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Valley Brewing Company

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Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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3 Gualter Road | Gapes Valley, Geraldine 7991, New Zealand
+64 3-697 4959
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 09:00 - 17:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 21:00
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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A group of 6 adults visited here late on evening. Great little venue, good hospitality and small menu but done well. The food was very good. There were a couple of nice beers in the tasting platter depending on what style you like. A small but decent wine selection to suit the menu. A great place to stop for a... More 

Thank Osteobyte
Santa Barbara, California, United States
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80 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

This brewery is great, in the middle of no where but so nice when you've been driving for ages. The owners are really nice and the venue is really well set up. Would defiantly be great for an event. I had the tasting paddle which is a must have on a first visit to any brewery.. we also ordered fries... More 

1 Thank Joanna N
Timaru, New Zealand
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were guests at this restaurant for a work Christmas Function. Perfect venue for this. The buffet catered for every dietary taste buds. Beer was enjoyed!

1 Thank Cara G
Timaru; New Zealand
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148 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Been a couple of times for a lovely meal and the paddle of beers. Always good food and service. Would recommend.

Thank sherbsfamily
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66 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

Stopped here on recommendation from friends, and we glad we did. We enjoyed sharing the 5 beer platter tastings - it was good value. They were lovely to try = we loved the porter = but didn't end up buying any to take home. We felt that they really could do some much more with the interior and make more... More 

Thank trinybop
Ashburton, New Zealand
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 December 2016

Well worth the drive to the valley for a meal. Had the fish meal (orange roughy), chips and salad. The fish was fantastic and the batter nice and crispy. The advantage of being able to choose from a half or full meal is a great idea. Shared the chocolate brownie dessert which was divine. The staff were most helpful and... More 

Thank Jo P
New Zealand
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63 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Have passed this place many times without stopping, travelling between Christchurch and Queenstown, but took the time to stop and check it out and break the arduous journey earlier this year My partner and I enjoyed a delicious glass of wine in comfortable and replacing surroundings Whilst we didn't have food, we saw some being served and it looked amazing... More 

Thank theoriginalbubster
Courtenay, Canada
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598 reviews
340 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Dropped into this cafe and brew house on our way to Christchurch. It is a craft beer brewery as well as cafe. We had the bacon,cheese and onion scones plus coffee and tea. Very enjoyable!

Thank Smoltman
Whangarei, New Zealand
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

Went to try it out with my cousins from Ashburton, who are both dairy and gluten intolerant. It must be so hard to find safe eating places, and sometimes there is little tolerance from staff. VBC however were wonderful with my 2 elderly cousins, the manager/owner is also coeliac and was a great help. My wife and I are not,... More 

Thank Chaz258
Geraldine, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Very pleasant surroundings in the countryside. Good parking off the road. Service was very good considering they were very busy for a week day

Thank pipwill2012

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Cafe, New Zealand, Bar, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 17:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?