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Herberg Vlissinghe

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££ - £££
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
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Blekersstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
+32 50 34 37 37
11:00 - 00:00
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All hours
Sun 11:00 - 19:00
Wed - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Portland, Maine
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16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Don't miss this charming, family-run pub and eatery. Ancient, ancient place with pretty outside garden courtyard that has additional tables, has excellent, homey (not fancy), very reasonably priced food and (of course) a huge selection of beer. When we went it was raining and we sat inside by the fireplace. We had a wonderful time and completely recommend it.

Thank Andrew T
Nuremberg, Germany
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106 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Found this atmospheric old pub just around the corner from our B&B and loved it!! We came back everyday for drinks and a nice lunch just to enjoy the atmosphere and the beer! Go and enjoy, it's so authentic!

Thank Josy213
Brussels, Belgium
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572 reviews
461 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Vlissinghe first opened its doors in 1515, making it the oldest pub in Bruges. The great Flemish painters Rubens and Van Dyck were both regulars (the latter's chair, usually occupied by the cute small house dog - which tends to appear around your feet when the food arrives - is on the left of the old stove). The pub... More 

Thank higvin
Beek, The Netherlands
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

It was an nice experience to visit the oldest pub of Brugge. We had a very tasteful fish soup and sandwiches.

Thank magdavannispen
Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We went for a beer to the pub part of this tavern because it was the oldest one in town. It did not disappoint! The interior was cozy and warm, the beers excellent and the staff good. Reading about the old history of the place in the menu only added to the experience. The only downside is that you can't... More 

Thank S K
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

This pub, the oldest in Bruges, is rather away from the main square. That makes it a nice place to go for a different place. There are some locals, there is a woodburning stove for when it's cold and an outdoor terrace when it's warm. They have a good selection of beers and nice pub food.

Thank Chrisfs
Hannover, Germany
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60 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

The first stop on my beer tour of Bruges! Only one local beer (Zot) on tap here, but definitely worth a visit. Staff were also very friendly and helpful!

Thank Berny2159
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Opted to sit outside on a beautiful Fall evening after taking in the history inside. Nice selection of local bottled beers. Our choices included the local Fort Lapin which was delightful and the Orval which is a typical good Belgian beer. We started with the meat and cheese and then proceeded to the spaghetti Bolognese and mac and cheese all... More 

Thank GraybeardOttawa
Dallas, Texas
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73 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We found this restaurant off the beaten path off a recommend as the oldest restaurant in Bruges. The outdoor eating area coupled with the folk style music paired for a wonderful afternoon snack. There was a nice lawn area for the kids to play and plenty of toys/games for kids and adults alike. Ensure you bring cash as they dont... More 

Thank Zachary R
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72 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Was here with a group, having booked in advance for lunch and we were not disappointed. The beer was excellent for those who drank it and the food was very tasty indeed. Brugge is full of beer places but if you want food as well then this is recommendable.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Belgian, Dutch, Bar, European, Pub
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Blekersstraat 2, Bruges 8000, Belgium
  • Location: Europe  >  Belgium  >  Flanders  >  West Flanders Province  >  Bruges
  • Phone Number: +32 50 34 37 37

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?