Visited on a Friday evening. Spartan looking brewpub, not much decoration except for the brewkettles and a little stream of water running through the floor. Also relatively empty in terms of clientele. Tried a taster of 4 beers for Ä6,50. Beers were all decent, but not very exciting. Service was OK. You can eat here as well, mostly one-pot dishes, but we didnít try the food. Wouldnít go back again.
Visited this lovely, old warehouse-style brewpub on a Sunday afternoon. Quite spacious, several wodden tables, a few steel tanks inside as well, quite inviting ambiance. It was very quiet, even the few guests were very calm. I sampled all five beers, but I didnít get a tasting flight, but every beer was served after my glass was empty. I had to wait quite long for the beers to be served, so maybe ask to get all beers at once, it was a bit annoying actually. And itís not that the waiter was so busy, he probably thought it would be good to wait a little after every beer. Prices were okay, the beers were decent, and you can take bottles home as well. I would only really recommend this place if you havenít tried the beers already though.
Gruut No English tours when I went so I just poked around the tiny brewhouse on my own. Very small it'd be pretty typical in Japan. The staff was happy to chat a bit & give me a rundown of the brews. I ordered a taster, 11€ for 5 beers, and got to work sampling them. The space is small and surprisingly modern. If in Gent pop in, wifi also available.
Gruutís brewpub, or rather cafť, which I heard has to move elsewhere. Fit to relax a bit on a sunny afternoon, but lacks a bit of atmosphere. It is however interesting to be able to see the brewery inside. Serves only Gruut beers as far as I remember, which is fine of course, but I would not recommend going there for that alone, as these beers are easily available throughout Ghent and its surroundings.
Fairly central location and relaxed atmosphere. Service was quite okay, but when it got more crowed it was certainly difficult to get any attention. Food was mediocre and the same was the beer I tried. Three small samples are available for Ä6,50. Both beer and food was fair enough and the place in it self was kind of cool. Worth dropping by if one happens to be in the neighbourhood, but I wouldnít go out of my way for this one.
bartlebier (130) Belchium im Biersgau, Germany | January 25, 2014| Updated February 27, 2014
Visited several times over the last few years, both in summer and autumn. The potential for this ideally located small scale house brewery near the water is much higher than what they seem to make of the surroundings and interior. Every time we were there service and atmosphere were lacking, and 1 waiter busy with one large group of tourists/brewery visitors who had booked the full meal, resulting in long waits. Beers themselves are tasty, but less inspired than their medieval basic concept would suggest. Only tried little bites, nothing from the menu. Sitting outside in summer has its charms, but overall I would like to be more fond of this Ghent landmark--. Suggestions: introduce a few guest taps, bottles and knowledgeable servers.