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“Nice bar snacks ”
Review of Hogshead Illovo

Hogshead Illovo
Ranked #107 of 240 Restaurants in Sandton
Description: Incorporating a fusion of traditional hospitality, vintage glamour through its retro brick interior, quirky light fittings, unique pewter-look bar counter, wooden and raw hide leather furniture, and contemporary style and socializing, Hogshead offers an upmarket, cozy and characterful South African setting to be enjoyed by all. Now in Douglasdale, Rock Cottage. Illovo & coming soon to Hazelwood. Serving a range of good simple meals, hearty South African classics, the best Burgers, & awesome home smoked meat dishes, smoked the traditional way on site for up to 14 hours in our authentic Southern styled BBQ Smoker, the menu is definitely not something to be missed. Try our smoked pork ribs, smoked pulled pork burger, smoked peri-peri half chicken or smoked thick-cut beef brisket, just to mention a few... All food is freshly prepared on site, with no preservatives, MSG or artificial flavourants. Burgers are 100% lean beef and buns are baked daily on site. Hogshead, the Original Craft Beer Pub in Gauteng, serves not only the 4 SAB favorites on tap, but also have no less than 12 local craft beers on tap at any time, as well as a few blended Craft Beer options. We source our craft beers from quality local breweries across the country, and while we stock the full Brewhogs range, we do alternate our offering from time to time. Don't forget to give our Hogs Brew a try! Catch all your favourite sporting events on our HD TV's spread throughout the venue, or take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to keep in contact with friends or surf the internet, or just relax and sip a sun-downer on the deck. Sorry, no under 21's unless accompanied by their parents!
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Description: Incorporating a fusion of traditional hospitality, vintage glamour through its retro brick interior, quirky light fittings, unique pewter-look bar counter, wooden and raw hide leather furniture, and contemporary style and socializing, Hogshead offers an upmarket, cozy and characterful South African setting to be enjoyed by all. Now in Douglasdale, Rock Cottage. Illovo & coming soon to Hazelwood. Serving a range of good simple meals, hearty South African classics, the best Burgers, & awesome home smoked meat dishes, smoked the traditional way on site for up to 14 hours in our authentic Southern styled BBQ Smoker, the menu is definitely not something to be missed. Try our smoked pork ribs, smoked pulled pork burger, smoked peri-peri half chicken or smoked thick-cut beef brisket, just to mention a few... All food is freshly prepared on site, with no preservatives, MSG or artificial flavourants. Burgers are 100% lean beef and buns are baked daily on site. Hogshead, the Original Craft Beer Pub in Gauteng, serves not only the 4 SAB favorites on tap, but also have no less than 12 local craft beers on tap at any time, as well as a few blended Craft Beer options. We source our craft beers from quality local breweries across the country, and while we stock the full Brewhogs range, we do alternate our offering from time to time. Don't forget to give our Hogs Brew a try! Catch all your favourite sporting events on our HD TV's spread throughout the venue, or take advantage of our free Wi-Fi to keep in contact with friends or surf the internet, or just relax and sip a sun-downer on the deck. Sorry, no under 21's unless accompanied by their parents!
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

Had drinks and snacks here with a friend - nice atmosphere - good selection of craft beers - nice bar snacks - recommend the crispy pork belly bits

Thank Rhys O
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2017

Hi Rhys,
Thank you for the kind review, we hope to see you again soon.

Regards

Hogshead Management

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Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

I was pleasantly surprised by Hogshead. Definitely a step up from your hooters establishments and the food is just as good and you get a better class of patrons. Very impressed, will be back regularly. Nice screens for the sports and gets festive on a Friday night.

Thank Grennie47
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you soon for a cold beer and some rugby.

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

Saturday afternoon drinks session with friends and family. Although quiet for a Saturday afternoon, the service was good. A great variety of craft beers on tap. Local & international sport also screened. Good spot to met up for drinks.

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Thank Stuart P
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 April 2017

Hi Stuart,

Thank you for the wonderful review. We hope to see you again soon.

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Hogshead Management

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This is just a nice setting with nice atmosphere, super service and great food, especially the fish and chips

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Thank Wim_traveler
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2017

Hi Wim,

Thank you for the kind review. We are glad you enjoyed the fish and chips and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

Saying goodbye to friends is not easy, sometimes drinks are necessary to help resolve the emotions. There are few better places in Illovo to grab a drink than Hogshead (PS: their shooter menu is abundant). My new favourite shooter...tequila and Aftershock, just wow. The atmosphere at Hogshead is a pub with class. For a snack we had the chorizo, and the sauce packed a spicy punch (see pic below).

Thank Evashen M
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2017

Hi Evashen,
Thank you for the kind review. We hope to see again soon.
Kind regards
Hogshead Illovo

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