For us, cider making has always been about the craft. That’s why our traditional English ciders are crafted from heritage variety apples that are over 500 years old. Our apples, our process and our service are all deeply rooted in traditional cider making.
Starting on Tuesday, August 8th we’re pairing our traditional English Ciders with English-style pub service in our restaurant, and casually relaunching our bistro as the Merridale Gastropub! Food and drink orders will now be taken at the gastropub bar, and you’ll be welcome to seat yourselves at the table of your choice, where we’ll deliver your order as soon as it’s ready. This style of service is popular in England, and we’re excited to give it a try at our farm!
With this change will come a brand-new lunch menu filled with delicious and nourishing meals that pair beautifully with our crisp apple ciders and spirits. Try the new Backyard BBQ Chicken, rubbed with our special mix of seasonings and smoked to perfection. Pair it with our Scrumpy cider for a true English culinary experience. Looking for something a little lighter? No problem, try our fresh House Salad paired with our Cyser honey cider — crafted from wildflower honey from the Merridale orchard. Our culinary team will also create a number of daily specials to keep things fresh and interesting.
Click to open a larger PDF version of the menus. For pizza night, dinner and happy hour information, visit our Evening Fare page.
After lunch, we invite you to stroll down to the orchard pond, a romantic conversation spot that also serves as the location of many Vancouver Island wedding ceremonies. We also offer a self-guided tour of the cellar and orchard.
For groups of 10 or more, please contact us to learn about our group menus and options.