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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
    4.5 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not just a charming, characterful hotel, but one with great staff well suiting the hotel ethos. The breakfast and bar food are wonderful, and the location perfect - right by the train station and close to the Thames. Just be prepared... Everything creaks!

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

Thank you for your charming review, I will pass your lovely comments onto the staff who will be thrilled to read them. More 

Ipswich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night in one of the garden rooms. It was great to be able to have the dog with us. The staff were friendly and the room clean and comfortable with a lovely bathroom. The breakfast was a bit disappointing. Perhaps it isn't a good sign when the menu starts with alcoholic cures for hangovers. There was no espresso,... More 

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

We apologise for any noise created from other guests in the hotel. We are pleased that on the whole the rest of your stay with was enjoyable, we are proud to be a dog friendly hotel..... hopefully your dog enjoyed the room too.... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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178 reviews 178 reviews
48 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Chosen on a whim, but so glad we did! Very good service. Friendly staff. Clean room, good bathroom, lots of extra nice touches. Comfy bed. Amazing decoration throughout hotel. Lovely garden. And to top it off a terrific breakfast, never had one like it and I have stayed in many places. Well done. We shall return. Shame we did not... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely comments, we are delighted that you enjoyd your stay with us and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here on business and would be pleased to return for a leisure break. Room was super, located in private wing to the rear of hotel overlooking well maintained gardens and shrubberies. It had an Indian and travel theme and came supplied with those little extras that make a stay more personal - I wont spoil the surprises and quirks... More 

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

We are delighted that you enjoyed stay and dinner with us, hopefully we can tempt you back to sample some more of the dishes from our menu soon. Sorry for the slight irratation with the parking issue this is something that we are constantly trying to improve for our guests and will continue to explore all possible avenues for improvement. More 

Ramat Gan, Israel
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in a small village near the A4 road, the atmosphere is very calm, real English countryside feeling. the service is excellent, the stuff was ready to help in any request great breakfast with many cooked dishes available (my favorite where the mushrooms) the room was very small (smallest I've ever had) lacking of basic business facilities,... More 

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

Please visit us again to enjoy more of the calming atmosphere and thank you for taking the time to post your excellent comments. More 

Coventry, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Walking the Thames Path, I arrived exhausted and left restored. Perfect in every detail. I especially liked the interior design (so different from big hotel chains) and the high quality refreshments in my room. Very good value for such superb accommodation.

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

We are thrilled that you left us invigorated and restored, please pop in to visit us the next time you walk the Thames path!!! More 

Swindon, United Kingdom
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545 reviews 545 reviews
53 hotel reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very nice fish and chips served in nice surroundings. Called in here on the off chance we'd get somewhere to eat as it was last minute on a Saturday night but were pleasantly surprised by how quiet it was (not sure that's good for the pub though!).

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

Please make sure to come in and see us again ( we cant promise that we will always be as quiet as last time ) to enjoy more of our freshly made fish & chips....... More 

Durban, South Africa
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Took my Dad and brother for Sunday lunch, very disappointed. The restaraunt is soul less and the food mediocre. The potatoes were very dry and the beef over cooked. The apply and pineapple crumble was 60 per cent sultanas (odd they did not figure in the description!) The only light in the tunnel was the waiter who was very good.

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

Our sincere apologies that your recent dining experience did not meet up to our usually high standards, I have passed your comments onto the kitchen team. The restaurant will soon be having a makeover, hopefully we can improve on your last experience of the hotel should you wish to return. More 

Doncaster, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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

I will make sure to pass your lovely comments onto the rest of the team, please keep up to date with any last minute deals and promotions via our website.. and we do hope you will be pleasently suprised on your next visit. More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
27 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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

It was a pleasure to host your Daughters big day here at the Elephant.... Customer service and our guests experience are always our number one priority so I am delighted at the comments you have left... many thanks. More 

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