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15th February 2013


Glasgow’s hottest new craft beer pub has arrived in the west end;  Munro’s opens its doors on Thursday 14th February following a major £400,000 refurbishment by award winning bar operator Maclay Inns which has created 20 new jobs and completely renovated the space which was formerly home to the Captain’s Rest.
Just minutes away from St George’s Cross underground on Great Western Road, Munro’s specialises in craft beer and cask ales showcasing craft brews from around the world as well as those made closer to home including Munro’s pouring craft and cask ales, Harviestoun Schiehallion and Caledonian Deuchars IPA.
At any one time Munro’s will have eight craft and cask taps with six changing 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
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 making it a beer lover’s idea of heaven whether they are looking to try more unique craft brews from around the world or  looking to enjoy a pint of ice cold Tennent’s or Guinness.
Munro’s guest cask and craft brews will be updated on a weekly basis and 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.
Munro’s also offers delicious freshly prepared food  including tasty sharing platters, thin and crispy pizzas, sandwiches, beer bite nibbles and main dishes with prices starting from a wallet friendly £3 for beer bites and £9 for large sharing platters.
When researching the location’s history, Maclay Inns discovered that back in the sixties, the bar used to be a car showroom called Munro’s Motors which prompted the company to rename the former Captain’s Rest in a nod to its history.
After a 12 week refurbishment by Design Build Deliver, Munro’s is looking better than ever – the exterior of the venue has been adorned with stylish wooden cladding while newly fitted large feature windows add a sense of space and light creating a warm and welcoming feel inside.
Décor has been strongly influenced by Scottish heritage and the trend for upcycling with lots of natural wooden cladding, tweed touches mixed with re-upholstered leather booths, real wood flooring, shabby chic rugs, junk shop finds and even rugs hanging as curtains.  Subtle references to famous Munros can also be found around the bar including beautiful paintings of Scottish mountains and portraits of British mountaineer Hector Munro and legendary Glasgow landlord Hugh Munro.
Throughout the bar recycled and re-used furniture and fittings create a stylish industrial feel with lots of quirky design features to look out for including the bar’s work top itself which is made of polished concrete and artisan crafted elm by Paul Hodgkiss and a bespoke tyre lighting fixture which is suspended from the ceiling on steel panels.
Munro’s is the perfect west end spot for enjoying a drink and bite to eat with friends, and has plenty of comfortable booth seating, vintage style high stools and even high tables made up from recycled giant cable drums as centre pieces in the bar area. Munro’s even has a cosy little snug corner complete re-upholstered leather sofas and arm chairs, and a real fire that is guaranteed to be a sought after spot on cold winter’s nights.
Speaking on the opening, MD of Maclay Inns, Steve Mallon, said: “We have been looking for a fourth property in the west end for quite some time; when the opportunity to take over the Captain’s Rest came up, it seemed like the perfect fit.
“As a company we have always differentiated ourselves through our focus on offering quality beer; this is particularly evident in Munro’s sister venues in the west end – the Lansdowne Bar & Kitchen, the Three Judges and DRAM – Munro’s is very much the next step forward in our journey.
“We are confident that the bar will become popular with craft beer lovers but we have also added a great wine and premium spirit list to ensure there is something for every taste.”
Menu notes
Munro’s Beer Bite Buckets are ideal for those who fancy a light bite with their drink and include the likes of ‘Firecracker Chicken Wings’ (£4.50) and ‘Chilli and Parmesan Chips’ (£3.50) while ‘Large Beef Chilli Nachos’ (£6.50) and the Farmhouse platter with Gala pork pie, Brussels pate, chilli cheddar, house slaw, stuffed peppadews, balsamic onion and chutney and farmhouse bread (£11) can be founded in the ‘Sharers’ section.
Munro’s Gourmet pizzas are priced at £9 each and include ‘Chargrilled Vegetables with rocket and balsamic glaze’, ‘Spicy MacSween Haggis with jalapenos’ and ‘Meatballs with herbs and mozzarella.’ Classic pizzas including the ‘Margarita’, ‘Ham & Pineapple’ and ‘Pepperoni’ are available for £7 each and customers can take advantage of Munro’s ‘Classic Deal’ and enjoy any two classic pizzas or hotdogs for only £10 – perfect for casual mid-week dining.
Moving onto mains and customers will find dishes such as the ‘Chilli Dog with skinny fries, beer chilli and friend onions’ (£7.50), the ‘Gourmet Beef Burger with bacon, mozzarella and classic sauce in a sourdough bun with skinny fries’ (£8), ‘Schiehallion Battered Fish’ (£8) and ‘Sweet Potato and Chickpea Curry’ (£8).
Munro’s is a friendly local bar specialising in craft beer and cask ales – with six special guests on tap at any one time, Munro’s is the ultimate destination for beer lovers looking for a great pint and a freshly prepared bite to eat in the west end.
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Munro’s |185 Great Western Road | Glasgow |G4 9EB
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