and husband Danny from the eat- and beer pub
are pleased to welcome you all to their website.
It all started as a hobby. As great Lambic and Gueuze, Trappist,
Rodenbach and Liefmans lovers, and in the mean time also breweriana
collectors, we wanted to share our passion with you.
On 1 August 1996, the first step was made, and the opening
of our small eat- and beer house was a fact. It was given
the appropriate name Kroegske.
The past years we did our upper best to put a piece of our
soul in it.....and with success!
We already became well known as "the place to be"...
A discovery which went worldwide, and has become the place
for the real beer lover and enjoyer. Our idealism has arised
and grown through our experience, and this has lead to a unique
eat- and beer temple in the heart of West-Flanders.
What can we offer ?
A cosy and quiet atmosphere, candle light and a unique interior
full of breweriana. Accompanying music going from Middle-Ages,
Folk, Celtic rock, all over the 60's, 70's from song writers
to blues up to jazz. In summertime on the garden terrace you're
surrounded with old enameled commercial beer pamphlets and
in wintertime the old antique coal stove makes the coziness
Our speciality consists of fresh prepared cuisine made by
Nadine, who has obtained a certificate restaurant keeper.
Diverse fresh prepared snacks and beercuisine dishes are presented
in a most beautiful beer bible, containing more than 400
different specialty beers to choose from. Those beers are
carefully cathegorized per brew style, and this presented
in an ancient Celtic style.
This huge and extensive choice of Specialty beers are mainly
purchased at small artisanal breweries. The commercial beers
are avoided as much as possible.
The beer range consists following brew styles:
The 6 Trappist beers fromBelgium.
The Acknowledged abbey beers.
The NON-Acknowledged abbey beers.
A beautiful selection Saison beers.
The mixed fermented beers like Oud Bruin.
Fruit beers sweet and sour.
Carefully chosen Regional beers.
And last but not least the spontaneous fermented Lambic beers,
because they are ofcourse the parade-horse of our beer bible.
What do we expect from you?
In our Kroegske one can have
a chat with two or with friends and acquaintances without
disturbing other attendees.
Here with us everybody adapts to everyone. Our public do not
at all like the unexpected.
Therefore loud noises are not tolerated in our business.
For having a good party this is the wrong address. We are
more interested in what state you leave the pub than how much
Therefore the maximum of beers to drink is 5
per person. How low or high the alkoholpercentage may be.
Half hour before closing time, nothing is served or prepared
As there are enough child friendly establishments already,
our Kroegske is not suited and
adapted for babies and tots. Children are welcome only when
they are supervised by their parents.
Prams and domestic animals are not allowed. The use of parfumed
tabac in form of pipe and sigar are forbidden, this out of
respect towards other people who want to enjoy their beer
in maximum condition. This not only concerns inside but also
outside the pub at the garden terrace.
is since 1 January 2007 completely smoke free!
Everyone who can adapt those demands is more than welcome
in our eat- and beer house!
Nadine and Danny
is wat English beer connaisseur Tim Webb writes about 't Kroegke
in his new Good Beer Guide
to Belgium guide:
6km ESE of Roeselare off N36
Izegem [Lichtervelde – Kortrijk]
in the suburban hinterland. Officially Emelgem has not existed
since it was made formally part of Izegem in 1963. However,
nobody asked the locals or told the map-makers and road sign
tips: in Izegem, the Park***, 3 Papestraat (T 051 33 78 20;
F 051 33 78 69; www.parkhotel-izegem.be) is the brand new
business hotel next to the old Carpentier maltings, while
the Century**, 24 Nederweg (T 051 30 18 44; F 051 31 51 79)
was equally modern forty years ago.
051 30 77 63
Guide suggests the two hotels above because although there
is no point in coming here for anything other than this café,
we suspect that once you have arrived you will not be wanting
to leave. To find it from Izegem station head over the bridge.
Vijfwegenstraat is off the roundabout. The anonymous street
of terraced houses gives the clear message that you have to
be in the wrong place but you are not. The main room of this
small and cosy, immensely civilised brown café (see
also World beating cafés) is hung with plants and candle-lit.
It is wrapped round a neat bar that stocks 450 beers from
all over Belgium and beyond. There are cellar-aged beers too.
The shortish menu features traditional cooking, much of it
involving beer. There is a small garden at the back in summer.
Cigars, pipes, dogs, babies, Pilsener and wheat beer are not
allowed. The limited opening hours reflect the fact that the
owners consider this their hobby. Open on public holidays
when they’re coming at the days we’re open.."
Webb, Good Beer Guide to Belgium
do also have a look at John White's marvelous website:
A full page is devotes to our
pub at page: www.whitebeertravels.co.uk/kroegske.html
Wednesday evening 23 November 2005, a film crew of
Vakantieland" (Flemish Television
"Eén") did some shootings and interviews
for a next episode of the tourist program
A picture report of this happening can be seen here...
full television report (10 min.) can be re-watched here: Click
The part that features 't Kroegske: Click
The movies require the DivX 6.0 Codec. The codec can be downloaded
for free at website: www.divx.com