This “hidden gem” of a pub is situated less than 5 miles from Fosse Park Shopping Centre in the quaint rural village of Thurlaston, Leicestershire. The pub dates back to 1864 and is everything you want in a village pub, serving quality home-cooked traditional pub fayre and an excellent rang of cask ales, gins and spirits. Expect a warm welcome from Paul & Lisa and their team who provide great service and quality food. The pub is ever popular with visiting ramblers, dog walkers, cyclists, families and other customers who enjoy countryside pursuits, but most of all it's really proud to serve its local community and surrounding villages. Doggies are more than welcome and can make friends with pub dogs Jack and Maizie. With treats on the bar and our very own outside "doggy bar", your four legged friends will never want to leave!

The Elephant & Castle caters for many special dietary requirement, in particular gluten-free & vegetarians (Paul is a Coeliac himself) The intimate inside dining area seats just 30 and, in the warmer weather, the outside decked dining area is also extremely popular with diners. Booking your table is recommended, particularly at weekends, when the pub is busy with customer enjoying good food (including Sunday Lunches), and the great atmosphere in the traditional bar. This is a great place to meet with friends old and new, to relax or to enjoy one of the many events held at the pub.

Not been yet? -------We look forward to seeing you soon!

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Our Facilities include..

Traditional “village pub” bar area
30-seat restaurant for diners or for hire & Dining Terace (Seats 30)
“Snug” area for those who want a quieter area to meet and chat
Free Car Park (at the rear of the pub) & disabled access to all areas of the pub
Safe and secure children’s play area
2 Outside drinking / dining areas – Courtyard and rear entrance
“Doggie Bar” for our thirsty 4-legged customers
Separate Smoking Area (courtyard)
Free Wi-Fi for all customers

Private Functions

At The Elephant and Castle we can cater for private functions for up to 30 seated guests. Anything from walking groups, teams and clubs, baby showers, training sessions, funerals, birthday celebrations to intimate wedding gatherings can all be catered for.

We can offer a variety of catering options dependent on your budget and requirements. To see a sample of our Function menus please click the link below. If you need any further information with regards to holding a private event with us please give us a call or contact us via e-mail. Better still, why not pop in for a chat to discuss your bespoke requirements

Dog Friendly

The Elephant & Castle Thurlaston is our home too and so is very dog friendly (for well behaved dogs like us). 4 legged friends are made just as welcome with those with 2!
We get spoiled because there are Free Dog Treats (on the bar) and we have our own special "Doggie Bar" at the rear and courtyard too. Why not bring your owner in to meet us. We are sure that they will enjoy the Elephant and Castle too!

Lot of Love ...
Jack & Maisie.