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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

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Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Hard to find, but worth the work

For whatever reason, Merridale Cidery and Bistro is not clearly marked as one drives around Cobble... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Vancouver, Canada
Food is great and setting is better.

The food at this place is unique, tasty and diverse! The grounds are just stunning. Quaint and... read more

Reviewed May 9, 2019
Shawnigan Lake, 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

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Reviewed May 21, 2019

It is a very beautiful restaurant and location and worth the drive up just for the setting. Unfortunately the food and service is very poor. I waited over 45 minutes for a black coffee (though we reminded three seperate staff) Our food took ages to...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 12, 2019

It all began a few weeks ago when I made reservations on line for Mother's Day Brunch. The first sitting which was open was at 2:00. I reserved for three at $30 each. Also, gratuities were added to the bill for $13.50. I was a...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 9, 2019

The food at this place is unique, tasty and diverse! The grounds are just stunning. Quaint and breathtaking. The only downfall is the service is hit or miss. Sometimes it's amazing, sometimes it's meh. But that seems to be a trend here on oh, so...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 7, 2019 via mobile

A perfect afternoon. A fun gentle walk exploring the orchards followed by cider tasting and light bites all made on site.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 17, 2019

Meridale was the perfect lunch stop on our cycling tour of the area. The staff were very welcoming and set up a table for our large group in their lovely glassed-in verandah, even offering to turn on the overhead heaters for us as we were...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Thanks for being open in the winter, after Christmas. We enjoyed our food. My husband had the confit duck club sandwhich and soup and I had the cheese and apple sandwhich. I did find the cheese sandwhich very sweet from the chutney. I scraped it...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed December 17, 2018 via mobile

Gave two stars One for the amazing light display and one star for the chef who made us ( party of 7 adults) when we told him we were still very hungry A three course family style supper this was not, it was truly a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2018

Hi quincytoo Thank you for taking the time to write us. We are very sorry to hear about your experience and that despite our chef's efforts you still left feeling disappointed. Our chef did take your husband's comments to heart after your experience on December...More

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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