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Merridale Gastropub

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1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good32%
  • Average12%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible7%
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“salad” (21 reviews)
“pizza” (42 reviews)
“apple cider” (5 reviews)
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Canadian, Gastropub, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
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Reviewed 6 November 2017

We typically enjoy Merridale, but what with the new "Gastro pub" changes, we were sadly disappointed. Without a waiter, we needed to line up for our food, and we couldn't find anyone to help us when we did need attention (like a doggie bag for...More

Thank travelgirl154945
Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

We are from the area and have enjoyed lunch at Merridales on several occasions in the past. So when we went for lunch last week we had high expectations. They were not met! They have moved to a gastro pub style - you go to...More

2  Thank rlparsley
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I always bring out of town guests to the Bistro. It's a lovely orchard setting and pizza Sundays in the summer are a great outing. I did not have a good experience last year and complained about the lack of sausage on the pizza. My...More

Thank gocowvalleygirl
Reviewed 25 August 2017

Took visiting guests to experience some local atmosphere. Merridale has come a long way in the last 10 years. Lovely grounds, which we toured on our own. Then in for some tasting of their fine ciders, and newer offerings of gin, vodka and brandy. Then...More

Thank dira-the-explorer
Reviewed 24 August 2017

By open windows, with bees buzzing in the well tended garden below - a very pleasant place to have a light lunch with some cider on the side!

Thank Roodeberglodge
Reviewed 21 August 2017 via mobile

The food was very good but what made this evening cost was the overall experience of the ciders and grounds. We went on a Sunday evening Pizza Night, but before we had supper we did the self guided tours of the property. Educational and entertaining,...More

Thank Pastorash
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Only wish it wasn't so far from where I live! First time here. Impressed by the ambience. The gorgeous view of the orchards anywhere you sit in the gastropub really adds to the experience. Service was average but you are expected to seat yourself and...More

Thank kinx81
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Located in an apple orchard with its own cider works this is a fun place to visit. Great setting, lots of outdoor seating. Food was good and they brew a large selection of ciders. Only downside was service and kitchen had trouble keeping up with...More

Thank Harry J
Brittany T, Marketing Coordinator at Merridale Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi Harry J, Thank you for taking the time to share your kind words about our ciders and farm. We were so glad to hear that you enjoyed the food in our new gastropub. Since we've only just switched over to this new English pub-style...More

Reviewed 11 August 2017

What moron decided that if you reduce the hours, downgrade the quality of the food and completely eliminate service, you will attract more customers? You now have to join a long line to place your order, join an even longer line to pay your bill...More

2  Thank Bruce B
Brittany T, Marketing Coordinator at Merridale Gastropub, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2017

Hello Bruce, I'm sorry our English style service was not what you were expecting when you came for your latest visit to Merridale. For us, cider making has always been about the craft. That's why our traditional English ciders are crafted from heritage variety apples...More

Reviewed 31 July 2017

My girlfriend took me here for lunch when I was visiting last week. It has such a laid back, zen feel to it. It is so lovely. My personal highlight was the cider tasters. I've attached a picture. Cider is a focus for this restaurant...More

Thank Patty103_103
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Questions & Answers
31 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hi Leslie, We do have a regular lunch menu that is served 7 days a week. It can be found on our website. We don't serve brunch in the summer, just in the fall, winter and spring. We plan to start brunch up again around... More
Neil M
12 June 2016|
Response from Brittany T | Property representative |
Hello Neil M, Thank you for your inquiry. Our lunch menu, including desserts and beverages, can be found on our website. Please see the Website button on our TripAdvisor page for the link. We do serve regular apple juice... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$15
Canadian, Gastropub, Bar, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
10:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Cobble Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 800-998-9908
  • E-mail
Merridale is a delicious destination in Cowichan —an apple orchard, craft cider house, small batch distillery, and wedding and event venue. Our authentic Vancouver Island restaurant combines cider and spirit pairings with a farm to table inspired menu, and our artisan bakery crafts fresh baked goods made with our cider leaven in brick ovens. Savour house-made delicacies such as sausages, cured meats, salad dressings, breads, and pies - then pick some up at the farmhouse store to take home! Enjoy a true island experience from your table on the covered deck overlooking the orchard and fresh herb and vegetable garden. Or join us for one of our special dinners – pizza nights with live music, mystery spirit cask dinners, and so much more.
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