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Brauerei Eichhorn

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Brauerei EichhornBrauerei Eichhorn

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

Bamberger Str. 9
Forchheim, 91301

(49) 09191-2379 | map

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Added by UncleJimbo on 01-07-2007

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3.88/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I stopped by Eichhorn on 22SEP11. Hebendanz being closed on a Thursday, I opted for this pub instead for stop #2.

Found a tad off the old town center, it is in a lovely old building, the first floor of which is stonework, the upper floors being half-timbered Fachwerk. In through the archway through a small passage. To the rear is a small biergarten with a few tables/chairs and lots of foliage. I opted for the Stube, which is entered on the right of the passageway. Once in, the room runs long from front to back, the entrance being in the middle left of the room. The front, right-side, and rear walls all have medium-colored wood benches built into the walls, with the accompanying seat cushions! There were about 8 tables in the room, with a small divider setting off the Stammtisch in the rear. Two large arched windows in the front allow plenty of light to enter, and small ceiling lamps fill in the rest. White-washed walls lead up to a lovely wooden beamed ceiling, with lots of polished wood throughout the room. The decor is a few plants, some old paintings and pictures, and some assorted brewing-related equipment here and there. Some of the tables are decorated with hand-carved wooden squirrels (with acorns, of course!). A small octagonal-shaped service bar is in the rear left of the room. It was quite comfy in this place.

Service was solid, the elder lady being helpful and attentive at all times. A little pop music filled the air, though it was low-level and in the background. They offered a Vollbier Hell, Braunbier, Pils and a Leicht. I had the first two, and they were solid, though unspectacular. I dined on a well-sized plate of Currywurst und Pommes (€4.50), which really hit the spot. Eichhorn is another solid place to visit if you get to Forchheim. Prosit!!

3.88 rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $


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3.88/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This brewery and pub is located a short walk from the three places on Sattlertorstrasse, past the Rathaus and through a pedestrianized part of town.

It is basically one room, to the right after entering the arched entryway, and turning right. You are greeted by "Hopfen und Malz, Gott Erhalt's" painted on the wall as you prepare to enter from the entryway. Inside, the room is divided into areas by half-height walls. The serving bar is on the left immediately upon entering, and the Stammtisch is directly ahead (reserved for regulars, of course). To the right is an area with several tables and the windows out onto the street. Lots of light colored wood, and many plants, and the sunlight from the windows gave this place a pleasant feel.

On my visit, they had 3 beers on-tap: Hell, Pils, and Dunkle. The prices were a bit higher here than at the other three places in town that I visited, but then again, the interior of this pub was nicer than the others. I had the Hell and the Vollbier Dunkle, which were both good, but I liked the Dunkle a bit more than the Hell.

The service was good and friendly. The food was also good here, and was highly recommended by a couple of locals who were seated nearby. Food prices were €3.30 to €9.50 for smaller items, and €5.50 to €9.50 for larger items. They also seemed to have a larger menu selection than Greif or Hebendanz.

Definitely worth a stop if you are in Forchheim, and in conjunction with the other places in town, worth the trip from Bamberg by train. Eichhorn is an approximately 20 minute walk to the train station.

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Brauerei Eichhorn in Forchheim, Germany
3.88 out of 5 based on 7 ratings.
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