Good times are back in Graskop, thanks to the newly improved Loco Inn Pub and Grill. GPS News visited the establishment and the place is all that it’s cracked up to be: a spacious outdoor area for big functions, wide parking spaces, delicious menu, large bar area, karaoke nights, a projector for big matches, tidy dining room, lapa, braai area, friendly staff and overall peace of mind.
The assistant manager, Marietjie Mannegke, said that Loco Inn Pub and Grill is set to become the leading entertainment spot in Graskop.
According to Mannegke, the Loco Inn Pub and Grill was once a train station but was later transformed into a restaurant by the previous owners. It is currently owned by Lazarus Mahlangu, who took over from October 2018.
“The Loco Inn has a rich history; we made some major improvements while keeping some of the previous features. The response has been very positive since we opened, our customers are surprised by how we have uplifted the place. We have very affordable prices,” said Mannegke.
She credited the growth of the business to a good customer relations policy which is adamantly upheld by the staff and management. The establishment is managed by Teenage Mashego.
“We welcome everybody to come and chill out and enjoy a good time. Our outside area is perfect for birthday parties, wedding receptions. We can actually host any function. So far we’ve successfully hosted two DJ’s from Ligwalagwala FM (DJ Sensor and Fortune). Our customers can’t get enough of our rump steak, Eisbein and lamb shank, amongst others. We have a fireplace in the bar area for those cold Graskop days. We have CCTV cameras all around for the security of our customers,”
Mannegke mentioned that the Loco Inn Pub and Grill hosts an event every month, which simply means more vibrancy for the town. She also said there’s a plan to do something for the kids during Easter, but this is subject to donations.
“We want to add more features like permanent Safari tents to the premises. We are also planning to have an area for the kids. Loco Inn is the most fun place in Graskop and we’ll continue to serve our customers with a big smile,” said Mannegke.
The Loco Inn Pub and Grill can be reached on 013 767 1165/074 303 8413, Facebook- Coachman Village and Trip Advisor for more information.