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“Really neat place to visit”

Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery
Ranked #8 of 27 things to do in Sooke
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Tugwell Creek Honey Farm and Meadery was liscenced in 2003 as the first Meadery in Western Canada. At our oceanside honeyfarm we hand craft the highest quality Meads (Honey Wines) from local honey. Meadmaker Bob Liptrot has kept bees since the age of 6 and has been making mead for over 35 years. Come taste our award winning meads and honey. In 2014 we became the new Economusee on Vancouver Island. Tugwell now boasts a museum quality exhibit, interactive displays, and a self guided audio tour. October - April -Saturday - Sunday 12-5pm May - September Wednesday - Sunday 12-5pm Closed January
Victoria, Canada
1 review
“Really neat place to visit”
Reviewed 20 January 2012

Located just west of Sooke on the way to Jordan River, this is a really neat place to visit. Staff are friendly and knowledgable, honey and mead products are tasty and well priced, and the little storefront shop/sample bar is unique and cozy.

Visited December 2011
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Seattle, Washington
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54 reviews
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“A unique farm visit”
Reviewed 16 January 2012

Part of the renown craft-farm movement on Vancouver Island, Tugwell is worth a visit. Their honey is real and healthy, not the processed to death and full of chemical contaminant honey sold by most major producers. Buy some for yourself and as gifts.

Mead is not my favorite drink, but it's a unique experience, and by mead standards, Tugwell's is quite excellent.

Visited May 2011
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Victoria, Canada
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6 reviews
“Go with the family, leave with mead & honey (family too)!”
Reviewed 6 January 2012

A great place for a day trip from Victoria! Try the mead (adults only of course), taste the honey (yummy) and check out the apiary (that's bee talk for hives). Of course, don't go home without a bottle or two of mead (Kickass Currant was my fave, cool name too) and some honey (we got some beeswax too).

Visited June 2011
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Excellent”
Reviewed 17 December 2011

The tasting room at Tugwell Creek is super clean and nicely laid out. Great hospitality and explanation of the workings of the honey farm and how mead is made. The family that fun Tugwell Creek are friendly, warm and hospitable. Great place to spend some quality time learning about mead, honey and the local area around Sooke.

Visited December 2011
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