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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

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2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada (Hampshire and Monterey)
+1 250-370-9008
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11:00 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 11:00 - 23:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Edmonton, Canada
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164 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stopped for a drink after an afternoon hike. Loved the decor and atmosphere. Our waitress was friendly and they had a good selection of happy hour beers for us to choose from. The bathrooms in the basement are tough to get to if you have a mobility impairment.

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Thank Bernard E
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lunch there twice in a week while on holidays. Loved it both times! Lunch at the bar one day and the service and food were fantastic, beer choices are incredible and the pub has such ambience. Second lunch was with a large family group and everything was great for the entire gang.

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Thank Pat O
Victoria, Canada
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45 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We recently met friends here to catch up over a meal and a couple of pints. Everyone enjoyed their food especially the few that had the butter chicken. There is an extensive menu and I had a great salad meat combo. The brew is always good too! I'd recommend coming early as the pub is popular and you want a... More 

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Thank Twickes
Red Deer, Alberta, Canada
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We started out with a cheese plate which was so very good with the BC Riesling white wine. I had the muscles which were in a white wine broth and very yummy. The fish and chips were on a bed of peas and the french fries were made from tasty Russets. So good. Warmed us up on this cold rainy... More 

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Thank Lori L
Oakville, Canada
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230 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quaint English-style pub. Typical pub food on the menu. Look around at the decorations inside - some are pretty cool - including the large penny farthing bicycle.

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Thank JarMarJHM
Victoria BC
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124 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's difficult to accurately rate this pub. We've been going to the Penny Farthing for years, and there are always lots of people there because it's the only pub in the immediate area. I'd rate the servers as 5, ambience/atmosphere 4, beverage selection 5, food portions 4+, but what we've noticed most is that the prices have soared beyond what... More 

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Thank sgm2010
Victoria, Canada
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A little bit of old England in Oak Bay. Great food, great atmosphere. As locals, we eat here at least 8-10 times a year. However, it is noisy when full but you can always go to the adjoining restaurant next door (Vis-a-Vis) if you want a quieter atmosphere. Great music on some Friday and Sat nights. Sit in the back... More 

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Thank victoriabts
Duncan, Canada
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54 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great atmosphere, very good food, reasonable prices, and a wide selection of beers. I had bangers (fresh from a local butcher) and mash while my wife had the harvest salad. We both enjoyed our meals and the service. We will go again.

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Thank Bruce S
Anacortes, Washington
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Atmosphere is of a true neighborhood pub. Warm and inviting. Soccer on the tele, beer outstanding, food was top notch.

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Thank Lovefamily3
Sunshine Coast, Canada
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2017

We love this pub. Always a must stop while in Oak Bay. The service is consistently good, the food is excellent in quality and presentation, and the beers icy cold. Fabulous old English decor with brilliant people watching.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 7 - US$ 15
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 23:00
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 00:00
Thursday
11:00 - 00:00
Friday
11:00 - 00:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?