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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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08:00 - 00:00
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Margate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Summertime 6 of us were standing outside as we had the dog after his walk we stop for a drink bottle of wine and 2 beers enjoying our drink when a server came out we were told to finish our drink and move away because of the dog I did't know that they onw the pavement felt very annoy and... More 

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Thank Alan c
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, I'm sorry for your bad experience. It is company policy that only guide dogs are allowed on our premises that includes our outside licensed pavement/garden areas. It is something that I would like to change as I feel that relaxing outside with your dog after a lovely walk on the beach opposite is a fantastic way to spend a... More 

Hassocks, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is really nice, a typical Wetherspoons but quite big inside, quite reasonable to eat, very friendly, well worth a visit if your in Margate !!!!

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Thank Andy N
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your visit! Kind Regards Angela More 

Chatham, United Kingdom
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268 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We used the Mechanical Elephant public house with our daughter, son in law and grandchildren as a pre-Christmas get together over a meal and a prelude to visiting the Dreamland amusement park. The pub is located along the seafront and being a Wetherspoons outlet has a local connection, in this case being the subject of local seaside children’s ride apparently.... More 

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Thank Stewart C
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Just to say thank you for your recommendation. We are glad that you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards Angela More 

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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

excellent service from friendly staff. good value and good ok but place is very run down (like margate).

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Thank Malcolm G
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Regards Angela & Team More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Lovely breakfast good value for money and very prompt service come here every Friday and look forward too breakfast with lovely smiling staff

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Thank Leslie R
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your lovely comments. Look forward to seeing you next Friday! Kind Regards Angela Murphy More 

kent
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525 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 195 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

Wetherspoon's have managed to get a prime site with this pub. It is located close to the clock tower and across the road from the beach (one of just a few sandy ones in the county). It is part of a parade of outlet so is not as imposing as other pubs in the chain. I chose a ultimate burger... More 

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Thank sabatinitennis
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback. I am glad that you enjoyed your visit. Yes our carpets are a bit of a thing at the moment! If you are on Instagram take a look as there are hundreds of shots of our carpets from around the country! Kind Regards Angela Murphy Pub Manager More 

kent
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Come here often, so the food is normally quite good. Had a steak meal and it was cold. This is not the first time food has been served cold. Didn't send it back as I could eat it and it was still lovely, others would have sent it back for a nuking. Won't stop us going back as value for... More 

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this review

Hi, I'm so sorry that your experience fell short of our standards. I'm glad that it didn't stop you from enjoying your meal. Thank you for your positive comments we look forward to seeing you soon Kind Regards Angela More 

Slough, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

My wife and I visited this place on three occasions earlier this week when in Margate for a Shalamar concert (lunch & after-show drinks, then breakfast the following morning). It appeared clean, wasn't too busy (it was midweek after all), good quality seating and furnishings and you had a sea view if you sat at the front. You can get... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

My partner and I are huge fans of Wetherspoons pubs - we head for them whenever we go to explore a new town, and have been in well over 100. So when I say that the clientele are slightly strange, I am comparing fairly! We were sitting outside until one guy came along and continually harassed us - funny at... More 

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Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Visited sept, was great went in tonight steak night couldn't eat it chewy chips & onion rings near cold.. order by table num waitress was asking around who ordered... tables dirty sticky.. waste of £20 as later went to eat elsewhere as hardly touched steak meal.. not nice at all.very disappointed. Don't think I will go in again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 00:00
Monday
08:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 00:00
Thursday
08:00 - 00:00
Friday
08:00 - 01:00
Saturday
08:00 - 01:00
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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