Old countryside inns brought to life

Three entrepreneurs from the west of the country have joined forces to bring long-forgotten country pubs back to life for a day in a project that has aroused interest beyond Slovenia's borders.

The project called Oštarije kot kodi in the local dialect or Pubs as They Used to Be has so far focused on the area of Cerkno and Idrija but plans are afoot to expand it further afield.

Four gostilnas, old-style countryside establishments serving drinks and food and often lodgings as well, opened for a day in Cerkno last year, and several more in the Idrija area this...

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