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Located in the Swellendam CBD, Barrel & Blues is the ideal destination for backpackers and travelers. Designed for the young at heart, our rooms are located above our restaurant and bar where live shows are available on certain days.

Each of our rooms is ensuite with full bathroom amenities, free wifi access and loads of space to wind down and relax. Most historical sites are within walking distance of the establishment as well as the Marloth Nature Park and cycling and hiking trials.

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578 reviews
  • Marie Wise-Miu
    Marie Wise-Miu
    3 weeks ago

    We stopped for dinner and it was an excellent choice! The steak was cooked to perfection. The chicken schnitzel was tender and juicy. The Greek salad was delicious.. The portions were huge, even by American standards! Beer was very cold. Wait staff was very attentive and friendly. A+

  • clive e Smith
    clive e Smith
    2 months ago

    It was a surprise after a long drive. The atmosphere was great. Beautiful to see all races and classes and ages and 2 and 4 legged beings all in one place. We had a lovely lunch. Lekker vibes. Pizza was great, the dough could have been puffier? They had an awesome oven. Service was great. Parking great. Parrot 🦜 was beautiful.

  • Wambui Kimani
    Wambui Kimani
    4 months ago

    The bar and restaurant has a really cool blues/rock theme with unique decor. The wait staff was attentive and friendly, with great recommendations. The pizzas we had all tasted great, were fresh and nice portions for the price. Be sure to ask for a marker to write on the wall to leave your mark when you visit!

  • Neil Jackson
    Neil Jackson
    a month ago

    We're camping near Swellendam and were keen for a nice quiet afternoon lunch. We've seen this place before and decided to give it a go. We were there around 12h00, just before the lunchtime rush so it was exactly what we wanted. Our little one loved the animals there, monkeys 🐵, parrot 🦜 & budgies. The food is well presented and very tasty. Whilst the watron claimed that their specialities are ribs & steak, our family went with pizza 🍕, 🥗 and burgers 🍔 all round... and we were NOT disappointed. I must say, my daughter's chicken burger looked delicious. Their crumbed onion rings are amazing There's a small stage for live music 🎶 and they have pull down blinds for bad / rainy weather. The playground is simple but well maintained. Overall, great experience and well worth a visit if you're in the area 👍🏼

  • Gavin Christopher
    Gavin Christopher
    a month ago

    Had a 350 rump steak and must say it was the best I had in a long time. It was prepared medium as I wanted it. Friendly waitress. Even swopped the wedges for mash...what a bonus. Wife had hers with wedges.