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“Don't miss!”
Review of Herberg Vlissinghe

Herberg Vlissinghe
Ranked #32 of 716 Restaurants in Bruges
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $6 - $21
Cuisines: Pub
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Café Vlissinghe, the oldest pub Bruges. Already since 1515, Café Vlissinghe is hiding in the beautiful Saint-Anne quarter. The unique atmosphere and the friendly ambience make Vlissinghe a favorite meeting place for Brugeans and for tourists from around the world. Come enjoy and immerse yourself in the rich history of this special place.
London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
155 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“Don't miss!”
Reviewed February 24, 2013

We just stopped by for a coffee, but wish we had more time to spend as it was an amazing building. It's very small, room for about 30 people max. Freddie the pub dog, was an extra special welcoming treat.

  • Visited February 2013
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Paris, France
Level 6 Contributor
176 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
“Oozing charm ...”
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Warm and cosy place with a good variety of Belgian beer and local food at very decent prices. Lovely interior with an old wood stove and lots of trinckets from the past around.
Definitely a place with lots of charm and character.
There are individual tables and a big one for sharing.
The garden is lovely, spacious and a great place for sitting when the weather is good.
The only negative was the service. Slow (despite not busy) and not very interested in serving us at all.

  • Visited January 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
1,582 reviews
704 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 357 helpful votes
“Good for a cosy lunch ...”
Reviewed February 9, 2013

... Especially when it's cold, as the old-fashioned heating system is very effective. The food is Belgium staple but pretty good quality nonetheless. The dog is annoying BTW.

Visited February 2013
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London
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A must!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This is a great find and an absolute must find if you go to Bruges. A charming little place with very friendly staff. Good food and beer, I had a croque monsieur and apple pie, neither of which disappointed. Definitely worth finding if you're visiting St Anna and the windmills, or even if you're not in that area! Small tip, it's quite a small place so might be worth looking into the possibility of booking.

  • Visited December 2012
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Luton
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107 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Warm yourself at the oldest bar in town”
Reviewed December 18, 2012

We stepped in to the Old Vlissinghe bar for lunch on a freezing cold day in December. Sitting by the stove with a bowl of soup and a beer was the perfect lunch.

This is the oldest bar in town and it really feels it - you can picture yourself in one of those Dutch genre paintings by de Hooch. The cast iron stove is like something out of a museum, but it works!

There is even a friendly dog, who looks up at you, hoping you have not read the notice forbidding you to feed him.

The choice of beer was more restricted than in many bars, with only about a dozen to choose from, but there is a good range of the local beers.

Visited December 2012
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