My son and I embarked on a motorcycle trip to Simons Town taking the secondary roads less traveled which proved to be quiet and in generally good condition for bikers. Our first stop over after 1000 kms was The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn...we immediately felt at home after such a long trip on 2 wheels...the Hotel rooms felt like Grandmas house...all clean with crisp white linen. We were on a room only basis but choose to have dinner in the pub downstairs, my son having the generous hamburger and I the even more generous meat pie both of which were homemade and recommended by a local patron...neither disappointed. If you want the best of local then this is the place to lay your head.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- David Bristow's latest Book "Been there Done That" (Struik March 2011) rates the Pig and Whistle as a unique place to Stay, Eat, Drink. It appears as number 33 of his top 50!! The Pig & Whistle Inn has 10 beautifully restored rooms with magnificent antiques. There are 4 en-suite rooms and the 6 traditional original rooms with communal bathrooms. All rooms have recently been equipped with new beds and Percale linen. The first owner, Thomas Hartley, built this house in 1821, a three story dwelling with 2 bedrooms on the top floor. The original rooms are rooms 5 and 6 in this Old Settler Inn. We are now rated number one in Bathurst on Trip Adviser. ... more less
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