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Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

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48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4127
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Franschhoek, Western Cape
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a local, this is one of my favourite night time hang outs, especially on a Friday night when they always have a live band from 10pm. Great vibe, good music. Certainly a must for when you visit my little town.e

Thank RobynKadis
Cape Town, South Africa
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just what a village pub should be on a Saturday night; lots of people, music, dancing, great craft beers and local wines. Most of all lots of fun.

Thank Michael A
Midi Pyrenees
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45 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typical pub in a small square behind the main street. Good variety of beers and wines (generous servings!). Indoor and outdoor seating. Great place to relax.

Thank larazet
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good spot to meet friendly locals and tourists.Service friendly and good.Typical pub food and good music.

Thank 46Rob
Jeffreys Bay, South Africa
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107 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A little spot, just off the busy main road. Had a very nice courtyard area with outside tables. Restaurant/pub was nice and busy that all looked like locals. We had some wine before heading home to call it a night. Waiters was friendly and attentive. Thank you guys, will definitely be back to try some food.

Thank Jacques H
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in franschhoek for a romantic weekend and we wanted a casual lunch. Instead of the expensive Main Street restaurants we went here and had a table right by the fire place and it was a cold day don't was great - much better than the fancy restaurants. We had excellent service, food was very well... More 

Thank Matthew L
Accra, Ghana
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Nice music, not too loud. Petfect for having a drink. We didn't eat there. Kitchen was closed

Thank ZiadOrfali
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This used to be the place to drink in Franschhoek however they seem to have lost there way and it's no longer a must visit place. I never thought I'd say this but even Takis seems to have moved with the times and modernised but the elephant seems to be in a time warp, no fresh ideas or beers or... More 

Thank M_Richard01
Knysna, South Africa
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Tucked away behind the main street there is a courtyard with the Elephant and Barrel, along with a couple of shops. A lively pub, with tasty, no nonsense meals at a good price.

Thank Trish C
Amersham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Went here at 10.30pm when everything else in Franschhoek was closed! Good beers, nice atmosphere - popular with the younger crowd.

Thank patsypud

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4127
Elephant and Barrel is the only English Pub in the village of Franschhoek. A favourite amongst the locals and a gem of a find for international travellers, offering a fine selection of local and international beers, Franschhoek wines and traditional pub food.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?