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The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence
David Bristow's latest Book "Been there Done That" (Struik March 2011) rates the Pig and Whistle as a unique place to Stay, Eat, Drink. It appears as number 33 of his top 50!! The Pig & Whistle Inn has 10 beautifully restored rooms with magnificent antiques. There are 4 en-suite rooms and the 6 traditional original rooms with communal bathrooms. All rooms have recently been equipped with new beds and Percale linen. The first owner, Thomas Hartley, built this house in 1821, a three story dwelling with 2 bedrooms on the top floor. The original rooms are rooms 5 and 6 in this Old Settler Inn. We are now rated number one in Bathurst on Trip Adviser.
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Banquet Room
Public Wifi
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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East London Airport107 km
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All reviews the pub pig whistle salad well worth a visit cape town enjoyed our stay a wonderful place to stay great meal long time bobotie shared facilities local residents great atmosphere lemon meringue pie burger value for money locals
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Enjoyable stay, spending times with the locals in their pub whilst enjoying a delicious pub dinner .... Pub located at THE corner in Bathurst. Lovely to sit outside on the stoep and watch coming and going of people all day long.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

The food by Chef Charl is outstanding and can compete with any 5 star hotel. The bar is taking you back in time and the overall ambience of the Inn is exactly what you would expect from an in built in 1838. The staff are...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped off here for a night while on a road trip from Pietermaritzburg to Cape Town - and loved every minute. The hotel is very historic and has been restored with love and care. The dinner was really good - we sat out on...More

Thank tiggerandmagic
Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle HotelResponded 1 week ago

Wow and goodness gracious! Thank you for a thoughtful and comprehensive review. You should get 5 stars as a reviewer. We say it time and time again, our locals are the secret weapon of Bathurst. We really look forward to your return visit, wish we...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t miss having lunch at the Pig and Whistle. The food was delicious and very reasonably priced. Service was a bit slow but if you’re not in hurry it’s worth the wait. We had pork roast and seared tuna for our main meal and lemon...More

Thank 533Jenny533
Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you, Jenny, for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Our approach has always been freshly prepared food from fresh ingredients, so we are certainly not a fast food outlet. We look forward to your return visit, Perhaps next...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018

The Pub has that wonderful 'aura' that only comes with time. If you are in to chrome and glass, well, it's not for you. Very friendly staff, exceptionally good prices and great home style food is what it takes to stay in business for over...More

Thank LloydMacklin
Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle HotelResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Lloyd Thank you for your wonderful review, we try very hard to hold on to the "old" look and feel of this heritage treasure. We are pleased that you enjoyed the experience. Please visit again, perhaps a weekend stay. Pretty shortly we will be...More

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"we didnt attempt to use wifi. Exhausted after a really long trip. Great comfortable beds. Big bath/shower...."
06 Nov 2017
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"Room 1 was great"
31 Dec 2016
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"try to get a room with a bathroom"
12 Jul 2016
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"If you want an en-suite room, you need to specify that."
04 Sep 2015
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US$28 - US$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
The Bathurst Inn Pig & Whistle
South AfricaEastern CapeBathurst
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