West boxes clever for 15th birthday

Glasgow bar and brewer launches special takeaway offer and pledges support for local food bank

GLASGOW bar and brewer, West, is set to mark its 15th anniversary with a special takeaway offer that will also raise money for the local food bank.

The West Beerhall Birthday Box is described as a “dining and beer experience for two”. The boxes, available from the West website, each contain four dishes from West’s menu (with meat, vegetarian and vegan versions) as well as six West beers. The boxes are priced at £65 each (£60 for the vegan version), with £5 from each order being donated to the Glasgow North East Food Bank in Calton. The boxes can be ordered for delivery or collection, with customers who collect their orders also encouraged to bring a food bank donation with them.

One of the boxes will also contain a ‘golden ticket’, which will entitle the recipient to a brewery tour and dinner for four when the venue reopens.

“The West team racked their brains on how to safely celebrate a big milestone birthday with an appropriate celebration during a pandemic lockdown so executive chef Joanne Munro and head brewer, Simon Roberts put their heads together and came up with The West Brewery Birthday Box Beerhall Experience for two,” said West founder Petra Wetzel.

“One in four children in Glasgow go to bed hungry and one in five households are living below the poverty line.

“Our beloved hospitality industry has been decimated during the lockdown which has put many businesses at the brink of collapse, however we are well aware that many families do not even qualify for the government’s furlough scheme and are struggling on Universal Credit. We therefore wanted to make sure that our Birthday Box celebrations also provide food for many in our immediate neighbourhood.

“That is why £5 from the price of every Birthday Box will go to the Glasgow North East Food Bank in the Calton.”

The Beerhall Birthday Boxes will be available to order through the West website until 3pm on Wednesday 10th March.