Ter Posterie

Bar, Eatery

Rijselstraat 57
Ieper (West-Vlaanderen), 8900
Belgium

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Notes:
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.17
Reviews:
3
Ratings:
3
pDev:
5.04%
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Reviews by TheLongBeachBum:
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TheLongBeachBum from California

4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

A visit to Belgium must include a trip to Ypres (Ieper) to fully appreciate Belgiums history. In turn, a visit here must include a visit to "The Post Office". Situated opposite the genuine article, it is down an alley - you will probably spot the several beer signs leading to the outside covered terrace. Go down the nearby stairs to reach the bar, for it is situated underground. What it lacks in external looks, architecture and history, it more than makes up for with a genuine warm welcome and a homely feel. Service is good, friendly and prompt. The beer list is around 200. Not the highest ever, but the best in Ypres, and it is well thought out with some often unseen beers from small producers, that can also be purchased as "Off-Sales" at reasonable prices - so stock up!. Has a good range of Wit/Blanche Beers that makes a nice change from the normal "Hoey". The strong tourist trade means the Food menu is Belgo-English, Mussels for the former, Steaks and Chips for the latter. We had food in here at 1:30am once !! Often full of War Memorial Tourists, so the staff speak excellent English. Talking of which - you HAVE to go to the Menin Gate at 8pm. Shame on you if you Don't!!!

Oct 04, 2002
More User Reviews:
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Popsinc from Canada

4.47/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

In the little town of Ypres down a side street and through a wide alley you will find the charming little bar/restaurant Ter Posterie.

Down a small flight of stairs i walked into a bar that reminded me of an old Swiss restaurant my parents used to take me to. Restuarant style seating, old wodden tables with checkerboard table clothes. The bar itself was large and almost hidden behind all of the beer glasses and other goodies. Even the windows were decorated with beer and beer glasses which were also available for purchase at very good prices.

The beer menu was fantastic boasting around 200 beers and had a great selection from it's region of West Flanders. On this night we were introduced to the likes of Oerbier, Zatte Bie, Helleketelbier, Duchess of Bourgogne and the new product from La Chouffe, "Chouffe Coffee", a warm drink similar to Kaluah.

The menu was also very nice b/c of the fact you could order traditional dishes from the West Flanders region as well. I had wonderful asparagus wrapped in ham served w/whipped potatoes and smothered in a light cream sauce. It was fabulous.

I think the town of Ypres is so charming on its own that the feeling tends to rub off on all of it's surroundings, including the bar.

High marks. THE place to be if you make the worthwhile trek to Ypres.

Oct 29, 2003
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saltydog from New York

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Nice-sized cellar tavern. Tables with tablecloths, brick bar, and arches. No music, which was good! Waitress a little too aggressive in trying to recommend "new beer," rather then just let us order what we wanted, but eventually it worked out okay. Wood carved lantern. Outdoor area. Beers seemed to be served at cellar temperature, a nice change. Beer selection was very good, and includes ome items I had not seen elsewhere.

Oct 20, 2003
Ter Posterie in Ieper (West-Vlaanderen), Belgium
Place rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 3 ratings