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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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  • Excellent22%
  • Very good33%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible14%
Travellers talk about
“steak” (16 reviews)
“peas” (5 reviews)
“mixed grill” (3 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went this evening with my husband for 'Steak Night', I asked for it to be very well done and it was, just the way I like it, it was so lovely !!!. Not the correct way to enjoy a steak as I have been told...More

Thank linda1612
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This place could do with a good clean up. Starting with the toilets. The gent's is full of Graffiti in the cubicle's the Skirting boards are filthy and mouldy. Not a good Selection of real ale either. I would not want this to be my...More

Thank Jason F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped here a couple of times whilst staying in the premier inn hotel down the road and its your typical wetherspoons although a little better than most still needs some improvements staffing levels two people on a crowed bar and no clean tables so sat...More

Thank abigail c
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend really enjoyed the pizza Staff are attentive now and service has improved Glad to see they not only had ice but a full compliment of gins

Thank jimaharding
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in here for a drink, had difficulty in finding a table, somebody left so we grabbed it. It was very busy with food and what was being served looked very nice, we didnt eat here as there were other plans if not we...More

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub is situated on margate seafront and since it was pouring down with rain we decided to give it a try. It was absolutely packed downstairs so we decided to give the upstairs area a go which was also busy but we managed to...More

Thank Paul K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What can you say it's a weatherspoons, standard value for money menu, as always excellent choice of beers . Free refills on hot drinks . Cheap - value for money- quick .

Thank Paulmillie64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff reasonable prices on the menu to choose from the drinks and food menu clean restaurant/pub

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a fantastic night in Wetherspoons in Ramsgate we discovered the other side of Wetherspoons I’ve been to so many Wetherspoons on my travels but this place takes some beating Filthy dirty, staff who would rather chat thaN serve Filthy stained seating so bad I...More

Thank Jez C
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Food arrived within 10 minutes of ordering via the app, even tho' it was a busy Sunday lunchtime. Food and service excellent.

Thank nicam49
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Questions & Answers
25 April 2018|
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Response from Angela T | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant pub and toilet facilities are in dire need of refurbishment.
9 November 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
Alan A
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, View, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 12:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
8:00 am - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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