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Mill house will soon be open again: We do eras or glory revive
Bruges Estaminet mill house opens on Thursday, april 18 the doors again. With Kevin Koekelbergh (39) and Thierry Strypsteen (44) are two well-known and experienced Bruges horecagezichten behind the faucet of the pub. “We want to make this known case a pleisterplek for all of the Team”, they say.

at the End of last year came to Tavern mill house along the Potterierei vacant, when the previous owner stopped. The case remained in the hands of Jan Lantsoght, also known as café De Vuurmolen on the Kraanplein in Bruges. He got in touch with Thierry Strypsteen (44), who he knew from his period in The Vuurmolen. “I have nine years of working”, says Thierry. “I immediately Kevin at met. We have come together and have signed. We want to Estaminet mill house back to the thriving pub of the past. Where all the people of Bruges are welcome and enjoy a good beer, light bubbles or a glass of wine and each with a little finger there.”

New challenge

Thierry and Kevin to join forces: they both have tons of restaurant experience in Bruges. Thierry Strypsteen began his career in 1993 in the then Flair at ‘t Zand. He later worked at the Grand Café du Theatre, The Vuurmolen, in between, in cases in Meulebeke and Ingelmunster, and the last six years in 't Oud Gemeentehuis in Varsenare. Kevin Koekelbergh (39) benefit for 13 years, Cookies in The Garre. Prior to that he worked in Ma Rica Rokk, The Vuurmolen and 't Santpoortje. “Are all the things that I really like to have done. After 13 years of Cookies, I am on a new challenge. I have the feeling that I have everything removed, though I keep the two cases provisionally combine. In Estaminet mill house waiting for new challenges.”


The pub has sixty places inside and a spacious terrace, where thirty people can be seated and a further 25 at high tables. “We focus on the good name that Estaminet mill house in the past has built up. We want that eras or glory revive. We do so with respect for the past, but also with an eye on the future. For example, We want again like the dry sausages, or a bag of chips. But it may also have something more: a selection of finger food and bites. All we want to, not all the secrets.”

That happens from the opening weekend, which starts on Thursday 18 april. From then on is Estaminet mill house is open every day from 16 hours. On Sunday from 11 am. “Then we want to occasionally extract with a food truck or a buitentap, to bring people closer to each other,” say the new owners. Wednesday is the closing day.

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