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welcome to the elephant hotel

The Elephant Hotel - set in the bustling village of Pangbourne, beside the River Thames, is just minutes from the vibrant city of Reading. We’re a boutique hotel with a dash of opulence and a lot of comfort. At the heart of a vibrant community, we invite you to escape, do business, relax, and unwind in style. Feet up or eyes down, you set the pace.

Stay in a beautiful boutique bedroom with handcrafted Indian furniture, rich fabrics, and a superbly comfy bed – four-posters are available. Dine in The Herd Restaurant where locally sourced steaks are matured on the bone for a minimum of 30 days, and are cooked to perfection on an open fire.

Our drinking den – Babar – is home to an eclectic collection of well worn bar fodder, designed with lounging in mind. Casual dining is available here, as is a collection of 60 handpicked gins. Chin chin!

The Bar at the Elephant


Beautiful handcrafted Indian furniture, rich oriental rugs, delicate fabrics… each of our 22 bedrooms is individual in style, but all are identical in attention to detail. Superbly comfy, they have all the mod-cons you have come to expect, plus WiFi is free and easy to access.

Each bedroom has a tray of treats featuring cafetière coffee, speciality teas, and tasty biscuits. Toiletries are from British brand Noble Isle whose fragrances are inspired by the natural and cultural riches of the British Isles.

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Book direct & receive a complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival when you stay between October 1 - March 31! T&Cs apply. 

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Special Offers

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From cosy romantic getaways to pawfect staycations with your four-legged travel companions, foodie tasting deals & super saver rates, we have a selection of unique experiences for you to enjoy, all at great prices. 

Book your stay 30 days in advance & save up to 30%

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At 'The Herd' - our unique dining den - we are passionate about steak and have left no stone unturned in our quest to deliver the ultimate steak experience. This starts with the breed and feed, and goes all the way to the cut and cook. Furthermore, our chefs don’t hide in the kitchen; they cook at the fire in the restaurant. For a special dining experience with a bit of theatre, and exquisite results, look no further.

For casual nights in with great food and wine, there’s Babar. An eclectic bar loved by guests and locals alike, this is a great spot for Sunday lunch, post-dining drinks, or a low-key dinner.


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Weddings at Elephant Hotel


Situated at the heart of buzzing Pangbourne, our eclectic 22-bedroom hotel is a hidden gem with large beautiful gardens. We have had the pleasure of hosting many unforgettable weddings within our quirky walls. Licensed for up to 140 wedding guests, our elegant wedding suite and garden temple are unique and special spaces for your dream day.

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Meetings at Widbrook Grange


The Elephant Hotel is the perfect venue to host your upcoming conference or business meeting. Delegates can focus, free from distraction of city life, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Our conference rooms provide flexible space for successful conferences and meetings for up to 60 delegates.

Meetings & Conferences

comedy night

Friday May 15th, 7:30pm

Tanyalee Davis

Tanyalee Davis is a 3 foot 6 inch standup comedian who inspires, enlightens, and entertains her audiences with her own unique perspective and somewhat racy brand of comedy. You might recognise her from Live at the Apollo, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and the John Bishop Show.

Tickets are £7.50 per person



Local attractions


Discover the beauty of the historic village of Pangbourne and county of Berkshire at The Elephant Hotel. Wander along the River Thames, explore stunning National Trust gardens and country mansions surrounded by rolling countryside or visit the magnificent Windsor Castle. 

Things to do

electric vehicle charging 

We're proud to be working in association with POD Point & be the first hotel in the local area to offer charging for your electric vehicle.

● There are 2 x 7kW POD Point Open Charge bays available
● Each bay has a Type 2 universal socket
● 1.50 per hour to charge

Check live availability & start charging using the Open Charge app

Further instructions on how to use Open Charge Points can be found on POD Point's website.

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