Netherlands > Den Haag
Beer Available At The Fiddler (arranged by most recent)
BrewDog Dead Pony Pale Ale 93, Urthel Saisonničre 91, Hasseröder Premium Radler 5, 3 Fonteinen Oude Geuze 100, Corsendonk Tempelier 49, Vedett Extra Ordinary IPA 73, The Fiddler Black Mamba 45, The Fiddler Sea Lion’s IPA 37, Texels Springtij 50, Texels Skuumkoppe 48, The Fiddler Albino Fox 20, The Fiddler Howling Wolf 2013- 39, The Fiddler Redhead 32, Jopen Johannieter 95, Texels Bock Bier 80, The Fiddler Fuzzy Bear 41, Jopen Koyt 88, ABC Beers Konings IPA II 72, Leffe Blonde 83, The Fiddler Lion’s Den 26
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Borresteijn (204) Amsterdam, Netherlands | December 3, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Sokolov (627) Moscow, Russia | March 23, 2015
58 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 6/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
Cask ale specialists and good ones. 6 brews.
77ships (123) Antwerpen, Belgium | February 22, 2015
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
Easy to enough to find & a short tram ride from Den Haag central station. Place looks like a Belgian UK-style bar as opposed to a British pub. Looks a bit worn by use. Place had quite a few kids in it or more like a big family that had their children running around half the place, bumping a few times into my table, blowing bubbles,… Not sure if this is usual or not, I have nothing against children but you shouldn’t take like 3 tables spread across a huge bar & move your kids around all of the time & intrude into my space. Not sure if the bar can do a lot about this or whether it is a normal sight. Anyway they had 7 of their own beers on tap, UK-style & on cask. 4 € only to try shot glass sized portions of them which is a great deal if you are into ticking. Beers were honestly rubbish in my opinion, all safe for one had notes of butter & vegetables which I got the impression they think is okay because they are cask,… Glad that I only had to do a couple of cl. Because doing ˝ pint of these wouldn’t be fun. They had a bunch of other beers there at what looked like normal NL prizes to me. Nothing really interesting or unusual, decent or even good beers but selection just seemed random and a bit bland with occasionally lucky guesses. Seeing Brooklyn Lager was quite interesting. Audience just seemed like locals who are more into macro pale lager than anything which might explain decent amount of people drinking their beers. Service was standard, nothing special but nothing to complain either about. Food saved the experience a bit for me, they actually had a clearly label vegan main dish on the menu – no idea how common this is in the NL – I was quite happy. Food was rather nice, quite good potatoes & a paprika stuffed with well-done champignons. This might suffice for a dish & one beer & the ticks.
BeerandBlues2 (779) San Diego, California | January 31, 2015
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
As I walked up to the entrance, loud sounds were permeating the walls and windows, but I continued inside. There are a few tables on the main level but when football (European that is) is on, those and the bar area are quite crowded. There is seating upstairs but no bar service until 8:00 PM. I loitered around a bit sampling various beers from the lengthy list (primarily Netherlands beers). As soon as a couple abandoned their small table I took it and continued on with my beers and then food. The food was fresh and I enjoyed the stuffed pepper alongside my beers. I tried a couple house beers and they were pretty good. The service was fairly prompt.
Maakun (31) The Hague, Netherlands | November 16, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very big English-style pub. I can sometimes be very crowded and noisy. Look slike a typical pub, service is jut OK because of the big crowd, they have some nice bottles and standard taps, but also have their own beer which ranges from disgusting poison to quite drinkable. Decent enough if you’re in the area.
Brugmansia (463) Jylland, Denmark | October 3, 2014
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 13/20
Visited in september 2014, with beery friends. Placed in the city center, rather easy to find. Huge place, lots of seatings, both inside and outside. They do samples ( very, very small ones ). The beers were not served in the best condition, but will give it a go another time, being in the area..
dutchbeerpages (77) Wilnis, Netherlands | May 8, 2014
80 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 16/20
Definitely a place I would go to again. Their own beer is ok, but extra credit for being cask ales. Apart from their own beer their selection of Dutch bottles is great. Little pricy for those but worth it. Location als great.
JulienHuxley (326) Trois-Rivičres, Quebec | March 22, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Very large place right next to the Grote Kerk downtown Den Haag. Typical English pub atmosphere, nice long bar and lots of seating. They serve their own beers, all English style ales on cask. They also have the typical macro’s on tap and a 200+ long bottle list. The beers were OK, not stellar but I’ve had much worse. The prices for the food and for their own beers were average, didn’t check the bottle list. Service was quite good, which was a nice plus. I’d recommend it to travelers in town.
caesar (320) Bunnik/Utrecht, Netherlands | March 16, 2014| Updated January 4, 2015
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 10/20
Visited on a sunday afternoon, while premier league matches where playing. Atmoshpere was quite ok. Bit filthy wooden interior. Beer is mediocre at best. Service was quite ok, at least from the lady who served the beers at my table. Upon asking which Fiddler beer she preferred, she answered that she didnt like any of them. An honest answer, I appreciate that. and unfortunately she was right. Mediocre at best. Plenty of other beers available though. I like UK pubs, but it didnt do the trick this time actually.
worldbeertaste (131) , England | February 22, 2014
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 4/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 14/20
I like this pub and the service is very nice. It’s a bit pricy but sometimes worth it. The beer they make is just dreadful as is the food but it’s still a nice enough pub for a drink
Boudicca (900) London, England | October 12, 2013| Updated December 15, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 12/20
The Fiddler is a huge place in a prime location in the centre of Den Haag - a corner spot with large windows overlooking what I think of as a typically Dutch urban scene (a church, a cobbled street, tramlines, bicycles, geraniums and trees; only the canal was missing). It used to be a Firkin pub, possibly the only European one outside the UK. It’s still billed as an English pub and as these simulacrums of English / Irish / Scottish pubs go, it’s not bad. Not unexpectedly, there’s a red telephone box; also a mannequin playing a double bass in a punt, a collection of wooden barrels and a little balcony set up for a small orchestra. You get the idea. They brew English style ales which are passable and there’s a very good bottle list as well as a fairly extensive food menu in English with Dutch translations. There was an advert for bar staff and we noticed that one of the requirements was fluency in both English and Dutch.
(Last visited 25 September 2014).
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