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The Mechanical Elephant

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Shabby

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
SteMar247
via mobile
Just visiting the area

Heard this was a newish pub for the chain and the service was fine. Suspect we came in just after a... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
colinlawrence33
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Aldershot, United Kingdom
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24 Jun 2018
“Shabby”
9 Nov 2017
“Just visiting the area”
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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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+44 1843 234100
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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

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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

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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.

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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

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

Thank david s
Reviewed 27 June 2017 via mobile

It's a Weatherspoons pub. Good adorable menu with big portions. Great offers including drinks. Friendly service. Great mix of folks from salty older locals to families and young professionals. Very good quality and portions for the price.

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi, Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Popped in here with friends for a drink, huge pub and good choices of real ale and other local brews, fairly quiet for a Friday night but it was early. Good friendly staff and an enjoyable experience. There is a terrace too with a lovely...More

Thank susan952
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Went in this pub/restaurant for lunchtime drinks. It was a very busy place overlooking the sea. The staff were friendly and looked smart compared to some Weatherspoon's outlets. However, still not quite sure why it is called The Mechanical Elephant. Would go in there again...More

Thank ChrisB60
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Four of us for a quick lunch on a Saturday - so where to go in Margate? Called in expecting it to be packed but knowing that it would be OK to good. It was better than that certainly and I would grade it as...More

Thank Blitz S
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2017

Hi, Thank you for your lovely feedback! We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela and Team

Reviewed 17 November 2016

One fish meal turned up which qualified as the worst meal ever. The trouble that to start eating it and cutting off batter by the time one realises that the only small amount of fish is as dry as stale bread it is not really...More

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