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The Elephant at Pangbourne

3 Church Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We booked last minute and the hotel was very helpful in getting us rooms for Friday and Saturday night, we got a double room for Friday night and it was explained to us that we could stay in a single room with a double bed on Saturday but it would be small. We also had a friendly welcome on arrival... More 

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Bracknell
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked The Elephant as it was the perfect location for attending a wedding. The car park is small but free to park. The reception is small but welcoming and the decor is Indian Raj themed. Our room was in the annexe but absolutely perfect - spotlessly clean, large and with a very well equipped bathroom. Great coffee and complimentary... More 

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Cranleigh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I found the staff extremely helpful and friendly. I thought the hotel decor was very welcoming and likewise for the room. The room was very comfortable with some of the best fluffy towels I have come across. My only complaint was that the lighting in the room was so dark it was difficult to do my make up and hair.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right in the heart of tiny, picturesque, Thames-side Pangbourne, The Elephant tries to strive for an historic feel of colonial architecture and olde worlde charm. The decor is attractively themed (not too over the top) and there are several public areas to escape to: sunny beer garden, large bar, separate restaurant and a couple of fireside snugs. But our room... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just wanted to say a huge, huge thank you for helping us host the best day of our lives. Our friends kept telling us it was the best wedding they've ever been to and our families are still talking about it! The Elephant was just the perfect venue to hold the relaxed and fun (but still classy and beautiful!)... More 

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Eastleigh, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay was to attend a charity fund raising event for the NSPCC. we choose the hotel because it was 150m to the venue Pangbourne villiage hall Ideal no driving etc etc.We choose to stay in a superior room and paid extra for that privilege, with access for a disabled person ie ground floor. On checking in we had to... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this hotel for a celebration lunch for our Diamond Wedding anniversary. I have nothing but praise for them. Everything was organised exactly as I had asked, the food was excellent, and the service was outstanding. There was a large room for the lunch and a beautiful garden for the guests to drink their champagne before the meal. Everyone... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is located on a busy main road very close to Pangbourne railway station, which has freight trains passing through all night, so sleep was non-existent! The room itself was extremely small, but the breakfast was OK

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Matthew B, Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Sorry to hear that your sleep was disturbed by outside noise, noise pollution from the railway is not usually a problem for us, however after carrying out some research it became apparent that the railway were carrying out some essential through the night maintenace works on the line. I do hope to welcome you back to the hotel again to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hotel accommodation was excellent - great selection of teas, coffees etc and an added bonus of minature bottle of flavoured vodka. Breakfast was wonderful, but the buffet and cooked options. Friendly & helpful staff.

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Matthew B, Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

We are so glad that you enjoyed the complimentary goodies in your room and the little tipple provided!! I will also make sure to pass on your lovely feedback to our staff. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Got the chicken lolypops for a starter in the bar - deep fried fat and gristle with about 10% actual meat present. I wouldn't feed them to a dog... The main course came in stages for our group too, so that wasn't great either. The staff were pleasant enough, but we won't be heading there for lunch again anytime soon.

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Matthew B, Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

After carrying out an investigation with the team regarding your comments, I have been assured that our waiting staff on the day did check back on your table twice to ask if everything was up to standard regarding the food, to which the responses were "yes". We have these check back procedures in place to ensure that if ever there... More 

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