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Elephant and Barrel Village Pub

) #184 of 912 Restaurants in Cape Town Central ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ ,
48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
+27 21 876 4127
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good50%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“ribs” (8 reviews)
“lamb curry” (2 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, Pub
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48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
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Reviews (123)
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Went there with friends and witnessed how a fight broke out with another group at the pub. There was zero management presence at the venue and the bouncers were totally useless. I will never return to such a poorly run establishment.

Thank AlexKai
Reviewed 9 May 2017

As a local, this is one of my favourite night time hang outs, especially on a Friday night when they always have a live band from 10pm. Great vibe, good music. Certainly a must for when you visit my little town.e

Thank RobynKadis
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Just what a village pub should be on a Saturday night; lots of people, music, dancing, great craft beers and local wines. Most of all lots of fun.

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 30 April 2017

Typical pub in a small square behind the main street. Good variety of beers and wines (generous servings!). Indoor and outdoor seating. Great place to relax.

Thank larazet
Reviewed 27 April 2017

good spot to meet friendly locals and tourists.Service friendly and good.Typical pub food and good music.

Thank 46Rob
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

A little spot, just off the busy main road. Had a very nice courtyard area with outside tables. Restaurant/pub was nice and busy that all looked like locals. We had some wine before heading home to call it a night. Waiters was friendly and attentive....More

Thank Jacques H
Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I were in franschhoek for a romantic weekend and we wanted a casual lunch. Instead of the expensive Main Street restaurants we went here and had a table right by the fire place and it was a cold day don't was great...More

Thank Matthew L
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Nice place. Nice music, not too loud. Petfect for having a drink. We didn't eat there. Kitchen was closed

Thank ZiadOrfali
Reviewed 19 March 2017

This used to be the place to drink in Franschhoek however they seem to have lost there way and it's no longer a must visit place. I never thought I'd say this but even Takis seems to have moved with the times and modernised but...More

Thank M_Richard01
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Tucked away behind the main street there is a courtyard with the Elephant and Barrel, along with a couple of shops. A lively pub, with tasty, no nonsense meals at a good price.

Thank Trish C
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 48 Hugenote Street | Franschhoek, Cape Town Central 7690, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: +27 21 876 4127
  • E-mail
Elephant and Barrel is the only English Pub in the village of Franschhoek. A favourite amongst the locals and a gem of a find for international travellers, offering a fine selection of local and international beers, Franschhoek wines and traditional pub food.
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