Belgium > Durbuy
BlackHaddock (263) , England | March 29, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 12/20
Lovely sunny day in a lovely little tourist town miles from most places on earth. We had just spent a very pleasant hour wandering around the ’Topiary Garden’ and I then anounced the real reason we were in town. We were going to find this place.
La Feme Au Chene is just off the main road which goes through the town and overlooking the river (if you sit on the rear terrace). There is an old part of the building that is on the main road, but everything is reached via the carpark. The brew house is on the right and the main bar entrance is straight in front as you walk through the carpark from the road. Inside is a basic, clean, fairly boring room with an equally boring bar area. We sat outside facing the carpark and road, about four tables. We shared the area with a French Rugby team who had just done a brewery tour and a heavy nights drinking the evening before!
One draught beer only, ’Marckhoff’, I also obtained a .75cl bottle to sample and review at home.
Served by a simpleton who couldn’t speak any language and understood even less. Got through in the end, three Marckhoff beers and a Fanta. Fresh and fine, the beers were obviously poured into the correct glass and at the correct temp.
Don’t know who the brewer is, but Danny Prignon from Fantom it isn’t. He helped to set up the brew house and brewed for the first 8 days. He was then told he could leave. I know this because he told me during a brewery trip round Fantom half an hour after I left here.
The food looked good and everyone on the rear terrace had meals in front of them, it was lunchtime, but we weren’t hungry.
Nice to have ticked this place off, but nothing really special.
Bart (108) Brussels, Belgium | September 3, 2011
44 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 9/20
Small place at the bourders of Durbuy center. Only brews the Marckloff, a decent homebrew. You can buy it in bottles on the spot.
bernatbeer (76) barcelona, Spain | August 31, 2011
66 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Cerveceria pequeña de durbuy a pie de carretera.muy lleno de gente,la cerveceria esta a la vista con unas ventanas de cristal.muy pequeña y artesana.Lastima que solo hacen una cerveza.
si estas de paso esta bien hacer una copa.
baxterfish (161) , England | June 8, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 2/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Nice brew pub in petty but ultra-touristy Durby. Parking can be a nightmare so I suggest you visit out of season.
The one beer they brew (markloff) is a kind of ’rough round the edges’ version of lachouffe but rather pleasant. Not at all like Fantome with which the brewery is supposedly associated.
Travlr (1255) Washington, Washington DC | February 27, 2010
62 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
Small farmhouse brewery in an incredibly beautiful setting. The brewery itself is smaller than my kitchen, one tun, boiler, and a hand-crank cork machine! Brewery tour takes 11 seconds. Interesting video. Home-made pate and cheese, both are excellent. Just the one beer, a decent blonde. Very friendly staff.
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