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The Mechanical Elephant (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Amager Todd The Axe ManExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Saint Louis Schlafly Continental IPAExcellent1
Wadworth - Fort Barcelona Session Ale Good1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood1
Westerham - One Hop ProgressGood1
Shepherd Neame - Bishops FingerGood1
Ringwood - FortyninerAcceptable1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveAcceptable1
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red AleAcceptable1
Nelson - Nelsons BloodAcceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers GoldPoor1
Temperance Union - Vfm SoftyPoor1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

17 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
Lovely day
Nelson - Nelsons Blood6.00AcceptableNothing like the blood of the old days.Acceptable though.
31 May 2017 (Dosser)
Lots in. Needs a clean.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodBetter than I expected.
Westerham - One Hop Progress4.00GoodOk
12 May 2017 (Dosser)
Friday afternoon. Only 3 available soons on.
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
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90AcceptableTook 5 mins to pour.
06 Apr 2017 (Dosser)
Lovely afternoon in Margate.
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.
Everards - Brimmer Kawasaki Red Ale5.00AcceptableNot my sort of beer
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers Gold4.40Poor
26 Nov 2016 (Dosser)
Windy Margate
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.
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
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.
Temperance Union - Vfm Softy1.00Poor

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About The Mechanical Elephant

The pub sign. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores



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 63 times, seen 127 different beers and tried 64 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ