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The Mechanical Elephant (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Shepherd Neame - Saint Louis Schlafly Continental IPAExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Amager Todd The Axe ManExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Wadworth - Fort Barcelona Session Ale Good1
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)Good1
Ringwood - Old ThumperGood1
Truman's - Allegra Ipanema Good1
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red AleAcceptable1
Ringwood - FortyninerAcceptable1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers GoldPoor1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyPoor1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Greene King - Abbot AleNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

12 May 2017 (Dosser)
Friday afternoon. Only 3 available soons on.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - Jaipur5.90ExcellentBest beer I've had here in ages. £2.15 a pint with voucher. Bargain!!
02 May 2017 (Dosser)
Here for dinner which was nicer than the beer
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90AcceptableTook 5 mins to pour.
06 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Lovely afternoon in Margate.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Saint Louis Schlafly Continental IPA6.50ExcellentBest sheps beer for ages. Hippy festival beer brewed by a yank.
15 Jan 2017 (Dosser)
5 ales on tonight, 2 guests. Rumour that spoons has put in an application to buy the old court house in the old town.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red Ale5.00AcceptableNot my sort of beer
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers Gold4.40Poor
26 Nov 2016 (Dosser)
Windy Margate
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Amager Todd The Axe Man5.50ExcellentBadged as a Danish brew but for a Sheps beer this was smashing!
24 Sep 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening's last stop. Surly service.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00AcceptableBordering on poor, very tired pint
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled Hen4.50Not Tried
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00Not Tried
Sharp's - Doom Bar4.00Not Tried
Greene King - Ruddles Best3.70Not Tried
13 Sep 2016 (Dosser)
Hottest day of the year. Nice cool beer
BeerABVScoreNotes
Shepherd Neame - Bishops Finger5.00Good
Wadworth - Fort Barcelona Session Ale 5.00Good
09 Sep 2016 (Alenomore)
Lunchtime and all quiet in and around Margate today. Refreshment returned as not hot enough. Rectified swiftly.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Poor
23 Aug 2016 (Dosser)
Sooo hot. Boiling on the balcony. Full pub. Bishops Finger looked like it was on but it wasnt. Wonder how many of the others werent on?
BeerABVScoreNotes
Truman's - Allegra Ipanema 4.60GoodNot bad
11 Jun 2016 (Dosser)
My 999th pub visit according to P and B. Had a meal here. Disappointing to hear such bad language from 3 youths on the balcony.Constant use of the F and C word. Not on Tim Martin.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Ringwood - Old Thumper (now superseded by 5.1% version - separate entry)5.60GoodI had to explain to the boss why I didnt want it pulled through a southern or any other type of sparkler.
Ringwood - Old Thumper5.10GoodThis is the correct abv

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About The Mechanical Elephant

The pub sign. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent18
Good33
Acceptable15
Poor7

Website.

The pub is found in Margate, Kent, CT9 1XJ.

Typical Wetherspoon's, although at one time was a Lloyds No.1 Bar at the weekend thus got pretty busy and had music playing loudly at the weekend. Since early 2013 the formerly dance floor partitioned off area for weekend music has been converted to carpeted bar seating to make this Wetherspoon traditional through and through. 10 handpumps in 2 banks of 5.

We have visited this pub 61 times, seen 125 different beers and tried 62 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ