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Country community pub serving great home cooked pub food. Dog and family friendly boasting a children's play area in an enclosed garden. Good walking in the area. Guest ales always changing, and a nice log burner to keep you warm in the winter months.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub
FEATURES
Reservations, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 12 December 2019

We dropped in for lunch on our way to a chocolate workshop but will definitely go back again if I'm passing that way. There was a warm welcome and the food was really tasty and well priced. I had ham, egg and chips and I...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 4 August 2019 via mobile

Popped in for food on a Sunday dinner time after walking from Lower Earley along river Loddon. Decent enough food and a nice pint sat in garden. I think it’s changed hands since our last visit so no home cooked style food anymore which is...More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Beany70, Manager at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Thank you for your time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your food and beer with us. There would normally be specials on but we gave way to the BBQ on this weekend. So please join us again for our 'home style' food. We do...More

Reviewed 21 March 2019 via mobile

Lovely countryside pub with an excellent atmosphere. I came here for lunch, was very happy with the service and the food (chips are to die for). Looking forward to visiting again!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Beany70, Manager at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2019

Sorry for the delay in replying, this one seemed to slip through the net. Thank you for your time and review. Glad you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to welcoming you again.

Reviewed 12 December 2018

Visited on a Sunday for a sunday lunch. Good selection of beers and good selection on the menu. Services was ok but the meat on the sunday lunches appeared to be pre sliced and reheated. Missed the cracking off was the worst thing of all....More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Beany70, Manager at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2018

Dear Tontotravels, Thank you for your time and review of the Elephant and Castle. Sorry to here we missed the crackling off your your roast. I have noted your comments and will look into the comment and adapt where we need to. Kind Regards Anthony...More

Reviewed 6 December 2018

We have just had my fathers wake at The Elephant and Castle, the food was absolutely delicious, service was great and the attention to detail was second to none. I could not fault it in any way they did us proud ......Thank you

Date of visit: December 2018
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Beany70, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 December 2018

Ruth, We are so glad your day was the best it could be. It was our pleasure to look after you. Hope to see you again soon for a happier meeting and thank you for the feedback. Kind regards Anthony (Beany) Rudd

Reviewed 18 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic night watching the Boxing. Proper bar snacks in a great pub. Nice to see traditional pub food for a change.

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Beany70, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 19 November 2018

Dear duncanm116, Thank you for taking the time to review our pub. Glad you had a good evening and you enjoyed our food and also the snacks on offer. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

We visited the pub on a Sunday afternoon and Had the Sunday roast. One of the best roasts we have had eating out. All plates cleared delicious. I have eaten here before and it did not disappoint then either...staff very friendly, lovely atmosphere..would recommend

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Beany70, Manager at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2018

Hi there, Firstly thank you for your time spent reviewing us. We are all glad you enjoyed your food and time with us.

Reviewed 12 October 2018 via mobile

No great changes with the new owners. Food is still the same but I think the prices have increased (might be wrong) . Service was quick and the range of beers on offer was as good as in the past. We will be returning but...More

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Beany70, Manager at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2018

Thank you for your feedback. I have not increased the prices since I started here, but do take on board what you said. Kind regards Anthony

Reviewed 8 October 2018

Nothing flashy, but reasonable food at a reasonable price with enough choice to give each family member something they want. I'm sure we'll go again.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Beany70, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

We are glad you enjoyed your time with us and there was a good choice for everyone. We are always working on new ideas and developing the menu, winter menu is coming soon. Thank you for your feedback!!

Reviewed 15 September 2018 via mobile

Popped in to have lunch with her indoors and extremely happy we did. The food, drink, and atmosphere were perfect. Managed to meet up with some old friends and will definitely be back on a regular basis. If you're in the area and looking for...More

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Beany70, Owner at Elephant & Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

We are really happy you enjoyed your time at the Elephant and Castle. It is very nice to hear you will be back soon. We also appreciate the positive feedback! 👍

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    How is Elephant & Castle rated?
    Elephant & Castle is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5