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Historic Pig and Whistle Inn


| Excellent 21 reviews

About Historic Pig and Whistle Inn

About Historic Pig and Whistle Inn

Located in the historic town of Bathurst, this 189-year-old pub, restaurant, and hotel is believed to be the oldest continuously operating pub in South Africa and is a Heritage site. The Pig & Whistle Inn has 10 beautifully restored rooms and is a blend of historic ambiance and modern facilities. There are four en-suite rooms and six traditional, old-fashioned rooms with communal bathrooms. Owned by Lucille and Gavin Came, the inn is renowned for its food and Old World charm. Generations of visitors, harking back to Lord Charles Somerset, can say "I've had a swig at t

Wedding Venues: We are able to cater for weddings with up to 80 guests by arrangement. Nearby historic churches are able to host the ceremony

Conference Venues: We can accommodate 20 delegates in a separate conference room. For bigger conferences and weddings our Restaurant and/or Lounge are available by arrangement

 Sleeps 23
Type: Guest House
Check-in: 14:00
Check-out: 10:00
Reviews: 21 reviews
 Minimum stay: 1 Days

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Historic Pig and Whistle Inn
4.5 out of 5 stars - 21 votes
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brenda anderson
December 2023
Spotlessly clean room and bathroom.
karin knoesen
September 2023
Always love a visit to Bathurst and this icon venue
barbara moore
September 2022
There was no secure parking for vehicles but I was reassured my car would be completely safe and it was.
veronique orban
November 2021
What an experience to stay in this historical building... full of character...The pub and the restaurant have this old charm that I like. you don't need more...The room are comfortable and fully equipped.A great stay...
denis radford
May 2021
Fantastic luncheon, dinner and breakfast, although in my opinion, curry was too mild, but the average South African would ptobably say it was hot. The room was lovely. Bed comfortable as well as the accommodation. Shower was magnificent, such good hot water and fantastic water pressure. Better than my own home. Could gave stayed under that shower for the day. Worth every penny spent. Hotel full... Read more


  • Garden
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Conference Venues
  • Restaurant on Premises

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans
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Historic Pig and Whistle Inn location

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Historic Pig and Whistle Inn is 2.1km from the centre of Bathurst , the nearest airport 122.9km (East London Airport).
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Historic Pig and Whistle Inn,Guest House,Bathurst, Eastern Cape, Beach Escapes, South Africa, SADC, Africa, World

Located in the historic town of Bathurst, this 189-year-old pub, restaurant, and hotel is believed to be the oldest continuously operating pub in