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February 15, 2013
Munro's: chunky as a Yorkie Bar
Munro’s: chunky as a Yorkie Bar

After decades of being about as popular as sand in your swimming trunks, real beer is back with a bang and craft beer bars are opening all over the place.

The latest to open its doors is Munro’s on Glasgow’s Great Western Road which started serving yesterday.

Formerly The Captain’s Rest, the venue has been given a £400,000 makeover by parent company Maclay Inns.

Craft ale

Taking its name from the building’s distant past as a car salesroom, Munro’s features eight craft and cask taps. Six of them will change on a regular basis to include special guest brews like Magic Rock High Wire from West Yorkshire and Shoreditch Blonde from the Redchurch Brewery in East London. Closer to home, beers such as Harviestoun Schiehallion and Caledonian Deuchars IPA will be making plenty of appearances.

Munro’s fridges are also packed full of unique beers for aficionados to try including American imports such as Brooklyn Lager, East India Pale Ale and Blue Moon. In total, there will be 40 bottled beers, lagers and ciders on offer at Munro’s.

If customers can’t decide what to try first, they can go for cask or craft tasters which allows them to sample three different beers (a third a pint of each) for £3.50 for cask and £4.25 for craft.


The food offer includes sharing platters, thin and crispy pizzas, sandwiches, beer bite nibbles and main dishes with prices starting from £3 for beer bites and £9 for large sharing platters.

Chilli dogs

Aiming squarely at the dude food market, the Beer Bite Buckets include Firecracker chicken wings alongside chilli and parmesan chips. Main courses include chilli dogs served with skinny fries, beer chilli and fried onions while the burger is topped with bacon, mozzarella and comes in a sourdough bun with skinny fries.

It's all about the ale at Munro's. and the burgers. and the chilli dogs. And the pizza.
It’s all about the ale at Munro’s. and the burgers. and the chilli dogs. And the pizza.