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FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan Estate, Wallington, AU-VIC

FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan Estate

4.6
4.6
55 Reviews
$40 and under
Brewery

Family-run microbrewery located 'out the back' of McGlashan's Estate Cellar door. Our newly handcrafted beer and gin is a great addition to the award-winning McGlashan wines. Come and visit us for craft beer and woodfire pizzas and stay for the friendly atmosphere and good vibes.

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Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    0408 206 668

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Experiences

  • Standard booking - Food and Drinks

    Multiple dates available
    Standard cellar door booking with food, tastings, wine, beer and gin all available!
  • Tasting and/or Drinks only

    Multiple dates available
    Bookings for McGlashan Wine Tastings and FarmDog Beer and Gin tastings and drinks. Please specify likely tasting type in notes if known.

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 55 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Victoria

    Sunday Lunch

  • Bellarine Peninsula

    Most Booked

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  1. SC

    SteveC

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, beer, wine food and service. Could not fault it. Will visit often as we can.

  2. EC

    ElizabethC

    Melbourne

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Fabulous food and good portion size. Liked how you order from bar so large groups can pay as individuals. However need to offer Tea and coffee as we had 2 non drinkers who enjoyed everything but we would have all enjoyed a coffee at the end.

  3. BS

    BreeS

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food, staff and venue Love coming here Always a delight 😊

  4. CR

    CathyR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Such a wonderful place 💞 the best wine and great ambience. Highly recommend for small gatherings to large groups, bring the dog and the kids !!!

  5. H

    Hugh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It's a great spot tucked away down a long driveway and a view over a large grassed area and onto the vineyard. The pizza was delicious and the beers (Dark Ale) were just as good. our son had a great time playing with the farm dogs. We will be coming back as soon as we can.

  6. GM

    GeorginaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We were late to book, so seated outside - BYO rugs = toasty 🥰 loved the pooches ☺️

  7. VK

    VickiK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and drink. Love the gin. Generous cheese platter with super friendly staff. 'Must do' experience.

  8. S

    Sainter

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Lovely food staff and atmosphere. A great place to visit and bring your dog!

  9. JS

    JeffS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    I am a regular and while the ambiance has changed under new ownership I will continue to return and recommend it to others . It was obvious immediately that the patronage has shifted dramatically to a younger demographic and this could perhaps deter some older clients, but from my point of view it is not a problem The crew running the show are bright and friendly and keep the atmosphere light Didn’t try the beers, but the wines were as good as ever

  10. KA

    KathA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The girls are doing a fabulous job at FarmDog. Well done to their team.

  11. BH

    BreeH

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Service was great - all the staff very friendly and helpful

  12. C

    Clinton

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4

    Friendly staff, family run business. Good vibe with a DJ, kids playing, dogs wanting to play fetch. Some minor glitches on the day we visited including a power outage and running out of some wines, I'm sure they were both rare occurrences. They have recently branched into Gin, I'm keen to try their tasting paddle next time.

  13. ZT

    ZoeT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Farm dog is a great place to go for dinner and drinks, relaxed atmosphere and awesome pizza

  14. MH

    MauriceH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Thank you for making a great date night with personal service, the meat platter and nachos were very good and filling. The beer and gin really hit the spot - we had a very enjoyable night - we will be back!

  15. CG

    CharlieG

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing staff, awesome venue.

  16. KH

    KateH

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our experience was made special by the friendly staff, even though they were extremely busy on Easter Sunday. Our food and drinks were lovely.

  17. JF

    JennyF

    Melbourne

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Low key, great atmosphere, great pizza. Highly recommend

  18. AP

    AnnP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    On a public holiday and the service was excellent. We sat outdoors so the noise level wasn’t an issue. Delightful staff and the best pizza I have had. Ambience is rural and authentic.

  19. JL

    JanL

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    The pizzas are always good value. Only have a cheese/grazing board for a choice, but a rustic setting doesn’t need anything else. Sat inside due to wind where we were to be placed. Far too noisy inside on Easter Sunday. Staff friendly and attentive. The gorgeous “farm dog” entertained young children by playing soccer with a flat soccer ball. Nice picnic atmosphere outside. Great wines.

  20. OS

    OShaz

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great family place to eat and enjoy. Very Children friendly

  21. CF

    CameronF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place, staff are amazing. So relaxing. Back for lunch

  22. AA

    AnneA

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous location overlooking the vineyard. Relaxed but attentive service. Johnno was outstanding as wine tasting guide at the cellar door. Will definitely be back

  23. AB

    AlanaB

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Friends recommended McGlashans . And it did not disappoint. We will be returning again next time with a bigger table of people. Very family friendly for all ages

  24. TT

    TraceyT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a lovely relaxed afternoon at FarmDog. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, amazing platters and pizzas and the best gin cocktails and beer Highly recommend a visit

  25. S

    Samara

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Loved our afternoon! The team were flat out with a full venue! Excellent service by all. Food was prompt and delicious. Wine was amazing. Only thing missing was Russ hahah

  26. G

    Glenn

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Brilliant location. Great view. Excellent beer, gin and pizzas!!!!

  27. D

    Deborah

    Victoria

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It is always an enjoyable place to have a couple of glasses of wine and enjoy either their platters or pizza’s. The new look is great.

  28. RR

    RobinR

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4

    A good venue with something for everyone. The menu is a bit limited but not overvalued - they need a bit more variety. My friend and I had two different pizzas, which cost $20 and were about a medium size. Ok for a light lunch catch-up with friends. Brewery is currently being upgraded so beer list included more guest beers, but the choice was good craft options. Their own IPA tasted good and I was happy with that, a promising sign for when their full range is available (by Easter). As a local (Portarlington) I have tried their wines before and they are a good example of the Bellarine. Re-tried their Pinot Noir and was not disappointed. Service was good. It was a quiet day and there was no noticeable noise level. I'm going back on Friday with another friend to determine where and if Farm Dog could fit on our Beer O'Clock schedule - I think it has a place. I look forward to trying other beers and the gins. Based on this first visit (to the brewery), a venue worthy of a visit.

  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4

    Food was great but very disappointed (and puzzled) that you don’t have coffee. We all were dying for one.

  30. A

    Anne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Wonderful place to visit. Family friendly. Fantastic food, wine and gin.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Lovely meal but very noisy inside. Beautiful wines and fabulous setting. Looking forward to returning to have the paella. Fabulous that back vintages are available for purchase.

  32. JD

    JeanneD

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a booking for 11:00am and were seated outside due to having a dog with us. The view was lovely, the pizzas delicious and the staff were friendly and personable. Our dog enjoyed playing with Yama and H while we drank wine and enjoyed the ambience. I particularly recommend the Chardonnay. We will definitely be visiting again!

  33. SB

    SophieB

    Victoria

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just a perfect spot for a drink. So relaxing out on the lawn.

  34. JO

    JudyO

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic place with great wine and perfect service

  35. SD

    SamanthaD

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved our family day out at McGlashens. Great wine, loved the pizzas and service was brilliant. Booking again very soon

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4

    Unfortunately the dogs off leash constantly annoyed us trying to get our food. Have been here plenty of times over the years & the platters were very disappointing compared with many previous visits. Tabs with table numbers are dangerous & we expect that someone used our number to help themselves to drinks at our expense. Barcoded wrist bands is the only way to go especially when very busy. We felt that there were too many people allowed in making the service difficult for staff. Understand that changes have been recently made to the operations so hopefully things improve.

    FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan EstateResponded on March 15, 2022

    Thank you for your review. We really do take on all feedback and make changes to improve our service. We will tie the dogs from now on. In regards to table numbers we will start to assign names and table numbers to tabs to stop any possible mistakes. We did have a group that booked of 20 and showed up with 50 people on Saturday so this threw our numbers out. We have learnt to ensure groups confirm their guests numbers prior to their visits or we will turn extras away if needed. Thank you again

  37. AH

    AndrewH

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2

    Great place for a quick feed with sensational pizza and fab beers. Will be back!

  38. G

    frankG

    Victoria

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4

    Plenty of Potential, staff were fantastic , seating was not very comfortable which lead to an early departure. The food was very enjoyable, but the options were very limited. Would of liked to of seen a mixed cured meats and cheese platter available. More options for meals not just pizzas.

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a fantastic setup they here. Pizzas were magnificent, especially “ The Barry”

  40. J

    Jonathan

    Victoria

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Great time, good atmosphere/location , good food and beer

FAQs

FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan Estate is rated 4.6 stars by 55 OpenTable diners.

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

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Experiences are available.
Google Map for FarmDog Brewing at McGlashan Estate

225 Swan Bay Rd Wallington, AU-VIC 3222

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Wallington

  • Hours of operation

    Fri 6:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Brewery

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Dog Friendly, Patio/Outdoor Dining

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