Walking into Old Bridge Restaurant & Bar in Somerset West, you’ll be met by passionate staff members and a wonderful outdoor setting, as well as a fireplace inside for those winter days and nights. Look out for the iconic bridge, which happens to be the second oldest bridge in South Africa, with a lively flow of water streaming past in the Lourens river. Fairy lights decorate the lush tree canopy above the relaxed outdoor seating, with squirrels frittering around from tree to tree – some of the brave ones will even come right up to your table to say hello!
With daily food and drink specials, live entertainment, sports viewing on the biggest big screen in the Helderberg, and a vast array of beers on tap, you are sure to be satisfied on all fronts.
This friendly restaurant and pub is currently owned by Gillian Visagie, her husband Gideon Visagie and Johlene Smith. Collectively, they’re passionate about providing customers with a happy tummy, a variety of thirst-quenchers and a wholesome experience in the beautiful setting of the Old Bridge Restaurant & Bar.
Gillian is a born and bred Helderberg local, who has worked in the service industry since the age of 15, worked on cruise liners for 7 years, and graduated in Hospitality Management through the International Hotel School. Gideon has been living in Somerset West for the last 15 years, who has also worked abroad for a period of time as a project manager and now fully committed to running Old Bridge Tavern. Johlene, like Gillian, is a born and bred Helderberg local and has worked in finance all her life for big companies such as Appletizer. Between the 3 of them, they have finance, operations and service covered to the max!
Takeaways | Full Bar | Outdoor Seating | Child Friendly | Pet Friendly | Cocktails | Free Wifi | Functions | Year End Parties | Group Bookings | Fund Raisers | Charity Events | Theme Parties | Braai Events