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The Elephant at Pangbourne

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3 Church Rd, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Pangbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night on a dinner bed and breakfast package. To be honest we were not sure what to expect but we were very pleasantly surprised. OK we could have a few niggles as we are very fussy but all in all it was very enjoyable. It is quirky and the bedrooms are quirky but for example... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended the wedding of our Daughter ,The whole experience of the day was first class all the staff were experienced and there only to please.We could see that while they worked very hard and long hours they enjoyed there job !!,To please the guests and give them there needs was always uppermost in there minds.The excellent Canapes made from from... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only reason not to stay here would be a phobia of pachyderms. There are many elephants in every room. We stayed for two nights while participating in the nearby Mapledurham at War event, making the reservation purely on the grounds of convenience. Firstly, parking should be a problem; there is a tight turn into a small courtyard, which can... More 

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Reading
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food was very average, but what was unforgivable was serving stale bread (and yes it was actually dry and unpleasant) with cheap processed olive oil (this was supposed to be the freshly baked bread patter with olive oil and balsamic and cost us £3.50). How can they serve this to people?

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

Wow! What can I say. I visited the Elephant with my 10&9year old +my 11 month old twins. The hotel were given short notice of our arrival, however our rooms were immaculate, the towels soft and the bed linen crisp. We had connecting rooms so I felt my older children were close and safe, but not to be disturbed by... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had Sunday Lunch Was alright if you like your Vegs on the hard side and Roast Potatoes also hard and dry. Yes i know some people like then like that. Just not for for me. Starter was really nice. Would't come back for Sunday lunch. Staff are very nice and friendly.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Elephant for a weekend to attend a wedding with a lot more of the wedding party also staying there, so it was quite a social event. The hotel staff were all friendly,the room was clean although not over large, quite big enough. Each room was induvidualy decorated to match the given name, ours was the Manderlay,... More 

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Malpas, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fabulous staff. The beds were extremely comfortable with first class linen, mattresses and pillows. It was my daughters Wedding. Excellent all round. Would definitely recommend!! Quirky and unusual. Hard working staff aiming to please.

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Midlands England
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Stayed for one night, lovely location, really nice room if a little small, but very comfortable. Bathroom was nice with a strong shower ( something that some hotels fall down on). Had dinner and breakfast in restaurant, excellent service and the food was very good. Receptionist was charming as other reviewers have said. I guess only negative was having to... More 

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Upleadon, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The food at The Elephant is always good. I had a polenta in a delicious creamy walnut sauce with spinach. The family also had really lovely interesting meals. One of which was pork liver which was so soft and had a fabulous flavour. We sat in the spacious and elegant entrance hall just outside the bar. It is just perfect... More 

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