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    The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    268 Kowie Road, Bathurst 6166, South Africa
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent42%
    • Very good40%
    • Average13%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible0%
    3 weeks ago
    “A Comfortable Inn with a good menu”
    16 Nov 2016
    “Great Breakfast!!”
    Free Wifi
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Bar/Lounge
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    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    The tastiest meals in the area... whether you are keen on a lamb curry, a pot pie, a bobotie or only a burger....the food rocks with taste. And on top of it; you are visiting a very historic site.... well worth it!!More

    Thank Travelling_Kurt
    Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    Hi Kurt Wow we love the full house score! Our quaint village is full of wonderful historic and natural sites. We are privileged to offer farmers portions of up-market pub food to the travellers who find their way here. We look forward to your return...More

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    We stayed only one night, my wife and I in an en suite room, our friend in a room in the old part of the Inn with Shared facilities. Despite our visit coinciding with St Patrick Day Celebrations, we were not disturbed. Our room was...More

    2  Thank Paul189852
    Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    Hi Paul Thank you so much for your comprehensive review. we really are blessed to be situated in this quaint and quirky village. Probably unique in South Africa. We look forward to your return visit, maybe at the Grahamstown Arts festival later this year (booking...More

    Reviewed 6 January 2017

    If you are in this part of the Eastern Cape, then this pub is a must. Food is excellent, and you feel that your a part of yesteryear. We sat out on the verhanda and enjoyed a very pleasant lunch. If your kids are looking...More

    1  Thank terryelewis
    Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    Thank you Terry for a wonderful review, we certainly try to ensure that all our guests experience the old Inn as you have done. We look forward to hosting you again in the future

    Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

    We headed into Bathurst for lunch on an overcast day. Clearly lots of other people had the same idea. Waiting due to busyness is acceptable but we waited over 2,5 hours for pub food ! Pathetic!!! Please see this positively- it's an awesome spot but...More

    Thank maurajarvis
    Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    Thank you for your honest feedback. The season is always a difficult time for small country hotels. All of or food is prepared from raw ingredients, and it is extremely difficult to anticipate quantities for preparation. Our waiting staff are expected to communicate the possible...More

    Reviewed 1 January 2017

    A delightful pub, restaurant and accommodation in a charming village. We booked an overnight stay without knowing anything about the village or the inn - what a great place. Our room was very spacious and comfortable, and the meal and pub service outstanding. An absolute...More

    1  Thank AngelaBax
    Response from GavinCame, Owner at The Historic Pig & Whistle Inn

    Hi Angela Thank you for your wonderful five-out-of-five, we really do get excited and our staff will be delighted with the service levels feedback. Please visit us again. There are a number of great events in and around our quaint village. The Bathurst Agricultural Show,...More

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    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Pool
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Banquet Room
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    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$34 - US$52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 10
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