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The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant

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268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
+27 46 625 0673
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Overview
  • Excellent30%
  • Very good51%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“pot pie” (7 reviews)
“pastry” (4 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
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268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 138 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bacon and Eggs is bacon and eggs and it's not that difficult to prepare; they were short staffed, we waited ages for service, even longer for our coffee's and breakfast. The waitress was friendly and the spot had a great atmosphere.

Thank Cherie K
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Cherie thank you for your positive review. We are sorry you waited for your meal. Please introduce yourself o your return visit and we will make good on the service

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Service was awfully slow. When our breakfast finally arrived, my scrambled eggs were cold! We are locals but won't be vusiting again!

Thank jeanca2016
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Jean, we are dreadfully sorry about your bad experience. We can only apologise and offer to make good on another occasion.

Reviewed 8 April 2018

I ate at the pub, specifically outside it on the terrace as I had my Labrador with me. There was a tense moment when an enormous black Great Dane paid us a visit, but clearly comfortable in its own skin, he/she just said hello and...More

Thank Cutawaycamo
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Thank you for the kind review. Many of our guests us the famous veranda when they have pets with them. The great dane is a regular visitor. He is somewhat of an escape artist from his owner's premises. We have recently changed the way the...More

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

Great stop over to experience history of the region. Lots of interesting old furniture, maps and other historic items. Food was great quality and very reasonably priced. The Eggs Benedict with spinach was exceptional. Service was friendly and fast. Absolutely worth a stop.More

Thank CMeyerJNB
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 17 April 2018

Hi there Thank you for the fantastic review. Our little village is well worth exploring. From a natural view point their is the Inn's own Lushington Valley Reserve. Waters Meeting is the picturesque point in a horseshoe valley where the salt water meets the fresh...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018

The Pig and Whistle is a definite “must visit” for all visitors to this scenic part of the country. Living only 30 KM away, I have eaten here several times and never been disappointed. The breakfast I had here about two years ago, was top...More

Thank brianfQ3331OT
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Hi Brian Thank you for your comprehensive review and taking the time to write it. We are grateful to our repeat visitors. We look forward to your return visit. Remember we have steak night every Monday and our Asian menu on Wednesday nights. Thankyou once...More

Reviewed 26 February 2018

Not to be missed during any visit to this area! If I am staying long enough, I will be there more than once. Perfect old style Inn and Pub. A real pub - decor, good simple to more fancy food, great selection of beers and...More

Thank Toff_Hill
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful feedback, we look forward to your return visit. we are getting mixed reviews about our pot pie. Previously when we used a traditional crust, a significant number of the crusts were returned uneaten to the kitchen. The Croutons are not...More

Reviewed 22 February 2018

The history of this hotel goes way back to the Settler times. Karl is so knowledgeable about Bathurst. Food is great

Thank Carol D
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Carol, thank you for your wonderful review. Perhaps spend a night or two with us and enjoy the surrounds of Bathurst. The popular Bathurst Country Affair beckons in August. We really do appreciate the feedback and will pass your comments on to Carl

Reviewed 15 February 2018

Only stopped by here for a drink, but found the place an interesting pit stop.....interior had some interesting nooks and crannies to explore including the bar area and the stoep a good place to watch the goings on in the street. It looks like it...More

Thank Celtic-Wanderer
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

From one Celt to another, thank you for the wonderful review. Indeed a night or two at the Pig will open up a world of things to see and do in the area. You can also book a picnic on the Inn's own game farm....More

Reviewed 15 February 2018

On the route from Matyholweni Gate to Port Alfred we wanted some lunch. After the disappointment of dirty, messy Grahamstown we were so happy to see Bathurst and this nice looking restaurant. Very charming indoors, enjoyable to eat outdoors and watching people on the main...More

Thank ettelbruck
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review. Our burgers are made o the premises as we try to provide "home made" food of good quality, We do indeed offer a Sunday Roast with a variety of different menu items. We look forward to hosting you again.

Reviewed 5 February 2018

Hotel accommodation was clean, neat and well organized. I stayed over with my wife and our daughter had her own room. All rooms cater for 2 people sharing and bathrooms are shared. Each room provides clean linen & towels with bottled water and coffee/tea with...More

Thank 57clints
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 February 2018

Wow! thank you for the solid five-out-of-five review. Thank you also for spending the time setting out what you enjoyed about our Historic Inn. We try very hard to ensure as authentic a stay as possible without your missing out on life's good things. We...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 22:00
Monday
08:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 22:00
Thursday
08:00 - 22:00
Friday
08:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Eastern Cape  >  Bathurst
  • Phone Number: +27 46 625 0673
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Description
The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant is housed in The Historic Pig and Whistle Inn. The Pub serving the Restaurant and Inn is the oldest continuously Licenced Pub in South Africa.The sense of history can almost be touched in this wonderful old place. The Restaurant consists of two locations. The timeless and popular verandah which adjoins the street as a sidewalk cafe where you can enjoy a grilled fish, steak or enjoy a coffee and the signature lemon meringue tart and watch the passing parade in this quaint village. Alternatively, the Historic Dining area has recently (in September 2011) been refurbished with a focus on its historic roots. The restaurant is popular for its traditional Sunday Roasts. Affordable family fare is the order of the day.
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