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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
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“orange roughy” (3 reviews)
“tasting board” (2 reviews)
“cod” (3 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
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Value
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LOCATION
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
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1 - 10 of 156 reviews

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice country location a short distance down Fairlie highway from Geraldine. Good choice of boutique beers made on site, complimented by yummy food. Our group ate Chicken burgers or Orange Roughy, both with chips and the fish with a tasty salad. Moderate prices and we...More

Thank Bertn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

About 10 minutes drive from Geraldine, this brewery/restaurant is set in a quiet country setting. The service was very attentive and food excellent (the smoked ribs are sooooooo good, a must try) The menu offers sufficient choices from snack to full meals. The drinks selection...More

Thank Mark K
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to hosting you next time you are in New Zealand.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food. Poor serice. The beer unpalatable. Only 1 other option of beer which wss a light. Oh and Cider

Thank LoveTravel824797
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

We drove through the thick fog to find this spot. Nice atmosphere and a good selection of beers. The tasting flight is just the right amount, not too much so no wastage. Really enjoyed the ginger beer and the brews were good but a bit...More

Thank kiwisqurt
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your review. Pleased to hear you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 26 June 2018

We had traveled from Christchurch in a camper, and stumbled across this little gem! We had a very nice home made meal each. I had a fantastic beef burger, probably the best one I've ever had! Cynthia had some home made soup, which was fantastic....More

Thank ppcp19792015
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. Sorry the fishing tips didn't pan out. Look forward to seeing you again!

Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We went to stop here for just a coffee along the way. It shouldn't be too hard to make a decent cup of coffee, but apparently it is, as my long black tasted more like a rotten kiwi soaked in a cup of hot water...More

Thank Luuk t
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 25 June 2018

Sir, you were observed from the time you arrived till the time you left and you never were a customer at our business. My property is not your rubbish tip, nor is it your private toilet. Your personal hygiene habits are unacceptable in my country,...More

Reviewed 18 June 2018

We discovered this café on the way to Christchurch. It has a brewery next to it. The café was quiet when we got there. Excellent chicken pie and burger and friendly staff who make sure we are satisfied with the food. The place is cozy...More

Thank motiver2018
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. So pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We had a fantastic time eating at the VBC. We randomly came upon it at lunch time, and stopped for a meal. They had a kids menu, and was pleasantly surprised to find something besides just the standard kids meals of hamburgers and fish/chips (which...More

Thank eringustaf
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your time with us.

Reviewed 22 May 2018

Saw the "Open" sign & had been told about this place so a quick turn to visit - so!! enjoyed the tasting paddle of craft beers - 5 beers + an alcohol free ginger beer - our pick probably the Wheat until Philip gave us...More

Thank jaymaybee
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review. Pleased you enjoyed the beer tasting and hope to see you again sometime so your can dine with us.

Reviewed 13 May 2018

We were heading down south and stopped in for a late lunch on a Friday. Had called in previously for a beer. Ribs are on the menu for Friday, Saturday and Sunday so I tried them, my wife had the lamb and rosemary pie. Both...More

Thank geoffjohns2016
Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to your custom in the future and hope you have safe travels.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$14
Cuisine
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, View, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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