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Merridale Cidery & Distillery

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Merridale Cidery

My niece got married on the Labor Day weekend just passed and had the most beautiful wedding I have... read more

Reviewed September 7, 2018
Denice R
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We stopped here for lunch. The food was was very tasty and the service was good. The only... read more

Reviewed August 31, 2018
jarh1952
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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
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Reviewed September 7, 2018 via mobile

My niece got married on the Labor Day weekend just passed and had the most beautiful wedding I have seen in years. It was their dream wedding I was told! The staff was fantastic, the food was above and beyond delicious and the venue was...More

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Reviewed August 31, 2018

We stopped here for lunch. The food was was very tasty and the service was good. The only complaint I had was that the background music was far too loud and inappropriate for a restaurant setting (80s dance music). I asked the server if it...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded September 2, 2018

Hi Jarh1952, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We are so glad you enjoyed the orchard, the food and the service at Merridale. We will be sure to work on our restaurant music to make sure it is more appropriate for all....More

Reviewed August 29, 2018

I simply can't tell you how much we enjoyed our stay at Merridale Cidery. We were lucky enough to snag a summer stay in one of their epically beautiful yurts, which felt like we were in a luxury tented safari on the inside, and surrounded...More

Thank Marisa C
Reviewed August 21, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been fans of Merridale since the beginning. The craft cider business in BC has taken off but Merridale is the best!! Always enjoy a tasting of the classics and the seasonal offerings too. Really should have the 3 Ways from Sunday available for sale...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 21, 2018

Thank you so much for your review, Cheryl Lynn. I agree that we should have our Hopped 3 Ways from Sunday available because it is so tasty! My fingers are crossed to. We look forward to serving you again soon. Cheers, Lauren

Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

We’ve been to Merridale many times for the tastings and for lunch service. Yesterday we stopped by with a few couples and ordered the cider tasting for each person. After 20 minutes (and two of us going up to check on orders) Only 6 of...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2018

Dear Brendan C., Thank you for taking the time to write us. We are terribly sorry to hear that you had such a bad experience at our tastings bar. This is not the impression we want to make. If you have the time to give...More

Reviewed August 1, 2018

This isn't just a place you come to eat or taste the various alcoholic beverages they offer, this is a place you come for an 'experience. Plan to come for an afternoon, enjoy taste testing their various ciders, enjoy the self guided tour. Wonder through...More

Thank Sher M
MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Thank you, Sher! This is so lovely to hear. We work hard every year to serve our guests and hope to keep getting even better at it! Can't wait to see you again. Cheers, Lauren Merridale Cidery & Distillery

Reviewed July 30, 2018

We have been to Merridale multiple times and have never been disappointed until today. The menu has changed, not much choice a burger for my husband came to $23, the side salad wasn't even included. I had the bangers and mash...so much mash!!! No veggies....More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2018

Hello Michele L., Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience at Merridale. We are terribly sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. Our menu changes seasonally, and we always try to keep our prices reasonable but do focus...More

Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

Beautiful tasting room in an amazing building. Very friendly staff. We both did a flight of cider with one doing the dryer English style and the other the sweeter style. Both very good. We did not try any food but everything that went past us...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2018

Dear Rettey, Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to leave us a review of your experience at the Merridale Cidery & Distillery. We were very happy to read how much you liked the cider... we love making it,...More

Reviewed July 25, 2018 via mobile

What a lovely little bistro in the hills of cowichan. Spacious and informative as well. You can take a self guided trip through the cidery and gardens. Lovely chairs to sit back and enjoy the scenery. Only drawback is you can’t take a cool 😉...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 26, 2018

We are so happy that you had such a great visit at our farm! Thank you and we hope we get to see you again! Cheers!

Reviewed July 13, 2018

My eldest sister and her eldest daughter and I had lunch at Merridale this week. It was a beautiful day and their restaurant is lovely. We were in an open area, so a good breeze was coming through. The food was excellent and I tried...More

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MerridaleCider, Manager at Merridale Cidery & Distillery, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2018

So glad you enjoyed your experience with us. Come again soon!

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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.
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Frantinac
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 :)
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JMuise
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
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