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Elephant and Castle

$$ - $$$, British,
Lodge Road | Hurst, Reading RG10 0EH, England
+44 118 934 0886
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible9%
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
Lodge Road | Hurst, Reading RG10 0EH, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in the Midlands, I booked a table for friends and me to meet up for a Christmas meal. The booking was straight forward, very polite and accommodating. When we got there, we were surprised by a private room for us, a beautiful fire...More

Thank KFFF
Reviewed September 30, 2017

Just home from holiday we decided to have our Sunday lunch here..We phoned and booked for 1 pm.......We arrived and were allocated a large table in the window. We ordered drinks and they were with us nice and quickly. Simon ordered chicken from the roast...More

Thank TTFan3d
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

Ive heard a lot about this pub so decided to give it a try it was just ok food was average staff friendly but I wouldn't rush back didnt think the food was that great typical pub food average price

1  Thank karenstarke2017
Reviewed April 22, 2017 via mobile

Came here for drinks and a bite to eat. Wasn't looking for anything fancy, so just ordered burgers. Burgers were beyond expectations! Amazing, tasty, quality meet. Chips, salad, and coleslaw just topped it all off! Could have eaten it again and again. Had a nosey...More

1  Thank Harry R
Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Visited here in October , a bit late to write a review but staff are brilliant and food was tasty and you get large portions . Highly recommend. Will be back as I am local ! X

Thank janereedmrs
Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Visited on a Friday lunchtime. Well decorated and clean, smaller inside that I expected. The staff are very friendly and the food was very nice, standard pub grub. The only downside was that they didn't have everything available, the landlady was at the cash and...More

Thank JimmyJama
Reviewed October 24, 2016

Our friends chose to eat Sunday Lunch at this restaurant as its described as family friendly which it is, there is an outdoor playground area with some monkey bars type thing for them to burn off some energy. Inside their is a smaller room for...More

Thank Hazel P
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Have eaten here a few times before and our meals have always been okay. Tonight (quiz night) instead of turning us away for food we were served rubbish. Burger and chips had both seen a previous life, burger solid and chips dripping in fat. Unsurprisingly,...More

Thank Andrew S
PennieRichards, Owner at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded September 4, 2016

Hi Andrew, I am really sorry that you have had an awful meal with us, l really do not know what has gone wrong but l do want to get to the bottom of it. As you know we have worked really hard to get...More

Reviewed August 23, 2016 via mobile

Good facilities for a family stop off including a little play area. Food on the expensive side but well cooked and pleasant Piri Piri chicken burger and fish and chips lovely lasagne tasted oddly of baby powder . Outside eating area a bonus with lively...More

Thank Juliacbeck
Reviewed August 5, 2016

We had a lovely meal one lunch time recently. The haloumi burger is wonderful. Stuffed full of haloumi with a nice big salad, creamy coleslaw and crunchy chips. Great pub with friendly staff, we will be back soon.

Thank mayten75
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$8 - $12
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
12:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lodge Road | Hurst, Reading RG10 0EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 934 0886
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The Elephant & Castle is a charming family run pub on the edge of Hurst village, just a few miles from Reading. It is fast becoming a pub that is at the heart of village life and the warm, welcoming atmosphere reaches the neighbouring villages in Berkshire and beyond.The fireside bar is warm and welcoming with old beams, comfortable sofas and an open fire, where one can enjoy a relaxing bar meal or just sit comfortably sipping a pint of local real ale, or glass of pinot. For families we have the garden bar which is ideal for sports and a game of pool, or for the visiting family, as it leads out to the beautiful patio and decked area. There’s even a separate children’s garden!Whether it’s a light bite, special meal for two, family gathering or even just a short stop for coffee while walking the dog – The Elephant and Castle has something special to suit all tastes.Pennie is well known locally for her genuinely homemade food and she takes great pride in her homemade fare of beer- battered fish, beef & horseradish pies, sea food platters, Madras Burgers plus many more tempting offers, which are all freshly made, cooked and prepared on the premises.
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