"Standing the test of time in a village where time stands still"
McGregor ,Western Cape
Green Gables Old Mill Country Inn is situated at the top of the picturesque McGregor village and offers the full country get away experience at affordable prices. Hosts Tiger & Jill have been at the forefront of providing high quality accommodation, meals and hospitality to McGregor visitors and locals for the past thirteen years. Green Gables has often been referred to as the gateway to the village.We are an inn, not a guest house. This means a professionally run full time hospitality business offering separate self catering, and B&B accommodation as well as a fully licensed "Dining Room" and Village Pub.
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Good to know:
- 2 swimming pools to douse the summer heat. Drinks are also served at the pool.
- We are pet friendly, so bring the dogs -they will be treated like royalty.
- There is direct access to nature trails. Step off the property and onto one of McGregor’s many peaceful walks through thriving Fynbos.
- We do small weddings and functions with grace and attention to detail.
- We can comfortably host larger groups with our ten double rooms.
- Bird watching. Many varieties of otherwise elusive bird species make their homes on the 20 000m2 estate. A birdwatchers dream.
- Visit the old mill. This preserved watermill is a place of great interest to those wanting to get a glimpse of yesteryear milling methods. Built in 1862 it represents great mechanical history and learned tours are offered on request. It is situated on the estate directly behind the restaurant.
What is a country inn?
The inhabitants of Great Britain had been drinking ale since the Bronze age, but it was with the arrival of the Romans and the establishment of the Roman road network that the first inns called tabernae in which the traveler could obtain refreshment, began to appear. Every inn has a pub. After the departure of Roman authority and the fall of the Romano-British kingdoms, the Anglo Saxons established alehouses that grew out of domestic dwellings. The Anglo-Saxon alewife would put a green bush up on a pole to let people know her brew was ready.These alehouses formed meeting houses for the villagers to meet and gossip and arrange mutual help within their communities. Here lie the beginnings of the modern pub. They became so commonplace that in 965 King Edgar decreed that there should be no more than one alehouse per village.