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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Dont bother for lunch

cold hamburger perhaps left over from day before, with luke warm dish watery soup without any... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
Cobble Hill, Canada
Tasting at their new distillary

I have been to Merrydale in the past, for cider and a wedding. Both we wonderful and well executed... read more

Reviewed 10 November 2017
Cobble Hill, Canada
via mobile
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Merridale is a delicious destination in Cowichan —an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and wedding/event venue. Join us for a cider and spirits tasting; savour farm to table cuisine in our gastropub; fresh baked goods made from cider leaven in our bakery; discover our traditional cider and spirits methods on our tours; stroll the orchard while your kids search for the mystical faeries rumoured to live here; shop in our farmhouse store for unique artisan wares; relax in our lounge with cocktails, cider and spirit flights, and appetizers for pairing; overnight in a yurt or book a wedding/event. Open daily. Visit our website for hours and special events, like Sunday pizza nights and our fall dinner series!
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good34%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

cold hamburger perhaps left over from day before, with luke warm dish watery soup without any flavour that you could nail except cider and a parsley flake. Really good olives. No service. Perhaps dinner would be better but I wont try. Little choice and only...More

Thank violetsgold
Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

I have been to Merrydale in the past, for cider and a wedding. Both we wonderful and well executed. This time we went to taste they distillary products. It passed the test. Tasted great and wonderfully presented. Their staff is well trained and enjoyable.

Thank hiebertfamily
Reviewed 23 September 2017

Excellent lunch and interesting variety of ciders. The service was amazing. We were short of time, so did not get to take advantage of the tour. A good lunch stop while touring the wine country. Funny thing to say, but they had the best fries...More

Thank Mike W
Reviewed 17 September 2017

We booked a stay in the smaller of the two Yurts Merridale has on the property. Having never stayed in a yurt before there were no expectations. We arrived shortly before 5 p.m., after a beautiful drive through the farm filled valley and roads lined...More

Thank Donna P
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Beautiful surrounding, a dream place and very special. And frankly speaking - we knew that it was a pizza place, nice pizzas and service. But this is such a shame, as the overall package could and should have been for something much smarter than a...More

1  Thank Nir K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

On our first day of your trip we enjoyed the cider tasting but the gastro pub was closed. we returned the next day for lunch. The food was mediocre. One of us had Cobb salad (no sign of any chicken in it), the other has...More

1  Thank eat-hearty
Reviewed 26 August 2017

While waiting for our visit to the Gastropub we enjoyed a wonderful self guided tour of the cidery. Totally stunning grounds, fantastic and informative tour and very entertaining things that make it funny, fun, and fascinating all at the same time. Plenty of places to...More

Thank Pastorash
Reviewed 24 August 2017

So we love cider (make it ourself) as well as visiting places cider farms in England. This place was quite charming, a little more commercialised than most of the UK places, but very nice. As you enter (toilets on the left) you get to the...More

Thank Roodeberglodge
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We ate at the cidery as part of a winery tour. A Good atmosphere and friendly staff. I had a burger with salad. The burger was home made and very tasty and the salad was amazing, Great dressing and full of goodies. I enjoyed a...More

1  Thank islandholidaymaker
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Grab a drink from the tasting room and they will put it in a plastic cup if you tell them you'd like to go outside. Adirondack chairs to lounge in while looking over the cidery and orchard. Great fun on a sunny day!

Thank kinx81
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15 September 2017|
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Response from Richard011 | Reviewed this property |
I general I would always phone ahead. We just had a young visitor, 14 months, & our local pub in the country would not let her in based on their liquor license. Better to check & avoid disappointment. That being said the... More
4 March 2017|
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Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hi JMuise, thank you for your inquiry! As yankeclipper mentioned, we do make a variety of different ciders. Please visit our website for a full listing. Our regular roster includes (starting at the driest): Scrumpy... More