Finland > Savonlinna
jookos (100) , Finland | September 2, 2013
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Beer brewing restaurant on a scenic location by the saimaa lake, within a 5-10 min walk from the center of savonlinna. Good food, a large patio with a stage often featuring music acts (finnish mostly), good beer. The only bad thing is that it’s closed from september to may. When I visited they had 5 of their own beers on tap, one cider (their own also) and their 2009 brewed imperial stout on bottle.
They offer bed&breakfast also, which, at least for me, is the obvious place to stay at when in savonlinna during the summer. They only have 2 twin rooms though, so advance reservation is needed. On the other hand, you will get very friendly & personal service.
Erasmus_ro (112) Alabama | May 31, 2013| Updated July 2, 2013
84 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Visited 30/05/13. Tried the food this time and the beer. The food was world class. Superb and not too pricey all things considered - 48€ for three courses. Boar and goose liver terrine starter, overnight baked lamb with false morel and spelt grain porridge. All served superbly and excellently. The beers were in great shape as well. The saison is good, but the Live Porter was world class. Was served by the owner, a very nice guy. Talked with him about the past and the future of the place. Too bad they’re only open for the Summer.
Visited in July 2012. A brewpub that serves food at a really nice location by the lake with a great view of it. A very nice ambiance over summer (it’s only open then) with a friendly, but not very knowledgeable service. The food’s a bit on the pricey side so didn’t try it. The brews are decently priced for someone from Helsinki, probably a bit steeper when it comes to regular Savonlinna prices though I wouldn’t know. Only their own at tap, I think it was five or six beers and a cider. All rather normal fare from a dark (porter) to two hoppier affairs (amber and golden), a wheat and their first lager. Had the amber and it was very good by Finnish standards at least. Definitely worth a visit if you’re nearby or even worth the detour from Route 5.
rosenbergh (433) Helsinki, Finland | June 12, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice place. Good location. High prices. Good gourmet food. Limited selection. 4 beers and 1 cider on tap. Definitely worth a visit when you’re around. There’s no much more beer destinations in Savonlinna since Sillansuu is closed.
tkrjukoff (189) , Sweden | July 25, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Upscale restaurant, high price food, worth the money though, very good. 5 taps own beers plus one own cider. Staff very nice and helpful.
lada66 (134) Savonlinna, Finland | January 19, 2007| Updated July 7, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
An excellent brewpub in the middle of the town centre with a large terrace. Friendly service, good food and english style ales.
spporras (21) , Finland | July 27, 2006
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
A nice brewpub in the centre of Savonlinna with an extremely good location by Lake Saimaa (one can even reach the place by boat). Huvila’s (’Villa’ in English) beer selection in July 2006 was Joutsen, Bitter, E.S.B., Porter and Blonde (all unfiltered). Also, Huvila Cider was available. Tasty beers, friendly service and very good food (not cheap though). There is a large patio with live music in Summer and ’bed & breakfast’ is also available. (see website for further info). My visit took place during the day so, unfortunately, I cannot comment on the evening atmosphere. Anyway, if you happen to be around the Savonlinna area, be sure to step in Panimoravintola Huvila for a beer or two. Note that ’Huvila Joutsen’ and ’Huvila Bitter’ can be bought in some supermarkets in Savonlinna.
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