St. Bernardus Brewery

St. Bernardus Brewery, Watou: Address, Phone Number, St. Bernardus Brewery Reviews: 4.5/5

St. Bernardus Brewery
4.5
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csacsi
22 contributions
5 star
Jan. 2020 • Family
Me and my family were here. This brewery has a very interesting guided factory tour. The service was nice and friendly. I highly reccomend this place with it's panorama terrace and excellent guided tour in English, French anf Flamandish. At the end you can also taste beers (2) for free and a present is included at the very and.
Written 26 January 2020
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Thanks! It's Dutch by the way and not Flamandish ;-) But it sounds cool!
Written 28 January 2020
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Paul S
Fordingbridge, UK965 contributions
Another visit
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We have visited three times now and this was the first time we had problem with parking. It was so busy. We were lucky with the weather so had an opportunity to go outside and enjoy the views.

We had a plate of meat and bread which was very good. The ambience is great which makes the visit so enjoyable.

The art in the walls of the lift shaft are great and are worth a look.

We also visited the shop where I bought a couple of the Sour Abt 12. Great place to visit
Written 14 October 2019
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Thanks!
Written 25 November 2019
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Michael R
32 contributions
Great place for a beer
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We didnt have time for the tour, so we tried a couple of their beers. They are reasonably priced and the view is spectacular. Highly recommend.
Written 14 September 2019
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Thank you!
Written 16 September 2019
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DevonFoxtrotone
DEVON171 contributions
Why bother with Westvlerteren when you have St Bernardus
Aug. 2019
This is a must visit if you are into beer- its now a very modern brewery. Super shop and products. An interesting history- at one time they were brewing Westvleteren beer until the Monks decided to take it back in house so as to earn the title Trappist and earn the title of arguably having the best beer in the world. Well some of the yeast must have been left behind because there is very little difference between St Bernardus Abbot 12 and Westvleteren's 12 and so much easier to buy. There is a tour of the brewery at a cost
Written 27 August 2019
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Thank you very much!
Written 16 September 2019
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Derek G
Aberdeen, UK13 contributions
Quality beer & great food.
Aug. 2019
Went on the tour. Very interesting and the restaurant was great. Beer tasting and home with a few samples. Well worth a visit.
Written 11 August 2019
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Thanks!
Written 16 September 2019
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seaikman1
Denver, CO59 contributions
Rooftop dining with a view and great beer
Jul. 2019 • Family
I wish we could have planned for going on a tour, but our schedule did not allow.

We were able to enjoy a lovely family dinner outside on the rooftop. There is a 360 view of the surrounding area with hop and barley fields spreading out in all directions.

Everyone enjoyed their food. The beers, yum!

If you plan to go in the evening on the weekend, make sure to call ahead for a reservation. We were there late Friday afternoon and ordered our dinner when the kitchen opened for dinner service. As afternoon visitors left, reserved signs were put on all the outside tables. They book up all their tables for evening. I can understand why.

Worth the drive. If you are a home brewer or Belgian beer fan, this is a must do.
Written 4 August 2019
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Thanks & hope to see you soon in Watou ;-)
Written 16 September 2019
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peter v
Rumbeke, Belgium286 contributions
very nice and modern, but...
Jul. 2019 • Family
very nice and modern, but sold out most of the time. Went there already twice and twice we didn't have any space to sit...
Written 16 July 2019
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Hopefully until a next time ;-)
Written 16 September 2019
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Philip N
Alveringem, Belgium30 contributions
great view
May 2019 • Friends
A great view from the terrace on the top floor. However , we arrived and went to the Bar Canard / resto and asked if we could eat ? the lady at then entrance to the resto s asked if we had booked ? no.. sorry fully booked .. OK such is life , so we sat at the bar to enjoy a couple of beers ... we saw others at the bar eating , so we asked the bar staff if we could order the same ? yes no problem.. i feel that the young lady at the entrance to the resto , should have at least told us of the options... Had we not seen other eating then we would have left and eaten else where .... APart from that , the beer is great ,, the food was expensive but good
Written 14 May 2019
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Thanks Philip, hope to see you soon on a another occasion.
Written 16 September 2019
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HighCadence
Basel31 contributions
Rooftop terrace, bar & restaurant
Mar. 2019 • Couples
Lunchtime on a Friday in late winter / early spring whilst on vacation was the perfect time to visit this modern brewery in the middle of nowhere for lunch.

Sun was shining & warm (I’m not kidding..) so a pre-meal beer on the expansive rooftop terrace with stunning views (they didn’t allow eating outside except for platters but don’t know if that’s general rule or just time of the year as technically a little early for the terrace), followed by excellent lunch inside the spacious restaurant - still with the views thanks to all of the glass. The entire building is modern concrete and glass multi-story warehouse.

Good menu, fast service, wide selection of draft beers and pretty reasonable on prices. Stopped at the large shop downstairs on the way out for an even wider selection of bottled beers and accessories to take home.
Written 3 April 2019
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Thanks for the nice words.
Written 1 May 2019
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Brian P
New Ash Green, UK121 contributions
An excellent countryside discovery
Mar. 2019 • Couples
This smart modern building, almost on the Franco/Belgian border, stands out on the flat Flanders plain, and has a large rooftop terrace giving commanding views. Our visit didn't coincide with an English language tour of the brewery itself, but the restaurant was a good lunchtime destination on our way to Ieper, with an attractive and varied menu. Visitors can order a "flight" of the local beers with or without food, and the place is clearly popular with local people.

A shop on the ground floor has a comprehensive stock.
Written 2 April 2019
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Thanks for the kind words.
Written 1 May 2019
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