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The Mechanical Elephant (Lloyds No 1), Margate

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28-30 Marine Terrace
Margate
CT9 1XJ
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Lloyds No. 1 (J D Wetherspoon)

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Real Ale Ray left this review about The Mechanical Elephant (Lloyds No 1)

The name of this pub was taken from a fairground ride in the 50's, which was a rotating mechanical elephant located along the sea front. The interior was quite compact and served a purpose, the colour scheme was an uninspiring mustard coloured painted walls and brown granite bar counters. Ten handpumps with the majority doubled up, so a very limited choice. The Westerham Single Hop Pale Ale was about the best choice. Good views of the seafront and a good view of the Dreamland Fun Park at the rear, especially the old style timber rollercoaster.

On 8th June 2018 - no rating submitted
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Graham Coombs left this review about The Mechanical Elephant (Lloyds No 1)

Average sort of Spoon's in what was once a prime location close to Dreamland and facing the beach. The interior seemed surprisingly small compared to the frontage but there is also an upstairs area and balcony. The beer range included a couple of guests alongside the usuals and condition seemed ok. Tolerable if you find yourself in the vicinity but not worth seeking out.

On 10th December 2017 - rating: 6
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Aqualung . left this review about The Mechanical Elephant (Lloyds No 1)

The Mechanical Elephant is a Lloyds but I could see no evidence of the Lloyds Disaster Area where it becomes a weekend night club so assume that it must be in the upstairs area which was closed off on my winter weekday visit. The downstairs area is a fairly average sort of JDW set up with a long room that has mostly tall tables and chairs along the bar area and a smallish room on the right with just low seating.
The bar has ten hand pumps but the choice was poor with two available soon, the JDW Trio Of Doom doubled up, Lymestone Stone Cold and Westerham East India Pale Ale. I went for the Stone Cold (£2.45) which quite honestly was pretty rank. The place redeemed itself slightly when I returned to eat and had an Abbot (£2.45) which was alright and a Devils Backbone as the "free" drink with the Steak Club. Despite that I thought it was a poor Spoons to visit for a beer.

On 13th January 2017 - rating: 4
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Aqualung .
Margate, 0.4 miles, 7 min walk (show)
Westgate-on-Sea, 2.11 miles, 40 min walk (show)
Broadstairs, 3.26 miles, 1 hr 2 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for The Mechanical Elephant (Lloyds No 1), Margate
4th Jan 2020, 10:04
Request to mark pub as open by Just a quick pint, then I'm off approved
 
4th Jan 2020, 10:04
Request to mark pub as open submitted by Just a quick pint, then I'm off

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Festivals : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Beer Garden : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Car Park : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Darts : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Dog Friendly : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Function Room : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Jukebox : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Karaoke : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live Music : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Micropub : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pinball : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Pool Table : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Quiz Night : No last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 29 July 2013 by Dave McNally
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 11 January 2017 by Aqualung .
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