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Spy Cider House and Distillery, The Blue Mountains, ON

Spy Cider House and Distillery

4.7
4.7
69 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Distillery
Passionate to the core, our organic ciders and spirits pay tribute to the Blue Mountains by insisting on a philosophy of excellence that can only be expressed through the local fruit.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Beer Garden, Brewery

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (519) 599-5353

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please see our website spydistillery.com for our current food offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    The Spartan is our 1959 Spartan Carousel we have fully renovated. Come enjoy our wonderful assortment of ciders and spirits in a cozy, private venue.The Nest is our hospitality loft area. With upscale ambience and a truly incredible view, this space is perfect for sipping with a few friends or hosting a small gathering.Please contact us!

  • Neighbourhood

    Blue Mountain

  • Cross Street

    Highway 26 and County Road 2

  • Parking Details

    Parking Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

What 69 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Simcoe County

    Best Overall

  • Simcoe County

    Best Service

  • Simcoe County

    Best Ambience

  • Simcoe County

    Best Value

  • Simcoe County

    Group Bookings

  • Simcoe County

    Healthy

  • Simcoe County

    Neighbourhood Gem

  • Simcoe County

    Outdoor Eating

  • Simcoe County

    Romance

  • Simcoe County

    Scenic View

  • Simcoe County

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. NP

    NancyP

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great spot to bring visitors to Grey County. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Tasty beverages.
  2. BL

    BrittanyL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Great atmosphere and live music. Not busy on a sunny Sunday afternoon, service was a bit slow considering it not being busy but overall a great place
  3. WB

    WimB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasten flight are generous and delicious! The people of Spy are knowledgeable, very kind and helpful. Highly recommend a visit!
  4. KS

    KarenS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FABULOUS views! Spy Distillery is located in the hills of Blue Mountain and surrounded by orchards. The Cider and sandwiches were great. The distillery equipment is beautiful to see. Great venue.
  5. A

    Annie

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience4
    We didn't have food so rating doesn't really apply. The location is lovely. The view is so much nicer from the inside on second floor, but too noisy with all the equipment running (which of course is necessary). The outside sitting area is nice. I like the firepits and toss game. Check out was too slow. We had another appointment, so you lost a sale because I couldn't wait. I would definitely tell friends about your Cidery. The overall experience was very nice.
  6. e

    elleb

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone and everything here is quite simply amazing We discovered this wonderful piece of paradise last year and just keep taking everyone we know there We always tell our friends and family about it as they always exceed our expectations especially Freddy Thank you we so appreciate your service
  7. MR

    MargotR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had hoped to have lunch but their kitchen wasn't up and running yet. They were nonetheless able to provide a charcuterie board that was lovely. Lots of choice and interesting cheeses, crackers, meats and a delicious chutney!! The service was wonderful and the view spectacular :-)
  8. D

    Dine4

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Our server was friendly and extremely helpful. She happily accommodated our request to be distanced from other patrons, as we had 2 immunocompromised people on our group. The cider and gin tastings were well presented and the ambience is great.
  9. H

    Happinessis

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    The hospitality manager was a great host! Sat upstairs with a lovely view. Most enjoyable. We look forward to returning in the Summer when they have more food options available.
  10. BB

    BarbieB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Ryan is awesome and we had a great time. Loved hearing about the plans for Spy moving forward.
  11. RB

    RobertB

    Ottawa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We didn’t have any food but that wants an option. Such a good intro to the place from….forget his name but he was amazing! Bearded fellow who had just started there like a month ago. He knew so much about the place on our tour and the products. We loved everything that we’d sampled even though we are not cider or hard liquor drinkers. A really great place for an outing to meet friends and do something different. We’ll all be back!!!
  12. S

    Sweetpc

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful afternoon on the patio. No food here - but they are bringing in a pizza oven for the summer which will be wonderful. The staff were wonderful - great explanation on the ciders. Try it out for yourself!!
  13. S

    Smile

    Toronto

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience5
    Really busy and they were able to scrounge up some stools by the drafty door at the bar even though I made reservations for a tasting more than a month ago. No food was offered to us. Cider and spirits were good.
  14. SM

    ShayM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !! Staff was so nice & welcoming and informing! Had the best birthday and the cider was amazing too ofcourse! Will be back
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing experience at Spy and with the hospitality group!
  16. CP

    CamilleP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We made a last minute reservation for a date, and from the moment we walked in we had a wonderful time. We got to learn so much about the processes for making each product and it really added to our experience and enjoyment of our flights.
  17. RW

    RobynW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely, friendly staff! Enjoyed our visit immensely
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic with a gorgeous view!
  19. c

    corinnet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    What a great spot to spend an afternoon. We rented snowhoes and did the trail through the orchard . Then has a flight amdnsome tastings around the campfire. It was a great afternoon with friemds and we will be back woth more. It is a hidden gem in the winter you need to check out. Thanks to Aubrey and Freddie for the tour and amazing service. Spy is not to be missed and worth the drive.
  20. WS

    WendyS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Spy Cider House is a great spot to visit! It has beautiful flights of ciders and spirits to sample and a lovely outdoor space including fire pits and snowshoeing. The host (Freddie) was fantastic and explained the history of the business and the intricacies of the ciders and spirits. Our favourite was the raspberry wine mixed with cider. The gin is also quite beautiful. There isn't a lot of food there, it's more of a fun spot to try local beverages. It's very close to other vineyards as well. We spent the afternoon on a self-led tour of local spots.
  21. RQ

    RegQ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent winter experience. Shared some lovely cider by a lovely fire.
  22. ML

    MichelleL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience4
    We had a very nice time , the drinks are delicious the service was awesome. We only wish there was more food options and the prices were fair. We have been there a few times, but the lack of options for snacks is disappointing, they do have very tasty chips but the cost isn’t cheap. You can also request a cheese and meat board but again the price is extreme. Other than that it’s a wonderful place.
  23. RJ

    RobinJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Our cider tasting and tour of the distillery yesterday was great fun. Can't wait to come back in the summer and enjoy the outdoor patio area. It looks so inviting!
  24. CB

    CBriggs

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Charcuterie board was Amazing. They also had delicious nonalcoholic Apple cider for kids
  25. RA

    ReillyA

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a great time when visiting! Great staff and quality service.
  26. PD

    PhilD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 5, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We visited the Cider House in early December looking for an evening out. This is a great place to learn and experience what the local areas surrounding Collingwood, Thornbury ad Meaford have to offer. Can't wait to come back in the late summer and early fall season.
  27. A

    Anniej

    Miami - Dade

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff was amazing and very helpful and informative. We even got to have A Femme Fatale which was an excellent cocktail!
  28. AE

    AmandaE

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience5
    Lots of comfortable seating areas with great views. No mention of food on website except expensive chips, yet one table had preordered charcuterie board.
  29. AC

    AmandaC

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience3
    The experience was great as we haven’t some a distillery before They were cleaning in side when we got there so it was extremely noisy. I wish it had said something about the cleaning being done that day and we would have booked for another time. The second option to sit was an old 1950’s trailer which was great, minus there was supposed to be heat inside it but it did not work. The product we had was very tasty and we purchased samples to bring home with us. Freddy was great and knowledgeable about everything and apologized for the noise and lack of heat and provided blankets to try and keep us warm. There was mention of snacks to be offered online but we were never never offered chips or snacks to go with our pairings.
  30. AB

    AndreaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We visited many spots on our trip and this was our favourite. The location is beautiful, tucked away from the downtown in the middle of farmland, very picturesque in the fall. We stopped in on a Sunday afternoon and there was also live music. Cider is fantastic and so are the spirits. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Will be back!
  31. C

    Crew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly efficient service in a fun and scenic environment!
  32. KL

    KimL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place to visit. We dined outside on the patio on a gorgeous autumn day in sheep skin covered bar chairs tasting delicious ciders and spirits. Our host Freddy was over the top friendly and informative!! Don’t miss visiting this hidden treasure.
  33. SW

    SusanW

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 22, 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Freddie, our host, was very knowledgeable about the production of the ciders and spirits and answered all our questions intelligently. He has a good sense of humour and made good recommendations. Our visit to the Spy Cider House was a great start to our girls weekend! A great spot for visitors to the area to explore.
  34. NP

    NancyP

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A great cider tasting experience. Fun and friendly staff. Just one suggestion, add your chicouterie board onto your chalkboard menu so more customers are aware. We’ll be back
  35. S

    Slynn

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very cute brewery! The Spartan bus was set up perfectly for our group. The weather wasn’t very warm, so this helped us stay warm and cozy, while having the chance to taste a few more options of cider. I would definitely revisit this venue.
  36. SW

    SandraW

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our visit to Spy Cider House and Distillery. Our host was helpful in explaining the history of the Spy, the various ciders and drinks. Sitting outside on a fall day sampling different drinks was wonderful.
  37. TD

    TD11

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Ciders, Gins and Brandies were first rate. Did not sample the Vodkas so cannot speak to those. Servers were fist rate, prompt and pleasant. In particular, Freddie, was personable and provided a very knowledgeable discussion of all the products on offer. Will definitely visit again soon.
  38. BH

    BrendaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Worth it to order charcuterie plate ahead of time.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience4
    Nice place and most likely one of the best cider in that area
  40. JZ

    JoZoo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2021

    overall5food2service5ambience5
    Thoroughly enjoyed our outing at this cidery. I loved the Spy Spritz and my friends were impressed with the Cider flights. Lovely chill atmosphere with friendly service. The Kettle chips were tasty but a broader selection of nibbles would have been appreciated.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Spy Cider House and Distillery is rated 4.7 stars by 69 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Google Map for Spy Cider House and Distillery

808108 Side Rd 24 The Blue Mountains, ON N0H 1J0

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Highway 26 and County Road 2

  • Neighbourhood

    Blue Mountain

  • Hours of Operation

    Wed–Sun 11:00 am–6:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Distillery, Beer Garden, Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Parking Lot

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gender Neutral Restroom, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (519) 599-5353

  • Catering

    Please see our website spydistillery.com for our current food offerings.

  • Private party facilities

    The Spartan is our 1959 Spartan Carousel we have fully renovated. Come enjoy our wonderful assortment of ciders and spirits in a cozy, private venue.The Nest is our hospitality loft area. With upscale ambience and a truly incredible view, this space is perfect for sipping with a few friends or hosting a small gathering.Please contact us!

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