Gilroy Brewery - 120 years behind the times

Ode to Gilroy


It’s the highway from hell, abandon all hope

The stress can bring strong men to tears

How long can it take to fix a short stretch of road?

So far it’s been three bloody years!


Rush hour traffic packed into just one lane

The red flag bearer strikes the pose

For a sluggish half hour you see no reason for this

Just one sweeper busy fighting with his nose!


Ten workers working?  Not really, one, maybe two

The rest relaxing and having a chat

Unconcerned about tax payers losing valuable time

While some corrupted official gets fat.


The millions of man hours now wasted

The damage that’s done to your clutch

I’d like to decapitate corrupted officials

And kick their fat bloated heads into touch!


But with every dark cloud there’s a bright side

Your spirit need not die in the queue

Make a plan, ‘cos you can, small diversion

I’ve got a beer on the bar just for you!


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


Happening this Week

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).

October 2016

28 Friday: We are closed for a private function.  We apologise for any inconvenience.

29 Saturday: Nic the Tonic

30 Sunday:         Peter B

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


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

 See you over the top of a glass!



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011 796-3020


073 357-2897

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Operating Times

Tooting Tuesdays:
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 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 073 357-2897 (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; Chorizo Toast; 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 - Chips, Ribs, Crumbed Prawns, Halloumi

Sweet endings - Apple Crumble Tart; Black Forest Gateaux, Cape Malva

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