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The Mechanical Elephant (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Adnams - Urban South Holy RollerExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Ringwood - FortyninerGood1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood3
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable2
Titanic - Capt. SmithsAcceptable1
Exmoor - GoldAcceptable1
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

19 May 2021 (Dosser)
4 ales on. Covid compliant. Enjoyed a burger and chips.
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableLacking body but acceptable.
02 Nov 2020 (Dosser)
Poor selection of beers and only a couple of gloombar and Abbott in the cellar so no price reductions here. Meal b4 lockdown on a gloomy Monday
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodA nice pint of beer
22 Oct 2020 (Dosser)
2 guests in, social distancing yet again.
Hook Norton - Old Hooky4.60AcceptableNot enjoyable. Tasted like a national brand!
06 Jul 2020 (Dosser)
Well spaced out punters and a good selection for this spoons on a nice afternoon.
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80ExcellentLovely. How long till the PC police want a name change? lol
06 Feb 2020 (Dosser)
2 guests on
Exmoor - Beast6.60Good£1.65 a pint for this big hitter with a voucher. Bargain
06 Nov 2019 (Dosser)
Not many guests here these days. Here for a pint after a funeral and no real ale in another pub.
Ringwood - Fortyniner4.90GoodI havent had a great pint of this in a spoons pub for a while. But this wasnt too bad, but some way to get back to Ringwoods finest.
13 Sep 2019 (Dosser)
Only 1 guest
Adnams - Urban South Holy Roller5.30Excellent Excellent quality though it needed to be topped up. Only one guest on.
23 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
2 guests on. Didnt fancy them.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00ExcellentBest pint of abbot I've had in ages.
15 Aug 2019 (Dosser)
Came here before watching royal blood at the Winter gardens. Only found 2 guests
Titanic - Capt. Smiths5.20AcceptableNot sure what this should taste like but it wasnt too enjoyable.
13 Jun 2019 (Dosser)
Half a mill refit and reopened with a disappointing selection of beers. Loads of new seats and tables to pack in the punters who want to eat.
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodNot too bad
Exmoor - Gold4.50AcceptableMost uninspiring and tired

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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 83 times, seen 140 different beers and tried 76 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ