Nice place, has a garden outback with a view into the brewery. Service was kind of blunt both times we were there but at least not outright rude which was nice. I wanted to hate the kölsch but I must admit it is easily the best out there, and by a fair margin. We were there twice, once to see Germany eliminate France during the world cup so the ambiance was pretty tip top. Will absolutely return.
Had there been for lunch on a Saturday. The brewpub looks very charming and welcoming, liked the feeling in the Biergarten a lot. The waiter / Köbes was very nice and freindly, serving us very fast. I ordered "Himmel und Ärd" - probably the most regional food available for a tenner - very expensive. I didn’t like it I must admit - fried black sausages (looked liked something out of horses) and mashed apples and potatoes topped with some sauteed onions. My husband liked it kind of. But anyway the beer is nice, the place wonderful to relax and enjoy the day. Would not come back due to the high prices of food, but it was nice for a visit.
Very nice brewpub on the ’outskirts’ of town. Well worth the walk from the Cathedral. A bit more flavorful kölsch than the Früh. Köbes were rushing here and there to be sure none of us had an empty glass. The family and I did not eat, but everything that was brought out of the kitchen looked wonderful.
Fin (1184) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | March 27, 2014
We (Me, dad &’Barry) visited here on Thursday 26th March 2014. It had only just opened when we arrived and despite us having two beers it remained a very quiet place when we left. Getting here was a relatively short walk (10 mins) straight from cathedral nr Tourist Info’ along that road, easy to find and flat easy walk. As you enter you are in a main sort of tiled corridor this appears to be for those who are just drinking, with a very large room off to the right and smaller room to the left for eating & drinking. Beers were very reasonably priced, with six 200ml glasses (the only size option) costing us under €10. The beer and venue (it was a lovely old place) excellent, service was good, would be nice to return when it was a little livelier.
I arrived just after 10 am on the day I arrived in Germany. The server rose from his semi-comatose position and said, "Bier?" I said "Bitte." He disappreared for quite some time, then returned with a small wooden cask on a hand trolly, which he racked just inside the front door. He grabbed a mallet and slammed a small spigot into the cask, poured my glass of beer and brough it to my table. I asked if that was the first beer he had served that day. He just smiled and said, "Ganz frisch." A new glass arrived every 10 minutes after that, until I surrendered.
Bit outside of the real (toursitic) centre. Large place with airy inside area, closed of rooms as well as a biergarten. It was rainy crazy though, so we took place in the middle room of which the walls were classically yet classy decorated and most tables were empty, beer menus ready for mosre visitors. Staff was friendly and professional. The Kolsch is (amongst) the best in town, very creamy and just very drinkable. Was too bad we felt leaving back for home. Typical German pub food, but we were full from our earlier Kolsch house visits. Overall a very German experience and very good Kolsch so I have to up my rating just for that. Must visit when in town.