Located in the centre but in a lovely side-street you won’t necessarily stumble upon immediately. There are plenty of fake “pubs” likely pushed by Diago in mainland Europe but luckily this one isn’t one of them. Not fully pub pub, part pub-esque and part new Belgian bar. Newly build wooden bar one floor with two televisions showing sports & an upstairs smoking area with one more tv. Very good service which goes a long way. Saison Dupont, Delta IPA, Abt 12 on tap plus one tap of Guinness with the first one being the most appealing obv. Not sure if I have seen Saison Dupont on tap before and more uninteresting beers like Kwak, Stella & Kasteel Rouge. Smallish bottle selection with mostly Belgian classics like the Trappist beers, Duvel, standard De Ranke, Rodenbach etc. Small number rotating foreigners – Uiltje upon my visit. Plenty of local patrons & Untappd verified venue. This is a bar that focuses more on loyal customers & good service than having the rarest beer around & they seem to be quite good at it.
Typical Belgian style drink central.
Fairly large selection of Belgian beers with many of the new wave of craft beers and more of the all-time classics. Good for those looking to buy more of the Wallonian beers and the provincial breweries. Did not spot foreign beers - except for a UK Tynt Meadow trappist. Possibility to buy singles.
Fair prices, good staff also with a selection of local liqueurs and some wines. Easy to reach without having to go to the center of Ath.
Ordered online. Not the biggest selection, not too special as well, but somehow they manage to have beers in stock I couldn't find elsewhere so far, especially local ones. Prices are decent, packaging is just enough. One thing I have to moan about is that I didn't get any reaction by them after I had placed my order. They didn't react via e-mail either. So I had to make contact via facebook. They quickly inquired the issue and were quick to apologise for the inconvenience. In the meantime, a few of the beers weren't available anymore so I had to select different beers. Once this was done, the beers arrived quickly at my doorstep. They apologised once again and sent an extra beer as well. So in the end, they resolved the issue nicely, but they should work on the web shop attendance.
In Reigate town centre, a great little taproom featuring Pilgrim beers. They have a cosy indoor area and a rather expansive terrace outside. They have three standard nights on which they open, but they open on extra nights during the summer months and for special events. Parking close by if needed. Worth checking out their solid range.
After seeing an online post I ordered some beers and a Dutch cider here by phone and had them picked up by family in the area, very helpful and friendly. Next time I'm around I will definitely try and visit the shop!