Henne Kirkeby Kro
Up-dated traditional Countryside Inn
The exquisitely restored exteriors of the inn still look like the traditional and picturesque late 18th century West Jutland styled thatched roof farmhouses that the buildings were originally built as in the 1790´s. However, “Jægerhuset” from 2013 next-door containing seven guestrooms, with its walls of slim prolonged hard-fired dark brown brick and tombak roof, gives you a hint that this place is an extraordinary game-changer that exceeds conventional standards. Inside the inn the contrast between contemporary design and its historic structure and setting becomes more evident.
The low-ceilinged restaurant with white walls and light pine floors by Dinesen give a sombre and austere feel. The furniture and fittings are by Scandinavian design masters such as Hans Wegner and Arne Jacobsen and an astonishing and wide ranging collection of photographic art adorns the walls all over the inn .
Since 2007 passionate patron owner Flemming Skouboe together with a devote team has taken this already legendry countryside inn to new heights and has grown the good reputation of the place. British ex-pat, Michelin starred chef Paul Cunningham has held the helm in the kitchen since 2012, after closing his celebrity restaurant The Paul in Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen. Championing a rigorous devotion to pure wholesome and moreish flavours Henne Kirkeby Kro plates up an evolving seasonal menu based on the fresh harvested ingredients from the inn´s large kitchen garden together with North Sea fish & shellfish from nearby Hvide Sande and meats from select farmers. Henne Kirkeby Kro is one of only two rural Danish restaurants to receive a Michelin star in 2016, and one of only two Danish restaurants to receive two Michelin stars in 2017.
The Inns nine superbly furnished rooms in warm colors has oak as a theme throughout. Swedish Hästen Beds, sofas designed by Gam Fratesi by Fredericia Furniture, Wegners PP 503 known plainly as The Chair by PP Furniture and curtains and furniture fabrics by Kvadtrat create a beautiful and soothing guest experience.