Pig & Whistle- A British
Pub with Pedigree
By Karen Schmitt Translated by Blankie Hsu
"There is nothing which
has yet been contrived by man, by which so much happiness
is produced than a good tavern..." (Dr. Samuel Johnson,
The Brits enjoy a distinguished heritage of taverns and pubs
dating to the eleventh century. Early examples were simple
roadhouses where travelers could drop by for a tankard of
local brew. In time, pubs proved vital to the community taking
on a life of their own as bona fide destinations and not just
Kaohsiung's Pig & Whistle is the destination for residents
and folks just passing through. Rows of cut neckties, hung like
garlands around the bar, supposedly reflect British custom -
if a patron was caught wearing one, it would be sacrificed.
Attire is casual at "the Pig," befitting a neighborhood
pub. In fact, it is one of the most popular expat hangouts with
plenty of good food and goings on to sustain the stay.
Beer on tap includes: Corona (NT$150); Guiness (NT$240-large
or NT$180-small); Calsberg (NT$189-large or NT$150-small)
with a Happy Hour specials. Wines, spirits and mixed drinks
are also standard fare.Fish & Chips (NT$280) a classic
British combo of deep fried fish fillet and potatoes, is a
favorite a la carte item. Lunch and dinner sets are available,
complete with meat, fish or poultry entrees, salad, soup,
beverage and dessert. .
A big attraction, apart from the well stocked bar and Western-style
menu, are live band performances featuring groups from Taiwan,
South Africa, United Kingdom and Canada (Peace, the Diplomats,
and Roxy perform Thursday through Sunday). Special parties,
like the St Patrick's Day Bash, Halloween Happening and the
Mud Olympig's Tournament, are another draw that help generate
funds for charities. Jennifer Huang and Tim Clarke, who developed
the British pub concept in Taipei in 1989, have recently acquired
O'Malley's Irish Pub in Shanghai allowing for new entertainment
dimensions in Kaohsiung.
Home away from home service includes bar side ADSL links for
laptops, satellite cable TV to catch worldwide sporting events
as they happen, and honey glazed baked turkeys with all the
trimmings for take-out, a hit with internationals at holiday
If you're looking for a place to hang your hat for an hour
or an evening, you won't do better than the Pig & Whistle,
a British style pub with pedigree.
DAY SPECIALS FROM THE PIG & WHISTLE
Thanksgiving Turkey Dinner Special at NT$600
per person. RSVP by the 28th of November to get 10% discount.
Thanks Giving Dinner Special Menu (11/28)
Cream Of Pumpkin Soup
Smoked Salmon & Caesar Salad
Roast Turkey W/ Cranberry & Gravy
Thanksgiving Take Out
Turkey NT$1000 (half of bird)
Pumpkin Pie NT$250
The turkey comes with all the trimmings and a whole bird can
feed 15 adults.
(07) 330-1006 Kaohsiung Pig &
(03) 531-5099 Hsin Chu Pig & Whistle