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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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Yateley, United Kingdom
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565 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 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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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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137 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 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 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

I thought I'd try eating at the leading light on a Friday rather than have a take away. It only took 3 minutes to get served at the bar and from the time I sat down, only 10 minutes to get our food which arrived piping hot. For less than £14 pounds two of us had fish, chips and peas... 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 glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us! We hope to see you again soon More 

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77 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

You always know what you get with food at wetherspoons and the leading light doesn't disappoint There was some great beers on and service was really good, I've complained about service at some wetherspoons but not this one Well done and I'll be back, thank you

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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 glad to hear you enjoyed your visit with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Sittingbourne, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

For a Wetherspoons this is a good one. Nice inside and better quality food than other local spoons. However at least 3 times now the staffing behind the bar has been woeful. I normally come mid afternoon to order food when it isn't particularly busy. Usually there are three or four staff loitering round the bar but only one of... More 

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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 have relayed your comments to our team and I apologise your visits have not met expectation on these occasions. We do not encourage staff to stand around chatting and this should not be the case at all so your comments have been taken very seriously. If you would... 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
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Kids
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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