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    The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
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    2017/08/06 2017/08/07
    Traveller (24)
    Room & Suite (22)
    Dining (9)
    • Excellent45%
    • Very good39%
    • Average13%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible0%
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    “great place” (5 reviews)
    “the pub” (10 reviews)
    “pig whistle” (6 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Banquet Room
    Free Parking
    Breakfast included
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    Reviewed 21 January 2015

    The Inn is a piece of history! The village is worth a few hours of meandering and "The Pig" provides the perfect base! Lots of ambience provided by the locals in and around the pub. Very enthusiastic hands-on owners made the visit a pleasure.

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    Response from Gavin C, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle InnResponded 9 February 2015

    Thanks for the wonderful review, we value the positive feedback and the fact that you took the trouble to write. We look forward to your return visit.

    Reviewed 8 January 2015

    My son and I embarked on a motorcycle trip to Simons Town taking the secondary roads less traveled which proved to be quiet and in generally good condition for bikers. Our first stop over after 1000 kms was The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn...we immediately...More

    Response from Gavin C, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle InnResponded 10 January 2015

    Hi the McGuigans, It really is such a thrill for us as owners to receive such positive feedback! Thank you for the perfect score as well. Sophie, in the kitchen will be delighted to hear that her two specials, the Pot Pie and the Burger...More

    Reviewed 18 November 2014

    We only stayed for one night, but wish it had been a longer stay. Room was fabulous with a very comfortable four poster bed. Food was excellent and the locals made us feel like long time friends rather than tourists. We had a great night,...More

    Response from Gavin C, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle InnResponded 21 November 2014

    Hi Morticia - thank you for your welcome comments and score! The four poster bed is our newest investment in making our guests feel the history of or 182 year old Inn. We cannot however claim credit for our wonderful locals, they are what they...More

    Reviewed 12 November 2014

    We were booked into a room at the Pig and Whistle. Unfortunately our room window was facing the main road and very noisy. The room was also extremely hot and definitely needed a ceiling fan. For these reasons, we requested a room change. The room...More

    Response from Gavin C, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle InnResponded 14 November 2014

    Thank you for the constructive feedback. We will certainly check the ceiling fan in your room. Thank you for the positive feedback about the food and your new room. The garden area is actually our next project with plans for a small plunge pool and...More

    Reviewed 15 June 2014

    Apart from its history as the oldest pub in South Africa, this is a very pleasant spot to stop over. The pub is full of character and atmosphere and the food is good solid "pub fare". The rooms are well appointed and I could almost...More

    Response from Gavin C, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle InnResponded 24 June 2014

    Hi Steve, thank you for your positive review we all really appreciate the feedback. We are indeed fortunate to be the guardians of this famous monument situated in our quaint village, you may be interested to read a recent article http://edition.cnn.com/2014/05/29/travel/bathurst-south-africa/

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    • US$35 - US$38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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    • Eastern Cape >
    • Bathurst
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    Dining (9)
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