West Brewing Company

West Brewing CompanyWest Brewing Company
West Brewing CompanyWest Brewing Company
Brewery, Eatery

Binnie Place Glasgow Green
Glasgow, Scotland, G40 1AW
United Kingdom

+44 141-550-0135 | map

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3.6/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5
by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

As far as German restaurants go in Scotland, this is a pretty good one. Nice, big building. Good service and the beer is true to style. There isn't a lot to choose from, but what you get is solid.

Mar 20, 2018
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4.44/5  rDev +7.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
by MisterBanks6 from Scotland

Beautiful and chilled out place. A converted carpet factory located off of Glasgow Green, this building is unique and has an old fashioned wooden interior with a well laid out bar and dining area. Live music and good prices accompanied by fine beers. Yet to try the food but smelled fantastic!

Feb 20, 2016
4.23 by Honeybourne from Scotland on May 14, 2015
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
by charlatan from Scotland

Beer is on the expensive side but the place has a nice atmosphere and one doesn't feel pressured into buying food (which is generally a non-starter for me). Their own beer is all good and seems incredibly fresh for one used to plodding around the cask circuit. A great place to spend a couple of hours trying their range of beers in third pint glasses.

Dec 14, 2014
4.75 by mattmarka1 from Minnesota on Jan 22, 2014
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4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5
by flyingpig from Scotland

A excellent pub, with a decent atmosphere & incredible beer. I tried the Dunkel & the Hefeweizen and both were great. They had four of there own beers on tap plus a wide range of bottled beers from around the world.

It was about £3.20 for a pint which is a lot cheaper than I expected & definitely worth it considering you'd pay that in a lot of places around Glasgow. The only down side is that it is a bit away from the centre of town but it would be great during the summer in the beer garden. I am already planning my next visit.


Jan 23, 2011
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4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5
by seanyfo from Scotland

Visited this afternoon 13/10/2010 on a cool autumn day

For a Wednesday lunch time the place was pretty busy but easy enough to find a seat. I can imagine its pretty busy at the weekend. Its a large single room hall with dark wood on the walls, lots of pine top tables and dark wood chairs. Lots of picnic benches outside where you can sit in the summer

As you walk in, the beer dispensing area is on the right and tables all the way up to left hand side. The brewing coppers area is visible from the beer dispensing area and you can watch the brewmaster at work.

Being October i had their Oktoberfest offering which was served in a half litre branded tankard and in excellent condition. Albeit i know its from British beer culture, you never get as much head as you would in Germany!

I think i managed to sneak in behind the single waitress when she was serving behind the bar and didnt notice me, so it took a little while to serve me but no problem! She was very attentive and polite.

They offered all their house beers on tap - helles, dunkel, hefeweizen, dunkelweizen, Oktoberfest and St Mungo which i think is possibly a kellerbier, not sure. Also a fair range of bottled beer from Germany Belgium, Czech Rep and the US

Foodwise, i ordered a salted pretzel and a plate of Nurnberger bratwust with mash and sauerkraut with gravy. All excellent and homemade, the pretzel being warm, soft on the inside and crisp on the outside!

£3.60 for a half litre of festbier, to be honest, is overpriced. Nearly 5 euro in Germany, and its not as if its a trendy city centre bar.

Overall, i love the effort these guys go with their beer and food, its a must visit when in Glasgow.

I even here they have an Oktoberfest Bavarian Brass band during the season!

Oct 13, 2010
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3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5
by Stephen63 from Scotland

This is a new brewpub/restaurant in the east end of Glasgow that opened early in 2006. The theme is German in both the brewing and the food.

It is located on the edge of Glasgow Green which is a park to the east of Glasgow city centre and the building is part of the old Templeton carpet factory that is now a business park. Any local who are not familiar with the brewpub will know if you mention the latter. From the location point of view this is off the beaten track with nothing else you would visit close by. (A local bar across the street looks a typical Glasgow pub/boozer that probably only has nitrokeg and was blaring extremely loud karaoke when we passed by). Probably best to take a taxi from Glasgow city centre although plenty of buses pass very close along London Road (nos 16, 18, 43, 64, 203, 263, see First Glasgow bus website for maps and timetables). The local area is none too great but this place is worth a visit.

On arrival there is a small seated area outside and inside it is barn like resembling a German beer hall. The website has descriptions of 6 brews. I was a bit disappointed when I was told that only two of them were on as it depends on what they have been brewing recently. (This may change though). I tried the Helles which was a very nice lager served in a litre "mug" which was appropriately German. This went very well with the saurkraut and sausages which were OK but not great. I also had a pint of the U Bier which is described as "creamy, full-bodied and unfiltered". This was certainly an accurate description, very fruity, my wife though it was disgusting when I gave her a taste. I am a bit undecided about it as it was quite extreme, maybe in lambic sort of way. Definitely need to try it again.

Places like this are very rare in the UK (and Scotland in particular) so it is hoped that it is a success. The main problem with this place is the location as it is out of the way. While the beer is interesting I would not see myself spending an evening here unless it was for a meal. Worth a visit though.

At the German Christmas market in St Enoch Square the brewers had a stall and I was able to try the Dunkel and St Mungo brews. They were pretty good, so another visit to the brewpub may be in order.

Feb 17, 2007
West Brewing Company in Glasgow, GB6, United Kingdom
Brewery rating: 3.56 out of 5 with 8 ratings