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You are eating in an old fire station and the beer is made behind the bar. This in itself makes it almost worth a visit. Add in the beer and the great food and you need to stop in Idstein if only to eat lunch or dinner. I had the Flammkuchen which was excellent while two of my co-workers had the cheese noodles with onions (also very tasty) and a pork loin with noodle in a beer sauce. The portions were German size (which means big) and service was good. The menu is in German with English sub-titles.
I tried their wheat beer which I thoughts was too strong but my co-worker really liked for that exact reason. If you like your wheat beer with heavy wheat taste then this beer is for you. They also brew a Hell (lager) beer and a Dunkel (dark) beer.
While we where there we saw the beer-mister start making a new batch of beer by pouring two bags of malt into the copper vat behind the bar. He spoke fairly good English and was more than willing to talk about the brewing process. He was also eating the Flammkuchen for lunch.
If you are interested in seeing more of my posts on brewery restaurants please check out my Germany travel page.
Favorite Dish: All the dishes were very tasty so I really can't pick just one. Maybe I should pick the red beets the old German couple next to us were chowing down on while they waited for their main meal.
Updated Aug 5, 2012
Address: Schulgasse 6, Idstein
Phone: 06126 / 958 112
Many people, when passing by on the motorway, catch a glimpse of Idstein lying in a sunny valley below the dark Taunus woods and decide to take a closer look, to make a quick detour.
And it is worth the time. Whether it is a short tour through the side streets only or whether the visitor decides to stay for the day or even pass the night here. In comfortable walking distance, the visitor will discover a royal palace area close to narrow streets with half-timbered civil houses in a carefully restored old town, encounter cosy corners, nooks, alleys and small passages, whether with a guided tour or on one's own.
- Rathaus -
Updated Aug 24, 2011