Faversham – the al fresco capital of Kent!

Where better to enjoy the beautiful autumn sunshine than sitting outside in the garden at one of Faversham’s lovely pubs and cafes.
Albion Taverna garden in Faversham

We’re not yet ready to put away the sunscreen as the Indian Summer continues and with temperatures still in the 20s.  Where better to enjoy the beautiful autumn hazy warmth than sitting outside in the garden at one of Faversham’s lovely pubs and cafes.  There are just too many to mention so if you have a favourite we haven’t listed – get in touch as we’d love to know!

Places to eat and drink outdoors

The Ship Inn, 12 Ospringe Street, 01795 532408

The Ship has a delightful garden to relax in, very worthy of the many awards it has received over the past few years – the hanging baskets are particularly stunning.

Furlongs, 6A Preston Street, 01795 07747 776200

Enjoy a carefully selected pint of real ale or cider in the sunny, walled garden to the rear of the pub.

Moonlight Café, 23 Preston Street, 01795 591598

The Moonlight is a great place to hang out for brunch – the large and leafy garden is dog friendly too!

The Limes, 59 Preston Street, 01795 532007

The Limes has a great Sunday lunch menu and allegedly boasts the best burger in Faversham.  But did you know there is also a secret garden?  Tucked away at the back.  Perfect!

Creekside Creative, 1 Abbey Street, 01795 535515

Take a peek through the gates and you’ll see a lovely cobblestone courtyard with chairs and tables which leads into Gallery Kitchen Café.   Great coffee and very naughty cakes, including a wicked treacle tart are the stars of this little gem.

Havishams Coffee House, 47 Court Street, 01795 591571

A lovely café with plenty of outdoor tables right in the heart of the market.  Great for soaking up the atmosphere on market days and people watching.

Cosgroves, 01795 537866

The charming walled garden to the rear of Cosgroves is a great place to start your day with a delicious full English breakfast.       

The Secret Garden Tea Room, Standard Quay, 01795 537643

It’s not called the Secret Garden for nothing!  Enjoy a wide range of hot and cold meals, sandwiches and traditional dishes in this lovely quiet spot at Standard Quay. Another dog friendly place too.

Great places to sit outside in the evening

If your day extends into the evening, there are several places in beautiful Faversham to enjoy a sundowner.

Vino, 9 Court Street, 01795 531875

Fabio, the owner, is so welcoming at this superb independent wine bar and shop. You can enjoy a glass of delicious wine and antipasti and feel like you just might be on holiday.

Castellas, 12 – 14 Market Street

Beautiful bohemian French bar with tables on the pavement, just like in Paris!

The Refinery, 122 West Street,

The smart newcomer to town awaits you if a gin and tonic is your drink of choice, as a wide range of craft gins are on the menu. 

Albion Taverna, Front Brents, 01795 591411

Down by the Creek sits this lovely old favourite.  Sit out the front by the beautiful willow trees, watch boats come and go and enjoy the delicious Mexican food on offer.

Posillipo, Belvedere Road, 01795 590580

A taste of Italy in the heart of Faversham.  Plenty of outdoor seating to enjoy a Campari Soda and a sunset.

And even more!

As if that isn’t enough, there are so many other wonderful restaurants, pubs, cafes and bars where you can sit outside that we’ve drawn up a list below:

The Elephant, 31 The Mall
The Bear Inn, Market Place
The Sun, 10 West Street
The Vaults, 75 Preston Street
The Anchor, 52 Abbey Street
The Bull Inn, 1 Tanners Street
The Market Inn, 42 East Street
The Three Tuns, Tanners Street
The Yard, 10 Jacob Yard
Jittermugs Coffee, Wine and Tapas Bar, 18A Preston Street
Upstairs Downstairs Café, 88 – 90 West Street
Annette’s Baguettes, 48 Court Street
ASK Italian, Court Street
Papa Bianco, Standard Quay

Slightly further afield

Slightly further afield if you fancy a stroll from Faversham beforehand, there are some other great outdoor spaces to eat and drink, including:

The Three Mariners, 2 Church Road, Oare
The Castle Inn, Oare
The Creekside Café, Oare
The Deck at Macknade, Selling Road
The Shipwrights Arms, Hollow Shore
Judd’s Folly Hotel, London Road

To visit our business directory for details of many of Faversham’s businesses, click here.

Pictures of Posillipo, The Ship at Ospringe and The Yard.

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