Hvidsten Kro is not just one of the country's oldest inns. It is also a royally privileged country pub, home to a legendary omelette served in the pan and the famous White Group that revolted against German occupying power during World War II. And then the place just oozes charm, idyll and unique history.
The inn, dating from 1634, is on the 4th generation owned by the Fiil family. In particular, it has been Marius and Gudrun Fiil who make Hvidsten Kro what it is today. It was Gudrun who invented the recipe with the pork egg cake in the pan and Marius, who led the White Group against the Germans. The story of the resistance group is also made into a feature film (the Hvidsten Group from 2012) which is highly recommended.
Our tips for the place
Hvidsten Kro is not a place you just pass by unless you live in the area, but if you ask us, the inn is worth a detour. Sure enough, it's been a few years since we were last there, but we still remember the extremely tasty omelette. If you are into classic Danish curries, then it will definitely suit your taste. The historic rooms certainly add an extra dimension and it is extremely exciting to take a walk in the dining rooms to take a look at the many old pictures standing around.
Bonus 1: For the omelette, it's worth drinking one of the three beers that Randers Bryghus brews specifically for Hvidsten Kro.
Bonus 2: Once the omelette has been eaten, you can advantageously hit the stomach with a stroll in the adjacent barn. Here you will find interesting old effects that Marius collected in his time. Many of the items collected are also used to build the inn.
Bonus 3: It is possible to spend the night in the inn's guest wing. We haven't even tried it & #8211; but it is definitely on our to-do list.