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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 - HengistExcellent1
Wantsum - Ravening WolfExcellent1
Wantsum - Black PigExcellent1
Greene King - Abbot AleGood3
Ringwood - FortyninerGood1
Brains - Bread of HeavenAcceptable1
Exmoor - GoldAcceptable1
Titanic - Capt. SmithsAcceptable1
Whitstable - Cockle WarmerPoor1
Picture 1. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Visits Details

06 Nov 2019 (Dosser)
Not many guests here these days. Here for a pint after a funeral and no real ale in another pub.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
BeerABVScoreNotes
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.
BeerABVScoreNotes
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..
BeerABVScoreNotes
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
21 Feb 2019 (Dosser)
Disappointing selection of guests
BeerABVScoreNotes
Greene King - Abbot Ale5.00GoodA good pint
09 Jan 2019 (beery steve)
First stop on a lunchtime outing.
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Black Pig4.80Excellent
Wantsum - Hengist5.00Not Tried
10 Sep 2018 (Dosser)
2 wantsum as guests
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90ExcellentTop pint. Hope the elephant keeps up this standard.
10 Sep 2018 (beery steve)
First port of call on a tour around the Isle of Thanet
BeerABVScoreNotes
Wantsum - Hengist5.00ExcellentVery Malty
Wantsum - Ravening Wolf5.90Not Tried

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About The Mechanical Elephant

The pub sign. The Mechanical Elephant, Margate, Kent

Summary of Beer Scores

 Total
Exceptional1
Excellent26
Good42
Acceptable19
Poor8

Website.

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 78 times, seen 138 different beers and tried 74 of them.

Map location

Postcode: CT9 1XJ