Brouwerij De Drie Koningen


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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

Markt 30
Groede, 4503 AH

+31 0117-371511 | map

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Added by Absumaster on 10-04-2008

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4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Staying in Bruges, and not able to take a day trip to Amsterdam, yet still wanting to visit the Netherlands for a brew or two, I did a little detective work and discovered this seemingly unknown place, and I'm quite glad I did. About a 45-minute drive through bucolic Belgio-Dutch farmland, took us to the town of Groede, a quaint and ultra-serene town so quiet you can hear a leaf drop a mile away. DDK is located in the town square adjacent to a neat old church building. We visited when they opened for lunch at 11am.

The story is, Drie Koningen doesn't brew under that name anymore, as the previous owner left the business. Now the beers brewed for this establishment are under the name "Marckensteijn."

Anyway, I actually failed to notice if there was an actual bar here, because I was with the wife and baby and we went to a table. But there is a lot of seating room, and a nice outside seating area in the church's courtyard. The vibe is more of a restaurant than a brewpub, but it's very nice and well-kept.

They only have one or two of the Marckensteijn beers on tap, but they have many more in bottles, and they will pour a sampler flight from the bottles, which is the option we chose. Also available are a few light staples on tap--Leffe, Hoegaarden--and a nice range of bottles, including Rochefort, Orval, St. Bernardus, etc. The house beers were all solid. Nothing really blew me away, but all were enjoyable, and I wouldn't turn down a full bottle of any of them. Standouts were the Pils--a style I'm usually not a fan of--and the hearty RIS.

Service was excellent. Our server spoke full fluent English, which was a plus since the entire menu was obviously in Dutch, and he was quite knowledgeable in the house beers, and in the beer scene in general. Service was prompt and jovial.

The food was also very good. They have a kids' menu, so the baby chowed down on kipnuggets and fries, MsRif got a burger with a luscious salad, and, with a little help from the waiter's suggestion, I went with the mini-prawn & kaas (cheese) croquettes, which also came with a fresh and delicious salad.

This place was great! Wonderful experience overall, and I'd recommend it to anyone. If you're in Bruges or Ghent, and you have a car and a few free hours, this makes for a great little mini-daytrip.

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Brouwerij De Drie Koningen in Groede, Netherlands
3.91 out of 5 based on 5 ratings.
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