Glendola Leisure opens new brew pub concept

Claire Dodd

Claire Dodd

08 June 2016

Waxy O'Connor's and Rainforest Cafe operator Glendola Leisure is set to open a new brew-pub concept called Shilling Brewing Co in Glasgow city centre after a £1.5m investment.

The site on West George Street is a former bank, and was purchased by the company in 2011, previously trading as Horton's. The new concept – claimed to be the city centre's first brew pub – will brew its own beer on site as well as showcasing other craft beers. A menu of gourmet pizzas will also be available.

Stuart Leithead, general manager of Shilling Brewing Co said: 'In our first entry into the craft beer market, we have created a new brew pub experience where the art and science of brewing meet to bring customers the best of beers in a design-led environment.

'At the forefront of Shilling Brewing Co is our very own core range of beers; designed to be enjoyed fresh from the source, straight to the customer crafted on site by our talented head brewer [Declan McCaffrey]. Scotland has been leading the way in the craft beer market and we are excited to unveil the next chapter in the Scottish beer story, with a Glasgow twist.'

Glendola Leisure was founded in 1973 by chairman Peter Salussolia, and employs over 500 staff in venues throughout the UK. Shilling Brewing Co will open on June 10.

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