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The Cider House - Cidertasting and Shop

Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
+47 908 35 673
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Very pleasant place

Got there on a rainy day. Great place with a great view, nice quit restaurant arranged to look as a... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2017
Tal W
Haifa, Israel
via mobile
Great food in a scenic spot

They serve tapas style light cuisine. Excellent food and service. Lamb meatballs and local... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2017
Dale B
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The Cider House is located in Balestrand in an organic fruit orchard with more than 100 fruit varieties. We are situated a short 15 min walk along the fjord from Kviknes Hotel. Our restaurant is in a glass house with a panoramic view of the Sognefjord. In our cider cellar we use traditional methods to make "champagne-cider" and distill apple brandy. Join one of our family member interpreting on how how we make fruit and berries into juice, cider and brandy in 30 min ending with samples of cider or juice. We have interpretations from Sunday to Friday at 13 and 16. The Cider House has its own shop with approx. 20 types of Balholm-ciders, fruit juices and food souvenirs from the garden. In 2018 the shop is open from May 22nd Sunday-Friday at 13-18. No sale of alcohol on Sundays. You can also join our heritage walks, cider tastings, cooking classes, guided hikes to local viewpoint, other activities. In addition we are an event venue. Visit our homepage for more information
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28 Aug 2017
“Very pleasant place”
7 Aug 2017
“Great food in a scenic spot”
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Sjoetunsvegen 32, Balestrand 6899, Norway
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Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Got there on a rainy day. Great place with a great view, nice quit restaurant arranged to look as a hothouse. Very good cider.

Thank Tal W
Reviewed 7 August 2017

They serve tapas style light cuisine. Excellent food and service. Lamb meatballs and local cheeses, local smoked salmon, cigar cheese pastry were all excellent. No crowd for lunch. Dinner may require a reservation. The cider and the orchard are not the main attraction. (in my...More

Thank Dale B
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Very informative tour on cider making followed by cider tasting and delicious lunch. Great diversion on a rainy day.

Thank Kate-Cheyenne
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Wow. Amazing cider, incredible local food...one of the best meals I've ever enjoyed, anywhere in the world. And phenomenal views!

Thank iheartaustria
Reviewed 9 November 2016

We visited Sogn Fruitpark & Cider House in 2014. At the time there weren't very many reviews or places we read about to go see. We made a reservation for Dinner. We walked (about 40 minutes from what I can remember) from our hotel in...More

1  Thank Laura B
Reviewed 18 August 2016

This is a a lovely family ran cider production business. We had a tour of the production process and a cider tasting event. We combined the tasting with a delicious lunch in a lovely airy conservatory. It was perfect on a rainy day in beautiful...More

Thank Patricia L
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Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Sometimes you don't need to go looking for perfection it finds you, today we found the most wonderful family run Cider Farm in Balestrand. We were the only couple and had the experts to ourselves, great tour and so lovely to hear how the family...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 22 May 2015 via mobile

We came by in may and had a nice chat with the owner. You can purchase their Apple cider but the restaurant doesn't open until the tourist season kicks off in mid June.

1  Thank MikeyDC
Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

After reading reviews of this restaurant the reality proved to be quite different. Ordering a selection from the Medz menu and choosing to do the three cider tasting the results were underwhelmingly. The cibbatta bread was stale, the Norwegian flatbread had stale pieces. The scallops...More

4  Thank Anthony M
GardEH, Manager at The Cider House - Cidertasting and Shop, responded to this reviewResponded 22 July 2014

We are sorry to read about your disappointing experience. High expectations are the consequence of good reviews, and we can not always fulfill these. We can only say we are sorry for your disappointing meal. We are happy to learn that you found other good...More

Reviewed 10 August 2013

Beautiful grounds and structure, delicious home cooked lunches, tours of the cider making operations with an opportunity to buy juices right off the presses. Very nice staff, mostly extended family.

2  Thank Orcas_Island_Steve
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20 May 2017|
Response from Heidrun H | Property representative |
Hi, sorry for the late reply. It can be smart to book a few days in advance because it happens that we have to send people away when we it's full.
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