The Elephant
The Elephant
4.5
Tuesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Wednesday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Thursday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Friday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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  • cubsur
    Albufeira, Portugal83,213 contributions
    Very good beer at a good price!
    Just popped in a for a quick one early afternoon after a long walk. Four draught beers on offer, I had Rother Valley Hopper and Northiam IPA, both at a good price. Not many customers (it was 4pm!) but to me has all the ingredients for a good night out.
    Visited September 2022
    Written October 1, 2022
  • Matt F
    3 contributions
    A proper pub for proper people.
    What a fabulous pub to discover. We wish we had made the walk across town sooner. The staff here are very friendly and know how properly to pull a pint. We started drinking here in early September. On my Girlfriend and my 3rd ever visit to the Eli (over a 7 day period) the very friendly attentive barmaid Abbie had our preferred dimpled pint jugs off the shelf and onto the bar within seconds of us walking in without us reminding her. What great service. Jim and his team are all excellent communicators, professional in their skills and their efficiency and also very welcoming. I hope that we will be drinking here for many years to come.
    Visited September 2021
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 1, 2021
  • Sousaphonegent
    1 contribution
    Brilliant.
    As ever, an amazing experience at a proper pub, and I'd wager, the finest freehouse in Faversham. Covid guidelines were, as expected, meticulously adhered to at this stalwart of Alehouses. There was something for every palate on this occasion with the usual ever changing selection of local and regional ales. Adhering to my own drinking guidelines which are loosely based on similar CAMRA directives for the seasoned drinker. I remained in situ for my second pint and did not leave thereafter until closing time. Conclusion: Highly Recommended, Sine Timore Aut Favore.
    Visited April 2021
    Traveled solo
    Written April 22, 2021
  • Philip O
    Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom45 contributions
    Not very welcoming.
    Lovely looking pub, nice interior. Don't you dare ask for a 0% alcoholic drink though. I asked if they had alcohol free gin and was told that that was called tonic water, which is just a ridiculous comment. Wouldn't hurt to just have one 0% gin for people who don't want to drink/are driving, would it. For a first time there I was not made feel welcome at all, which I'm sure they don't care about anyway as I'm not a local.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Mik L
    Bapchild, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Favourite Faversham Pub
    In my view this is the benchmark for what a traditional English pub should be. A beautiful building warm and welcoming with a great selection of Ales. Popular with locals and a venue I always aim for if I'm visiting Faversham.
    Visited December 2022
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 9, 2023
  • squiremully
    Maidstone, United Kingdom19 contributions
    Great Garden
    Great beer and building. Loved the garden in the Summer. Lots of Naval memorabilia for decoration which I assume is connected to the owner? The bar staff are great but I've been told the owner is a bit of a grouch. There is something a little unpleasant about the place which comes from the clientele. It all seems a bit Brexit for me with lots of smug Faversham people telling everyone how great they are. Should be delightful but it just isn't.
    Visited March 2022
    Written April 11, 2022
  • and Horseradish please.
    Kent, United Kingdom68 contributions
    Log Fire, Real Ale, proper Hospitality
    Enjoyed a couple of exceptional pints of real ale in The Elephant today. As usual it proves a great place to chill and relax. Real fire, real ale, real landlord, real staff, real customers, real good. Well done Jim, been vising for 12 years now, and it is blissfullly consistent.
    Visited March 2020
    Written March 16, 2020
  • Terri D
    7 contributions
    A lovely start to a weekend away
    Visiting Faversham for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and came across this lovely little pub. Very Friendly staff and spent Friday evening sitting in the garden in the sunshine listening to a live band.....perfect. Would highly recommend and will be going back, very soon
    Visited September 2020
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 13, 2020
  • Peter W
    Whitstable, United Kingdom77 contributions
    No real cider - poor for a pub with this reputation
    Trekked to the other end of town to find this pub with its great reputation, only to be offered pumped Aspalls or bottled cider. It's clearly a nice pub with a good atmosphere early on a Saturday evening. Service was nice and friendly. But that was a real let-down.
    Visited November 2017
    Traveled as a couple
    Written November 29, 2017
  • stacey v
    Faversham, United Kingdom48 contributions
    Great atmosphere!
    Was here Saturday night where there was music on. Such a lovely old traditional pub, the landlord is a lovely chap! I will definitely be going back as we had such a fantastic evening. The bar staff are also really lovely and smiley.
    Visited September 2017
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 18, 2017
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Philip O
Royal Tunbridge Wells, UK45 contributions
Jul 2023 • Friends
Lovely looking pub, nice interior. Don't you dare ask for a 0% alcoholic drink though. I asked if they had alcohol free gin and was told that that was called tonic water, which is just a ridiculous comment. Wouldn't hurt to just have one 0% gin for people who don't want to drink/are driving, would it. For a first time there I was not made feel welcome at all, which I'm sure they don't care about anyway as I'm not a local.
Written August 6, 2023
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Mik L
Bapchild, UK48 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
In my view this is the benchmark for what a traditional English pub should be. A beautiful building warm and welcoming with a great selection of Ales. Popular with locals and a venue I always aim for if I'm visiting Faversham.
Written January 9, 2023
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squiremully
Maidstone, UK19 contributions
Mar 2022
Great beer and building. Loved the garden in the Summer. Lots of Naval memorabilia for decoration which I assume is connected to the owner? The bar staff are great but I've been told the owner is a bit of a grouch. There is something a little unpleasant about the place which comes from the clientele. It all seems a bit Brexit for me with lots of smug Faversham people telling everyone how great they are. Should be delightful but it just isn't.
Written April 11, 2022
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and Horseradish please.
Kent, UK68 contributions
Mar 2020
Enjoyed a couple of exceptional pints of real ale in The Elephant today. As usual it proves a great place to chill and relax. Real fire, real ale, real landlord, real staff, real customers, real good. Well done Jim, been vising for 12 years now, and it is blissfullly consistent.
Written March 16, 2020
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Terri D
7 contributions
Sep 2020 • Couples
Visiting Faversham for the weekend to celebrate our anniversary and came across this lovely little pub. Very Friendly staff and spent Friday evening sitting in the garden in the sunshine listening to a live band.....perfect. Would highly recommend and will be going back, very soon
Written September 13, 2020
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Peter W
Whitstable, UK77 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
Trekked to the other end of town to find this pub with its great reputation, only to be offered pumped Aspalls or bottled cider.

It's clearly a nice pub with a good atmosphere early on a Saturday evening. Service was nice and friendly.

But that was a real let-down.
Written November 29, 2017
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stacey v
Faversham, UK48 contributions
Sep 2017 • Couples
Was here Saturday night where there was music on. Such a lovely old traditional pub, the landlord is a lovely chap! I will definitely be going back as we had such a fantastic evening. The bar staff are also really lovely and smiley.
Written September 18, 2017
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ABEONAS
Folkestone, UK4,486 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
Proper pub , well kept real ales excellent service from knowledgeable staff. Wonderful atmosphere here with traditional decor. Fantastic beer garden at rear of premises. A short walk from Faversham Railway station , keep an eye open for Ticklebelly Alley on the right hand side . Walk out of the station entrance turn left , left again down the steps through the foot tunnel up the steps and The Elephant is on the left .
Written December 31, 2016
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IlsonKid
Derby, UK15 contributions
Proper pub with proper beers. Relaxed, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. First visit and seemed to be full of many regulars - not surprised! I will be back!
Written August 21, 2014
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James - United Kingdom - Kent
Faversham, UK151 contributions
Nov 2019
As you drive into Faversham down the Mall, on the right is The Elephant.

A pub of much repute with Jim the landlord, always helpful when making choices and I have seen on many occasion giving thirsty clientele a sample.

Literally 1 minute walk from Faversham train station if you head top road (London Road).
Written December 1, 2019
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