Contrary to popular belief, the frivolous Queen of France, Marie
Antoinette was misheard uttering the now famous line about cake and actually
said “Louis, I need a break”. If you are in desperate need of a little getaway
too, and not to the gallows, get today’s Groupon: a one night stay including
breakfast at the historic Pig & Whistle Inn in Bathurst for R140.
The historic Pig & Whistle Inn was established in 1832 in Bathurst
at a time when the cosy picturesque town was geographically situated as a
stopping place for wagon travellers. Originally the dwellings of the local
blacksmith, this quaint inn was officially christened the “Pig & Whistle” during
World War ll. The original building remains an integral part of the Pig &
Whistle Inn today with part of the current kitchen walls being a part the
original blacksmiths living quarters. A night at this inn will transport you
back to the Old World with its classic, rich and luxurious décor. With your
Groupon you will experience staying in an historic monument with old fashioned
charm, service and personal attention.
The Pig & Whistle boasts 10 beautifully restored rooms with magnificent antiques and there are four en-suite rooms and six traditional old fashioned rooms with communal bathrooms. Rooms are decorated with a neutral palette of crisp white linen and rich deep wood. The small cosy town of Bathurst will be the perfect place to escape the daily grind and soak up the riches of this antiquarian abode. The Pig & Whistle Inn promises to be a stay unlike any other and may lead to you longing for days gone by and insisting those around you refer to you only as Baron or Duke.
Old World fact: In 1939, a man who was trying to get his horse and carriage driver’s license, failed after the horse got distracted by a nearby cellphone ringing. A Scientist, who had just patented the first prototype for a mobile phone apologised profusely and tried to calm the horse by giving it carrots and a pat on the head.