(Visited Feb 2013) Nice brewpub in the middle of the city centre, just in the shadow of the church (Grote Kerk). Th place is quite big, interior in brown wood, with lots of tables, Extra seating area upstairs. The main reason for a visit are their own beers, they have up to 5 cask conditioned ales brewed on the premises, quality ranging from not so good to really good. An additional 10 taps of mixed interest. Good selection of bottles, but hardly anything rare. Visited twice on a Thursday, on the early afternoon it was quite calm, later on (around 6-8 PM) it was more busy, with a very mixed clientele. Service was friendly and efficient. Decent pub food. Worth a visit.
It was very quiet during my visit. Friendly service by English barman, who spoke quite acceptable Dutch. Sampler available. Next to the Fiddler beers, there is a wide range of other beers available. All day full English breakfast, pies, fish & chips at reasonable prizes. Good enough for a visit when in The Hague.
A large English style brewpub in the centre of Den Haag. Itís improved significantly since they started brewing their own ales once again. They have six cask ales of which some are very decent indeed and some need a little work! There is an extensive bottle selection, but itís not cheap. Service is usually very good and itís probably the best place in the city to watch big football matches if football is your thing. Donít eat here though. The food is truly awful. I keep "giving it one more try" every six months and every six months my stomach asks me if iím trying to kill it! So, the beer is great... but take your credit card unless you drink their own beer and eat elsewhere!
english brown bar feel. average british-style beer, one or two on cask. sports crowd watching television. never felt the need to go back after the first visit.
Benzai (209) Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, Netherlands | December 5, 2012
Visited with dEnk the day after Deanís "Sticky Floor Tasting", December 5th 2012. Nice brewpub, pretty large. Lots of seats available and also an upper floor. Nice selection on bottle, six of their own brews on cask. Nice music, relaxed atmosphere.
Visited on a Saturday, just after opening. Spacious 2-storey English pub, nice sturdy wooden interior, plenty of seating and lots of room in front of the long stretched bar. Football on screen, but not in a disturbing way. Service is rather slow but friendly, burger was tasty but overpriced, as are most of their bottled beers. Selection is very good nevertheless, especially bottled, tap selection consists of their mediocre house beers and a few macro beers. Likeable and cozy pub.
Quite a big place, for Dutch standards, and pretty busy as well on a Friday night. Staff was very busy but still very friendly. Simple pub menu but the vegetarian burger tasted nice enough. Their house beers are okay and mostly very English, but even the fact that they make house beers and in various styles is very applaudable. Didnít try their bottles but that selection seems nice as well. Prices are very reasonable. If they keep up this work itíll be a recommendable beer destination not only for locals but further away as well.
Visited during lunch time and sampled all 5 house beers for only EUR 2. Thatís ridiculously cheap. Then I had two bottles, one of which was on the house. 7 rates for under EUR 10... Friendly, a bit dank and musty but thatís not such a big deal.