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McCashin's Brewery

660 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 5357
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Brewery tour and tasting

We purchased vouchers through Grab One for the tour and tasting. Our guide Nikki was great and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jo S
Slowwwwwww service

First of all great meals... we had seafood chowder and salmon Service was bad they were not busy... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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The historic Rochdale Cider Factory in Stoke is the home of McCashin's Brewery, where the "Craft Beer Revolution" was started in 1981 by Terry McCashin. Rochdale Cider is still brewed on site, along with Stoke Beer, Palaeo Water, Stoke Ginger Beer and Lemon Lime & Bitters. The Brewery is a ‘must visit’ while in Nelson, offering daily brewery tours, free tastings, a cafe, bottlestore and bar. You can also make a day of it by checking out the Great Taste Trail as well, a popular walking and biking trail which runs behind the Brewery. There are other craft breweries close by you can visit too.And if you’re staying a bit longer, there’s happy hour 4pm-6pm weekdays, free quiz night every Thursday, Texas Hold’em Poker on Friday nights, McCashin’s Market every Saturday from 12-4pm, live music Saturday 1-5pm and Sundays 2-6pm, family friendly atmosphere, garden bar, $10 woodfired pizzas Thurs-Sun and Sublime coffee seven days a week from 7am. And did we mention great beer?McCashin's is open from 7am seven days a week and serves locally made Sublime Coffee. The Cafe was voted Best Cafe in Nelson's 2012 Top Shop Awards. Locals say the coffee is amongst the best in Nelson. Foodwise, don't expect a full cooked meal ... but the cabinet food offerings such as the home-made sausage rolls and beef and Stoke Beer pies, wraps, bagels, cakes, muffins, salads etc. are pretty good.
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“pale ale” (2 reviews)
660 Main Road Stoke | Stoke, Nelson 7011, New Zealand
+64 3-547 5357
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We purchased vouchers through Grab One for the tour and tasting. Our guide Nikki was great and knew her stuff. My husband is a beer drinker but I'm not but this was great for a change. Really enjoyed learning about their beer and cider and...More

Thank Jo S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

First of all great meals... we had seafood chowder and salmon Service was bad they were not busy at all ... we got our menus straight away but the waitress never came back We waited 15 mins till we managed to catch her eye from...More

1  Thank foodiesandwine
Reviewed 1 November 2017

We got vouchers for the tour from Grab One. Tour guide Nikki was knowledgeable and very passionate about the company and its part in NZ's history. Gave a very interesting and wide ranging tour of the plant. Got right up close and learnt a lot....More

Thank skip925
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

Very nice place, beautiful food, great craf beers and ciders, lovely place to be and kids friendly .

Thank celina p
Reviewed 25 June 2017 via mobile

Nice, friendly place to go for coffee or lunch. Efficient service, good coffee/ tea muffins, scones, cakes all good. Lunch simple flavoursome food. Recommend for anyone looking for something quick and simple

Thank Hellfire28
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch with some friends. My husband loves meat and he was loving the menu I had a really good beef brisket burger and the thick cut chips were amazing. Would definitely come again.

Thank Sarahroseconroy
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Their tour starts at 2 p.m., but because we took the ferry that morning, we didn’t arrive until 3 p.m. or so. No worries, because the folks at McCashin’s had been so accommodating when we contacted them months ahead of time asking for a private...More

Thank Bana J
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Friendly service. Great food. And of course the beer and cider were great. Great place to spend some time with family and friends.

Thank Pauline Polly B
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Staying in Nelson to do wine tour we found this near our rented apartment in Stoke. It's a converted brewery with a great atmosphere. The staff are superb and you can see that a lot of local people eat here. The food was simply superb...More

Thank pufferman
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

Having arrived early before the tour started we were advised by family to try the sausage rolls, I have to say they are a must, absolutely delicious. The tour was very interesting and informative and the tour guide answered all our questions with her extensive...More

Thank MyBloominEfforts
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