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The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, British,
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
+1 250-370-9008
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  • Excellent34%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish and chips” (36 reviews)
“shepherds pie” (10 reviews)
“salad” (24 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 11:00 PMAll hours
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
2228 Oak Bay Ave, Victoria, British Columbia V8R 1G5, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Penny Farthing was my main pub when I lived in Victoria 2001-04. So my visit there on Oct 30, 2017 was filled with nostalgia and affection. And I perhaps I shouldn't complain, since the atmosphere was still steeped in the same comfortable time warp....More

Thank Isoruku
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

i went to this French restaurant today. The other end of it is a pub, but i dont drink, so i decided to treat myself to a fine dining experience. The food was excellent. The salad had so many taste explosions! The server was very...More

Thank hugz2302
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was recommended by our bnb host. Great pub atmosphere, quick service and good food. The atmosphere is cozy with lots of rugby photos.

Thank Pataec
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

When visiting a city finding somewhere to eat that suits can be a bit hit or miss. When visiting Victoria, many people do not get anywhere near Oak Bay. This is a shame as there is a great selection of places to eat, with The...More

1  Thank pencefn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First of all, Oak Bay Village is a must stroll down when in Victoria but even more, the Penny Farthing is a must dine at! So wonderful, we dined there two days in a row this week while visiting Victoria. Atmosphere is fab, the front...More

Thank BryonD
Reviewed 16 October 2017

We enjoyed a delicious chicken and brie sandwich on a sun filled patio in early October. Reasonable price, great brew selection and friendly service at a comfortable and relaxed pub

Thank Traveldogs36
Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

I never write reviews but I took my visiting family to this pub while they were in town and they liked it so much we went back two more times before they left! Kitchen was very accommodating to their picky requests and the service was...More

Thank profeshfoodeater
Reviewed 12 October 2017

In fact much better than average. We had between us excellent bisque and salad nicoise, and a couple of burgers. The quality of the soups and salads made this place worth coming back to

Thank Stephen C
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Couldn't find a place to park in downtown Victoria, so headed back to Oak Bay where our hotel was. This place looked charming from the outside so we popped in for lunch. Good story to the place, charming atmosphere, casual and friendly. My friend had...More

Thank melgrieves
Nancy S, General Manager at The Penny Farthing Olde English Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 October 2017

Thank you for your great review on your recent lunch at the Penny Farthing. Sorry you couldn't have Chicken Pot Pie but i am happy you enjoyed the butter chicken! We look forward to seeing you again soon, Nancy

Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

We walked here from our hotel and decided to try it. The restaurant is darling and feels like a true pub. It was seat yourself. We sat for a good 15+ minutes before someone came by, although the waitstaff made many eye contacts with me...More

Thank Mary J
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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
US$ 8 - US$ 16
Bar, British, Pub, Canadian, Gluten Free Options
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 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
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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