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“Awesome place for a drink!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

Elephant and Barrel Village Pub
48 Hugenot Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
0218764127
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Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: British, English
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Dining options: Late Night, Outdoor Seating
Description: Elephant and Barrel is the only English Pub in the village of Franschhoek. A favourite amongst the locals and a gem of a find for international travellers, offering a fine selection of local and international beers, Franschhoek wines and traditional pub food.
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“Awesome place for a drink!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

This is definitely a must whilst visiting Franschhoek. We have not eaten here but have had many a happy post dinner drink. The staff is fantastic ( especially Siya) and the owners are always around. There is entertainment every night on week ends and it is always a festive place.

We love it!

Visited May 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
“Best pub in the Cape”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

Jovial and relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff. Great vibe, live music. This spot has it all. A great night out in the winelands.

Visited May 2013
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Solid pub in Franschhoek”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013 via mobile

We came to Elephant and Barrel twice during our week-long visit to Franschhoek.

It was a lively place to grab drinks on New Years Eve. It wasn't too crowded, at least as bars go on New Years Eve go. The beer options were pretty good - I live in the US and love craft beers, esp IPAs. Craft beer was hard to come by in SA, though Elephant and Castle had a few decent beers.

Visited January 2013
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“great place to be”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

What can i say ..the new owners Andre & Sandy have put so much time and effort into this establishment , it is such a nice place to visit , being local it is all one could ask for ,Well done Andre & Sandy

  • Visited November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“A little hidden gem”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012 via mobile

Travelling from cape town for the weekend, my wife and I came to this establishment for the super rugby final. A few hiccups initially but once the owner entered, the service improved exponentially. The new owners are proud of their establishment and so they should be. Good vibe and, being cold, the fireplace is roaring. We will be back shortly. Do yourself a favour and visit them when you are in the area. Franschoek is magical and so is the Elephant and Barrel. Keep up the good work. Chris

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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