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The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon

28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
+44 1843 234100
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Overview
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good32%
  • Average22%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible15%
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went for a meal with my husband prior to a theater visit. Service was very good. Food was served quickly and was very tasty. We both had burgers which were delicious. I can recommend the Tennessee Burger. On ordering dessert I had to check...More

Thank Kelly M
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi, Thank you so much for your positive comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely freezing, air conditioners blowing cold air. It was warmer going outside. Nobody behind the bar to serve.

Thank dafferswestgate
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, I am sorry for your bad experience. Would it be possible for you to email the pub directly with the time of your visit so that I can address the issues with the team in question. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Often pop in here to have a get together with my dad and brother, on the whole it's a very friendly place,beers always good and the food is excellent pub grub as they say !

Thank Sharon G
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments. We will see you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

popped in saturday afternoon for a bite to eat before going to a birthday bash also met other friends there as well who also had the same idea drinks were cheap the food was hot and very tasty though the service was a little bit...More

Thank trevgoulding
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your positive comments, we hope to see you again soon Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Decided to go here for breakfast and wow what a great decision it was my friends and myself enjoyed every last mouthful!! Epic portions sizes and friendly service will be returning!

Thank Kelly M
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 11 October 2017

Hi We are so glad that you enjoyed your visit, thank you for your feedback. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

We went into wetherspoons but I wasn't that impressed with it ,I usually love them but felt it lacked ambience. Food was ok . Wasn't very busy usually they are packed.

Thank snuggie1957
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi, Thank you for your comments. We are a little quiet at this time of year, summer is our busier time what with the beach being opposite. I hope you will try us out again sometime. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 27 September 2017

We came in to have a some lunch and a drink. We where very pleased with the environment. The food was wonderful. My Partner loved the salmon and creamed cheese. Would love to visit again. Sir Jay Fawcett

Thank JayNSarah
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Hi, Thank you for your lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit. Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 23 September 2017

Weekend visit to Margate. Wanted lunch and a drink so what better than a Wetherspoon? Tried ordering using the app, it worked like a dream, great! Choice of beers spot on at prices that together with a meal made for a real bargain. If I...More

Thank ElPatriota
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for your positive feedback. The app is amazing and so handy! I have fed back your comments regarding the pie to our catering development team. Kind Regards Angela& Team

Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Just want to agree with what has been said about the face lift really. We went in on a busy day, we only had one drink, but was served quite quick, l think in order, the only grumbles l have is that because Weatherspoons are...More

Thank Mark B
Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi, Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your visit. We are definitely in need of a bit of a spruce up and it is in the pipeline so watch this space! Kind Regards Angela & Team

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Terrible rude staff behind bar apart from the lovely blonde lady on the floor. Fish & Chips ok but the Brunch terrible. Children seen to do what the want,Run a Mock!! Never again!!More

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Mechanical E, Manager at The Mechanical Elephant - J D Wetherspoon, responded to this reviewResponded 26 September 2017

Hi, I am very sorry about the poor quality of your visit. We do aim to please but sometimes we fall short. I have feedback your comments to the team on that day and we hope to learn and improve. We would love you to...More

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Susanna20142014
9 November 2016|
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Response from Alan c | Reviewed this property |
Yes not very clean inside and a few of us were having a drink outside I was standing at the back of the bus stop when we were told to finish our drink and leave as we will not be serve again...
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Alan A
25 September 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
The Mechanical Elephant opened in 2000/2001
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Frances G
19 June 2016|
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Response from Sean C | Property representative |
Yes, The mechanical Elephant is located about 5 minute walk from the premier in along the seafront towards Margate town.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, View, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Monday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28-30 Marine Terrace, Margate CT9 1XJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Margate
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 234100
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