22 rooms from AU$291 per night
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“Rural, chic hotel in a bustling village. Handcrafted Indian furniture, oriental rugs, delicate fabrics. Elegant restaurant with local produce. ”

“Rural, chic hotel in a bustling village. Handcrafted Indian furniture, oriental rugs, delicate fabrics. Elegant restaurant with local produce. ”

Hotel Review

A victorian building that follows the theme it's name entails to a refreshing and "quirky" letter. It has been "renovated in unremitting style" with "eclectic bedrooms" that "spin you round the world in style" with their individual themes that "return" you to the "opulence of the empire" that enables guests to "unwind to style". The "tongue-in-groove" bar serves "excellent local produce in a simple and classic manner" while the restaurant, Christoph’s, "offers an elegant fine dining alternative". For the adventurers among us the Pangbourne Meadow offers a "great walk next to the river with stunning views of the wooded Chiltern Hills". The Ascot, Newbury and Windsor Races are all in a close radius for those following the British social calendar. Or why not take the 35 minute drive to the famous, historic Windsor Castle.
Recommended for
  • Country Escape

Recommended For

  • Country Escape
  • Restaurant
  • Pet friendly
  • Quirky
  • Village
  • Traditional
  • Conference facilities
  • Wedding license
  • Theme hotel


  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Pet friendly
  • Sitting Room
  • Conference facilities
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Walking distance restaurants

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Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Set in the bustling village of Pangbourne, beside the River Thames, minutes from the vibrant city of Reading, The Elephant Hotel offers an extraordinary return to the opulence of the Empire – it’s a real retreat to come and relax in

What is there to do in the area or on site?
There is something for everyone in and around Pangbourne, whether you’re looking to keep the children entertained at nearby Beale Park, planning a trip to the races, boat trips in Pangbourne or nearby Henley-on-Thames, or even Reading town centre and its plethora of shopping and entertainment choices.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Awake to a wide selection of breakfast choices - from a comprehensive continental buffet to a full English, we ensure you start your day fully fuelled!
Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
You can eat in the bar or our restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner – we see no need to go elsewhere for great, locally sourced, seasonal food. We’re also proud to say we have an AA rosette – a testament to the passion we put into creating our delicious menus.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
We find all of our rooms are popular because they are all individually designed, quirky and luxurious. The difference between our Classic, Chic and Luxury Rooms is based on size and dependent on bath or shower options in the en-suite bathrooms.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
The Elephant is the ideal destination to escape for a leisure break, do business, relax with friends or simply unwind in style

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