Watch: ‘We celebrated Belgium at this year’s Euros with a pint at Covent Garden’s Lowlander’

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The capital based Belgian bar has an array of traditional tipple for footy fans to try.

Football fever is set to take over London over the next month as fans flock to the capital to celebrate the 2024 UEFA European Championship and what better way to honour your favourite team than with a themed tipple.

Luckily for Belgium supporters, Covent Garden is home to the bar Lowlander which has a mix of traditional beers on tap and is even set to show the Euros on its large screens.

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Ahead of the start of the Euros I headed to Lowlander alongside London World’s video reporter, Jack Abela to sample some of its beers.

To clarify I’m not much of a beer drinker so going into the central spot I asked the bar staff what their most popular ale was and was told the Brugse Zot was one of their most poured pints.


With such a gleaming recommendation, of course I had to try it and was instantly excited when the bar staff began to pour the golden blonde blend into a sizable stemmed glass which seemed as big as my head.

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Jack on the other hand opted for a Belgian Pilsner which unfortunately was not served in such a grand glass as mine was.

At £9.25 a Brugse Zot is certainly not the cheapest pint in London but it does mean you don’t actually have to hop on a plane and leave the city just to try a traditional Belgium beer.

As for the taste, the golden ale actually packed a punch and was more rich and flavourful than I expected it to be. While it may not be something I regularly order I would certainly recommend it whether you’re supporting Belgium in the Euros or not.

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