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The Highlander Pub

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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
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Updated 20/10/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/10/23 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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PRICE RANGE
US$5 - US$15
CUISINES
Gastropub, Bar, Grill, Healthy
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wednesday night was prawn night and don't miss out. Beautifully cooked prawns, cheerful staff and great atmosphere. Lots of locals.More

Date of visit: October 2021
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Robin Hyde, Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Good morning, thank you very much for your amazing feed back. We are incredibly happy to hear that you enjoyed our prawns and will be sure to convey this to our kitchen! The staff are incredibly happy that you find them cheerful, we strive to...More

Reviewed 20 June 2021 via mobile

We ate here and were very pleasantly surprised to find vegan options. They were delicious. The cocktails were also great 😜

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 5 June 2021

Outstanding, can’t say anything bad about my experience at The Highlander Pub. Service was very prompt, with the lovely waitress being attentive to our every need. Food was delicious, had the tacos and my partner had the steak. Prices very decent, and atmosphere is excellent....My go-to when I’m in Port Alfred.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Robin Hyde, General Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2021

Good afternoon Stephen. Thank you very much for this amazing review! We are incredibly happy to hear that you and your partner enjoyed the Highlander and the meals you ordered! I have conveyed your sentiments to the Kitchen Brigade and shown the waitresses the review....More

Reviewed 30 April 2021 via mobile

We arrived hungry and thoroughly enjoyed every mouthful. Meals were prepared with care and tickled the tastebuds. Well done Chef & Co. Cheers to the barman for decent drinks too.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Robin Hyde, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Dear Leanne, Thank you so much for letting us know that you enjoyed your visit to the Highlander. We have shown Chef and Co your review and they are very happy to know that they tickled your tastebuds! We have also told the barmen that...More

Reviewed 20 April 2021 via mobile

Food excellent. Portions of starters too big. Rather order it for main meal. Service very good . Thank you Amanda for you excellent service.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Robin Hyde, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2021

Dear Lizad, Thank you very much for your insightful feedback about your experience at the Highlander. It was of great interest to see that you found the starter portions too big and the kitchen will look into this. We are so happy that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 23 March 2021

We loved the meal at Highlander pub. The melanzane is highly recommended. The service was great too.

Date of visit: March 2021
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GMRSAH, General Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2021

Thank you for posting a review of your visit to the Highlander Pub. I have passed your comments on to the Highlander team, who appreciated them a great deal. We hope we see you in the Highlander Pub again soon.

Reviewed 3 December 2020 via mobile

Traditional (upmarket) pub, across the road from the golf club. Great food off a wide menu at decent prices. Daily specials and pensioners discounts for Monday lunch offer additional value.

Date of visit: December 2020
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GMRSAH, General Manager at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2021

Thank you for posting a review of your visit to the Highlander Pub. As always we strive to cater for everyone's needs especially during these times. We hope we see you in the Highlander Pub again soon.

Reviewed 14 October 2020

So great you're open again...missed you! So miss the pulled pork burger...come on patrons give Robin the support to bring it back. We started with the mussels which could easily have been converted to a mains?? Robin? Obviuosly with more mussels... My better half had...the fish and chips, great. I went for the prego roll but should have settled for the 200g rump. Minor disagreement...More

Date of visit: October 2020
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RobinHyde123, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2020

Good Morning, Wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your lunch! So nice to to see familiar faces in the pub and hear that you missed us! We missed you to ! We can easily convert the Highlander Mussels to a main course, just ask and...More

Reviewed 29 February 2020 via mobile

We stayed nearby for 2 weeks and became very fond of their pub food, and above all, excellent coffee. Excellent WiFi also. The staff is friendly and very professional.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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RobinHyde123, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 1 March 2020

Good evening MaryP. I am very glad to hear that you enjoyed the pub food and our coffee. Its always great to hear that the staff are friendly and professional as we pride ourselves on delivering on our brand promise of Gracious Hospitality. We hope...More

Reviewed 15 February 2020 via mobile

The food was really good, and very hot. The drinks selection is a bit poor compared to other bars in the area. The staff are really friendly and excellent serviceMore

Date of visit: February 2020
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RobinHyde123, Owner at The Highlander Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2020

Thank you so much for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed the food and that the staff were friendly and provided excellent service. Thanks for letting us know about about the drinks selection. Please let us know if you have any ideas on...More

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Yes, The Highlander Pub is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

The Highlander Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5