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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Mechanical Elephant is a 7-8 minute walk from Margate Station. It was relatively busy for a Saturday night. It's not my best Wetherspoons but the staff were accommodating and the Punters were friendly. Bangers & Mash (vegetarian) is always enjoyable at Wetherspoons although they...More

Thank CrystalPower
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your comments, we are glad you enjoyed your Bangers & Mash, those veggie sausages are pretty good! Hope to see you again soon. Angela & Team

Reviewed April 8, 2018

Great food, as expected from Wetherspoons. Staff seemed a bit rushed and impatient. It is the smallest of this chain that we have visited, perhaps that is why it felt a bit messy and like it needed a good clean.

Thank Angela T
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we look forward to seeing you again soon. REgards Angela & Team

Reviewed April 6, 2018

We went to the Mechanical Elephant as we were down in Broadstairs for Easter and Margate is just a short bus ride away. When you first go in you could be put off by the sort of people that are in there (I don't mean...More

Thank Wendy C
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, sorry that the tables weren't as clean and tidy as your would expect. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

This is a nice pub not far from Dreamland. With Weatherspoons you know what you are getting,cheap food and drink. Good location on seafront. They had rattler cyder which was nice, you must try it if they still have it, although think it was just...More

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We get the Rattler in quite regularly as its quite popular especially during the hot weather. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed April 2, 2018

Staff were helpful The venue was bright, clean and welcomng Our meal was a cheese Cienfuegos breast burger and chips. It was served quickly by courteous and friendly staff. The meal was cooked and presented perfectly. Would recommend.

Thank Pitacus
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kinds Regards Angela

Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

We spent 3 days in Margate, we ate here a lot, breakfast each day and a couple of evenings. We couldnt fault the food or the drinks. The staff make this place special, they are smiley, welcoming and friendly.... They are also knowledgeable about their...More

Thank Penny V
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi, Thank you so much for your lovely review, we all remember you and it is so touching to receive these comments. We are glad you enjoyed your trip and look forward to see you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

My parter and I went to Margate for a wander around in the snow which was lovely but freezing, so decided to pop in to Spoons to warm up and have some lunch ..... Well it was bloody freezing in there most people were sitting...More

Thank malbec1234
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded April 7, 2018

Hi, I'm sorry that you got such a negative response from one of our team, our heating was indeed broken we had however called an engineer and were waiting for them to attend and fix the issue. In terms of the décor and the toilets...More

Reviewed February 25, 2018

It's not this venue's fault that it is plonked amongst a selection of particularly grim seaside establishments. But at least it is directly opposite the beach. This venue could do with brightening up as it looks shabby from the outside and it only gets better...More

Thank LondonFozzy
Mechanical E, Owner at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you for your lovely feedback, our beach location is amazing, especially in the summer. We are really glad you enjoyed your visit and I will pass your comments on to Dave. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed February 20, 2018

You get what you pay for basically. Great value for money and presented nicely. Could be cleaner in places.

Thank Lllwing
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thanks for you feedback, we are due a refurb soon which we are looking forward to. Hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed February 16, 2018 via mobile

My daughter, grandchildren and I arrived for our dinner at 19:50. A member of staff came to our table and said that we had to order within 7 minutes (20:00 a few minutes having lapsed) and be off the premises within the hour. Judging from...More

Thank Tim G
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Hi, Our licensing restrictions mean that we are unable to have children in the pub after 9pm, this is not our choice but is something that is imposed on us by the local licensing team and we have signage up at the front of the...More

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44Graham44
April 24, 2018|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant pub and toilet facilities are in dire need of refurbishment.
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Susanna20142014
November 9, 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
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Alan A
September 24, 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Monday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Tuesday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Wednesday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
Friday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Saturday
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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