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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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  • Very good55%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“scotch egg” (8 reviews)
“sunday roast” (4 reviews)
“gammon steak” (2 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
37 Main Road, Hout Bay, Hout Bay 7680, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Carrick86
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.

Thank Chef_Life_Eats
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Thank michaelwood2015
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

Thank saswcpr
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!

1  Thank AdamF3462
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

1  Thank Brad M
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

1  Thank LordFrylinck
Reviewed 24 May 2018 via mobile

Regular visitors to this place and never been disappointed Cajun chicken burger is my default choice. ...to die for 🍔😃 and the Scotch egg is perfection Fantastic friendly efficient staff, warm and friendly owners, reminiscent of a UK good grub country pub with beer garden...More

1  Thank dusktilldawn1970
Reviewed 9 May 2018

Woodcutters Arms is situated on the main road of Hout Bay. The famous M6 which continues from Chapmans Peak drive. Heading towards the city of Cape Town this pub restaurant is on the left hand side of the road and has good off street parking....More

1  Thank saswcpr
Reviewed 24 April 2018

We popped in for drinks and then had to come back for dinner the next night. The food was excellent - really good value. Service was great - always someone around to assist. Well worth the visit - place to meet the locals. We will...More

Thank peterhall899
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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