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Takeaway meals available, Restaurant Operating with Covid-19 Level Two Requirements. 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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary
FEATURES
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went there for a coffee and we are 7 of us. We ordered for a coffee and some bakies, husband asked for a hot water and the lady said hot water is $5 a cup ☹☹☹ and we asked why charged hot water for...5 dollars and coffee almost the same price yhe lady serving us said it was the owner who said that. How awful and greedy ☹☹☹More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great dinner here last Saturday. Very welcoming host! A limited but very good menu. We shared the wonderful Beef Wellington - the best we had ever tasted and a real credit to the chef. The Blue Cod was also delicious Very good...and cheap drinking. Not a beer drinker but if you were it would be paradise. Good wine by the glass. For what we wanted, couldn’t fault the place! I don’t think there is anything better around Geraldine and would certainly return- well done Team VBC!More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your wonderful review. It was our pleasure looking after you and Thomas our chef, appreciates the good feedback. Look forward to hosting you next time you are down this way.

Reviewed 7 April 2021

Owners are very friendly and make you feel welcome, the food was great and just the right size portions. We also tried some of their craft beer and it was really good and up there with some of the big players, would certainly go back!

Date of visit: April 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2021

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

Reviewed 5 April 2021

Called in to investigate the craft brewery and discovered that in addition to the range of beers that are all brewed on site, the 7-hour smoked ribs also smoked on site are among the best ribs I've had anywhere. Deliciously rich smoked flavour that's not...overwhelmed with the usual sticky sauce more commonly seen with pork ribs. On my must-do list when travelling through Geraldine.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 6 April 2021

Hi Anthony, thank you for your kind words it was our pleasure to host you, have a great day CHEERS

Reviewed 3 April 2021

Made to feel really welcome. Dinner and some books for little one brought our early which was great. Ribs were divine, steak was reeeeally good. We tried the beer paddle and will be calling in for some flaggons. Highly recommend.

Date of visit: April 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 April 2021

hi guys , it was our pleasure to host the 3 of you ,look forward to next time cheers philip

Reviewed 20 March 2021

Called in for lunch and was a good choice. Tried one of their beers and was surprised at the quality. No after taste craft beer bitterness. Food was great, real country freshness. Friendly staff. Worth the drive out to.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

thank you for your review. Pleased you enjoyed our brews.

Reviewed 15 March 2021 via mobile

Went for lunch and wasn't disappointed. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the Beer was excellent. A lot of craft style beers leave a bitter taste in the mouth, this one I had, didn't. Thoroughly recommend a visit.

Date of visit: March 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2021

thank you for your review. So pleased you enjoyed your experience here and you loved the beers!

Reviewed 1 March 2021

Stayed overnight in a motorhome on their property. First the parking and facilities were good, solid level gravel stand that was nice and quiet. Couldn't ask for more there. We went and tried a tasting paddle of beers and a few stubbies of their other...range. Whilst I thought the Harvest beer was the best of those that I tried my wife preferred Red October. Most of the ales were very similar in taste and those that we tried weren't to our taste. It probably doesn't help that I prefer a dark beer. The Jinja beer was not something that either of us liked. We had a breakfast there the next morning and couldn't fault it at all, the bacon was excellent with the poached eggs on artisan bread. very good value. We even asked where they sourced their bacon and went and purchased some from the butchery in Geraldine. After trying their breakfast we will definitely try a dinner their next visit. The hosts were very friendly and full of helpful knowledge. Would definitely visit again.More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2021

Thank you for your lovely review. Pleased you managed to source our beautiful locally sought bacon from the Geraldine Butcher and you enjoyed your stay.

Reviewed 16 February 2021

Randomly stopped at VBO on a camper van trip. We are both vegetarians but had some tasty snacks and amazing beer. Rumor has it that the dry ribs are phenomenal. Ended up staying the night in their camper lot and getting a tasty flat white...the following morning. The owners Rae and Philip are delightful people!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 18 February 2021

Thank you for your lovely review. It was our pleasure to host you. May you enjoy your time in New Zealand.

Reviewed 11 February 2021 via mobile

We asked the owner of the Asure Scenic Motor Lodge where we should eat tonight and she promptly recommended the VBC. Even better they collected and returned us - 18kms round trip! The beer, wine, and food were excellent. We certainly would recommend this great...venue and call upon people living in the Geraldine vicinity to please support this venue!!More

Date of visit: February 2021
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Raewyn O, Owner at Valley Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2021

Hi guys, thank you for your kind review, meeting people as lovely as the both of you make it easy for us to deliver great service. Safe travels

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Yes, it has a TV, but not sure how many channels, or how likely it would be to find the Super Bowl game on.
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  • Yes, Valley Brewing Company offers takeaway services.

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  • Valley Brewing Company is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4.5
    • Service: 4.5
    • Value: 4.5
    • Atmosphere: 4