Our Bar - Pietermaritzburg’s finest watering hole!

The Thistle Hotel’s bar is possibly the best pub in Pietermaritzburg, this isn’t because of it’s decor or fancy lighting and expensive cocktails, it is because of the locals who frequent the pub who are always welcoming of any visitor. The bar staff are also the best in Pietermaritzburg and are always friendly and attentive to all the patrons drinking at the Thistle.


puzaThursdays at the Thistle is known ‘Puza Thursday’ - a fun night with live music and happy hour on all it’s drinks (5.00pm - 6.30pm) A really great night when everyone just lets their hair down and has a festive time. 

Come down and join us....


Sport is a big part of our pubs culture, whether it’s a minor game being televised in the background while socialising, or during the major games, when the pub really comes alive with the die hard fans. You can be sure to get your fix of the sport that makes you happy at anytime.

Our Menu

ThistleHotel Menu Oct2018

Good pub grub at good rates! Come enjoy a steak egg and chips or one of our legendary curries for lunch. Our menu is well priced and you won't be left feeling hungry!

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