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The Mechanical Elephant (Wetherspoon)

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Beer (sort)Average Score (sort)No. Samples (sort)
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Adnams - Urban South Holy RollerExcellent1
Exmoor - BeastGood1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood3
Ringwood - FortyninerGood1
Exmoor - GoldAcceptable1
Hook Norton - Old HookyAcceptable1
Titanic - Capt. SmithsAcceptable1
Brains - Bread of HeavenAcceptable1
Whitstable - Cockle WarmerPoor1
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

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
06 Mar 2019 (Magnus Greel)
Mid afternoon fairly busy with the stereotypical Spoonites associated with such venues including the pushchair brigade with their screaming accessories. Our group had finished a round of crazy golf early so decided to pop in here until the real pubs opened. I've only listed the non National Blands..
Brains - Bread of Heaven4.00AcceptableDoes what it says on the tin - alas on the tired side and a struggle to finish.
Whitstable - Cockle Warmer4.70PoorSharp acetic twang to this, luckily only a taster

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

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ