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Auberge du Bon Fermier

64, rue de Famars, 59300 Valenciennes, France
03 27 46 68 25
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Ranked #10 of 122 restaurants in Valenciennes
Cuisines: Barbecue, French
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

I stayed here on a business trip, the hotel is an old building decorated in a medieval style. The rooms are ok but are a bit old fashioned for my taste, the staircases inside are very narrow and may not suit a larger framed person! The restaurant is good but a little pricy perhaps. Not much choice for vegetarians. The... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

stayed in the hotel, and can't fault any part of the stay. Specifically re restaurant, plenty of choice and local food, prepared in front on roasting spite.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Booked a room late for an Easter Sunday dinner/stopover en route to Sweden. The quaint medieval hotel is however filled with aging tatt - a good interior designer could work wonders. A friendly reception showed us to the €85 room, in the eaves of the building. The bathroom was located up steep stairs on a mezzanine with a sit bath... More

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Clevedon, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Arrived here on someone else's recommendation. Plenty of parking just around the corner. Very good atmosphere, amazing architecture - except mind the twisted ankles on the cobbled floors. We sat at a long bench type table on 'pews' in good viewing distance of the barbecue/open fire. Most of us had the pork (as in the photos) and it was excellent.... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

You do not expect to have such a restaurant in such a city like Valenciennes, but voila! Nice ambient, very special. Take one of the tables close to the fire to see the cook working. Great meat on the barbeque

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Whaley Bridge
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

One of my work colleges has used this hotel to stay in previous trips. We decided to use the restaurant facilities. A very well set up establishment. We sat out in the court yard which is recommended if it’s fine. I ordered the steak with yellow mushrooms. I asked for medium and it came medium. A beautiful steak and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Beautifully decorated restaurant spoiled by rude staff, management and inferior food. Do not even think about it if you are a vegetarian. One in our party does not eat meat. We booked and asked in advance if this was a problem and advised that it was not....... I said "vegetarian" not rabbit! The suckling pig (the very reason we booked)... More

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Geneva, Switzerland
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We ate here by recommendation of our B&B owner (La Frenaie in Estreux) and were happy we did. Good food, neat setting, great smell coming from the pig on the spit!

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

This really old coaching inn is located in the middle of a traffic island in Valenciennes. The town does not have much going for it, but the Auberge makes up for it. The whole place is higgledy-piggledy, with not a level surface anywhere. The rooms are oddly shaped and quirky. Our bathroom needed modernising and the hot water ran out... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Right in the centre of the town and a real atmospheric place. Had the speciality suckling pig cooked on the open fireplace which was very tasty. We did not choose a starter but were given complimentary sorbets which were delicious. Not cheap but definitely different.

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