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The Firemans Arms

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25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
021-4191513
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Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Pub!!!

Love this spot - fortunate to laugh along to SONA 2015 here. The atmosphere is friendly and vibey. Guiness on tap, and pub-grub. Make a wicked PIE and the very hot one is only for the brave / insane. Loved it nonetheless - washed it down with some whisky. On Thursdays the have quiz-nite.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Neil V
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

We visited Cape Town as part of a cricket tour. The Firemans Arms was our adopted local pub for about 10 days. It is a great place for sports lovers to watch their favourite games. The beer is good and the food is excellent value. Kevin and Dean and there friendly team looked after us very well. A great pub.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Love this spot - fortunate to laugh along to SONA 2015 here. The atmosphere is friendly and vibey. Guiness on tap, and pub-grub. Make a wicked PIE and the very hot one is only for the brave / insane. Loved it nonetheless - washed it down with some whisky. On Thursdays the have quiz-nite.

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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32 reviews 32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Fireman’s has been around for eons… Called in last night, noisy pub environment, still running old school where you can smoke in the bar. Sat under cover had a Pizza which was nothing special but boy was the chicken pie good. Great place for a winter pub lunch,watch sport and have one of their famous Fireman’s Pie’s

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halifax
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62 reviews 62 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

A pub with good food and a great atmosphere especially at the Thursday quiz at 8pm . Go early to get a table. Good selection of beers and lagers plus a pizza making area and outside seating. Friendly and efficient staff. A good night out.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As an English bloke who loves his pubs you can't go wrong at the Ferrymans. Great sports tv, nice selection of beers , friendly staff and great pub grub !

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Cape Town, South Africa
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

The Firemans Arms is known for their big screen sports. Sport lovers flock to Firemans Arms to watch soccer or football matches. They obviously serve large beers and they have nice pizza.

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26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 via mobile

Nestled close to CBD hotels, right next to one of the major roads in an out of the V&A you can 'experience' a little of an unpretentious Cape Town. You don't just have to appreciate the multiple beers on offer, the sports bar or great service - just sit and enjoy the people! The food is not bad either!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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115 reviews 115 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

A nice spot on the Cape Town foreshore. Great character, beer on tap, good food (really! I had the all day breakfast and was surprised by how good it was). Service was good. Bathrooms are a bit iffy. Else, go for a beer and catch the game - a great sound system with ample screens.

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49 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

A real pub in Cape Town, good food, wonderfully kept & served draught beer, pizza oven in evenings & friendly staff, led by the landlord. I can not go to Cape Town without paying a visit to this comfortable, friendly hostelry.

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86 reviews 86 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

If you are looking for a pub with great ambience, old style, with great vibe, this is the place. Particularly on big sports days the place gets packed with nice people who enjoy watching their sport having great food, drinks and superb service. All waiters are great, but Lionel excels and not just because he looks like a dark replica... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 25 Mechau Street, Cape Town Central, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central
  • Phone Number: 021-4191513

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub, Eclectic

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