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“Bit pricey but nice hotel”
Review of Christoph's

Christoph's
Ranked #12 of 17 Restaurants in Pangbourne
Price range: US$39 - US$79
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Good for: Business meetings
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Verwood, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Bit pricey but nice hotel”
Reviewed 12 December 2013

Nice hotel in the middle of pangbourne, rooms have been refurbed, but still have single glazing etc. As in the town centre a bit of road noise but this quietens down at night. Food excellent, staff friendly, only downside is parking for only about 6 or 7 cars, but it is next to a public car instead.

Visited December 2013
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English first
HELSTON CORNWALL,
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Very ethnic theme. With lots of dark wood.”
Reviewed 15 November 2013 via mobile

First time at The Elephant. Stopped on business so visit was paid by company.On arrival being a lone female I was dropped at the front door to find it was locked and diverted to the side door. The male receptionist was very polite and checked me in.I wasn't informed whether I had a meal allowance or breakfast. I was walked back outside to the back of the hotel carrying my bags up a staircase to room 19.
The room was a nice size and the bed was huge which was a bonujs and very comfortable. Also plenty of condiments to drink.Bath room was very clean and again the bath was more than average size. The room was very green with lots of dark wood.
Altough the room was comfortable the disadvantage was the church bell chiming its hourly chime.
Breakfast was very basic in a room that looked alittle like your local church village hall.But the waitress was very quick and polite.
All in all a nice stay but would only stay again to have the very large comfy bed.
If arriving by car make sure you get there early only s small car parts

  • Visited November 2013
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England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
129 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Lovely Food”
Reviewed 22 October 2013

The food at The Elephant is good, with a good selection of interesting dishes. However whenever we have eaten there, we are usually one of only a couple of tables in the dining room. It always feels a bit odd. Last time there was just one other couple, and they were celebrating their anniversary! The pub part is always busy but the restaurant lacks atmosphere. It's a shame as the food is very good.

Visited August 2013
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2 Thank 21stcenturyhousewife
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Peter S, Manager at Christoph's, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thank you for your feedback, I'm really pleased to hear that you have found the food good on both occasions, i have taken on board your feedback regarding the restaurant and we have now opened it up to those dining from the bar menu to try and increase the atmosphere. Hopefully we will see you again soon
Kind regards
Peter
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Windlesham, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Perfect stay”
Reviewed 8 October 2013 via mobile

Beautiful location
Lovely hotel, food was excellent
Room was exquisite
Very comfy bed and pillows
Luxury
Management and staff were very helpful polite and very courteous
Would definitely go back!!!

  • Visited October 2013
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Peter S, Manager at Christoph's, responded to this review, 18 November 2013
Thanks for such a wonderful review, hopefully we will see you return to the Elephant soon

Kind regards

Peter
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UK
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Wedding Anniversary Lunch”
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We had an anniversary lunch here in the function room for just over forty guests including grandchildren from ages twelve weeks to fifteen years. The room was ideal with patio doors leading onto the extensive gardens where the children could play if bored, and we also had the adjoining lounge available exclusively to our party for arrival drinks and coffee after the meal if required due to wet weather. In fact the sun shone and the gardens were ideal for both.
All the arrangements before hand were handled very professionally and all our requests easily performed.
The meal itself was superb, the standard of cooking and service was remarked upon by everyone ,the majority of those who had the roast rump lamb saying it was the best lamb they had ever tasted. Considering the standard of food and service the cost was very reasonable.
I would like to thank all the staff, for making it such a memorable occasion, especially Matt who was there both during the arrangement phase and on the day itself.
Anyone considering a private party in the Pangbourne area should certainly consider The Elephant as a venue.

  • Visited September 2013
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Peter S, Operations Manager at Christoph's, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thank you for such a glowing review, I'm really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your special lunch with us so much. I will pass your kind comments onto Matt and his team who will be thrilled to hear them. We hope to see you again in the near future
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