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Very Enjoyable Brewery Tour and Decent Eatery

We enjoyed being shown around this small brewery gaining a fascinating insight into the processes... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
AndyMcGonegal
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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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Nice place to enjoy drinks with friends. Food was not expensive and tasted fine. A little too noice.

Reviewed 1 week ago
maxyne13
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Paris, France
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The historic Rochdale Cider Factory in Stoke is the home of McCashin's Brewery, where the "Craft Beer Revolution" was started in 1981 by Terry McCashin. Rochdale Cider is still brewed on site, along with Stoke Beer, Palaeo Water, Stoke Ginger Beer...more
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660 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We enjoyed being shown around this small brewery gaining a fascinating insight into the processes - the tour guide managed to combine just the right blend of info and humour. Also, the soft drinks and food were good in the cafe.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AndyMcGonegal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice place to enjoy drinks with friends. Food was not expensive and tasted fine. A little too noice.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank maxyne13
Reviewed February 1, 2019 via mobile

Come on guys!!! We’re regulars and had lunch and drinks with friends, was not busy at all forgot drinks order, forgot an entree Waitress no personally and clearly not happy on her job. Was a shame as we had raves about coming here Food was...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed January 28, 2019 via mobile

Me and my partner had a tour of the brewery with one other couple back in December, and Dave was our guide. The brewery is very interesting and the tasting were delicious and generous! We can’t say enough great things about Dave. He was attentive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tommajones
Reviewed January 27, 2019 via mobile

Me and my partner went on a tour with Dave who was fab. Really knowledgeable and answered all our questions before we could even ask them! It was really interesting getting behind the scenes to see the whole process and then loved the tasting board...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank ladyyasmin
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We had a fantastic tour around McCashin brewery with Malcolm. He explained the whole brewing process really well and made sure we got to see it all in motion. It was then followed up with a tasting flight of five beers and one cider. They...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Melanie S
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This was a really interesting and enjoyable tour finishing with sample tasting of beer and cider made here. Malcolm was our informative guide who showed us the making and bottling process at the brewery and answered all our questions with knowledge and wit. We had...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed April 26, 2018 via mobile

Dropped in on a weekday arvo following an outing in the Nelson region. Had tried a couple their beers in bottles over the years so knew roughly what to expect. The brewery facade certainly doesn’t jump out at you but didn’t let that impact expectations....More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank mjhorgo
Reviewed March 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a quick tasting today with Nicki. She was definitely passionate about their beers and spirits and was very helpful! Would love to go again and have a meal!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank kierahrah
Reviewed March 4, 2018 via mobile

We pre-booked a tour of New Zealand’s first craft brewery. Although our tour was a little rushed it was more than made up for by the knowledge and anecdotes of our guide Nikki. For your $25 you also get a generous tasting of a variety...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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