The Maritime Express Cider Co., is an award winning cidery and taproom located in what was once the stone patio of an iconic railway hotel located in Kentville, Nova Scotia.
The taproom offers a place to purchase a large selection of our growlers and bottles, while also providing a place to sit down and grab a pint and a bite to eat. Take time to appreciate that the building was once known as one of Canada's most architecturally beautiful hotels. In a rush? Grab a bottle or growler of our cider to go. For the craft beer lovers, we also have a rotating selection of our favourite craft beer from around the province and beyond.
Keeping it small means that our cider maker can ensure that every drop reaches its full potential.
Our small batch ciders are crafted from a custom blend of 100% Annapolis Valley apples. First, we hand select the perfect mix of apples ensuring that each batch is created with the highest quality fusion of sweet, sharp and bitter. Our selection is then locally pressed, cold fermented underneath the taproom’s stone floors, and brought directly to our taps for your enjoyment.
From 1930 to 1973, the Cornwallis Inn was a mecca for social events in Nova Scotia. As a Dominion Atlantic Railroad hotel, it represented the glory days of railway travel in Canada.
A formidable Tudoresque building of concrete and masonry construction, it was considered one of the most architecturally beautiful hotels in Canada. It contained ninety guest rooms, including four luxury suites, and ten sample rooms for commercial travellers.
This iconic hotel is home to the Maritime Express Cider Co.'s retail and tasting room!