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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

) #82 of 917 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
$$ - $$$
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This used to be a great English style pub with great pub grub. Now they have dropped some of the classic pub fare for a more varied menu. If this was done to attract a wider range of patrons, it isn't working. On a beautifully...More

Thank BeaconHillBarb
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been to the "Penny" several times now and it is consistently very good. My go-to dish is the Shepard's Pie (made with lamb). The atmosphere is very good and the staff are friendly and efficient. This establishment is becoming our favorite pub to...More

Thank HK_Bun
Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting that it was not busy. Cute place, low lighting. Food was great. Beer was smooth going down and we had a fun time with friends. Don't forget to look up and see the Penny Farthing as you come in the front door.

Thank TracynBJ3
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were referred to the restaurant by the B&B that we were staying at, and expected a great experience. The restaurant was well done from the exterior. Great. And then it all fell apart. They had a sign up telling us to seat ourselves. We...More

Thank ImPipoca7
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is in the heart of Oak Harbour and pretty busy for a weekday evening. We ordered traditional pub fare, bangers and mash and shepherds pie. The food was a little different from what we were expecting and the shepherds pie was a smaller...More

Thank thealexpopes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jennifer D
Reviewed 14 July 2017 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 14 July 2017

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 11 July 2017

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
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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
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups
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
  • E-mail
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