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Valley Brewing Company

$$ - $$$, Cafe,
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
+64 3-697 4959
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
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Open Now
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.All hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
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LOCATION
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 141 reviews

Reviewed 12 January 2018

We are family if five and every plate of food was presented well,,lots of it and very yummy. Every plate empty so all agreed excellent Food . Staff very attentive . Try the tasting 6 beers. Small glasses of beer brewed on site . Ginger...More

Thank 733doctor
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

It's our pleasure to serve lovely people. Thank you for your great review. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

We went here after hearing it was the best place to eat in Geraldine. Husband loved his steak, cooked rare to his liking but served with subpar veg and an extremely spicy pepper sauce. My fish was average but neither worth the money. The cafe...More

Thank Rachel C
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Hi Rachel, I'm disappointed to read your review after you and Luke dined with us. Our waitress reported that you were appreciative of the meal and everything was fine. Again when you paid at the end of your meal, you made comment that everything was...More

Reviewed 10 January 2018

A delightful little restaurant attached to a brewery overlooking the bucolic New Zealand countryside. We ate a fine meal, well served and prepared, washed down by their own beers and cider, and when done retired for the night in our camper van which we were...More

Thank David P
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2018

Thank you David for discovering us. Hope you have a brilliant holiday as you continue around New Zealand.

Reviewed 8 January 2018

Really nice people and personal service. Try a tasting board if you can't decide on a beer. Lovely outlook.

Thank phatboy2017
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 10 January 2018

Thank you for stopping in with us and for your review. Look forward to seeing you another time.

Reviewed 7 January 2018

Try the tasting paddle of beers/cider if you are unfamiliar with the craft beers here its a great way to find what you like and then take a couple of bottles home. We had lunch as well and the food was very nice but dear...More

Thank jmd632017
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

We are regular customers & we enjoy the top quality food & exceptional service. We are always made very welcome, Paul & Helen from Ashburton

Thank motorbikeride
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 21 December 2017

Thank you Paul and Helen for your kind words. We look forward to seeing you and would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Kind regards Raewyn, Philip and all the staff at The Brewery

Reviewed 6 December 2017

It is obviously a very popular choice for a meal. We had booked, but for a short time were the only ones in the restaurant as it was quite early. However by the time we had finished our meals plenty of the tables were full

Thank travellerY8637EF
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 8 December 2017

Thank you for booking and for your lovely review. We do get busy and do our best to make sure everyone gets good service all of the time. Great to hear you did!

Reviewed 29 November 2017

we were just passing through this area with some hungry kids and found this awesome cafe. Didn't taste their beer but the food was bloody awesome. freshness overloaded. One of the best chicken burgers and salad wraps I have ever had for sure. very reasonable...More

Thank samNana2014
Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place by chance as we were just passing through, and we needed breakfast, so we stopped here as my partner is also a brewer! One of the best pancakes I’ve ever had and the Eggs Benedict (veggie version) were also super...More

Thank Caracollu
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you for your kind review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed the pancakes and Eggs Benedict. My husband Philip (The Brewer) always enjoys talking to customers about his favourite topic "Beer! Beer! Beer! (or fishing).

Reviewed 16 November 2017

Enjoyed sampling the local brews along with a tasty meal on most recent visit. Restaurant has come on well. Perhaps a little noisy - needs more sound absorbing surfaces on busy days - but certainly welcoming. Will be back.

Thank Rhys_Taylor
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2017

Thank you Rhys for your review. We appreciate your comments about noise, not sure we can do too much about it on busy days sorry!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, View, Kids, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday
9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Geraldine
  • Phone Number: +64 3-697 4959
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Description
We offer good, honest, hearty fare. We are not fine dining, but believe in giving value for money. Our Blue Cod is becoming famous by all our guests who pass this secret on to others. The beers are all brewed on site and have had wonderful reviews from peers and those who like craft beer. Tasting paddles are available so you don't have to commit to just one beer. Our main ethos is to offer excellent, friendly service and give everyone a brilliant experience as they dine, inside or outside in our beautiful rural setting.
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