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US$7 - US$21
Steakhouse, Bar, Pub, Pizza
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Reviewed 1 week ago

What a lovely experience, the place is cute and the food was delicious. Especially thanks to Jackie, her service is impeccable. Great spot

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited Swellendam from GordonsBay for the first time...Dinner was amazing....Best steak, Ribs, garlic prawn served with the most amazing smiles!!! Definitely a place to visit!!+++

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks to Trip advisor we decided to eat at Barrel and Blues. Jackie our waitress was excellent, warm and friendly and the ribs, onion rings and potato wedges were superb. Can highly recommend.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Thank you Barrel en Blues Swellendam. Especially Jackie our waiter. Excellent Excellent service and also complimentsto the chef. The food was next level

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 1 May 2021 via mobile

Had a really amazing experience with a waitress named Jakkie. We visited another establishment and the food was so bad then coming to barrels and blues complete 360 we didn’t wait too long for service or food and the food was really amazing everyone really...welcoming just a full 10/10 experienceMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed 15 February 2021 via mobile

Great food! Great vibe! Awesome seeing Gerald and Chantel who had done and excellent job of the place! Well done guys! Massive portions and great pizzas!!

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 25 January 2021

We just loved the vibe of the place. The setup is very welcoming and keeps you staying for a few additional rounds and food. The food is fresh and tastes excellent. We returned the following day too, and if I were to stay in Swellendam,...this was my regular place to chill after a days work, or a day of doing nothing.More

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 January 2021

I was driving from Kenilworth Racecourse on Saturday January 9th at about 18h15 hoping to get to George, but as the trip progressed, I realised that my ambitious plan was a bridge too far. I started to look around for places to stay in Swellendam,...because it was getting dark and I hate driving in those conditions. I found a place called Hilltop Lodge, bat as they were self catering the lady suggested that I pick up some food at the BARREL AND BLUES. Well thats when the joy started. i called their number kindly given to me by Jane from Hilltop and I subsequently got hold of the owner Gerry. He said that they were closed die to the obvious approach of the 21h00 curfew and because no liquor was being sold, that it had been very quiet for a Saturday evening. Long story short I was invited in, given a beautiful plate of food, which they simply refused to allow me to pay for and a few glasses of beautiful red wine, just to wash it down. The rest is history. I ended up staying there as i was never going to drive in that condition, but the point is that they simply refused any payment, which was so to speak making me feel like I was part of the family. I will bring my wife back to visit Gerry and Chantel and hopefully many of you folk out there will take my queue and visit these beautiful people. STUNNING VIBE awesome HOSPITALITY and amaZing WARMTH. Thank you kind folks, you were and are heaven sent.More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed 16 December 2020

A fun place to meet locals and enjoy the food. The hosts and service are caring. Enjoyed the general vibe and beauty of the building. The pub itself is worth a visit

Date of visit: December 2020
Reviewed 13 December 2020

Beautiful place. Great food. Fast and helpfull staff. Overall great restaurant.I would definately recommend Barrel and Blues

Date of visit: December 2020
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Yes, Barrel and Blues offers takeaway services.

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Barrel and Blues is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 5