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Faversham Pools just gets better and better!


Building work is underway to improve facilities for children, families, older swimmers, and swimmers with disabilities at Faversham’s much loved swimming pools, Faversham Pools.

The project will fund various ways for the Pools to become more accessible to all swimmers, including those with disabilities and elder swimmers.  This month, the first stage beings and works to re-surface the ground around the outdoor pool area has begun at the site on Leslie Smith Drive, Faversham.

The project, which is being funded by a £60,730 grant from FCC Communities Foundation will provide a new resin surface around the outdoor pool, a refurbished first aid room, an accessible toilet and two new digital display screens for the reception area which will display key pool information. 

The new resin surface around the outdoor pools will provide much better grip and durability. It will reduce the likelihood of slips and provide a softer surface for children and older swimmers.

Jon Lazenby, General Manager of the Pools is excited that the project is starting to take shape and says:

“It’s great to see our vision for this vital community facility moving closer to becoming a reality. We are extremely grateful to the FCC Communities Foundation for the funding, and we are looking forward to welcoming our community to the new, improved space once the work is complete.”

FCC Communities Foundation is a not-for-profit business that awards grants for community project through the Landfill Communities Fund.

Richard Smith, FCC Communities Foundation Senior Grant Manager, says:

“It’s always nice to see something we have funded start to take shape. We’re delighted to be supporting such a worthwhile project and look forward to it benefitting swimmer across Faversham.”

The multi-pool complex in the heart of Faversham’s town centre and is open to swimmers of all abilities, year-round. The Pools will remain open while the work takes place and information on opening times and prices can be found on the website www.favershampools.com

Faversham Dog Directory

Dog-friendly places to visit in Faversham

Dog-friendly Faversham

It’s no mystery why dogs are known as man’s best friend. If you’ve had a stressful day they’ll greet you at the door with a wagging tail. If you’re watching a film and need a snuggle buddy, they’re there for you. If you’re off on an adventure, they’re always happy to join you. 

In Faversham, we are extremely lucky to have a fabulous selection of shops and businesses that will welcome your four-legged friend with open arms/paws.   Whether you’re stopping for a bite to eat, or popping into the shops, there are plenty of places you can visit with your dog.

To coincide with Faversham Town Council’s forthcoming Howl-O-Ween Parade taking place on the 29th October, we thought we’d celebrate our dog-friendly town by putting together a directory of businesses in Faversham where dogs are welcome.

Thank you to your sponsors!

Many thanks to Tell’s Pet Accessories who trades on Faversham Market and sells a wide range of food, snacks and treats for your pets for supporting our dog-friendly guide. Keep up-to-date with Tell’s news on his Facebook page here.

Also, a big shout out to Poppy and Swiss, for her support.  She’s a local illustrator who specialises in creating beautiful portraits of your dog, these make for perfect, affordable gifts! Check out her website here.

Faversham Dog-Friendly Directory

Places to eat and drink with your dog

  • Albion Taverna. Popular pub and Mexican restaurant located alongside the creek. Dogs are allowed outside only. 29 Front Brents
  • Apotheca Faversham. Offers everything you need to pamper, relax and heal. They welcome dogs and always keep a bowl of water handy. West Street
  • The Anchor.300-year-old pub situated a short walk from the beautiful Standard Quay. 52 Abbey Street
  • Baltic House Wine Bar. Quaint wine bar with a wide selection of wine and cocktails. Standard Quay
  • Bull Inn. Dogs welcome in pub and of course the lovely garden. Tanner Street
  • Café By the Creek. A family run cafe located just outside Oare. The Boatyard, Oare Road
  • California Cravings @ The Saddlers Cantina. Mexican restaurant with a Californian twist. 1 Market Place
  • Castella. Beautiful, bohemian French bar serving coffee, wines, beers and spirits. Occasional live music and other events.
  • The Carpenters Arms. Eating and drinking house in Eastling. Dog-friendly, good food and plenty of great walks around the village.
  • Cosgroves. Lovely café on Preston Street open for breakfast and lunch service. 14 Preston Street
  • The Creekers Tap. Friendly micropub serving real cask ales, craft kegs, Belgian beers and more. 37 Preston Street
  • Diana’s Tea Room. Tea room & takeaway serving delicious home-made cakes and scones, cream teas, soup, sandwiches and more. East Street
  • Fleur Book Shop. Moved to its lovely new location in Preston Street and very dog friendly. Preston Street
  • Furlongs Ale House. Faversham’s own micropub, serving local ales, ciders, lagers, wine and juices. 6a Preston Street
  • Havishams Coffee House.  Havishams has one of the best spots in town, located in the Market Place with plenty of outdoor seating for you and your dog to watch the world go by. Market Place.
  • Jittermugs. Tapas and Mediterranean kitchen serving breakfasts and lunches. 18a Preston Street
  • The Limes. Shepherd Neame pub and restaurant with regular live music, events and quizzes. 59 Preston Street
  • Market Inn. Popular pub located on East Street
  • Papa Bianco. A taste of Italy in Faversham, specialising in pizzas and cocktails. Standard Quay
  • The Phoenix Tavern. Beautiful pub and restaurant serving great quality locally sourced food.  Well-behaved dogs welcome in garden and dedicated indoor space. 98 Abbey Street, Faversham
  • Quints Retreat. Creekside snack shack with a Jaws theme, located away from the hustle and bustle in the boatyard. Ironwharf by Standard Quay
  • Railway Hotel. Beautiful pub located near the Faversham Station on Preston Street
  • The Cow Shed at The Ship Inn . Delicious home-cooked meals in Ospringe. Hosts of Faversham’s Doggy Brunch every 1st Saturday of the month.
  • The Refinery. Independent fully licensed coffee bar with a passion for roasted coffee and hand blended loose-leaf tea. 122 West Street
  • The Secret Garden Café. Café tucked away in the picturesque Standard Quay. Standard Quay
  • The Ship Inn. Creekside pub serving fresh food and drink. Conyer
  • Soiree. Small cocktail bar and lounge with outdoor seating. 6 Preston Street
  • The Sun Inn. Traditional ale house serving Shepherd Neame’s award winning ales and traditional food. Dogs allowed in bar area. 10 West Street
  • The Three Tuns, located on the very pretty Tanner Street
  • The Quay. A boutique hotel, bar and restaurant located on Conduit Street.
  • Upstairs Downstairs. Two floors of antiques and collectables, with a lovely vintage tearoom open seven days a week. 88 West Street
  • The Yard. A tranquil restaurant hiding just off Preston Street, dogs are welcome in the Courtyard. 10 Jacobs Yard
  • Visitor Information Centre, 12 Market Place, Faversham.

Places to treat your dog In Faversham

  • Ollie Bongos. Friendly town centre pet shop with a great range of food, toys and accessories. 11 Market Place
  • Tell’s Pet Stall. Find Terry on Faversham Market every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.  He sells a wide selection of treats and food for all kinds of pets – particularly dogs!  He is happy to take orders and deliver locally using his special bike!  Check out his Facebook page here for latest news and updates.
  • Gladwells Pet & Country Store. Large pet shop with everything you may need for your four-legged friend located on the outskirts of Faversham. Graveney Road
  • Pawzativity Dog Supplies. Dry, wet and raw dog foods and supplies. Standard Quay

Dog-friendly shops In Faversham

  • The Hobby Shop. Model Railways, LEGO, Warhammer, Diecast Vehicles, Readymade Vehicles, Jigsaw Puzzles, BRIO and more. Preston Street
  • Iliffe and Iliffe Estate Agents.  Where dogs are welcome for cuddles and a drink. 16 Market Place
  • L Jay’s Attic. Vintage, retro, pre-loved & revivalist furniture, clothing, accessories & gift items. 71 Preston Street
  • Lotty’s Flowers. Boutique florist covering all occasions. 2b Market Place
  • No 77. Shop selling homewares, gifts and accessories.  77 Preston Street
  • T et Al. Situated next door to Lotty’s, T et Al sell a large collection of houseplants and gifts, as well as tea and cake! 2a Market Place
  • Upstairs Downstairs Antiques Shop, Two floors of tempting collectables, and a lovely vintage tearoom, open seven days a week! 88-90 West Street
  • The Yarn Dispensary. Friendly local yarn shop. 6 Market Place

Places to stay with your dog In Faversham

  • Creekside B&B. A home from home 0.6 miles from the centre of Faversham. 16 Waterside Close
  • Judds Folly Hotel. Set in 3 acres of grounds, Judd’s Folly Hotel has a traditional bar, restaurant and a lounge with views over Swale Valley. Historic market town Faversham is just a 5-minute drive away. Syndale Park
  • The Railway Hotel. Hotel with restaurant and bar in a convenient location just next to the station and a short walk from the centre of Faversham. Preston Street

Places to visit In Faversham

  • Belmont House. A beautiful Georgian House with stunning formal gardens and surrounding parkland for you to discover. Belmont Park, Throwley
  • Brogdale Farm. Dogs welcome in the Market Place area, although they are unable to be walked in the orchards.  Brogdale Road.
  • Eventissima Events Artisan Crafts and Gift Markets . Regular indoor markets offering fabulous Kentish crafts, art, jewellery, homeware and much more . Dog friendly at all markets . Alexander Centre , Preston Street.
  • Faversham Markets every Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and Faversham Antiques Market the first Sunday of the month, both located in Court Street and Market Place. Best of Faversham the first and third Saturday of the month in Preston Street.
  • Doddington Place. 850 acre Edwardian estate, located on the edge of Doddington village. Church Lane, Sittingbourne
  • Mount Ephraim. Ten glorious acres of Edwardian terraced gardens. Staple Street, Hernhill
  • Willow Farm. Newly Refurbished Equestrian Centre with indoor & outdoor arenas, cafe & Gillett Cook’s. Pet-friendly accommodation launching in late spring/summer 2023! Hansletts Lane

Who have we missed?

If there is anyone we have missed off the directory, please email [email protected] and we’ll add them on.

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