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Het Waterhuis aan de Bierkant

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Belgian, Seafood, European
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Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000 , Belgium
09 225 06 80
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Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Reservations
Description: Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cosy pub with a view

We went in for a mid-afternoon beer, and found this to be a great spot. Good service, and great selection of beer. Nice view of the river from this down to earth pub. We enjoyed a glass of Kwaremont.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 28, 2015
Sara I
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great spot for a drink and a bite to eat with some traditional Flemish dishes. A menu with about 150 beers. Quick service. What is not to like about that!

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I normally disregard complainers on well-reviewed restaurants, but I can honestly say that the service here is very poor. The view and beer selection is great, but we attempted to politely flag down servers for over 15 minutes before we finally got someone. After being served drinks (paid cash), we watched as another table of 2 paid for their drinks... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Went there lunchtime, bar had just a few chaps inside chatting, couldn't see the barman. After a few minutes polite waiting my husband asked nicely could we get a beer. One of the men chatting went behind the bar and said "he was having a conversation". Pah! Could've carried on AND served beer, or perhaps he couldn't multi-task. How rude,... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Smallish bar with large range of beers with little crud,great views over Ghent waterside.service very efficient perhaps too efficient , as not given enough time too get through large beer menu,plenty of Lambics which is always a sign of quality,recommended

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We went in for a mid-afternoon beer, and found this to be a great spot. Good service, and great selection of beer. Nice view of the river from this down to earth pub. We enjoyed a glass of Kwaremont.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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7 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I came here with 3 friends as I'd been recommended it by many others. The bar looked great, good beer menu and very busy. However, despite no other customers at the bar we were completely ignored for a good 15 or so minutes. I tried speaking to two staff who both turned on their heels and walked off, wouldn't even... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Knowledgable and helpful bar staff, house beers were fantastic. Could definitely waste too much of the day here!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Helpful staff and very complete beer range. Beatiful place with ancient and nice deco. Taste the complete draft beer and enjoy its terrace.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Great selection of beers and exceptional location especially in good weather. Staff helpful and reasonable prices.

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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This well known and famous beer palace has a marvellous selection of beers, the menu listing around 150, plus several on tap. Because of its popularity, it is often very busy and getting a seat inside (or outside in good weather) can be tricky. There is also an upstairs room which is sometimes open too. Staff are welcoming and helpful... More 

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Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
Phone Number: 09 225 06 80
Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
Cuisine: Belgian, Seafood, European

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  • Address: Groentenmarkt 9, Ghent 9000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  East Flanders Province  >  Ghent
  • Phone Number: 09 225 06 80

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Belgian, Seafood, European

Description

Mainly a beer heaven with some food to help it down, alongside the canal

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