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The Elephant at Pangbourne

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 February 2017

We got married at The Elephant in Pangbourne on Sunday and we could not have wished for anything better. We loved the food, the atmosphere and the whole of our day, we had an amazing day and will be coming back for our anniversary. Our thanks for Claire the events coordinator, Dale the manager and the rest of the staff...

1Thank Char21A
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Visited here on Saturday for a wedding, lovely intimate venue, perfect if you want a smaller day. The decor was lovely, especially the chic chandeliers in the larger room, some of the guests were staying and everyone was chuckling at their room keyrings, they are hand carved elephants! Sadly we couldn't stay the evening which i deeply regret as people...

1Thank Lizziecarter
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

We stayed overnight as a break from our Thames Path walk, very friendly staff, great atmosphere, good food. Our dog was more than welcome - the first hotel we've stayed at where they provide dog beds, bowls and a welcome treat. Stayed in one of the Annexe rooms - very quiet, away from the road and train track. Huge comfy...

2Thank SJDann
Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stayed in room 1, a chic double for one night while visiting family. We were lucky enough to get the last space in the ridiculously small car park. Beware, this is operated by Parking Eye so make sure you input your car registration at reception to avoid a £100 parking charge. First the good - the room was quiet,...

1Thank Grahams27
Reviewed 21 January 2017

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.

1Thank Richard S
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 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...

Thank JanineLewis
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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.

Thank SINK07
Reviewed 6 January 2017

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...

Thank Keith S
Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 January 2017

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...

Thank Anita W
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017 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.

Thank dannybetsworth88

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
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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
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Pangbourne
Price Range: $146 - $236 (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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“Quietest rooms at the back”
Ktpcat, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“ask for a quiet room”
SJDann, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had 3 rooms and all good”
richardsY8738TK, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Annex was quiet, can't comment on the other ones”
SINK07, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We booked a premium room - on offer at the time. Not sure what the differences are but perhaps worth asking.”
dukestreetfirm, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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