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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

) #78 of 919 Restaurants in Victoria $$ - $$$ , British,
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-370-9008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good42%
  • Average15%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday

Was here for a beer an a lunch with a friend last week. He had the usual Shepherds Pie and I tried a prawn salad which was new on the menu. Shepherds Pie is unchanged but I still think the portion could be bigger for...More

Thank Jazzaferri
Reviewed 2 days ago

A very authentic Britih-style pub. The relatively plain food is always good and the staff are delightful!

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If wanting to see some of the neighbourhoods not far from downtown Victoria, take the scenic drive and veer off and go to Oak Bay Avenue. The Penny Farthing is a Canadian style English pub in the heart of the "avenue" with waiter service but...More

Thank AskRexnow
Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I were recently in Victoria and decided to check out some restaurants in Oak Bay on a Friday evening. Of course without a reservation, it turned out to be a bit of a challenge so we headed to the Penny Farthing hoping...More

Thank Gord L
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great pub, located in the heart of Oak Bay. The food is great and the atmosphere, very "English". It is right on Oak Bay Avenue and has plenty of seating but with intimate sections so you don't feel like you are in...More

Thank SVict2004
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fairly good food but slightly overpriced if compared to the Oaks cafe just up the street. Back sunroom provides a nice relief from the dark main interior. We should be fair re: service. It was Canada Day Weekend and the place was mobbed, so service...More

Thank Eric W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad to have spent an afternoon at The Penny Farthing! The staff was unbelievably welcoming and knowledgeable. Great list of local beers, including flights, precisely what we were looking for on our visit to the island. Ordered the lamb burger which is the absolute...More

Thank Michelle K
Reviewed 29 May 2017

A lovely pub with excellent food and beers on offer. Service was great and the whole atmosphere is perfect.

Thank Steve P
Reviewed 27 May 2017

The food was very good (Shepherd's Pie, Mac & Cheese, Crispy Chicken Burger). Portion size was just right. All was hot and a decent price. Good choice of Beers and other drinks. The décor/atmosphere was great.

Thank Grumpyogre
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This was our first visit to the Penny Farthing in Oak Bay, Victoria a city with an abundance of pubs. English pub atmosphere nice, with good service. On the downside the food was disappointing - among the worst calamari we have had and fish and...More

Thank wayout10131
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Chris L
11 July 2017|
Response from b4i4gt | Reviewed this property |
Walking distance east bound and down to Beach drive.where you can stroll either south to Oak Bay Marina or turn north ..and then a short walk to wonderful Willows Beach
John N
2 February 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.
22 November 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..
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 16
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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
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