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Bar, Pub
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Live Music
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Reviewed 6 September 2022 via mobile

The four was for the ambience, the interesting menu spread, the company, the Jock on Tap and the good food. The reason for it not being a five was because we only received three jalapeño poppers in our take away. I mean really, you can...count to three, but not to four. Communication between the waiters are not good, as the take away waiter ran after us, accusing us of not paying for our poppers, whilst we have done so with the waiter who served us our beers. Lack of focus, done on purpose, incompetence, whatever the reason was, we expect better service from these youngsters as it spoils the mood and the experience. I will however come again, this time, making sure I get better service.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 8 August 2022 via mobile

Group of us went to Jock and Java during the Springbok test weekend, so atmosphere was really good. Service not bad considering how busy it was, but pizza’s were terrible. Second night most of us had the espetada on a roll from the small ‘food...court’ and they were really good, taste and value for money.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 7 July 2022 via mobile

The drinks, are very over priced. Atmosphere is good, when music is playing. The Service needs improvement, as the food. There are not enough Bar men, or waiters/waitresses when there are functions happening. Overall. Great place to bring your kids. Management needs to cater more...for the Customers, and make sure their needs have been met.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 27 February 2022

Had to wait for service, no one at the door, kitchen closed, harrashed by other customers, had to ask for the bill - Not my first time there, general overall impression - Good first impressions ,lacking in all other ways..........

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 31 December 2021

We were abused tonight by a drunk client. We called tge manager to sort it out and his response was to rather just ignore the guy. What a horrible client service from a so called manager

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

Located near the town centre of Nelspruit, free parking and plenty of inside/outside seating. A children's play area and 2 bars. The food was outstanding, I ate here 4 times with guests, at lunchtime and an evening setting. The bullfrogs in the koi pond gave...the place an amazing ambience, noisy, but I loved it. I facedtimed my family back in England to show them round the place. Staff were welcoming and friendly, and the menu was excellent, the steak cooked to my liking.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 23 December 2019

We came to the Jock upon the recommendation from the B&B where we stayed. I had delicious fillet steak, my wife had curried halloumi cheese on panini bread. Both were excellent. The desserts were also quite good. It was a very hot day, but the...pub has cooling mist devices all over and they helped cut the heat. On the downside (for us) was that it was very smokey even though we were outside in the 'non-smoking' section. Also, we did not much care for the live band; they weren't playing yet but warming up and checking levels and it was more of a distraction to us. On-street parking was free but didn't look very secure, but there is a 2-level parking garage near the pub that has spaces marked for the Jock and an attendant who kept an eye on the cars. That is where we parked.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 17 December 2019

We had booked this pub for dinner before leaving the UK but it turned out to be unnecessary. There was plenty of room. Service was OK, a little slow here and there and we could have done without the TV screen right next to our...table but hey ho. I had the hake which was absolutely beautiful. My husband had the chicken/buffalo wing platter which was fabulous but huge!! He could not eat it all! They tried hard to get a strawberry daquiri just right but didn't manage it. However, we enjoyed the evening and it felt authentic in that a lot of locals were in there, either eating or drinking.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 November 2019

This is really a great place for hanging out with friends and even making new friends. It has chilled and easygoing vibes. Their ribs and chicken wings platter is to die for!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 9 November 2019 via mobile

Big group booking on rugby world cup final afternoon. First timers and except for the bloody slow service at the bar we absolutely loved it. The live music and dancing in the afternoon was so much fun. Then the party moved to a different deck...with a DJ. Music was great! Place was rocking, great atmosphere. I had the pizza which was absolutely delicious. Plenty different places to hang out, depending on what you looking for. I am sure the service would be better on a non rugby world cup day. Would absolutely go back next time we in town.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 7 November 2019 via mobile

Fantastic service with amazing food. RECOMMEND waiter Rob by your side, you won't go wrong. Best service we ever received. VERY warm welcome and interested in ones needs and wants. Highly recommended.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 6 November 2019

It was busy ... especially as it was the evening after the Springboks had won the RWC Final. So slow service was to be expected. Our group (about 12) found a table quite quickly as another group had just left. The food was not great....The beverages were good. The company made up for it though.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

Busiest day of the year - and they have 1 disorganised bartender behind the bar. Poor service - they don’t even make eye contact. poorly organized - they ran out of drinks; and no apologies. What a joke!

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 22 October 2019

We had dinner at Jock, we both ordered the Rump steak, the meat was cooked exactly as we ordered and was very good, the veg was tasty as well, the cappuccino we ordered unfortunately was not good but it is a pub after all so...maybe it should have been a beer instead ?More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed 8 October 2019 via mobile

We visited on a cold Tuesday evening but could sit outside as there was a lovely roaring fire. We opted for the great value 2 4 1 pizzas which were very tasty. However, the wait was extremely long and we were not kept up to...date with the reason for the delay. We actually had to ask. Also, the waiters were not very friendly.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4