The Elephant Hotel is located in the charming village of Pangbourne, beside the River Thames. Minutes from the M4, it is convenient for Reading, Newbury and Oxford.

The hotel’s restaurant, The Herd, offers a unique dining experience with steaks cooked on an open fire in the restaurant. BaBar offers bistro dining and a range of drinks. Food is made from local ingredients, and al fresco dining is available in the enclosed garden.

Rooms at The Elephant feature beautiful, hand-crafted Indian furniture, rich rugs and delicate fabrics. Each also has a flat-screen smart TV with over 50 channels.

Guests can make use of free public parking on site, and free WiFi throughout the building.

Pangbourne Rail Station is just a few minutes’ walk away. Guests can take a leisurely stroll through village, and enjoy picturesque views of the river and wooded Chiltern Hills.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

Elephant Hotel has been welcoming guests since Nov 22, 2007

Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.5)

Great Food: Meals here are highly recommended!

Want a great night's sleep? This hotel was highly-rated for its very comfy beds.

Free parking available at the hotel

Loyal Customers

There are more repeat guests here than most other properties.


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4 reasons to choose Elephant Hotel

  • Prices you can't beat!
  • Booking is safe
  • Manage your bookings online
  • The staff speaks English
Property questions and answers
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  • Hello, do you offer room service?
    Yes we can offer room service - there may be wait time on food depending on the time/ business of the restaurant. vg vg v
    Answered on March 18, 2022
  • Hi we are cycle touring the king alfred's way, is it possible to take bikes to the room or do you have secure storage for bikes overnight? Thanks.
    You’re more than welcome to use our garage to store your bikes overnight. As we aren’t responsible for any lost/theft, we do suggest bringing a bike ...
    Answered on September 5, 2021
  • Hi, do you have any options where breakfast is included in the price? Thanks
    Yes, when you book direct.
    Answered on June 27, 2022
  • Good evening, we are attending a wedding near to you but would require check in at 13:00 to be there at 14:00. Would this be possible? Thank you.
    The earliest check-in we offer is 12pm. This is an additional £20 per room & subject to availability.
    Answered on February 23, 2022
  • Is there a lift. If not any ground floor rooms or can I book a double near stairs. I use a waking stick.
    We do not have a lift in the hotel. We do have disabled access rooms on request, subject to availability.
    Answered on June 27, 2022
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: British

Amenities of Elephant Hotel
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Fruit Additional charge
  • Wine/Champagne Additional charge
  • Kids' meals
  • Special diet meals (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Accessible parking
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Street parking
  • Secure parking
Front Desk Services
  • Private check-in/out
  • Baggage storage
  • Express check-in/out Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Outdoor play equipment for kids
Cleaning Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Ironing service Additional charge
  • Dry cleaning Additional charge
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business Facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Designated smoking area
  • Smoke-free property
  • Hypoallergenic room available
  • Heating
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Family rooms
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
Languages Spoken
  • English
Sustainability initiatives
This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and eco-friendly travel

House rules Elephant Hotel takes special requests – add in the next step!


3:00 PM - 11:30 PM


7:00 AM - 11:00 AM


Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 13 and above are considered adults at this property.

To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

Crib and extra bed policies

0 - 2 years
Crib by request
Extra bed by request
£20 per child, per night
3 - 11 years
Extra bed by request
£20 per child, per night

Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The maximum number of extra beds and cribs allowed depends on the room you choose. Double-check your selected room for the maximum capacity.

All cribs and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are allowed. Charges may apply.

Maestro Mastercard Visa Solo American Express Elephant Hotel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

Pets can only be accommodated in Classic or Superior Double rooms. Please note that an extra charge of GBP 20 per night applies.

Guests traveling with children must book a Superior room to ensure there is enough space for an extra bed or cot.

FAQs about Elephant Hotel

  • Room options at Elephant Hotel include:

    • Twin/Double
    • Single
    • Double
    • Twin

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to Elephant Hotel by:

    • Car 40min

  • Check-in at Elephant Hotel is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Elephant Hotel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Yes, Elephant Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

    • Elephant Hotel is 1,000 feet from the center of Pangbourne.

    • Elephant Hotel has 1 restaurant:

      • Restaurant

    • The prices at Elephant Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.