Faversham is a historic town of some 20,000 people located on the north Kent coast between Sittingbourne, Whitstable and Canterbury. It is world famous for it's lovely winding creek, period houses, old pubs (complete with exposed beams and open fires) and various festivals that go on throughout the year.
This is West Street. It leads from the town centre, past various shops, past The Sun Inn, over the road and eventually past the duck pond.
The town is well known for the creek that winds through various estates, under a small bridge, past two lovely restaurants, Standard Quay, the marshes and finally links-up with Oare creek before joining the Swale, which is a tidal channel of the Thames estuary that separates the Isle of Sheppey from the rest of Kent.
The creek's two banks are named "Town" and, if you go over the bridge, "Brents".
A few minutes walk from the town centre is a new block of houses located by the creek including Posillipo, an Italian restaurant well known for it's traditional Neapolitan cuisine prepared using local ingredients.
In front of this restaurant is a small bridge that overlooks the creek. This is a perfect place to sit in the summer with a glass of wine and watch the boats float past while putting the world to rights with a friend.
There are many houses situated on both sides the creek, many have moorings for various types of water craft including cruisers, barges and sailing boats.
On the left (Brent side) you can see "The Reach", which comprises of three blocks of houses surrounded by a high wall. Further down are some very new houses and behind those is a small industrial estate.
On the right (Town side) there is a private walkway that allows access to some new houses.
On the Brents side of the creek is The Albion Taverna, a Mexican restaurant in a candlelit boathouse with beams and willow tree views, plus outdoor seating.
To the left (in the photo) is a small car park and a small patch of grass. This is often the site of small festivals.
About 1Km down the creek (Town side) is Standard Quay. Here you will find a restaurant (serving coffee, tea, cake, ice-cream and small meals), a wine bar, various shops and many boats and barges.
Faversham is a small town but a very busy one. Here is a list of businesses based in (or around) the town :-
- Faversham Market was mentioned in the Domesday Book and located in the heart of Faversham's historic town centre, with it’s stilted Guildhall, town pump and medieval buildings as a backdrop. They are very proud of their market and it's status as the oldest market in Kent.
- Creek Creative is a large building located by the creek. It has studios for artists, a small cafe, workshops and holds exhibitions.
- Saxon Shore is a family-run estate agents created in January 2017 by brother-and-sister team Richard Gates and Liz Jeffery (who left in early 2020). Since their humble beginning, they have become a market leader in the Faversham housing market and are now the most sought-after sales and letting agents in Kent.
- Grandma Groove is a dance, exercise & fitness class that anyone of any age can do. It was founded by Michelle Gilbert who has 30+ years experience in the industry.
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