Roter Ochse

Flenderstraße 95
96145 Seßlach
Tel: 09569/12 20

Coburg Station 15 km/bus service from Coburg

Opening hours:
Closed Monday & Thursday
Tuesday & Wednesday 11:00 to 2:30 and 4:30 to 11:00
Friday & Saturday         11:00 to 2:30 and 4:30 to 11:00
Sunday                             10:00 to 2:30 and 4:30 to 11:00

The sign above the door says it’s been the Roter Ochse since 1489 and whether it’s been in the Franz family since then is anyone’s guess. You certainly might get that impression with the how tight the ship is run and their food is renowned. In fact, it was the one things I remembered about my visit to Seßlach, that the food there was excellent. I was planning on having lunch there the first day but my train was cancelled so I got into town too late. Unfortunately, they were to be closed the next day so I made sure to stop there later in the evening after my hike to Heilgersdorf.

Roter Ocshe Hausbier & a fine soup

I’d already eaten dinner and it was too late to get much but the waiter said he could rustle up a soup. It had been a warm day but the temperatures were dropping so I went for it. I was glad I had as it was really an excellent one. I found the Hausbier a bit on the odd side but admittedly I’d had some excellent ones at Brauerei Scharpf on my hike. I’d have to have it again but a friend had told me the food was better at the Roter Ochse and the beer at Reinwand and perhaps he was just right.

Beer: Roter Ochse Hausbräu on tap. Würzburg Hofbräu Pils is also on tap but when in a communal brewery town, drink the local tipple.

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