The Hoghouse at Spier recently reopened, following a winter break and an upgrade to a smokehouse restaurant. It will now also trade on Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings, giving Stellenbosch and Somerset West locals a new after-work drinks and dinner venue.
The Hoghouse at Spier offers a laid back ambience, with seating next to roaring fires inside, or on the terraces outside. The three main specialities are beer, barbeque and bread – think local, fresh, organic and well made food cooked in the smoker, washed down with a fresh Hoghouse beer or a glass of Spier wine. In addition to its popular patisseries and breads, a new smoker has been installed, offering “low and slow” smoked meats, bringing an age old artisanal tradition back to the Spier farm.
Says Chef PJ Vadas about his food style: “I love serving up simple, unpretentious dishes – allowing great ingredients to speak for themselves. Our kitchen philosophy is to support local, by buying from local producers who employ ethical and sustainable practices.”
Join Hoghouse for after-work drinks on Friday afternoons, for one keg of free beer on tap from 17:00. Invite a few friends, linger a little or bring the family to enjoy a pulled pork bun, beef brisket or hot smoked trout bagel. Follow #freekegfriday for all the excitement!
The Hoghouse at Spier will be celebrating craft beer with Hogtoberfest on Saturday 8 October, in the grand tradition of Oktoberfests worldwide. Doors open at 11:00 for a great day of family fun, including Tailgating SA lawn games, live music, Spier wine, freshly baked breads & pastries and delicious Bavarian style barbequed meats. There will be a line up of three bands, including a traditional oompah-band and the Stone Jets. The rugby match between New Zealand and South Africa will be screened at 17:00. Tickets are R150 and include a glass and free beer tasting of Hoghouse beer and five other local breweries. Each brewery is producing a special festival beer, so be sure not to miss out! Kids under 12 enter free of charge and will have ample space to play and enjoy the festivities on the Spier grounds.
Tickets are limited so book yours now on Quicket. For enquiries, mail firstname.lastname@example.org or follow #hogtoberfest. Be sure to designate a driver for the day, book a taxi or use Uber.