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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

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Open Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Great experience.

We visited the Cidery and enjoyed the overall experience. We ate at the restaurant, see separate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Parksville, Canada
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A nice self-guided tour of a working cidery

You can walk through a working cidery. The tour points are fairly well signed. You kind of have... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2019
Edmonton, Canada
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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 eatery; fresh baked goods made from...more
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1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, British Columbia V0R 1L0, Canada
+1 800-998-9908
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Casual dining experience. Tasty Food. Excellent home-baked bread (can be purchased separately from dining items as 'take-away'.) Scenic and restful rural location. Located on Cameron-Taggart Rd., between Shawnigan Lake-Mill Bay Road and Shawnigan Lake-Cobble Hill Road. Drive carefully and slowly or like me, you will...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Cidery and enjoyed the overall experience. We ate at the restaurant, see separate review, food was excellent. There is a self guided walk around the orchard, you can also tour the cidery itself. Overall a great place for a visit and lunch.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank thealexpopes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure what happen here, but not what was l the expected. Lived in Victoria 8 years and was looking forward to going to Merridale today with friends. Cranky staff, cobwebs hanging from the celling, food barely ok. Was thinking this might be venue for...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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celesteherbert, Marketing Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Sheila - Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Your experience is definitely out of the ordinary for us, as we typically get rave reviews about our food. As a venue that tries to bring the outdoors in with open, covered...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I went with my bride for a lovely afternoon get-a-way from city life. Going country style can get you lost, but this rural destination is well signed off hwy#1. I enjoyed the ambience of a working orchard. Dining area includes interior spaces for large groups...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019

You can walk through a working cidery. The tour points are fairly well signed. You kind of have to investigate on your own as there are no guides. The service / dining area is the perfect place to have a bite to eat or to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank fouquado
Reviewed August 5, 2019

Upon arrival we did a self guided tour of the orchard and grounds. A very peaceful setting with surprises on the perimeter trail that will bring smiles to young and old alike. The numbered seating dictates where you are sitting, the earlier you book the...More

Date of experience: June 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019 via mobile

We went as two couples, and found the location was beautiful. We had a booking for four for pre ordered pizza, at 7pm. We ordered drinks at the bar and two were served, the other two waited about 5 minutes, we thought it was just...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank DavidMcCormick
Reviewed July 15, 2019

For whatever reason, Merridale Cidery and Bistro is not clearly marked as one drives around Cobble Hill, but pay attention to small signs mounted high up on poles! It's a lovely countryside so driving over and over the lanes was worth it. The orchard is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank culture_analyst
Reviewed July 7, 2019

We spent a couple of lovely hours here--first enjoying 2 flights of distilled ciders accompanied by a wonderful charcuterie board. Then we took a short self-guided tour of the operation, followed by a meander around the orchards in the misty afternoon

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank carryon_10
Reviewed June 30, 2019

We found this on the NET, and a great find. They have many delicious ciders to taste(and buy) and have a very neat bistro overlooking the garden and orchid. Food was awesome with great service...for sure a must destination...thanks

Date of experience: June 2019
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Kayla M
August 2, 2018|
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Response from MerridaleCider | Property representative |
Yes, our old world or new world flights are $5 but there are options for other flights like our cocktail flight which is $15.
September 14, 2017|
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Response from MerridaleCider | Property representative |
Children are very welcome at anytime. We are equipped with a kids menu, high chairs, changing tables and fairy walks :)
March 3, 2017|
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Response from MerridaleCider | 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