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Elephant and Castle

Open Now: 12:00 - 23:00
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Very Pleasant Experience

A dozen walkers, welcomed and well attended to throughout our visit. No complaints about the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Patrick K
Great spot splendid host

Visited for lunch on a lovely day and sat out in the garden - really pleasant. Food was good... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
Greg S
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
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“sunday lunch”(7 reviews)
“the pub”(14 reviews)
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Family friendly Pub with great food, two large gardens and ample parking. Dog friendly dining area and garden as well as a quiet bar and garden. Bookings is recommended particularly at weekend. Choice of five real ales including local brews.
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Amwell Lane, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8EA, England
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+44 1582 832175
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All reviewssunday lunchthe publovely locationquick biteroast potatoespuddinglarge gardenmain barfriendly atmospherewell worth a visittableharpenden
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A dozen walkers, welcomed and well attended to throughout our visit. No complaints about the food. Look forward to our next visit

Thank Patrick K
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks Patrick for taking the time to give us a positive review. I am so pleased that your party enjoyed their time with us. I will pass on you kind words to the team. We look forward to welcoming you all again soon.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Food was good but no service. Everything had to be done at bar even picking up the menus. 3 young lads behind bar chatting but the only thing they did was to bring our drinks and main courses to table. Needless to say we did...More

Thank Davina2606
Joe M, Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2018

Hi again Davina I am sorry that you did not enjoy your experience. We pride ourselves on providing good service at all times. We are first and foremost a traditional English pub providing good real ales and home cooked food. As such we expect customers...More

Reviewed 16 July 2018

A great location near Harpenden with a big garden front and rear. Beer selection is excellent and food good value.

Thank Craig T
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2018

Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Elephant and Castle Craig. Hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 17 June 2018

If there was a gold medal for bland food, this place would win! We had jacket potatoes with chilli con carne. I don't think a chilli had got anywhere near my plate! And the accompanying salad was something I might give my rabbit - a...More

Thank Ed H
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2018

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit. French salad dressing, olive oil, and other dressings are always freely available with your meal so there was obviously a misunderstanding for which I apologise. Our chilli dishes are cooked to order as are the...More

Reviewed 5 June 2018

We thought, for my birthday, we would try this quaint, beautiful looking country pub. Glorious sunshine, what could possibly go wrong. Well.....if you remember the 1970's you will appreciate how overcooked everything was and, if you were particularly poor, how frozen all foods were and...More

Thank Burgy70
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2018

So sorry to hear that you were disappointed with your meal. It is a shame that you didn't make your feelings clear on the day. We record all complaints that are made and we had none at all last Sunday nor indeed on any Sunday...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

The service, though pleasant, was very slow indeed! An hour is too long to wait for a starter, then another long wait for the main course. I appreciate the apologies we received, but it could have been much better and spoilt the occasion. The food...More

Thank morisot
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

I am so sorry that our service let you down. We were aware that customers were waiting longer than they should reasonably expect during lunch service on Tuesday. When we opened at 12 there was a queue of people who ordered lunch all at the...More

Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

Visited for lunch on a lovely day and sat out in the garden - really pleasant. Food was good service fine and owner very warm and friendly - thanks

Thank Greg S
Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

Absolutely lovely Sunday Dinner and pudding! The meat was tender and tasty, the potatoes were crunchy on the outside but soft in the middle even the vegetables and the gravy was very tasty. Happy Days.

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

This is a delightful pub in a lovely location with a pleasant garden. The interior ambience is one of the best. Good food, good service and fair prices.

Thank John R
Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi John Thank you so much for taking the time to review your visit to the Elephant & Castle. I am so please you enjoyed your time here with us. I look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 2 February 2018 via mobile

Have lived in the area for a few years yet have never tried the elephant. Came for Sunday lunch. First sitting. Does what it says on the tin. A proper pub, no gimmicks. Honest food. Friendly staff. Swift service. Good value. We will be back...More

2  Thank steve5952017
Maher F, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2018

Thank you for the positive review Steve. I will pass on your kind words to the staff. We pride ourselves on being a traditional English pub first and foremost. We are lucky to have a chef who has produced traditional English fayre here for more...More

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