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Bosun's Pub and Grill

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, Pub, British
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1 George Rex Drive | Lower Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
+27 44 382 6276
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 18:00
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Not a great experience due to a sullen hostess. The English pub vibe is great, however they only show Rugby on their many screens. I would suggest some split screen viewing. The food is good and the drinks are not over priced however the service is cold and not very user friendly.

Thank Ruth C
Susancollinsalberts, Owner at Bosun's Pub and Grill, responded to this review

Hi Ruth , How old is this review ? the rugby season has been over now for a few months , we do split the screens on request , but yes if there is a big game on ,for the sake of the majority and the atmosphere then its all RUGBY sorry for that .While I am apologizing ,please accept... More 

Scottsdale, AZ
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188 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped for a light lunch. Good beer. Average pub food. Fast service. Not much of a view. For a later lunch we went to Freshline Fisheries - superb fish in a very casual place.

Thank markjay
Pretoria, South Africa
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11 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice for a pub lunch with friends and family. Staff and owners friendly. Prices not exuberant. Try any of the baskets - delicious!

Thank tuanettdebeer
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We didn't feel like cooking, but I am very wary of coastal restaurants in peak season. Bosun's was perfect for us. We hadn't booked, but they found us a table. Our waitress was extremely efficient and very friendly. The portions are generous and we were all happy with our food. It is really good value for money. Nothing fancy, but... More 

Thank SusieG99
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really great pub food, great value for money, awesome sized portions and something on the menu to suite everyone's taste.

Thank Kerry S
Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic time, always an enjoyable evening for Great pub meal or just an ice cold drink. Great atmosphere, friendly and efficient service. Management ALWAYS on duty.

Thank Noelene J
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Bosun's makes good local craft beer. So we went for one... or a few and decided to have dinner as well. What a pleasant experience. Friendly waitering staff. Menu has a good selection. Food really good. Good sized portions. Will be back.

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Gillitts, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

While staying with my brother and sister-in-law in Knysna we had dinner at this restaurant twice. It is one of their favourite restaurants. The food on both visits was delicious. We had very friendly and prompt service and the restaurant has a lovely viby atmosphere. On the Friday evening we had their pie special. This was such good value for... More 

Thank ruthmcl
Knysna, South Africa
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54 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Great classic pub. Excellent pub food, and extensive beer selection. Great for watching a big game on TV. Well run by the owner. Fast and friendly service. Excellent steak and kidney pie.

Thank MikeGoodChow
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

It is absolutely an amazing place.. First time visit, took a chance, and was very, very impressed.. The owners are really friendly and put personal pride and effort into their business and make you feel at home from the moment you step in. The vibe is also very laid back, people chattering and laughing. The waiters are very friendly and... More 

Thank Mitchelle A
Maurice R, Owner at Bosun's Pub and Grill, responded to this review

Mitchelle , thank you so much for your amazing comments and review, it really gives us all a lift to know we are achieving what we have set out to accomplish, "Great pub food , great atmosphere,great prices and great service " ! Hope to see you return soon , Maurice More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Pub, British
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 18:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 George Rex Drive | Lower Old Place, Knysna 6571, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Knysna
  • Phone Number: +27 44 382 6276
An old style English pub serving locally brewed ale and value-for-money pub grub. Cone along for Bosun's traditional Sunday roast, compete in their monthly quiz night or enjoy a Mitchell's drought beer while watching sports. Bosun's is the friendliest pub in Knsyna and the favourite local for football, rugby and tennis fans.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?