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The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel
Ranked #1 of 5 Bathurst B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having heard so much about The Historic Pig & Whistle from friends who live in the village, we couldn't resist an overnight stay when we were in the area. Wonderfully authentic in its presentation, you can almost hear the walls whispering tales of old! We stayed in two rooms - one with en-suite, and one with shared facilities, and both were very conformable. The pub / bar was quite busy - mainly with local residents, who were great at sharing stories of the area, and pointing out places of interest. Didn't have dinner there, but the breakfast was great - and value for money, you really can't do better!

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with friends
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GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Ben

Thank you so much for the four star review, and the time spent explaining the deep history of our old Inn. The Historic rooms with shared facilities are the original rooms, largely unchanged for almost 200 years. We always say our regulars are our secret weapon,almost without fail they will engage our guests and listen and talk in equal measure. We look forward to you return visit. What about the Bathurst Country Affair in August?

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was authentic and very comfortable, but at first we didn´t have warm water in the shower. But when we complained it was fixed very quickley

Dinner was great and we had a pleasant time in the bar.

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review and accept our apology for the tripped heat pump. The Inn is working hard to move ifs green footprint up, so we make use of heat pumps. Fortunately one of the benefits of the heat pump is that they heat the water storage system rapidly. Thank also for the kind words about our food and the old pub. We look forward to your return visit

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stop for a beer , or lunch or a walk around . Historic hotel with a continuously running licence since 1832 . Food is great . Kitchen closed from 15.00h to 18.00h. Worth walkimg around the village as well

  • Stayed: February 2018, travelled as a couple
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GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chris thank you for your very positive review. The village is indeed worth a walk around. Bradshaws Mill is well worth a visit as one of South Africa's oldest operating Wool Mills. Booking for a duty curator is necessary. Thanks once again for the positive comments about our food. Perhaps a stayover on your next trip?

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Reviewed 15 January 2018

This was an amazing experience! We stayed in one of two historic rooms, which was beautifully set out! The food was amazing and the service was given with a smile. Everything was clean and quaint! Definitely will return again!

  • Stayed: December 2017, travelled as a couple
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GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 January 2018

Hi Cait

Thank you so much for the fantastic review, we are always excited when someone enjoys their stay with us in our 186 year old Inn. Our historic rooms are the original rooms from nearly 200 years ago and they certainly have a wonderful old world feel. We look forward to your return visit, what about the Bathurst Country Affair?

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Reviewed 10 January 2018

If you have an appreciation for history and antiques, you might love this place. Great food, great bar and a great overall vibe. Careful of summer days in Bathurst, but really worth a visit. Thanks for a lovely stay

  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you for the wonderful review Jeanne! Summer days in Bathurst are wonderful, balmy weather and a dip in our garden pool. We are known for our nearly 200 years of heritage so its not surprising that there are a fair number of arts crafts and antique shops. We look forward to your return visit. The Grahamstown Arts Festival and the Bathurst Agricultural show beckon! Thanks once again

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Additional Information about The Historic Pig & Whistle Hotel

Address: 268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa (Formerly The Bathurst Inn Pig & Whistle)
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Bathurst
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Bathurst
Price Range: R 282 - R 493 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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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