I have visited this place three times and just realized that I never rated it. It’s out in the country and difficult to get to if you are not driving. Located at the abbey gate, it dispenses all Westvleteren products that are available (they run out sometimes). Other than that, this is a fairly inauspicious cafe that also serves light fare such as cheese plates. However it is the least expensive place to procure a relatively undistributed outstanding beer. It’s a tourist spot, not a geek place.
strap (24) Sindelfingen, Germany | February 18, 2017
the one place to drink Westvleteren beers. we had an appetizer and dessert along with a #12 and #8. worth the stop if you happen to be visiting Ypres or get lucky enough to get through on the phone line for a couple cases of the "best beer in the world"
the place is like an highway bar, not so fascinating...is better to sit down outside: you are in the middle of the nature.
you can drink all the three westvleteren, food is quite good...only fromage, jambon and patè, but quite good.
Un endroit magique pour les amateurs de bières. A quelques pas de l’abbaye de st Sixtus, vous trouverez une boutique vendant les produits de cette abbaye dont les 3 bières des moines de Westvleteren. Un restaurant permet de goûter ces bières et les produits pour un prix acceptable. Le service est attentionné. Une belle adresse.
I’m giving "In de Vrede" a high food score for two reasons: First, the grilled ham and cheese sandwich "Croque in de vrede" is the best you’ll ever taste. Second, their icecream with Westvleteren 12 is magnificent. Besides the beer served here, these 2 reasons alone are worth a visit.
The service is pretty quick, but it shows the apathy of serving so many people every day.
On a busy sunny day, or a calm cold day, it is always special to come and see that people from all over the world come here.