Ever wondered where some sayings come from?
Well, quite a few find their history in beer
And some meanings are lost in the mists of time
There are two that I’ll illustrate here.
In the old days they served beer in Pints and Quarts
Pubs were rowdy and boys will be boys
And if a fight broke out, the barman would shout,
“Mind your P’s and Q’s” through the noise.
According to Gilroy tradition
Each pub had its bare knuckle champ
With fierce passion they loved their own champion
So you kept quiet in another champs camp.
But a young man, in quest for new boobies
May enter a strange pub and boast
So, they raised glasses to each other’s champions
And “UP YOURS’ was the safe option toast.
‘Up Yours’ made its home here at Gilroy’s
So shout it when raising a glass
But it’s strictly for Gilroy beer only
‘Cos no other beer has that class!
Did you know that Gilroy’s is an award-winning happy place?
Gilroy’s Brewery invites you to experience the natural taste of hand-crafted beer, and the vibe that won acclaim for two consecutive years with West Rand Tourism. Best Al Fresco Restaurant and proud of it!
Great beer and great food - a match made in...well the kitchen at the Brewpub!
Join us as we quaff and gobble, chat and yell for our sport team. All round large screen TV's, big beer and big helpings!
Travel on the R114 (Muldersdrift/Diepsloot) and look out for the Ngwenya Village, close to the N14/Beyers Naude ramps. The Brew Pub is situated in this relaxed garden setting.
(Check Google Map here).
The Ngwenya Glass Village is a popular local and tourist venue where you can browse through the Ngwenya Glass showroom, have a splendid lunch and let the kids enjoy themselves in the playground, and browse in the quaint shops in the village.
In the James Bond novel ‘Carte Blanche’ by Jeffery Deaver, James Bond walks into the Table Mountain Hotel and orders A GILROY DARK ALE!
Please ask for it in your local Gauteng bottle store.
If they do not have stock please ask them to call us and we’ll get Agent “G” to organise things.
011 796-3020 or 073 357-2897
Beer Experience held on Saturdays at 11h30 sharp (please arrive at 11h15) – only R120 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.
Saturday 30: Richard Thompson
Sunday 31: Grant
Saturday 6: Nic the Tonic
Sunday 07: Grant
See you over the top of a glass
Buy Gilroy's beers and ales ONLINE
Christmas Season Open/Closing
Closed: Monday 28 to Thursday 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Closed: Friday 1 (New Year’s Day)
OPEN: Saturday 2
OPEN: Sunday 3
Thereafter normal times apply.
11h00 - 18h00. .... only the Pub is open
11h00 – 22h00 (Kitchen closes 21h00)
11h00 – 22h00 (Kitchen closes 21h00)
11h00 – 23h00 (Kitchen closes 22h00)
11h30 – 23h00 (Kitchen closes 22h00)
11h00 – 18h00 (Kitchen closes 17h00)
We need a rest to stay young & lovely!
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 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
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
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.