Cassel, Kerelshof

Top destination in French Flanders! 

The 'Kerels' is THE meeting point for  beer loving locals and visitors alike. 

Located in a prominent position on the cobbled terrace of the Grand Place, this is one of the oldest buildings in Cassel. 

The attractive exterior draws you into the tastefully furnished and decorated interior, which avoids the tweeness of many 'new wave' Estaminets. Much is made of hanging hop vines along with pictures and photos from local artists.

This is a true Estaminet where popping in just for a drink is positively encouraged and where the interesting list of 80 plus beers might encourage you to stay a while longer than planned.

There is also a house beer 'BierLala' which is brewed in collaboration with Brasserie Thiriez . Denis (the Landlord of Kerels) and local beer nut Olivier worked closely with Daniel from the brewery and the liquid result proved a great success. The original brew was a 'Red IPA' and the second one will be a blond. It is served on draught and also available in 75cl bottles to take away. 

Traditional bar snacks of cheese cubes and Saucisse sèche are always available, plus a chalk board list of more substantial dishes, including various Planches, Carbonade (maison), PotjevleeschWelsh (rarebit) (maison)  and Tarte au Tarte au Fromage  au Pave Cassel (Maison).

If you see a short, slightly confused Englishman at the bar with a bad French accent, say hello, it will be me.

Traditional Flemish Pub Games available.

Monthly folk jam session, 3rd Tuesday of the month!

Beer highlights: 2 permanent Taps SAS Pils, Poperinges Hommel, 2 Taps with rotating beers from Brasserie Thiriez , Brasserie du Pays Flamand amongst others.

Bottles: Punk IPA, Guldenberg, XX Bitter, Noire de Dottingies, Dalva, Boon + 70

fri, sat    11:30 to 02:00
sun        11:30 to 01:00

3rd Tuesday of the month from 20:30 for Folk Jam Session

Can open at lunchtimes during the week, depending on weather.


    Address: 31 Grand' Place, 59670 Cassel, France
    Phone:+33 3 28 42 43 02