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Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4127
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good50%
  • Average19%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“sandwich” (3 reviews)
“pizza” (6 reviews)
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Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Although hard to find behind some shops, there is a sign on Huguenot street indicating the location. it has a nice character and in quite informal- exactly what you need for a relaxing outing.

Thank Vincent D
Reviewed 28 September 2017

We stopped here just for a quick bite to eat and it was okay. We ordered a chicken and mayo sandwich and a cheese and tomato toasted one for me, plus a milkshake and soft drink. Took a while to come but we were pretty...More

Thank shirley b
Reviewed 15 September 2017

My husband and I popped in to the Elephant and Barrel in search of a cocktail before dinner...the drinks were OK but quite sugary. We visited in early September, so it was still fairly chilly for an open air bar, so I wouldn't really recommend...More

Thank Hannah A
Reviewed 25 August 2017

I have spend many evenings dancing the night away at the Elephant and Barrel. Thanks for the great music and fun times!!

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Stoped for a drink and dinner with a friend! Absolutley loved the Burger! And loved the pub vibe and music playing!

Thank Huibrecht10
Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

We stopped into Elephant and Barrel on recommendation of friends who had previously visited. The bar staff were very friendly and good fun. It was a nice relaxed way to end our evening. They had a good selection of sport on for added entertainment as...More

Thank Courtsn
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Went there with friends and witnessed how a fight broke out with another group at the pub. There was zero management presence at the venue and the bouncers were totally useless. I will never return to such a poorly run establishment.

Thank AlexKai
Reviewed 9 May 2017

As a local, this is one of my favourite night time hang outs, especially on a Friday night when they always have a live band from 10pm. Great vibe, good music. Certainly a must for when you visit my little town.e

Thank RobynKadis
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just what a village pub should be on a Saturday night; lots of people, music, dancing, great craft beers and local wines. Most of all lots of fun.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Typical pub in a small square behind the main street. Good variety of beers and wines (generous servings!). Indoor and outdoor seating. Great place to relax.

Thank larazet
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4127
  • E-mail
Elephant and Barrel is the only English Pub in the village of Franschhoek. A favourite amongst the locals and a gem of a find for international travellers, offering a fine selection of local and international beers, Franschhoek wines and traditional pub food.
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