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Elephant and Castle

Amwell Lane, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8EA, England
+44 1582 832175
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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 2 weeks ago
gregsnell3110
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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Sunday Roast Dinner

Absolutely lovely Sunday Dinner and pudding! The meat was tender and tasty, the potatoes were... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2018
Sally E
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
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“sunday lunch”(7 reviews)
“the pub”(13 reviews)
About
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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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Amwell Lane, Wheathampstead, St Albans AL4 8EA, England
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+44 1582 832175
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"large garden"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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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.

1  Thank Sally E
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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
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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.

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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

1  Thank steve5952017
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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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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

This pub is like a shot in the arm! Exactly what you’re looking for with a little pub in the country. Cycled past it in a training group numerous times over the years. Never worked out quite where it was. Glad I looked it up!...More

Thank AndyBatemans
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Maher F, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to pen such a wonderful review. We are so pleased you decided to call in and that you enjoyed your visit so much. Looking forward to seeing you again soon Andy.

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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Great pub with good beer a friendly landlord and roast potatoes on the bar Sunday lunch time! Well worth a visit.

Thank andy8781
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Maher F, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 30 January 2018

Hope to see you again soon. Many thanks for the kind words. Pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Wonderful pub with great ambience. Food was good quality and service was timely. Good choice of beers and prices were on par with similar establishments.

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Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Many thanks for the positive review. Pleased that you enjoyed your meal. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Lovely place, with great beer and a lovely menu. Traditionally decorated with a fab beer garden. Well worth a visit!

Thank Helen H
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Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2017

Thank you so much for the positive review. So pleased that you enjoyed your time at the Elephant and Castle. Hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

Been to the Elephant & Castle with the oldies, Great beer (They had Side Pocket for a Toad as Guest Beer) well kept. Excellent food we had Ribs. Dog Friendly (our pals German Shephard - Idris loved it) Its a Pub that's hard to find,...More

Thank dchalk2017
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Joe M, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2017

So glad you did find us and that you enjoyed your time here. Many thanks for taking the time to recommend the Elephant and Castle.

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Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

Well worth a visit whether it's to eat or just have a pint. Food is delicious and beer good. Coffee is awful so best to avoid. Cosy and really English!More

Thank Margarithe
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Maher F, General Manager at Elephant and Castle, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Thank you so much for the recommendation. I am pleased that you enjoyed your meal and that you were pleased with our beer and real ale choices. I am so sorry you did not enjoy your coffee. I wish that you had let us know...More

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