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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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Nice First Impression, But Disappointing After That

This place looks really nice. When you first arrive, the large, open, quiet countryside setting is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2017
Vancouver, Canada
Charming Whimsical Merridale Cidery

This was our first visit to Merridale Cidery. This stop as part of a day of exploration that I... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Nanaimo, 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 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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“cider tasting” (16 reviews)
“tasting room” (7 reviews)
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Hours Today: 11:00 am - 5:00 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 18 August 2017

This place looks really nice. When you first arrive, the large, open, quiet countryside setting is very appealing. There are whimsical decorations, a small self-guided tour available, and many nice little places to sit down for a drink. Unfortunately, it just goes downhill beyond that....More

1  Thank bryancanada
Reviewed 11 August 2017

This was our first visit to Merridale Cidery. This stop as part of a day of exploration that I planned for my adult daughter's birthday celebrations. The charming farm buildings & the whimsical Fairy village was a lovely welcome. The grounds & the aged orchards...More

1  Thank Condu
Reviewed 9 August 2017

It's a very beautiful place,it would be a great place for a small wedding. We had lunch and a flight of cider they were very good. Lunch was good, I had the cheese dip with bread it was a lot of cheese needs some veggies...More

Thank Sandy M
Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

I have been following on Facebook but never visited. This is a pretty setting. I found the buildings and signs look a bit tired and could use a fresh coat of paint. I was disappointed that the there was a charge for the tasting bar....More

Thank Cheryl C
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Whenever we have friends visiting from out of town in the summer, we always include a visit to Merridale cidery. The tasting room is also a great store to pick up interesting items for the "foodie" on your list. Sunday night is extra special because...More

Thank AlanSanders62
Reviewed 6 July 2017

This was my first cidery and I was super excited. The property seems very large, but we didn't go explore. We went to the tasting room and restaurant. The staff are friendly. We were greeted and they explained how the tastings work. $4-5 per person....More

Thank travelengnancy
Reviewed 4 July 2017 via mobile

Was there for a wedding. During photo time for the bride and groom bread and dips were available sitting in the hot sun. I asked if they had napkins or some small plates in order for us to use. They had neither. Then went to...More

2  Thank wavelength2014
Reviewed 2 July 2017

This local cidery has a wonderful combination of good food and cider. A very comfortable setting surrounded by the apple orchard.

Thank rlloyd2016
Reviewed 8 June 2017

Came here with friends a tad too late, as their restaurant café closes at 3pm. Still had the tasting session, which was interesting. Venue was not as nice as others we've been to, but the cider was on point. They also bake and sell baked...More

Thank robby321
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We recently held our son's wedding here. It could not have been done any better by anybody. It was on a May long weekend with the apple blossoms out, the cider flowing, the food fantastic, and the staff. I can't say enough about the staff,...More

Thank 847rossw
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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