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The Mechanical Elephant (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Westerham - Little Scotney Green Hop AleExcellent1
Thornbridge / Thornbridge Hall - JaipurExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Amager Todd The Axe ManExcellent1
Shepherd Neame - Saint Louis Schlafly Continental IPAExcellent1
Whitstable - Kentish ReserveGood2
Greene King - Abbot AleGood2
Westerham - One Hop ProgressGood1
Ringwood - FortyninerAcceptable1
Everards (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - Brimmer Kawasaki Red AleAcceptable1
Nelson - Nelsons BloodAcceptable1
Whitstable - Single Hop Brewers GoldPoor1
Hopdaemon - IncubusNot Tried0
Greene King - Morland Old Speckled HenNot Tried0
Sharp's - Doom BarNot Tried0
Greene King - Ruddles BestNot Tried0
Old Dairy - Snow TopNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

15 Nov 2017 (beery steve)
Early visit for breakfast not many in.
Westerham - Little Scotney Green Hop Ale4.30ExcellentSuperb example of a green hop beer and rarely for this pub in excellent condition.
Old Dairy - Snow Top6.00Not Tried
28 Jul 2017 (Dosser)
camra meeting with only one guest ale on! An appearance was made by the new manager of the giant Ramsgate spoons and his assistant. He was an area coordinator for Peterboro spoons and she was a manager in Cambridge spoons so plenty of experience being thrown at ramsgate and free tickets to the pre opening parties. Pity Im not around for opening!
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodNice pint
Whitstable - Kentish Reserve5.00GoodNot bad
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 (see entries against Joule's & Robinsons from now on) - 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

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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 65 times, seen 129 different beers and tried 65 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ