West Brewery

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Best Pub 2014 - DesignMyNight Awards

Why drink beer in a pub when you can go straight to the source? West, ironically in the East End of Glasgow, is a beer hall, restaurant and brewery in the stunning Templeton Carpet factory building. One of Glasgow's most protected buildings, the Victorian masterpiece was modelled on Doge's Palace in Venice and within its walls carpets were created for the Taj Mahal, The White House and the Houses of Parliament. Lovingly restored, the beer hall, which overlooks some of the brewhouse, marries modern elements with the beauty of the building, open plan, with exposed ventilation, light pours in through the massive windows, but dark solid woods and original flooring create a warmth and cosy feel too.

The crowd here are a blend of tourists and beer buffs, while others come for something a little different, great surroundings or pleasant banter. West takes its brewing methods from the German masters and this influence spreads through the bar too, with beer served in tankards and available by the litre. West's most famous brew, St Mungo's, flows freely, as do their other creations, Munich Red, Dunkel and Hefweizer to name a few, along with external crafts and your usual selection of spirits and wines. Food is a mix of German and Scottish fare with pretzels and schnitzels sitting nicely alongside Scottish salmon and Shetland mussels. The extensive beer garden outside overlooking Glasgow Green makes this the perfect lazy day spot when the sun shines. 


None, brewery tours are £11.50 pp
No queues normally
Happily Affordable ££
East End


Day Open Close Notes
11:00 23:00
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11:00 00:00
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West Brewery
Templeton Building Glasgow Green, Glasgow, G40 1AW


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Drink Prices Price
Pint of Lager £3.50

This venue serves British and Pub Food food.

A word from the chef:
A tasty blend of Bavarian favourites, Scottish fare and a few international classics thrown in too. (Soft prete, £1.60, Schnitzel sandwich, £6.25 and Scottish salmon, £9.95).

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Have been a few times. Cosy and comfy seats, decent food and the beer is good. The only thing i would say is it's a little on the pricey front. Other than that, a good spot.
13 Nov 2013 by Kate

Can't fault it really, great beer garden although very busy in summer. Not a fan of cabbage and the like so can't comment on the food but others say its good. Great beer too, one of my fave brewers.
04 Sep 2013 by davestinkeye

One of the best outdoor drinking spots in Glasgow. Huge and when the sun is shining there is nowhere better to have a pint with mates

12 May 2013 by uphigh

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