Scan Magazine, Issue 88, May 2016

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Located in Grindsted, a short drive from Billund Airport and LEGOLAND, Filskov Kro welcomes a broad mix of visitors, from business travellers to families and locals.

A taste of quality, innovation and tradition Combining the charm, warmth and heartiness of a local inn with the taste and elegance of a gourmet eatery, Filskov Kro has made an impressive comeback from the verge of closure. Located in Grindsted, central Jutland, the newly renovated and reopened inn has, with a blend of traditional Danish dishes and a gourmet tasting menu, managed to win over the hearts of locals and tourists alike. By Signe Hansen | Photo: Filskov Kro

Three years ago, things were looking rather bleak for the old Filskov Kro, which became a royally privileged inn in 1853. Having been in the hands of the same family for four generations, the inn was struggling and facing closure when it was bought up by a group of local investors. Determined to save the historic place, the new owners initiated an extensive renovation and modernisation and began looking for someone to bring the hotel and restaurant into the next century. The choice 16  |  Issue 88  |  May 2016

fell on Bent Sandfeld, an experienced local restaurateur, and his wife Louise Sandfeld. Today the inn is thriving again, not only thanks to its modernised interiors but also to a great extent because of the restaurant’s growing reputation for quality, innovation and tradition. Louise Sandfeld, who is in charge of the everyday administration of the inn while her husband heads up the restaurant, says: “The inn has been completely ren-

ovated, but it has obviously been done with respect for the unique history of the building. In the same way, when we took over the inn, we brought with us our own style of food but also continued the inn’s traditions. It’s typical inn food but with our own touch; we are marrying what many would call gourmet food and the food which the locals traditionally expect from an inn. Some may say that we are sitting between two stools, but actually for our situation I think we’ve hit the nail on the head.” The owners have indeed hit the nail on the head, verified by the many enthusiastic reviews Filskov Kro receives on sites as well as its growing popularity for special events such as weddings and birthdays.

Parties, dinners and business meetings Located a short drive from both LEGOLAND and Billund Airport, Filskov Kro receives a broad variety of guests, from families to business travellers and locals.

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