Big and beautiful place in the tourist stretch heading from the central station. The decor is fantastic, deep brown wood everywhere, Art Deco lights and huge stained glass ceiling. Very inviting. Beer selection is fairly small, they have cask pumps but most were off, including their own beer when I visited. Service was quick, polite and friendly and the prices although high, were still better than Netherlands standards.
Spacy yet relatively quiet English pub in the busy centre of Antwerp. Quick and friendly service. The only pub serving that Martin’s Real Ale, apart from other John Martin products (which I’m not a fan of) and several bottled English classics (Fuller’s, Shepherd Neame). Not comparable with a real English pub in England of course, but still rather interesting, though I could not spend a whole afternoon here.
Pleasant and calm place in the afternoon, with relaxing music, liberty interior. Besides the house beer there is no reason to come here: all other beers are widely available, and their thing of rebadging beers is very annoying.
Contrived, expensive and pointless. The equivalent of ’Belgian’ cafes in London and fake Irish pubs the world over. If you want real ale go to Britain. There are far, far better places to drink beer in Antwerp.
77ships (177) Antwerpen, Belgium | February 5, 2012| Updated December 9, 2013
If you are nearby, pretty much only reason to seek this one out is that they actually have a cask ale which brewed only for them which is nice, not bad but not astonish beer either. Future additions might be nice.
Same owner as Kelly’s & Bier Central which is not the best of things considering how quickly Bier Central became completely unbearable. Seemed more like an “ok”, slightly pretensions Belgian pub-style/UK restaurant to me than a pub or a bar – didn’t eat there but menu is quite extensive (restaurant size not bar with food size), wine-list is much, much longer than the beer list, no opinion about it since I know nothing about the wine but seemed a bit like they were trying to pass average wines as a high class ones but that is just an impression, I know zilch about wine.
The beer is few standard foreign macro’s you can get at any pub, handful beers which I have no idea what they were supposed to be since they had names like ‘kriek’ bar without brewery mentioned – appears like they added a 2 or 3 common UK stuff on the list now since my visit.