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The Thirsty Scarecrow

Cnr R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch 7603, South Africa
+27 21 881 3444
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A Crow-tastic Time

Always a great place to go when in Stellenbosch, especially if you're a beer-lover. Fret not... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda_The_Pixie
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Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa
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Great food & vibe

The Thirsty Scarecrow is a gem. Some weird items on the menu - deep fried oysters! - but delicious... read more

Reviewed May 12, 2018
Di03
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Cape Town
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The Thirsty Scarecrow offers a wide range of local South African craft beer on tap. Come enjoy a beer tasting, cocktail or a glass of wine. Experience great pizza and tapas with the best view in the heart of the Winelands. Open 7 days a week, 11am -late.
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“strawberry beer” (13 reviews)
“tapas” (13 reviews)
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Cnr R44 & Annandale Road, Stellenbosch 7603, South Africa
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+27 21 881 3444
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Always a great place to go when in Stellenbosch, especially if you're a beer-lover. Fret not, though, my fellow non-beer drinkers. They also have many non-beer options! Their food is also good. Would recommend to try their Tapas menu! Their Sweet and Sticky Dates are...More

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Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

The Thirsty Scarecrow is a gem. Some weird items on the menu - deep fried oysters! - but delicious. Lovely vibe & friendly waiters. Thank you! 🙌🏻

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Reviewed 27 March 2018

We had a great time as a family of five. The food was good although I thought the coffee could have come in bigger cups, I was dissapointed in the tiny cup of coffee that arrived at our table(they are far too small for a...More

Thank Andrew K
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Reviewed 19 March 2018

my other half's first visits to SA, and our first stop was to The Thirsty Scarecrow. fantastic visit, great people and service. we were there for AGES, and even brought some (brief) rain with us!! it is a regular of mine on all my visits...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

This is a very trendy tapas bar on the outskirts of Stellenbosch. Very easy to find as is on the main route from Somerset West to Stellenbosch. Has some amazing modern animal sculptures in the grounds that would delight both children and adults. The food...More

1  Thank Norma B
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Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 4 March 2018

Hi Norma, Thank you for taking the time to review our establishment. Wow, what an amazing write-up! The short ribs & avo tacos are my favourite too! Looking forward to your next visit. Kind regards Kelly Zetler

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

I met a photographer friend for a "quick drink" and bite - ended up staying the whole afternoon - what an amazing place, had an really awesome time. Food is great (as in really, really great) - beers are cold, and the tequila frozen -...More

Thank Chris B
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Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2018

Hi Chris B, What an amazing review, we really appreciate the feedback. Hoping that we will see some great photos when you stop in for your next tequila :D Kind regards Kelly Zetler

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Reviewed 31 January 2018

What better way to enjoy the winelands than with an hour or two spent amid the chilled surroundings of the Thirsty Scarecrow set in the strawberry fields of the Stellenbosch winelands. Who can forget the sunset glow on the mountain backdrop or a rising moon...More

Thank Lillian V
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Reviewed 28 January 2018 via mobile

Ok , being here a few times now Awesome craft beer and cocktails. A nice selection of finger food... Pizza is also an option .. In season.... you can get too pick ya own strawberries per kilo .. We had a trio of German sausages...More

Thank Richard W
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Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Richard, Thanks for the great feedback. Really appreciate it. Kind regards Kelly Zetler

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Reviewed 25 January 2018 via mobile

We visited the Thirsty Scarecrow as part of a tour round Stellenbosch as my parents had previously met the owners on holiday. I am so glad that we did! My husband tried numerous local beers, many of which he preferred to the ones he usually...More

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Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Nic, It was so amazing to have you and the family visit. Was an absolute pleasure hosting you! Looking forward to visiting you next in Scotland! New friends, new memories, great times ahead! See you soon! Kind regards Kelly Zetler

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Kelly and Ivan are amazing hosts. Their food, wine and sparkling strawberry beer are so worth travelling for. Great service, great atmosphere and great ambience. Their pizzas and buttermilk chicken is to die for! Loved their deep fried Oreos too! Will definitely visit again!

Thank Anna S
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Zettiberry, Owner at The Thirsty Scarecrow, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2018

Hi Anna, You visiting was by far the highlight of my year. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and cant wait to meet again when we visit in Oz one day. See you soon! Kind regards Kelly Zetler

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Anel V
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Response from Andrew D | Reviewed this property |
I agree with the above two answers....yes, child friendly!
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Andrea L
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Only in the front section as you enter the restaurant.
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MCB0095
26 August 2015|
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Hi, kitchen closes at 10pm, bar around 11pm.
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