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Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4127
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“pizza” (7 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice pub. The food was ok but not great like most places in Franschhoek but its relaxed, reasonable prices and service is good. Inside and outside dining and drinking and good music.

Thank Gary P
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had dinner here one evening and thoroughly enjoyed the meal. It's not fine-dining but it is excellent value and good food - while being able to watch some sport on the TVs.

Thank stephenstravels54
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped in here for a snack and drink while walking around town shopping. It was so wonderful. It is mostly open with more outdoor seating. The decor is old English pub, love it. The snacks were really good. The service was great as well....More

1  Thank MadDogTraveler
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fun, vibey place where you will meet all sorts of friendly locals. Well priced, great way to finish your night if you don't have to be up early the next day.

Thank Captain_Condor
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Toasted sandwich and beef burger.Good quality food. Poor selection of wine by the glass. Nice atmosphere in the courtyard area.

Thank Annie201954
Reviewed 15 January 2018

We had a really great time ringing in 2018 with everyone at Elephant and Barrel! The bartenders and patrons were all welcoming and friendly. Really fun experience!

Thank kghartman
Reviewed 19 November 2017 via mobile

Unexpectedly came accross this establishment and was remarkable .. All I can say Chicken Schitzel with their now famous peppercorn sauce absolutely amazing and quality of food and only ask for Jerome he will look after you.

Thank JonZartz
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Although hard to find behind some shops, there is a sign on Huguenot street indicating the location. it has a nice character and in quite informal- exactly what you need for a relaxing outing.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We stopped here just for a quick bite to eat and it was okay. We ordered a chicken and mayo sandwich and a cheese and tomato toasted one for me, plus a milkshake and soft drink. Took a while to come but we were pretty...More

Thank shirley b
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I popped in to the Elephant and Barrel in search of a cocktail before dinner...the drinks were OK but quite sugary. We visited in early September, so it was still fairly chilly for an open air bar, so I wouldn't really recommend...More

Thank Hannah A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 10
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4127
  • E-mail
Elephant and Barrel is the only English Pub in the village of Franschhoek. A favourite amongst the locals and a gem of a find for international travellers, offering a fine selection of local and international beers, Franschhoek wines and traditional pub food.
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