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“Just good food and beer - no pretense ”

Hogshead Rock Cottage
Ranked #12 of 83 Restaurants in Roodepoort
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Brew Pub
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Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
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 28 June 2014 via mobile

We go to Hogshead often. Sometimes for lunch, sometimes for a drink, sometimes for dinner.

While it isn't in the trendiest part of Johannesburg, this place is just genuine and authentic. The staff are friendly and efficient and they've recently upgraded their menu to have a whole burger section and a large craft beer selection. Some of the beer from their own micro brewery!

Aside from burgers and beers there is a wide selection of different food, enough to please any palette - unless you are a die hard hipster. The manager is hands on and checks on everyone and informs you about happenings.

This place has all the cool stuff without it being pretentious. We love it and highly recommend it.

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

Good selection of Beer and Draft beer, but a really lousy wine list. The Burgers looked good and they made some nice onion rings, however we all had the most lousy chips ever and they were cold and I had the most tasteless steak ever. The manager a rather large guy welcomes you at the door and you never see him again as that is where he stays. I will pass next time. There are much better bars and steak houses close by.

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Reviewed 24 May 2014 via mobile

This place has great food and wide selection of craft beer. I have never had a bad experience there yet. The staff are always friendly and their service outstanding. Well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 April 2014

Great vibe, huge selection of craft beers on tap and the best burgers in town. We sat on the deck and watched the sun set with an ice cold beer. Excellent!

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1  Thank Mike M
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BrettCooper, General Manager at Hogshead Rock Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 October 2015

Hi Mike. Thank You for your words. Look forward to serving you again at Hogshead. :)
Regards Brett

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Reviewed 2 April 2014

Did a short holiday trip and made a special detour to Hogshead Rock Cottage based purely on word of mouth. Decided to avoid the commercial beer and tried the Brewhogs Red and Brewhogs Pilsner - both were recently launched. I would highly recommend the tasty beer, but the burgers are even better - proper home-made pure beef patties and no "plasticky" ingredients. Flame-grilled taste.

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