Recently engaged? Come along to one of our Wedding Fairs! Find out more... 

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welcome to the elephant hotel

The Elephant Hotel - set in the pretty village of Pangbourne, beside the River Thames, is just minutes from Reading. We’re a boutique hotel with a dash of opulence and a lot of comfort. At the heart of a friendly 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!


We're dog-friendly, find out more...

Cosy boutique rooms


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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our response to covid-19

Cosy sleepovers await...

Whilst we're managing the 'new normal' here at The Elephant, your peace of mind is our priority. Learn more about the steps we are taking to help you book and stay with confidence...


Gin & Beer Festival

gin & beer festival - 27th & 28th august, 12:00 - 18:00

Enjoy our gin and beer tents, tuck into irresistible pizza from our pizza oven and indulge in delicious BBQ food in the summer sunshine.

What better way to kick off the bank holiday weekend than with good food, a tipple or two, and a boogie here in our sun-kissed garden?


We simply ask you to bring along that infectious summer energy…


September comedy night

comedy night - friday 16th september, 20:00

Fitz is bringing you another fantastic night of comedy this September...

Featuring headline act Matt Price, this one is going to be a good'n! 

Secure those front row seats & buy your ticket today!




Wedding Fairs

wedding fairs for your diary...

Sunday 19th October 2022 (12:00 - 16:00)  /  Sunday 19th February 2023 (12:00 - 16:00)

Discover why our quirky 19th century boutique hotel is the perfect Berkshire retreat for your dream wedding. Our Wedding Manager, Claire, and a handful of trusted wedding suppliers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about your big day.

Whether you're planning an intimate celebration or a luxurious wedding, we have the space and experience to help create unforgettable moments that exceed expectations with a variety of packages to suit every occasion.

Enjoy a selection of canapés and a complimentary cocktail when you pre-register by contacting





Please email to make a reservation today.

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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Special Offers

special offers

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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Weddings at Elephant Hotel


Situated at the heart of pretty Pangbourne, our eclectic 22-bedroom hotel is a hidden gem with 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 delightfully different spaces for your dream day. Fun, flexible and yours for the celebration of your dreams - we're here to help you create the wedding day of your dreams.

Small can be just as special here at The Elephant - we do not have minimum guest numbers.

We host regular wedding showcases!

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christmas; elephant style!

From your traditional Christmas Day Lunch with all the trimmings to sweet and savoury festive treats, we've planned every last detail this December.

Check out our Christmas itinerary...









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

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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