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Woodcutters Arms

RR - RRR, British,
37 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7680, South Africa
+27 21 791 0189
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Overview
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good56%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“scotch egg” (10 reviews)
“sunday roast” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
37 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7680, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 84 reviews

Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We called in for a pre dinner drink during which there was a tremendous storm. The rain was so heavy we couldn’t move so ordered from the interesting menu. My wife had steak which was excellent, I had fish and chips which were very good....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank SouthBankBoy
Reviewed 19 November 2018

From an Englishman who has been in CT for 2.5 years, ths the the best traditional Sunday Roast that I've found. Beautiful settting, pleaseant staff and nice vibe. Cheers to Freddie and Gift for looking after us, we'll defo be back!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank PHILCEEEE
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for the awesome review! We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Reviewed 6 November 2018 via mobile

A large family gathering meant moving tables and chairs. This was not a problem. Helpful and keen to assist. All of our food was beyond the average pub lunch. Excellent. Definately see us again. Only criticism was the fact their seemed very little ambience. Needs...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank GlynnisD
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thanks for the kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Traditional pub feel with a great menu. The scotch egg was awesome and the fish & chips is one of the best in Cape Town. Plenty of different beers on tap and lots of sport. Service is great too.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Carrick86
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so glad you enjoyed the food and service. We have some awesome new beers on tap coming soon. We hope to see you back to try them out!

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Popcorn chicken with actual popcorn in the chicken, good selection of beer to enjoy with the food, overall a nice place to grab a bite and watch the footy with a beer.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chef_Life_Eats
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed Woodies and hope your team won in the footy!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Wonderful old style pub atmosphere with excellent food, beers on tap including English Ales and friendly and efficient staff.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank michaelwood2015
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 6 August 2018

We pop in here when in the area. Mainly for a few drinks although the food looks great! Pleasant manager and staff in attendance. There is indoor and outdoor seating. Indoor is great pub-style ambiance. Outside is quite special with a nature feel ... good...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank saswcpr
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for your lovely detailed review. We hope to see you again through season.

Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Woodcutters Arms is a classic style English pub, full of charm and character. They have ales from England as well as a wide selection of drinks. The staff are helpful and proactive and the food is incredible! Definitely worth the visit!

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank AdamF3462
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

Thank you for the awesome review!

Reviewed 8 July 2018

I'm 58 and felt like a youngster in there (besides bar staff). There were some younger people that arrived later - it's welcoming to all (i.e. not at all racist management). Food was good pub grub. Interesting decor. I enjoyed it and have and will...More

Date of visit: July 2018
1  Thank Brad M
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

58 is young! Thank you for the review and we hope to welcome you back soon.

Reviewed 7 July 2018

make no mistake ,only been there one time, a mate told the food was splendid there ....so when i nipped in and ordered the gammon and new potato , as a take away .....I shot off via Chapmans Peak ...was over the moon at the...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank LordFrylinck
Woodies790, Manager at Woodcutters Arms, responded to this reviewResponded 23 November 2018

So glad you enjoyed your takeaway! We hope to see you back again to try out another dish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 37 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7680, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Hout Bay
  • Phone Number: +27 21 791 0189
  • E-mail
Description
The Woodcutters Arms is a traditional, English style pub in the picturesque Hout Bay. We offer great service in a relaxed atmosphere. Our menu comprises home cooked, British inspired dishes including beer battered hake and infamous scotch eggs. We use fresh, locally sourced produce. In addition to our menu, we offer a daily specials board, including and our popular pot pies. We stock a large selection of craft beers, as well as ten draught beers on tap. Perfect to enjoy in our shaded beer garden or whilst watching a sporting event on one of our 4 large screens.
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