Good, traditional cuisine is primal: honest ingredients, cooked with love, a cold beer or chilled wine to go with them, the whole package served sincerely – and that’s it! A real sense of wellbeing requires nothing more. That’s what we think at the Grosser Kiepenkerl inn. The home-made way, prepared using great-grandma’s insider tips and with a pinch of creativity, which means our dishes really taste like home – and amaze diners with (re-) discoveries of unjustly forgotten delights. We wish you a great time at our inn: enjoy your meal!
To us, regional cuisine means typical Westphalian recipes that are modernized with a creative twist and prepared honestly with top quality products from the region. We only serve what is currently in season, and our vegetarian alternatives show that you can also enjoy a nice meal without meat.
Animal welfare and respect for all creatures is particularly important to us. That is why we only source meat from humane sources: regional Naturland farms and farmers, known to us personally, provide the animals with exercise, space, and more time to grow.
It’s true, the prices for this “quality of life” is higher, but it’s worth it in every respect, for animals and people alike as well as ethically and in regards to the taste.
We want to use resources responsibly and have our business certified every year by GreenTable. This regional principle keeps our carbon footprint small- we wash and iron many things ourselves instead of using laundromats, print on recycled paper, use green energy and try to make the world a little bit better with ideas such as “For- tomorrow bags” or straws made out of paper.
We also strive for long-term, respectful working relationships for our team, which promotes strengths and provides prospects.