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“Big menu, lots of drink, terrible service” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Elephant and Barrel Village pub

Elephant and Barrel Village pub
48 Huguenot road, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 1 Nightlife in Franschhoek
Type: Bars
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Big menu, lots of drink, terrible service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

First, this place should be listed as a restaurant. Not an attraction. Rating this place a "4" because of the huge patio, casual atmosphere (which is somewhat rare in Franschhoek), and large food & drink menu. Food was good, nothing spectacular, but good. Service was horrendous. All in all, its a great place for a drink, and if you're looking for that bar/pub feel for a quick break in-between fancier restaurants and just wine selections.

Visited February 2014
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Surrey, UK
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“Great for drinks selection”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

My favourite pub in Franschoek. A brilliant menu of wine, beer and cocktails and nice pub grub. Wish we'd discovered this sooner. It's tucked away down an alley in a courtyard so look for the blackboard on the main street. We're both beer lovers and there was a great selection of craft ale in bottles. Be sure to check out the central pages of the menu and look for elephants.
Inside there was a real pub atmsophere. Make sure you decide whether you're a fox or a cock before visiting the loos.

Visited December 2013
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“Welcome break from the hot sun”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We enjoyed a beer in the late afternoon to get a break for 35 degree heat. They serve a selection of beers that are brewed in the Western Cape. Worth a visit. Baby and child friendly.

Visited January 2014
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“Franschhoek's night life”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

The elephant allows for visitors to franschhoek to mingle with the locals. They offer good Pub Food at reasonable prices while offering live entertainment on key nights. It is a must for those that want to have a social evening after the sun sets.

Visited July 2013
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“Horrible food and service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2013 via mobile

We stopped by this place due to the specials and quick seating. We ordered two of their burgers which were way over cooked and lacked consistency of a burger. It lacked flavor and was not even enjoyable to eat. The service was poor with one waitress yelling a new waiter. Long wait for food and drinks even though the place was empty. Atmosphere is what you would expect from a lousy pub.

I would recommend you visit one of the more enjoyable and delicious restaurants next door.

Visited July 2013
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