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The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon

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20-22 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ, England
441795535075
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I arrived with butterflies in my stomach. Something must be done!!! I ordered a filet curry breast and it was brought to my table prompt and proper, with majesty and grace by a young lady. I began to tuck into my scrummy din din with a glass of Port. I removed my slippers and left them on the table as... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a number of times recently and it's what you expect of a Wetherspoons really. Prices are fairly cheap thus the quality of the food is average overall in my experience - it can be a bit hit and miss. Their coffee is certainly not like that of a proper cafe but drinkable. I have found the... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. I apologise for the mix up on the Texan burger. We do in fact do both meat and vegetarian Texan burgers which is where the confusion has possibly come from. The vegetarian version is served with five bean chilli whilst the meat is served with beef chilli. You can request... More 

Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came in for a spot of lunch and ordered the sirloin, very rare. When the food arrived the chips were nice, but that's where I stop with compliments. When eating at a Wetherspoon I sort of expect sticky tables, clueless staff and service with a grunt. Added to that, this time I was treated to a cremated, yet cold steak,... More 

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

I'm sorry to hear your visit with us was not satisfactory. I would appreciate it if you could contact me on 01795535075 or p498@jdwetherspoon.co.uk so I can get some more details of the time and date you visited so I can look into your complaint further. I apologise for your experience with us and hope you will give us another... More 

Yateley, United Kingdom
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565 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2016

An unusual Wetherspoon with a high vaulted roof over the central area. Fairly busy for a mid-Noember weekday afternoon though we found it quite dark inside.

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

Thank you for your review. The building was originally 3 shops with the main area being a furniture store. It was two storeys but JD Wetherspoon removed the second floor leaving the high ceiling you are refering to. Next time you visit take a look to your left as you walk in and you will see blue and white tiles... More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

visited for an early evening meal with two friends. We found the restaurant clean and welcoming. The food was typical weatherspoons fare but as we only wanted to 'fill up' this was more than adequate. Although the restaurant was busy we didn't have to wait long for our food to arrive. The staff were friendly and efficient. Highly recommended if... More 

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Thank johnchatham2014
Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

Faversham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016

After reading a number of newspaper articles about the prices of breakfasts, I want to put in a good word for the Full English at " the spoons" . I have a number of Italian visitors and always take them there. They LOVE it! And the price is amazing. Well done J D .

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad to hear you and your visitors enjoy coming to us and we hope to see you again soon! More 

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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016 via mobile

Always come in for breakfast when in Faversham, never again. Had the full English , was absolutely shocking, was so dried out. Looked like it had been sat on a hotplate for ages. From where we were sitting we could see into the kitchen. There were two chefs working in the area we could see, both were constantly stuffing their... More 

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

I have messaged you for further information as this falls far short of expected standards and I would really appreciate any additional information you can provide. I am sorry your visit was far from satisfactory and hope you will consider trying us again More 

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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016 via mobile

Very nice breakfast and happy to find a Wetherspoons with toilets at ground level! Good character in the building.

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Thank blueron1886
Rebecca J, Manager at The Leading Light - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. many people assume the building used to be a theatre or cinema however it was in fact three shops! We agree the building certainly has character More 

Kent, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2016 via mobile

Aberdeen Angus to die for!! Good till and ordering service and great selection of beers and ciders. Food delivery service was good and the overall experience was better than good. Some evenings are best avoided when eating such as Friday and Saturdays when too many have had too much. Place gets a little uncomfortable and noisy

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed our Aberdeen Angus steak and recommend trying the peppercorn sauce if you haven't already! We look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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151 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

I have had breakfast in here a few times and it has always been very good with decent food and quick service so we thought we would give an evening a go. The food was well cooked and very cheap - you know what you are going to get with a Wetherspoons and this place doesn't disappoint. Only complaints are... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I will pass on your comments to the team to try and ensure future visits are improved. We hope to see you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22 Preston Street, Faversham ME13 8NZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Faversham
  • Phone Number: 441795535075

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