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The Elephant (Free House)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Red Star - Havana MoonExcellent1
Rother Valley - Hoppers DryExcellent1
Rother Valley - Easter AleExcellent1
Mighty Oak - IPAExcellent1
Rother Valley - ExitGood1
Dark Star - Wheat PurpleGood1
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - McCanns Green Hop HarryGood1
3 Piers - Feisty JakeGood1
Pig & Porter - Pale Series CitraGood1
Rother Valley - Boadicea AleGood1
Hopdaemon - IncubusGood1
Tonbridge - Capel Pale AleGood1
Mighty Oak - Saxon StrongAcceptable1
Mad Cat - Crispin AleAcceptable1
Mighty Oak - The Old Man and The SeaAcceptable1
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green HopAcceptable1
Long Man - Copper HopPoor1
Pig & Porter - Slave to the MoneyNot Tried0
Dark Star - Partridge Best BitterNot Tried0
Pig & Porter - No Space No TimeNot Tried0
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter AleNot Tried0
3 Piers - SCC GoldNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde MildNot Tried0
Rudgate - Ruby MildNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - The Elephant on the Hop (house beer)Not Tried0
Shivering Sands - Spring TideNot Tried0
Caledonian - Golden XPANot Tried0
Adnams - Secret Springs (collaboration with Siren Craft)Not Tried0
Rother Valley - EbulemNot Tried0
Adnams - Evening Gleams (collaboration with Verdant)Not Tried0
Hop Fuzz - Yellow ZingerNot Tried0
Mighty Oak - ElephantNot Tried0
Rother Valley - Hoppers AleNot Tried0
Hopdaemon - Golden BraidNot Tried0
St Austell - TributeNot Tried0
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden AleNot Tried0
3 Piers - Tower PowerNot Tried0
Mad Cat - Golden IPA (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)Not Tried0
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Bombay SocialNot Tried0
Picture 1. The Elephant, Faversham, Kent
Picture 2. The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

Visits Details

19 Dec 2023 (Andrew)
Not been here for a while. Looked just like I recalled. We sat in a small booth.
Mighty Oak - Saxon Strong6.50AcceptableVery sweet and fruity. Lots of plum. Low hoping.
Mighty Oak - The Old Man and The Sea4.10AcceptableTart black beer with black current fruity notes. Hint of powder.
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Evening Gleams (collaboration with Verdant)4.20Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Elephant4.70Not Tried
04 Oct 2023 (Jack William)
Early evening, a few in. Friendly welcome. Not been here for a while - I’m impressed by the garden but not by the huge sign over the bar that says “ you’ve got your beer now move away from the bar”. A hangover from COVID times apparently, well worth disposing of. Very good beer choice.
Rother Valley - Boadicea Ale4.50GoodWell kept pale ale.
Rudgate - Ruby Mild4.40Not Tried
Shivering Sands - Spring Tide3.80Not Tried
Adnams - Secret Springs (collaboration with Siren Craft)3.40Not Tried
13 Feb 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening visit, getting late.
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - McCanns Green Hop Harry3.60Good
Dark Star - Partridge Best Bitter4.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - The Old Man and The Sea4.10Not Tried
Pig & Porter - No Space No Time4.50Not Tried
3 Piers - SCC Gold5.10Not Tried
10 Jan 2020 (Philip Pirrip)
Early to mid evening visit with our packed out Friday Evening Group.
Hopdaemon - Incubus4.00GoodSecond out of a new cask
Rother Valley - Exit5.70GoodExcellent stronger one to finish on
Canterbury Ales (sometimes badged as Canterbrew) - Green & Black Green Hop4.00AcceptableGood on taste, did lose head very quickly
Long Man - Copper Hop4.20PoorNew cask, when haze was challenged Guv said it was unfined but no reference on the pumpclip nor in any on-line references. I found it had the taste of only partly fermented out ale
Pig & Porter - Slave to the Money4.10Not TriedNew cask on
31 Mar 2018 (Jack William)
Early lunchtime stop - only one other customer to start but filled up later with football supporters (yes Faversham have a football team) and a group of women ramblers. Neither group seemed to be taking much advantage of the excellent real ale range.
Rother Valley - Easter Ale4.50ExcellentLabel subtitled “A nine inch ale production”. Superb beer in excellent condition.
3 Piers - Feisty Jake4.80Good
Rother Valley - Boadicea Ale4.50Not Tried
Mad Cat - Golden IPA (previously Meaney's Golden India Pale Ale)4.20Not Tried
Angels & Demons (now uses McCanns branding not its own) - Bombay Social3.80Not Tried
01 Feb 2018 (Philip Pirrip)
Mid evening visit. The real fire warms the soul. Had never noticed the running water and the garden before.
Rother Valley - Hoppers Dry4.40ExcellentTop form
Tonbridge - Capel Pale Ale4.50GoodGreen hop version, some haze, interesting hop taste balance
Mad Cat - Crispin Ale4.00AcceptableHmmmmmmmmmh
Musket - Fife & Drum Golden Ale3.80Not Tried
3 Piers - Tower Power5.20Not Tried
28 Nov 2017 (Jack William)
Just after 3 pm opening time. Couple of other drinkers in - nice and cosy with a wood burner on the go. Glad to see the “I see no Sheps” sign still outside, makes me smile. There was a couple more ales on but I didn’t note them.
Pig & Porter - Pale Series Citra4.20Good
Hopdaemon - Golden Braid3.70Not Tried
St Austell - Tribute4.20Not Tried
01 Oct 2016 (Magnus Greel)
Late evening busy with a quiz night and very loud music.
Mighty Oak - IPA3.50ExcellentSherbert and hoppy notes
Rother Valley - Ebulem4.50Not Tried
Hop Fuzz - Yellow Zinger3.70Not Tried
Rother Valley - Hoppers Ale4.40Not Tried
05 Apr 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Others beers details lost in this website's server crash.
Dark Star - Wheat Purple4.20Good
28 Jan 2016 (Philip Pirrip)
Evening. Superb gratis haggis and mash buffet, well worth missing the second to last train for.
Red Star - Havana Moon4.20Excellent
Cotleigh - Snowy Winter Ale5.00Not Tried
Mighty Oak - Oscar Wilde Mild3.70Not Tried
Hopdaemon - The Elephant on the Hop (house beer)4.20Not Tried
Caledonian - Golden XPA4.30Not Tried

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About The Elephant

The pub sign. The Elephant, Faversham, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores


The pub is found in Faversham, Kent, ME13 8JN.

Two room pub on The Mall just south of the railway station. Lots of wood in the interior with stripped wood floor, cream and green painted walls and ceiling. 6 handpumps of which 1 usually reserved for cider. Some ship memorabilia. No longer a Nelson Brewery pub - now under private ownership. 2007-2012 local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year. Has previously also been awarded CAMRA's East Kent Pub of the Year. Real fire is most welcome in winter. Local CAMRA branch Pub of the Year 2023.

We have visited this pub 50 times, seen 173 different beers and tried 82 of them.

Map location

Postcode: ME13 8JN