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The Elephant at Pangbourne

3 Church Road, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really pleased with this place - very friendly staff, great atmosphere and really reasonable price (£63 for a meal for 5 of us including a couple of drinks). Would definitely come back here if in the area. Lovely time had by all.

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

At short notice The Elephant booked our family in for a special dinner to celebrate our daughter's 21st. They placed us in the Trunk Room and set it up with the beautiful long backed chairs that looked like thrones. Very Game of Thrones and our daughter as very much the Khalessi of the night! Prosecco was opened and poured on...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great little hotel, rooms were furnished well with good quality furnishings, comfy and cosy beds. I was in the annex which was very quiet and the breakfast was good quality, particularly the scrambled eggs and smoked salmon. Staff were great and very friendly, would definitely stay again.

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Thank SINK07
Knutsford
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just returned from our fourth stay at this pleasant low key hotel in the pleasant Thamesside village of Pangbourne. Large beds, very good bed linen, good breakfast and helpful staff. Our bedroom and bathroom had been recently revamped. We have, also, had Sunday lunch (roast), when in the area, and thought that was good value for a well...

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Thank Keith S
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I had been for a walk this morning, bright and beautiful weather but very chilly, so we wanted to stop off for a coffee in Pangbourne. Lucky for us that Costa was heaving, so we popped in to The Elephant and asked if we could just get a coffee. The staff were really lovely and welcoming. The...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would like to say a massive thank you to all the staff at the elephant hotel. We were looked after so well from arriving to the moment we checked out, very friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to our next stay with you guys, thank you again.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I can't really imagine why you would want to go to Pangbourne (I was there visiting family) which is now more than ever a commuter town for London (last time I was there, there was a Maserati dealership; now it does Bentleys and Aston Martins too - you get the general idea - though the river frontage is pretty). But...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very charming hotel in the centre of Pangbourne. The rooms are very nicely decorated and furnished. The beds are excellent and the showers are powerful. Overall the welcome was very good. The stay was however let down by the service at breakfast. We needed a table for 5 and the server pretty much left us to sort...

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Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Dear R P, Many thanks for taking the time to leave your review. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed your room and the staff looked after you well. However i must say that i am deeply concerned by your comments about the service that you received at breakfast. We are very proud of our breakfast both in service...

Reading, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I gave this place another chance today after previously vowing to never bother again after awful service. But our options were limited today due to the bank holiday. Unfortunately it was worse, if possible, today. The bar staff seem to have no idea about who is next to be served at the bar - even with a minimal number of...

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Dale W, General Manager at The Elephant at Pangbourne, responded to this review

Hi Liz A, Thank you for taking the time to review the Elephant. I must say i am very dissapointed by your comments. The entire team has worked extremely hard over the festive period and as i am sure you can appreciate having Christmas fall on a weekend meant we saw extra bank holiday days which ultimately required additonal staff...

Reviewed December 16, 2016 via mobile

Thank you so much to the lovely manager Dale for so generously sponsoring our school's Christmas Market. He was so helpful and keen to support our school's fundraising event. As a family we've been to the Elephant bar a few times and always enjoyed the food and drinks. Has a lovely atmosphere and the kids love the large garden.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Elephant offers its guests an experience of quirky luxury and a warm welcome, whether staying overnight, dining in the restaurant, or having a relaxed drink in the bar. All 22 bedrooms are individual and furnished with handcrafted furniture, rich ornamental rugs and opulent fabrics. The bar, known as Babar, has a bistro feel, serving simple but excellent British produce, while the restaurant offers beautifully cooked unpretentious food in elegant surroundings. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Elephant at Pangbourne

Address: 3 Church Road, Pangbourne RG8 7AR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Pangbourne
Price Range: $108 - $212 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Elephant at Pangbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 22
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“We had 3 rooms and all good”
 of 5 bubbles richardsY8738TK, 3 days ago | Read review
“Annex was quiet, can't comment on the other ones”
 of 5 bubbles SINK07, 1 week ago | Read review
“We booked a premium room - on offer at the time. Not sure what the differences are but perhaps worth asking.”
 of 5 bubbles dukestreetfirm, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Choose the Flashman room...it has a four-poster!”
 of 5 bubbles montywanty, Nov 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms to the rear overlook the garden. Did not see a lift. Parking on site very limited.”
 of 5 bubbles 7peters, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
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