In de Vrede | Westvleteren,
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In de Vrede
Good based on 156 ratings
Type: Bar (see listing)

Donkerstraat 13
Westvleteren, Belgium 8640 [ print map ]
057 40 03 77

Hours: From 10->;;; closed Friday

Mayor: Syfher (4) | Taps: 0 | Bottles: 3

In de Vrede

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Beer Available At In de Vrede (arranged by most recent)
Westvleteren Blond 99, Westvleteren Extra 8 100, Westvleteren 12 (XII) 100
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156 reviews for In de Vrede
 Ambiance  65%
 Service  68%
 Selection  71%
 Food  69%
 Value  77%
 Overall  75%
 Rating  81%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
thebeermonk  (12) , Netherlands | February 22, 2010
Strange to find a beer so hard to find,all most mythical, all the sudden easelly poured in for you the way you would do with a pilsner or wheatbeer like it means nothing. The place it self is rather large and not really carrying out a nice atmosphere. Just plain "what you see is what you get" style. Food is not really out of the ordanairy but simple belgium style snacks and sandwiches. Make sure to pick up your 6-pack of beer when you leave!
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 6/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
mindlesspaul  (3) , Netherlands | February 20, 2010
Had lunch here right before I had my first experience with picking up Westvleteren beer from the abbey. The place is meant moslty to give customers a chance to taste the holy Westvleteren beer. You can drink it at the site. The food is quite allright. We had a sandwich with pate from the abbey which is very tasty. The selection is a little poor. Its either a croque monsieur (toasted sandwich) or a sandwich with pate. But most of the customers make it here because of the beer. Service was a little slow, but then the place was packed during Saturday lunch time.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
tdtm82  (98) , England | February 2, 2010| Updated October 17, 2012
A romantic venue where you can acquire three of perhaps the most famous beers known to Ratebeerians. The classic Westvleteren. You get serverd in authentic trappist glasses and can actually pick up a six pack from the adjacent Westvleteren store. I loved the pate when I was here last. A terrific Flemish dish oozing quality. I had a little struggle working out the menu and feel that English menus should be displayed. It is a great place but the selection of beer is rather limited. The beers were bottled and kept in fridges. Having a blonde first is a must.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
BigMomma  (11) Leuven, Belgium | January 20, 2010
When I first saw In the Vrede I couldnít believe my eyes. What a big and modern bar is this. This first impression was nothing compared to a first look in the bar itself. If was full of people and waiters walking around with liquid gold. It was around 16:00 so luckely I found a place to sit. I ordered the 8 and it was serverd rather quickly. Some time later I came back and it was around 14:00 and it was very calm so that was a real relief. Unfortunately there was a longer waiting time then. The inside is large with good chairs and a little shop where you can buy some Trappist products. You can also buy some beer, but this is very limited. On the outside there is a large terrace where you can sit in all peace and enjoy of the weather and your beer. Between some hours you can choose to take a look at the Claustrum. This a kind of museum where you can learn more about the Trappist order. The selection is rather limited, but I donít see any other reason why you should come here if you will not drink a Westvleteren. The food is good and especially the icecream based on the 12.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 14/20
bieroloog  (2) , Belgium | January 17, 2010
In the middle of the Flemish fields you find In de Vrede. The only bar which may serve the Westvleteren Trappist beers. The only reason why you should come here is to taste the Westvleteren. There are no other beers so there isnít a large selection. There are a lot of waiters but on a hot summer day you can wait for some time before you will get your order. The prices for the Westvleteren are ok, but still to high considering that the brewery is just on the other side of the street. If you want to enjoy of a nice Westvleteren in a peacefull surrounding you should come to this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
jnelson_22  (10) Heerlen, Netherlands | December 23, 2009
Stopped here directly after picking up some 12ís from the Abbey. This place was more modern than what i was expecting, and very large. the service was good, and the staff even helped us find our way to de Struise! The selection is obviously only comprised of three beers, but thatís what people come here for... the pricing was good to, and we got some Westvleteren Goblets to take home.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh  (500) Tampere, Finland | September 16, 2009
This is strange place. Very busy place, even a.m. Mostly elderly people but everyoneís getting what they want: Westvleteren brews. Selection is quite hard to rate. Quality of selection: 100%. Variety of selection: 3%. The food was OK.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
KyotoLefty  (503) Kyoto, Japan | September 15, 2009
Itís hard to say anything bad about this place. Sure, the food is limited and they only have three a six pack to go at ridiculously low prices, and had 2 of each beer in the hall, plus a last blonde as a night cap. Honestly, I felt I could have sat there forever. Hard as hell to get to, but hey, itís a fairytale environment. The 12 seemed to need a little more age.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
vanderputten  (11) , Belgium | July 26, 2009
nice terrace with panoramic view ! beerlist covers only the 3 Westvleteren beers, foodlist is not extensive but quality is good, sometimes very busy and noisy
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 14/20
MagnumPI  (11) , England | July 15, 2009
You drive into the absolute middle of nowhere and then you turn a corner to find a carpark full of cars, and a bar full of tourists. The beer was lovely, and managed to get some to go (albeit the blonde) but you felt like you were in a museum to be fair. Very close to Calais for those lunchtimes before evening ferries so idea for that but share the Westvletern 12 or youíll be well over the legal drink limit.. Cheese also is superb !

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