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The Mechanical Elephant

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Went in friend

He was a little disappointed about the mixed grill this time the portions seemed to beeen cut to... read more

Reviewed 3 September 2018
Margate, United Kingdom
via mobile

This pub is typical of those in the Wetherspoons chain, but is in need of some tender loving care... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Maidstone, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Average13%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible17%
2 Sep 2018
“Went in friend”
24 Jun 2018
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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Reviewed yesterday

Came to margate for the first time as there was a Wetherspoon near where we were staying.i must say it's probably the most dull and boring one I've been in.we went in on a Friday evening and were disappointed to find the upstairs bar closed.why...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Catfoo
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The food was tough enough to repair a pair of boots, the beer was to Wetherspoon's customary standards (and cheap) but we had the pub's last glass of shiraz. That's because (the barmaid told us) in future only bottles of wine will be sold: open...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank gl8246
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

He was a little disappointed about the mixed grill this time the portions seemed to beeen cut to the bone Staff were attentive

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We got a drink on our arrival and the staff were very pleasant and helpful so we moved upstairs to have a meal. So we ordered are meal and more drinks and we had to wait nearly 45 minutes for our meal and my order...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank 249duncanb
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Good enough wetherspoons breakfast. Staff were nice. Place was clean. Standard JDW breakfast, no thrills but good value for the price.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SterlingIves
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

This pub is typical of those in the Wetherspoons chain, but is in need of some tender loving care. It's quite shabby and as a result we chose to have a bottle of wine, but decided to eat elsewhere. The drinks are great value, but...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank SteMar247
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Heard this was a newish pub for the chain and the service was fine. Suspect we came in just after a big bunch of orders. Food arrived hot and is always good value for money. Clean and tidy & pleasant to visit although the language...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank colinlawrence33
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Bar staff were slow inattentive and very rude !! when I complained the manager was just as bad!! Not a place I'd visit again.

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

On a cold and windy day in Margate, my wife and I dropped in for a quick lunch between business meetings and we were very pleasantly surprised to find this oasis of good food and friendly service right on the sea front. I had excellent...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank John P
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

Not impressed went for a family day out to the seaside, decided to go in to mechanical elephant on the sea front thought this would be a nice friendly place for some lunch, all seem ok until we asked them to warm up our babies...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank david s
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