Belgium > Gent
Alengrin (45) , Belgium | February 23, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited often years ago and it was always a joy to drink here. The beers were classified by province and beer list was quite extended, for those days at least; in fact, Toon Denooze, the originator of this pub, was a pioneer in Belgium in selling regional beers from all over the country already in the early eighties (the others are Kulminator, of course, and Brugs Beertje). I got to know dozens of different beers here when I first started rating them (for myself). Atmosphere was cosy, especially the garden in summer. Went back after it was taken over by Amadeus but it had lots much of its old charm by then. I will regret the demise of this classic Belgian beer pub for a long time to come. For all clarity: my rating here concerns only the íoriginalí version.
tderoeck (158) Gent, Belgium | July 5, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
dacdac (6) , Belgium | January 31, 2011
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
A really nice beer garden! Enjoyed the spare ribs. A place I always go to during summer times
Furseth (26) Kungšlv, Sweden | November 30, 2010
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
An werry special "beerplace" Kitch itís ŗ Moore exckt. The selecktion of beers was not inpresiv, But I was sattisfid with the beers Iíve trayd. Will come back in the summer, when the Biergarden is open.
Abio (51) Waasland, Belgium | October 23, 2010
48 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 8/20
Maybe they had a day off, but this was a big dissapointment. Expected way more beers to chose from, had a hard time to find 3 that make me a bit interested... The looks at the back (and the whole Hopduvel) are pretty nice, I somehow like this kind of kitch. But when we came in it was cold... Where we sit the chair was almost on fire (really was smoking!) of the heat of the heater... The person we got our order didnít came back in about 1hour15mins, this with only 3 small groups of people, all 2-3... After that long time I had to go order at the front, cause otherwise we never got a second drink I think. The third one was a bit quicker, but the rudeness to other customers and us was a bit over the edge. Will give it another try one day maybe, but for now... this bar dont get half of the points, and is way overrated in my opinion. Hope they just had a bad day... Cause this was pretty bad. The looks are good, the staff and beerlist isnít that impressive. Especially the staff.
dnstone (38) Las Vegas, Nevada | August 1, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 20/20
An eclectic but really cool place. Decked out in random decorations, thereís a library room with animal mounts, a tea room area that looks like the ultimate gradmaís parlor, and an extensive forrest like back yard seating area. The beer list is not super extensive, but has an excellent selections. Prices are good and food looks great. A must if youíre in the area.
caesar (321) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | May 16, 2010
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 17/20
Lovely place, located far away from the city centre. Beautiful garden which creates an almost romantic setting for drinking your favorite Trappist. Too bad I was there with 3 male friends :P
DanielBrown (287) Birmingham (via Leicester), England | April 3, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
I visited back in 2006, before the place was refurbed and (by all accounts) changed for the worse. My impression was of a quaint backstreet bar, with a nice garden, good range of beers and reasonable bar food. I was happy to sample Westy 12 whilst here and soak up a bit of sunshine.
confusedboy0 (9) , Belgium | March 21, 2010
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 18/20
A great location with a very nice open space outside where one can really enjoy great beers and the served food.
In summer time it is possible to meet a singer whoís bringing some arias in exchange for some coins... That way he buy his own beers ;-) Luckly he doesnít sing too bad.
If youíve the chance, come to this place. Easy to reach from the station Gent-Sint-Pieters. A walk of 15 minutes.
Tim Webb (243) Cambridge, England | August 8, 2009
40 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 2/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 8/20
When the Hopduvel was saved from closure early this year by new owners GBG Belgium and others shouted hurrah and even snuck it into the latest edition. The beer range held up initially but was probably just using up old stock. Now it is plummeting. (What do they do that ? It seems dim.) This rating was not helped by only managing to be served two beers in 90 minutes, which was some sort of record. The food is blander and more Euro-bistro than it was too. Three readers have reported the same in the past 3 weeks.
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