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The Elephant at Pangbourne

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3 Church Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely themed room, great outdoor area and brilliant choice of food and drink. Had a lovely stay here. Looks quiet and normal from the front but is full of surprises. For a hotel near Reading.... We will be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice chilled vibe! Staff friendly and helpful. They didn't mind our muddy hiking boots either! I had venison sausage, mash, carrots, broccoli and great beans with a delicious red wine and apple gravy.

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had one of the best lunch in The Elephant couple days ago, the food was super and the staff made everything wonderful, i recomended to everybody 😊. The place has nice athmosphere , good price quality ratio and after lunch is a very goog bar with the name of BaBar , very very good

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Thank Katy A
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'd been here before and not disliked it but wasn't too fussed. Visited this evening for my brothers birthday- The dim sum starters were a lovely take on the traditional dish and the steak main was genuinely the best steak I've ever had. I was gobsmacked. It was utterly amazing. I've eaten in some of the best restaurants round the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this restaurant with a party if 15 for a family gathering on Boxing Day 2015, with the hope of having a nice meal and get together. What was achieved was a terrible experience from both the poor food that was served and the appalling service! Firstly, the food choices were arranged almost a month in advance, yet some of... More 

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Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Dear EionMB, Many thanks for your detailed review. I have now had a meeting with my restaurant manager to discuss the points raised in your review and have called for a team meeting to talk about all of our Christmas bookings in detail and use all of the reviews, good and not so good as the foundation for our service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

Booked the Elephant hotel because we were looking for somewhere interesting to stay for a night on our way to the south coast from the North of England. It was exactly that! Pangbourne is a lovely place on the river Thames and the hotel is lovely and quirky. We had a lovely room overlooking the main street but the double... More 

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Thank AndyHalifax
Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Dear Andy, thank you so much for your very kind comments. It was a pleasure having you here at the Elephant and we are very happy that we were able to give you such a memorable stay. I will make sure that the chef and the entire team are made aware of your praise. Thank you again for choosing The... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We had a Christmas lunch here which was very disappointing. The venue appears to have been recently refurbished but the service, although quite amiable, was awful. It was very slow even though though the restaurant was empty and few people eating in the bar room.. The waiter clearly had no idea how to use a cork screw or any idea... More 

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Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Robert, Many thanks for taking the time to review your experience with us here at the Elephant. I am deeply concerned by your comments as we consistantly receive high praise for our fresh food offering and personal service. At your convenience I would appreciate it if could contact me directly at the hotel so that we could discuss your experience... More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Had 4 rooms here with the family staying over for a local family party. The rooms were well appointed if a little cramped. The bar food looked extremely good but we did not eat there. Breakfast in the morning was fantastic, freshly cooked to order and nice and hot. We will stay here again.

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Thank Les B
Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Hi Les, Many thanks for the kind review. We are all really happy that you and your family had such a great experience here. You are correct, some of our rooms are smaller than others however we feel all are of a good size and this is part of our quirky charm, no two rooms are the same shape, size... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

We recently got married at The Elephant hotel and it was absolutely brilliant!! The hotel itself is beautiful and just the right size. The food was brilliant and they even created a menu just for us. The rooms were lovely and individual and although they do vary in size, ours was big and spacious and beautifully decorated. And the staff,... More 

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Thank Katie M
Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Hi Katie, Thank you so much for your review and all the wonderful comments. Claire and the team work extremely hard to ensure these special days are exactly that, they are over the moon that we helped make the big day such a success. I would like to take this opportunity to wish your Husband and son-in-law a long and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

This is a hotel with an Indian theme and so has lots of lovely wood carvings which can make the rooms a bit dark but does add to the ambience. It was perfect for the wedding we attended but found they were a little slow when serving the meal. Slow to clear away the dirty dishes and long waits between... More 

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