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Hogshead Rock Cottage

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Cnr John Vorster & Christiaan de Wet Rd | Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa
+27 11 794 3061
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good42%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Cnr John Vorster & Christiaan de Wet Rd | Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Pub type environment. Relatively noisy. Food dominantly pub grub. Food fair. Pricing fair. Good for a pint with the boys. Not recommended if extensive meaningful conversations are to be held

Thank Paul C
Rick D, General Manager at Hogshead Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Paul, Thanks for the great review, glad you enjoyed your visit, hope to see you soon with the boys.

Reviewed 29 August 2017

Good service, good food. Enjoy the vibe. always a good place to fall in for a quick bite to eat or a long visit on a saturday afternoon -

Thank kurtb188
Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

We strive to provide the best for our customers. Thank you for the review Kurt, much appreciated. See you soon. Cuthy

Reviewed 28 August 2017

3 of us went for a Quick Bite & Drink at the Hogshead last night. We've had 2 rump steaks, both of which were really good. The vegetables were absolutely divine! No boring creamed spinach and butternut as served by the majority of other establishments....More

Thank lfrauenstein
Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

I'm glad you had a pleasant evening. We strive to give our customers the best. Thanks for taking time to write this great review. regards Cuthy

Reviewed 25 August 2017

I'm sure the food is above average for a pub. The wine list is a shocker... But the service is slow, and unfortunately not even very friendly to compensate for this. I've had many a case of a waiter turning a blind-eye, or simply looking...More

Thank Karin H
Management response:Responded 26 August 2017

Hi Karin, Thanks you for the review, I am very sad to hear about the service you received and thank you for letting me know so I can sort it out. We pride ourselves on our service and very sorry for your experience, please when...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Visited for lunch with a customer, the inside was freezing and outside was too windy. I asked the manager to light a gas heater, he said he would light the fire.... after 20minutes he was still going to get fire lighters, by which time my...More

Thank Jonathan B
Management response:Responded 25 August 2017

That review makes me sad! So sorry. Please come again and ask for Cuthy or Rick. We would love to chat face to face. Many thanks Cuthy

Reviewed 22 August 2017

Hubby and I decided to try this local pub early on a Friday evening. What a total surprise their menu was - awesome choices! Hubby had the chicken Prego and I had the Crispy Squid - both dishes were absolutely delicious and very generous. The...More

Thank Wendy C
Management response:Responded 30 August 2017

Thank you Wendy for the great review. Glad you guys enjoyed our food and company. Hope to see you again for more good food and amazing company(Hogs team). Thanks Cuthy

Reviewed 24 July 2017

We popped in for an early dinner after a busy day on Saturday. The waiter must've read our auras or something because he seated us in a quiet area - heaven! We had an Amber craft beer (always a good choice) and the Hogshead burger...More

Thank MelindieKruger
Management response:Responded 25 July 2017

Hi Melindie, thanks for the great review. Always great when customers leave satisfied. I am very happy to hear that everything was on point. Please call again soon. Many thanks Rick

Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome live music on a sunday Food very good and service not bad Sometimes they dont cope and its easier to go to the bar and order your drink One of the best sunsets to be seen Large portions of food

Thank 0826948080
Management response:Responded 22 July 2017

Hi Sundsy, thanks for the review, I will look at bringing in more waiters on a Sunday so that the service is top notch. Thanks Rick. Btw our sunsets are awesome

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

My wife and I have been to this pub a few times and generally had a good time. We popped in for a beer and a snack on the way home today. I ordered the Boom Shaka Larger, a honey flavoured craft beer which is...More

1  Thank grahamholloway
Management response:Responded 12 July 2017

Hi Graham, the review was going so well. I am very concerned about the brisket dunk, definitely not how I like it described. I will be taking this up with my head chef and group chef to see were we can improve on this item....More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Restaurants are slowly offering craft beer, which is growing fast. This is great place for lunch with excellent craft beers.

Thank neilhiggs2017
Management response:Responded 16 May 2017

Hi Neil, great review. We do pride ourselves on our range of Craft Beer including our very own Brewhogs brand. Rick

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
12:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cnr John Vorster & Christiaan de Wet Rd | Weltevredenpark, Roodepoort 1724, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Roodepoort
  • Phone Number: +27 11 794 3061
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Incorporating a fusion of traditional hospitality, vintage glamour through its retro brick interior, quirky light fittings, unique pewter-look bar counter, wooden and raw hide leather furniture, and contemporary style and socializing, Hogshead offers an upmarket, cozy and characterful South African setting to be enjoyed by all. Now in Douglasdale, Rock Cottage. Illovo & coming soon to Hazelwood. Serving a range of good simple meals, hearty South African classics, the best Burgers, & awesome home smoked meat dishes, smoked the traditional way on site for up to 14 hours in our authentic Southern styled BBQ Smoker, the menu is definitely not something to be missed. Try our smoked pork ribs, smoked pulled pork burger, smoked peri-peri half chicken or smoked thick-cut beef brisket, just to mention a few... All food is freshly prepared on site, with no preservatives, MSG or artificial flavourants. Burgers are 100% lean beef and buns are baked daily on site. Hogshead, the Original Craft Beer Pub in Gauteng, serves not only the 4 SAB favorites on tap, but also have no less than 12 local craft beers on tap at any time, as well as a few blended Craft Beer options. We source our craft beers from quality local breweries across the country, and while we stock the full Brewhogs range, we do alternate our offering from time to time. Don't forget to give our Hogs Brew a try! Catch all your favourite sporting events on our HD TV's spread throughout the venue, or take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to keep in contact with friends or surf the internet, or just relax and sip a sun-downer on the deck. Sorry, no under 21's unless accompanied by their parents!
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