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The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant

RR - RRR, ,
268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
+27 46 625 0673
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Overview
  • Excellent32%
  • Very good48%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pot pie” (7 reviews)
“burger” (8 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
RR - RRR
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had lunch at the Pig and Whistle , I opted for the beer battered Hake , surely the best I’ve ever had, and my partner had the beef pot pie. We will be recommending this establishment to a lot of people. The fire also...More

Thank MarnusBred
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Marnus, thank you for your wonderful review, the hake and potpies are indeed timeless favourites amongst our guests, and we are glad that you enjoyed them too. We look forward to your return visit, perhaps a weekend? Please look up the owners when you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Reheated food not fresh, old oil , Avoid eating here. I think trip advisor should have the remove there logo!!More

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

We are devastated at your review Shawn. As readers will see from other feedback, your experience is certainly not the rule. We would have welcomed an on-the-spot feedback but cannot identify any complaint from any restaurant guest in the period of your review. We can...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped off at the Pig & Whistle because someone said to just peek in. It was rainy and cold and the fire was amazing. We just had coffee and a basket of fries to share. Take note - it was more than enough for 2...More

Thank Angel3585
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Greetings Angel, thank you for the review. We must admit to being a little confused by the feedback. We are a 185 year old pub with just about every drink imaginable, from reall cheap brandy to South Africa's best single malt whiskies in our Frontier...More

Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

I enjoyed a nice relaxing afternoon at the PiG in their garden courtyard. Food is consistently excellent with great service. I like going to a place where I am always treated like a valued guest. Can’t wait for steak night. P.S. Try the lemon meringue!More

Thank finlay112
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review, The Bathurst Country Affair is indeed a special event for all of us in the village. On your next visit please stay over, you wont be disappointed. What about the Bathurst Agricultural show. Great fun and a really surprising...More

Reviewed 19 July 2018

What a great experience. From owner to barman to the town folk. We made new friends, slept like royalty and ate like kings. We never knew there was so much to view in Bathurst. HIGHLY recommended!

Thank DelanoE2
GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig and Whistle Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2018

Thank you for the great review Delano, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to your return visit. What about the Bathurst Country Affair or the Bathurst Agricultural Show. You wont be disappointed!

Reviewed 8 July 2018 via mobile

Great food , great service Stop by here early one morning on our way through town just as they were opening, had a great breakfast very friendly staff. Very historical place.

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

Thank you for the review We look forward to your stay-over. Come and visit us for any of the wonderful events in the village.

Reviewed 14 June 2018

We had both supper and breakfast at the Pig after having spent the night there in one of their beautiful period rooms. The food was delicious, the drinks very reasonably priced and the service and staff absolutely faultless. This is friendly laid back place with...More

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

Wow what a wonderful review! Thank you for the kind words, our staff in particular will enjoy your comments. My wife and I try hard to extend the family feel to our staff as well. We look forward to your return visit.

Reviewed 4 June 2018

I love the old! Furniture, fires burning... dark wood and low ceilings. A delightful walk into the past. Friendly service.More

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

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We love keeping the old feel as best we can in this hurly burly world. We enjoy people that can value this as well. We look forward to your return visit, what about a weekend in our 235 year...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018

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 13 May 2018

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 6 May 2018

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 13 May 2018

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

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
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
  • E-mail
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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