A L’Ange Gardien | Villers-devant-Orval,
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A L’Ange Gardien
Exceptional based on 29 ratings
Type: Restaurant (see listing)

3 Rue d’Orval
Villers-devant-Orval, Belgium 6823 [ print map ]
+32 61 311 886


Hours: 11 am - 9 pm (Off-season: closed Wednesdays)

Mayor: Mathieu87 (5) | Taps: 1 | Bottles: 1

A L’Ange Gardien

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Beer Available At A L’Ange Gardien (arranged by most recent)
Petit Orval 85, Orval 99,

Previously Available
Jukebox Distorsion 97
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29 reviews for A L’Ange Gardien
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  68%
 Selection  67%
 Food  76%
 Value  75%
 Overall  76%
 Rating  78%
Rating Distribution

Oakes  (625) Vancouver, British Columbia | March 22, 2014
This is a cafe near the monastery. The monastery itself is glorious, huge, old, ruins, big crates of beer and bricks of cheese. The cafe just down the road is kind of a let down. It has the atmosphere of a university cafeteria, with the disinterested service to match. You come here for the Orval Vert on tap, which at this point is just about the only way to get that beer. They also have some aged bottles of regular Orval, so theoretically you could put together a really cool tasting. But they haven’t really organized anything like that. What do I want? Atmosphere - like let me look at the monastery. Service - show some passion. These people are clearly jaded after so many tour buses. They have completely forgotten that they are in a beer pilgrimage site, serving one of the greatest beers ever made.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
freretoc  (18) Besançon, France | March 9, 2014
Le cadre d’Orval est magnifique, et il est vraiment sympa à voir. Le restaurant n’a rien d’exceptionnel même si la nourriture à base de bière est sympa, cependant les moines ont encore beaucoup de boulot sur le fromage il devrait faire un échange culturel avec des moines fromagers français. En revanche pour les geeks de la bière c’est le paradis car il ya le petit Orval, seul Orval à la pression au Monde.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
thanatosti  (6) , Netherlands | January 3, 2014
Went there after visiting the Orval monastry to try the Petit Orval. The service was a bit slow but when we eventually had our food and drinks we really enjoyed it.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
brim  (8) , Australia | November 12, 2013
Auberge de l’Ange De Gardien was our first stop on a day of driving through southern Belgium and was a great way to start. We were fortunate enough to have clear skies and shining sun while we wandered through the monastery and were then able to sit down and enjoy an Orval and try Petit Orval (which was actually better than expected). Auberge de l’Ange De Gardien is extremely modern and clean cut which is in stark contrast to the monastery. The service was very good and we shared some cheese made using Orval beer which was just OK. A must when in southern Belgium but not really a venue that you would need to return to.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 10/20
Beershine  (698) The Sunshine State, Florida | October 23, 2013
I agree with the previous rater fully. The cafe was a sinful disappointment after the monastery visit. I was literally in tears walking through the sublime atmosphere of the monastery, especially when able to sit down by the legendary fountain. A huge fan of archaeological ruins, I spent much time (several hours) with the exhibits and the site. Afterwards, I was looking forward to the liquid sustenance to correspond with the spiritual sustenance but felt like the cafe is a deliberate antipode to the monastery! The decor is horrible, but that could be forgiven if everything else was in order. Service was indifferent, and occasionally rude. Food is good when you consider that they have the three different monk cheese made at the monastery (so you don’t have to buy a whole kilo yourself) but otherwise the menu is uninspired. Worst yet, the beers (especially the bottles) are served way too cold. What are they thinking?? There was no ceremony, no reverence for the beer at all. It was a great honor to come for the Petite Orval but the lack of both atmosphere and sincerity left a bad taste in the mouth.
  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 10/20
LomYst  (12) Rotterdam, Netherlands | September 5, 2013
pretty lame bar, low on ambiance and full of old people visiting Orval and non-beerdrinkers... but hey, they serve Petit orval (and thus raising the selection grade...) the food was good also!
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 4/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
greenclansman  (75) Nicosia, Cyprus | July 17, 2013
Visited after my Orval abbey visit. As a place its nothing special. Very nice location and natural environment. BUT if you are a beer geek, you must go there after your Orval Abbey visit. Its the only place you can try the Orval petit on draft.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 18/20
sdcourtney  (14) Berlin, Germany, | April 9, 2013
Visited while driving through on the way from Germany to Paris. Nothing outstanding, but a must visit for beer geeks. Had some food and a draft Orval with the Family. Glad I stopped.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jvdijk99  (33) , Netherlands | October 18, 2012
Petit Orval on draft, normal and old Orval in bottles. Great to have some beers and a meal after visiting the ruines. The food was nice too.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
Dedollewaitor  (334) Odense, Denmark | September 7, 2012
Jonge and Petit Orval. If you sit outside you can see the monastery. I was surprised how commercial it was and the number of tourists there were visitng. Bought a 12 pack of Orval at the shop for 16 Euro’s. Not the cheapest Orval in Belgium funny enough. The man in the shop told be that Petit Orval never had been bottled. I told him it wasnt true and we almost had a big embarrasing argument going on. Long away from Antwerp/Brussels (200Km). If located there it is a 1 day trip. Food at Ange Garden is delicious.

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