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“Most popular pub in the area”
Review of Hogshead Illovo

Hogshead Illovo
Ranked #106 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 11 October 2017

Great for hanging out with friends on evenings or week-ends, overcrowded after cricket games. Relaxed surroundings, nice service, but food is... pub food, so average... Better stick to your burger or your fish & chips...

Thank BeneRousseau
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Bene,

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

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Reviewed 2 October 2017

Came here with friends for ladies night ,place was quite busy and vibey ,cocktail of rainbow was great but food of chicken was bit dry

Thank Flitz8
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Flitz,

Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to see you again soon.

Btw, all cocktails are R30 every day between 4pm and 7pm.

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

Had a steak and salad, good value. Good hangout for after work and couples. Steaks and pub food, good service.

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Thank Vic R
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Vic,

Thank you very much for the review. We hope to see you again soon,

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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Somewhat disappointed in this pub. Menu is fine, but the food not well prepared. Brisket was dry as bones and fried calamari soggy. The only well prepared dish was the fried pork-belly. Serving staff unfortunately not paying attention - more busy chatting to each other....Saving grace is the big selection of beers on tap.

Thank ArneHFrandsen
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi,

Our sincere apologies for your experince. While we pride ourselves on our authentic Southern style smoking of meat products, we do encourage our patrons ro try our menu as is, and not change anything. Smoked meat is fairly new to S.A. and we endevour to educate our patrons on the process and end product before ordering. Please feel free to pop in any time and ask for me, Wesley (General Manager), so we can chat further and resolve the issue.

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Reviewed 8 August 2017

Great vibe even in the week. An nice mature croud. Great music, really good food. Well made cockktails. They also have a good selection of craft beers. A really nice place to hang any day of the week. Nice spot to go to for lunch aswell.

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Thank LondonBotha
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Wesley2112, General Manager at Hogshead Illovo, responded to this reviewResponded 29 September 2017

Hi,
Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

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