Set among the cobbled streets of Hattenheim, in the the pretty wine-growing region of the Rheingau, Zum Krug is a timer-panelled and painted Weinstube-with-rooms, dating from 1720 but carefully renovated in 1986. The dark-green exterior and decorative wrought iron are immediately eyecatching. The interior is just as attractive, with a wood-panelled dining room, massive green-tiled stove, and stained glass windows illustrating (as you might expect) a wine-imbibing theme.
Underlining the fact that this is a serious wine-drinking establishment, there is a special gourmet menu for around 40 euros, which includes an appropriately chosen glass of sekt or other locally produced wine with each of the four courses, finishing with a glass of vintage port.
Like the food, the bedrooms are perhaps secondary in a place with such a focus on wine, but they are entirely adequate – cosy, simply decorated, with handsome, traditional furniture and pretty flowered materials, in keeping with the tranquil atmosphere of the hotel and its surroundings.