Gilroy Brewery - 120 years behind the times

Ode to Gilroy

Picture this, some time ago.
In an adequate government school,
Some naughty boys eyed the tuck shop
And knew the head boy was a fool.

So, they approached the greedy head boy
And whispered, “Tell us how you feel,
“If we cut you in on the profits,
“Of everything you help us to steal.”

The head boy was a push-over.
And ethically, not a good sort.
So he gushed, “Why not? We’ll do it!
“And I’ll make sure we don’t get caught.”

They danced with joy, bought toys and bikes,
And sweets for every friend.
But an honest school girl saw their game,
And they came to nasty end.

Quite simply, that what happened here.
As the Guptas stole the tuck shop down the drain.
One idiot and opportunistic boys,
And now their bums will feel the cane.

P.S. A public health announcement – serious and true, trust me.
Gilroy beer and Gilroy Veggie Burgers are meat and listeriosis free, guaranteed!


~ Steve Gilroy, 1898

 The poem is intended for readers’ enjoyment and is not necessarily the views of the company.

Happening this Week

Gilroy Jazz & Blues is live on stage every Friday evening from 17:30 to 19:00. No cover charge. Enjoy the sun set in the beer garden with some really good music, Gilroy beer, and delicious food. Please call to book your seat.

Beer Experience held on Saturdays at 11h30 sharp (please arrive at 11h15) – only R130 pp and includes Gilroy beer and lots of fun. Please call to book your seat. (The Gilroy ‘Beer Experience’ is for adults only and is not suitable for minors or the easily offended, as it may contain colourful language and irreverence).

To avoid disappointment please book early for weekends.  Live Music 13h00-17h00

Friday 30th March (Good Friday) Richard Thompson
Saturday 31st March Vodi & Costa
Sunday 1st April Peter B

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Contact Gilroy

011 796-3020


073 392 5363

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Operating Times

11h00 – 22h00 (Kitchen closes 21h00)
11h00 – 22h00 (Kitchen closes 21h00)
11h00 – 22h00 (Kitchen closes 21h00)
11h00 – 23h00 (Kitchen closes 22h00)
11h30 – 23h00 (Kitchen closes 22h00)
11h00 – 18h00 (Kitchen closes 16h30)
We need a rest to stay young & lovely!

Gilroy Serious

Gilroy Serious


The premium dark ale - Gilroy Serious

A rich, strong ale for the serious drinker. The amber and dark malts yields a dark warm claret colour to Gilroy Serious. This is extremely well made and easy to drink. A rare handcrafted masterpiece from the southern hemisphere.

B J Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: NINE

Gilroy Traditional

Gilroy Traditional


Gilroy Traditional is a Ruby Ale. 

Our classic ruby ale - a magnificent explosion of flavours on the tongue. Great rustic flavour in the traditional way. A beer to come home to. Handcrafted red ale, elegantly rustic, a thing of beauty and a joy forever.

B J Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: EIGHT

Gilroy Favourite

Gilroy Favourite


Favourite is Gilroy's pale ale.

A superb light ale brewed with paler - golden and amber - malts, and Gilroy's own yeast.  This beer is well bodied, easy to drink - a session beer with a well-balanced finish. Underlying flavours of round summer fruits and slightly caramelised honey. 

BJ Lankwarden, SA Beer Drinkers Guide Rating: SEVEN

Gilroy Lager

Gilroy Lager


This lager is a European type Lager.

The Gilroy Lager is brewed to the Rheinheitsgebot - using Czeck Saaz and German Halletau hops and Gilroy's wonderful lager yeast, matured for 8 weeks. A well balanced, flavoursome naturally carbonated lager.

A session beer which fills the mouth with great body and a long finish.

Live Music

music live every weekend at gilroy beer garden

Live entertainment: Saturdays & Sundays.

To avoid disappointment please book for weekends.

011 796-3020 or 073 392 5363 (closed Mondays)


The Legend of the Gauntlet


Every tour of the Gilroy Brewery includes a recounting of the great and famous Legend of the Gauntlet. Every tour ends with the traditional salute!  Read about this fine tradition.

And of course the Ode to the Raised Middle Finger may be inspiring too!

Good beer....good food!

Appetite teaser. We highlight some of our favourite favourites...

Venison Carpaccio; Irish Pub Style Potato Skins

Ploughman\\\'s Platter; Beer Batter Fish & Chips; Gammon Steak with Mash & Sauerkraut; Beef & Onion Pie; Sweet Chilli Chicken Wraps; Vegetarian Wrap

Create your own nibbling basket from a selection of nibbles. 

Sweet endings - Apple Crumble Tart; Cape Malva

Children\\\'s Menu includes Fish Fingers & Chips; Cheese Burger; Macaroni & Cheese.