the service were terrible. Why have a restaurant if you cannot cook and cannot serve it in a warm and friendly, inviting way? I do like the booths and...More

3  Thank joan b
Reviewed December 17, 2015

The Penny Farthing is a step above most pubs that serve food. Their Salad Viscose is to die for, a nice piece of poached tuna, and the usual mix of green beans, potatoes, lettuce, olives, etc. I enjoy this even more than I enjoyed the...More

Thank hiebert
Reviewed December 4, 2015

Really warm and friendly atmosphere. Sure the pints are a wee bit on the expensive side....thsi is still worth dropping in to experience. Good variety of food available, you have access to the menu nextdoor as well. We had one Gluten Free and two non...More

Thank Paul E
Reviewed December 3, 2015

We stopped here mid week for a family birthday lunch. The place is nicely decorated as an older British style pub, to me more of a city pub than a country pub. Service was attentive, but not overly so. Food was of a good quality...More

Thank Gelli550
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John N
Does Penny Farthing still have 2fir 1 Fish & Chips on Minday?
February 1, 2016|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
Not on the menu when we were there. They do have daily lunch and dinner specials so, you may see it as a special.
I'd like to see the current lunch menu and the wine list.
November 22, 2015|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
The menu and wine list don't change. You can call and ask about specials or look on line..
H and W
Hi, we have a British friend coming to town and want to bring him to the best pub option in town, would this likely fit the mold? Authentic, pleasant, good beer (we are not connoisseurs ourselves), food...thanks!
August 20, 2015|
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Response from ARJACT | Reviewed this property |
Just my opinion...the pubs in Europe are authentic since the staff and food are sourced from the Euro markets. This place looks the part but it is limited to food sourced from the local area. The beer is good...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $15
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
    (Hampshire and Monterey)
  • Public Transportation: There are regular scheduled buses that travel down Oak Bay Ave.
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-370-9008
  • E-mail