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The Elephants Head Pub

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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Single-use or sanitized menus
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Updated 24/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 24/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
The Elephants Head is a traditional 15th Century English Public House. Serving traditional English pub food and quality Harvey's ales from 12pm Monday - Sunday. Both dog & child friendly, the Elephant has a large garden in the warmer months with stunning view & a gorgeous inglenook fireplace for the winter.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 4 November 2020 via mobile

We were on hike in the area and stopped here for lunch (we did book in advance). Excellent pub, excellent service and hamburgers out of this world (cocked in perfection - medium rare). Very good beer as well. Pity they have to close now for...More

Date of visit: November 2020
Reviewed 30 October 2020 via mobile

Great beer ( Harvey’s), great food, great location and lovely staff. What’s not to like And, you might get lucky and see the Bayham road ghost - look it up...

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 26 October 2020 via mobile

Stopped off for lunch with some pals while passing through Kent on the way to Hastings. Staff were really welcoming (despite our being in cycling gear) and the burgers (2x beef, 1x halloumi) were delicious and very generously portioned. Highlight was probably the two log...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 10 October 2020 via mobile

Can’t have a burger anywhere else now ! My partner took the recommended pork kebabs , as flavoursome as told . He hadn’t seen rice pudding on a menu for years , absolutely gorgeous, I had a bite of it snd even I loved it...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 8 October 2020

My girlfriend and I visited here after she had been with her family and said it was the most fantastic steak. Well she was not wrong! I've had many a steak around the world.....some good, some terrible. This is up there at the top of...More

Date of visit: October 2020
Reviewed 29 August 2020

Really enjoyed our delicious steaks in the garden. Very friendly and helpful staff. Just what you hope a meal in a lovely country pub will be.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 10 August 2020

We turned up not knowing thew area as we were passing through and we were all pleasantly surprised. We sat outside in the garden and all enjoyed our food. The calamari was amazing and the kids all enjoyed their meals - there was nothing left.

Date of visit: August 2020
Reviewed 18 July 2020

We stopped off as a last minute decision whilst passing very welcoming quick service we had a lovely meal and peaceful drink. Garden is very open and spaces between tables good value meal

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed 8 March 2020

This was our first visit to the pub, with friends, for Sunday lunch and I was so happy I chose it! We had a friendly welcome from the young staff and not too long to wait after placing our orders. The vegetarian Sunday lunch option...More

Date of visit: February 2020
theelephantsheadpub, General Manager at The Elephants Head Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2020

Hello Rosie, thank you for taking the time to write your review! This is great to hear and we'll see you soon!

Reviewed 1 March 2020 via mobile

Very disappointing Sunday lunch visit. Tried to prebook on the day but before we could say ‘can you hold a table for us?’ the member of staff had hung up on us. We arrived 10 mins later and waited at the bar to enquire about...More

Date of visit: March 2020
theelephantsheadpub, General Manager at The Elephants Head Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2020

Hello, I am so sorry to hear you didn't enjoy your time here at the pub. Firstly, apologies if you thought someone had hung up, this was simply the phone signals along with it being very difficult to hear due to a packed pub! As...More

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    Is The Elephants Head Pub implementing safety measures as a result of COVID-19?
    Yes, The Elephants Head Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.
    How is The Elephants Head Pub rated?
    The Elephants Head Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4