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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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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good51%
  • Average17%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Visited a few times for drinks and food. Lamb Shank was very good and massive portion! Nice beers, wines and cocktails, very resonable prices and good service.

Thank RacingAl
Reviewed 13 April 2018

I was just looking for a beer in a wine town and this was a welcome spot. They had a limited food menu but the beer was cold, varied and served by good staff. Nice spot and I did go back

Thank jim_begley
Reviewed 2 April 2018

A very big thank you to Annastacia for being so friendly and for recommending which meals to choose - she is such an asset to the pub. We sat outside under the trees - a warm, cosy setting and my pup was allowed. The menu...More

Thank Trawlers2013
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This pub is located in a courtyard behind the French Connection. It is a very traditional pub style property with a good selection of beer and reasonably priced local wine.

Thank TonyTraveler2010
Reviewed 15 March 2018

We had a light lunch here. The pub is in the middle of town, but set back from the main street. We had a table in the courtyard area, which was perfect for lunch, cool and with good shade. There are a good range of...More

Thank Jetlagged55
Reviewed 4 March 2018

Seemed very popular with the young on a Friday night and a pleasant place to enjoy coffee and drinks in a shady courtyard after the market and shops on Saturday morning.

Thank mhallcool
Reviewed 2 March 2018

We like it here. It was our first stop on arriving in Franschhoek to kill a little time before checking into our hotel. It hadn't even connected that it was valentines day until I was given a rose and a little choccie. Nice touch! We...More

Thank lovetotravel062
Reviewed 28 February 2018

Enjoyed our few visits great atmosphere. Friendly staff and good beers good for people watching and meeting people

Thank keith b
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Came here before the wine tram on the promise of proper pork sausages. They delivered a fantastic full English with quality ingredients that tasted like it could’ve been from home. We have really enjoyed more sophisticated restaurants in Franschhoek but sometimes it’s nice just to...More

Thank Pooki80
Reviewed 18 February 2018

Nice pub. The food was ok but not great like most places in Franschhoek but its relaxed, reasonable prices and service is good. Inside and outside dining and drinking and good music.

Thank Gary P
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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Bar Scene
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
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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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