The oldest restaurant in Norway on historical grounds in Bærum.

English description

Værtshuset was raised ca. 1640 at Bærum Iron Works – a solid log house by the river Lomma – in order to get control over all drinking amongst the workers. The place became immediately a lively meeting place for workers at the iron works as well as traveling farmers and tradesmen.

Værtshuset functioned also for the poor amongst the local community; taxes from the spirit sales did not go to the king but to the Iron Works who designated this money to poor relief. If the cash was plentiful is not mentioned in the story. But Værtshuset was well visited, and for about 250 years it functioned as an inn. After this time the premises were used as dwellings for the Iron Works people.

The building was later put under preservation order by "Riksantikvaren", and in 1987 it was completely restored and opened again as a restaurant.


Mon–Fri: 12:00–22:30

(Or by appointment)

During Holidays we close at 20:00!