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“Perfect Country Pub, no bull.”
Review of Gilroy's Brewery

Gilroy's Brewery
Ranked #160 of 1,221 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Contemporary
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg
Level 5 Contributor
68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Perfect Country Pub, no bull.”
Reviewed February 5, 2013

Great Beer. Great pub grub and when there is a band on it raises the experience even more.

Support local breweries I say and go have an ale with your friends before you know it lunch will turn into dinner.

Visited January 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Worth the Drive!”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

A bit out of the way, but definitely worth it. Atmosphere is great and nice to be off the beaten path (and not overlooking a parking lot like most restaurants). Food is pretty average, but the beer is great quality and is a great place to hang out with friends, especially on a sunny weekend afternoon.

  • Visited July 2012
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3 Thank Jennifer W
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Johannesburg, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
236 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Why isn't there an 'at least once a month button'”
Reviewed December 22, 2012

Visit Gilroy's regularly. The beer tour is world class. The food is a but pubish and could be better. But the beer and the suroundings make up for it.

Visited September 2012
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2 Thank Sarah S
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere”
Reviewed December 1, 2012 via mobile

Always fun and entertaining. The functions are not to be missed. Nice setting a little out of town. The home brewed beer is always a treat.

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1 Thank Danie J
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Somerset West, South Africa
Level 6 Contributor
94 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Top notch pub grub in a traditional English brewery”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

Bill Gilroy's who owns and runs Gilroy's Brewery is a character that is not to be missed. He is a typical Englishman, brewing his own beer and telling everyone 'Up yours' - his own slogan. The beer is top notch, amazing tasting and plentiful. He has various different brews and you can choose your favourite - mine is the the Favourite strangely enough.

The atmosphere is always great, with live music and entertainment - usually in the form of Rusty, the large, mustacheod man who plays the bugle and the fool to entertain patrons. The seating mostly outdoors and is very festive. It is a great place for a birthday - just be warned that you may be called up to do the Haka - or any ocassion where you want a bit of fun.

The pub grub is brilliant. I would recommend the Fish & Chips with mushy peas. Awesome beer battered fish, crispy chips and brilliant mushy peas. If you're an Englishman pining away for your favourite pub, you have to try Gilroy's! The best part is that the Johannesburg weather usually plays along and you have an amazing experience in the sun.

Highly recommended

  • Visited October 2012
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1 Thank Heidi L
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