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Valley Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$, Cafe,
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
+64 3-697 4959
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good27%
  • Average4%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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9:00 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 1 week ago

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

Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

A nice cafe setting with decent menu and beer on offer. A tasting paddle of 6 beers was available for $10.

Thank Louise K
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

We stopped into this cafe purely by chance and we’re so glad we did. The Ribs are to die for by far the best I’ve had for a long long time. The staff are so accommodating and helpful, the beer tasters are well worth a...More

Thank Steven D
Reviewed 27 March 2018

Called in on Sunday for lunch and was disappointed with a very limited menu. No ribs, no blue cod, no platter. We finished our drinks and moved on!!! Sorry, but we wont be back in a hurry.

Thank nananellie2018
Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We didn't eat here but stopped off for a cold beer and sat outside. Beer was really good and you can purchase the beers available in the Bottle Shop. If you want to try a different bar to the bars in Geraldine then definately worth...More

1  Thank TheSnakebite
Reviewed 1 March 2018

it was only 12:45 they didn't have my first 3 choices, so opted for a coffee instead. Ordered flat white. It was undrinkable, weak, burnt milk. attempted to get attention of staff, but gave up and left coffee

Thank Lynn D
Reviewed 13 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 15 January 2018

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

Reviewed 12 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 14 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 12 January 2018

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Bar, Cafe, New Zealand, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
Restaurant 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, Waitstaff, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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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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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