Mitchell’s Waterfront Brewery

Mayor: nazzty (1) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 10
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Nalu  (18) Washington | September 16, 2010
In CT for an OB rugby tournament, I tried all week to get to Mitchell’s. Finally arrived on Saturday mid-day with some of my mates and had the craft brew sampler and a pint of the Scottish Ale. Lovely atmosphere, good and fairly knowledgeable staff, food not sampled. Prices were good, although the swag was dear and sized for small tourists. You’ll need to go up 1-2 sizes, be forewarned. Not a world-class pub by any means, but my favorite of the half-dozen I experienced in the Cape.
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  • AMBIANCE 2/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 9/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
Tim Webb  (474) Bristol, England | January 15, 2017
Mitchells has been taken over by events. The original brewery was the first independent in South Africa back in 1983. It took 16 years for the second to arrive. This pub is a hangover from those days but takes no account of the 200+ breweries that have sprouted since then. Full of folk despite making little effort but it would be good to see it and its pals next door at Ferrymans become the V&A’s premier craft beer hang-out. In the interim same-old same-old. Scopey nailed it.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
Scopey  (668) Croydon, England | November 22, 2016
As others before have stated before this is a pretty touristy pub in the pseudo-UK style (the like of which is only seen in the colonies). It is well located on the V&A waterfront and you will no doubt walk past it if you are here on holiday. I visited a few times, due to organised drinks events on a work trip. It is not really a place I would head to solely for rating beers, but they do offer a selection of about 10 taps split 50:50 between Mitchell’s brewery and Redrock (apparently a craft brewery). Beers were fair, if consistently bland. Best beer I had there was punk IPA in bottle….
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 10/10
  • SELECTION 4/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 8/20
baxterfish  (294) , England | October 16, 2016
American style place with beer from Knysna’s Mitchell’s Brewery. Tried the pale ale which was pretty dull. Excellent service from Theo.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 5/10
  • SELECTION 6/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 10/20
dreamflower  (54) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 8, 2015
Skip this place unless you’re desparate for ticks and don’t want to venture out of the V and A Waterfront. Mediocre beera at best . Touristy. Boring.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE 6/10
  • OVERALL 11/20
northropfrye  (263) Steinbach, Manitoba | July 5, 2015
Tourist area so you get what you expect. Scottish style pub and mediocre beer. Their own beers are not great but they have some guest taps. Okay but not worth going out of your way.
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
Wim  (74) Weelde , Belgium | August 10, 2014
came along on vacation in cape town when we visited waterfront a nice bar I have the tasters of their own beers tastes a reasonable selection of foreign beers on tap, but I will go for their own brews but a ok place
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Rouxie  (1) Louis Trichardt, South Africa | March 9, 2014
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 7/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 6/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 12/20
JonMoore  (36) Loughborough, England | November 17, 2013
Proper pub feel to the place, reasonable selection of beers, good food. Wide range of Mitchell’s beers and some knowledgeable staff happy to give tasters.
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  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 7/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
Mathieu87  (328) Brussels, Belgium | October 29, 2012
Great location on the Waterfront, nice atmosphere, a nice selection of beers compared to other places in SA, but not that great. And the only really decent beer they had, Duvel, was sold out after the two nights we visited...
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  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 8/15
  • FOOD N/A
  • VALUE N/A
  • OVERALL 12/20
Beershine  (850) VANCOUVER, British Columbia | October 17, 2012
Although it’s in tourist central, the large patio and interior makes it a good afternoon watering hole. Locals do come here, too, of course. The beers are hit or miss. The 90 shilling and the Stout are my faves. It’s a bit more expensive than other places in the Cape or in SA in general, but still reasonable especially given the location. All in all, though, I prefer De Anker. It is also on the Waterfront. They have Orval and other yummies and they have a killer view, whereas Mitchell’s does not.

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