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The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers

) #13 of 15 Restaurants in Barrydale $$ - $$$ , Cafe,
4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
+27 28 572 1053
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good13%
  • Average13%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible6%
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Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub
$$ - $$$
4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
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Reviewed 4 July 2017

Although the rugby was 50/50 issssssh the ambiance at the Dung Beetle was 100% spot on. The fire place got a lovely laid back feeling on a very cold Saturday afternoon...the person serving was a delight, professional and friendly, with knowledge off exactly we should...More

Thank PhilipdeBruin
Reviewed 1 May 2017

For a one night stay over at a very low cost, this was truly a very good accommodation. Everything supplied, the coffee/tea was ample. Clean and neat. Really something to consider budget wise and simple accommodation.

Thank lorrainev381
Reviewed 3 January 2017

You have to pop in for a drink.. or 5!! Such a friendly place, loved the locals, loved the Dung Beetle Shooter! The only thing I regretted was the hangover the day after. Service was awesome and we had such fun with the locals. if...More

Thank TravellingwithBuddha
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Loved the staff and the drinks. Made you feel at home and like you've known them for ages!!! Take along your swimming gear and enjoy the pool on the hot summers day.

Thank AnkeSmit
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Wonderful stop for a quick bite and a drink. Food is good...the baskets are simply the best for a quick meal, or something to nibble on while you chat. Good food,,,good vibe

1  Thank Dee J
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

What an awesome experience we had at The Dung Beetle Bar. The hospitality we received was 5*. Would highly recommend to anyone visiting Barrydale.

Thank Petrus V
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed at The Dung Beetle during our Route 62 trip and was treated like royalty by Lance and his wife. Food was great and drink kept flowing.....they absolutely went out of their way for us. One of the best places I have stayed at....More

1  Thank Wanda F
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Hospitality great! food and beveradges good, nice atmosphere. accommodation acceptable. staff friendly and very helpful

Thank nakkiez
Reviewed 8 March 2016 via mobile

New restaurant open! Good food at reasonable prices. Under New Management. Simply good homemade food. They have braai nights on Saturdays and Mac n cheese on Tuesdays. Burgers, fish n chips and schnitzels are on the menu all week and serve breakfast and lunch too.

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stopped at The Dung Beetle on the way through Barrydale but it was closed and it looked permanent. Nobody on the premises no signs other than the closed sign.More

Thank John W R
Karen B, Owner at The Dung Beetle Bar at Barrydale Backpackers, responded to this reviewResponded 6 September 2016

Hi John I apologise for the inconvenience, and for missing you! My husband Mark and I have both had severe health issues over the last two years. In January Mark was rushed to hospital for a bi-femoral bypass, and as you can imagine, the business...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, Cafe, Grill, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
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Open Hours
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
09:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4 Tennant Road, Barrydale 6750, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Barrydale
  • Phone Number: +27 28 572 1053
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Relaxed, friendly atmosphere, simple delicious food. Mostly outdoor seating, on the lawn, near the pool or on the stoep. Pub with dart board, pool table, great music, flat screen TV for sports, beer on tap, and a range of wine, ciders, coolers and spirits. Meet interesting people and have fun!
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