Drinkers wait more than five hours for a pint at new Scottish beer garden

Building standard bosses refused to grant an alcohol license for the Cranside Kitchen in Finnieston, Glasgow, until temporary outdoor tents met the city's standards.

Artists impression of the Cranside Kitchen in Glasgow

Punters had to wait more than five hours for a pint at a new beer garden - after the council withheld it's booze licence over last minute safety concerns.

Building standard bosses refused to grant an alcohol license for the Cranside Kitchen in Finnieston, Glasgow, until temporary outdoor tents met the city's standards.

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The holdup left customers, who had booked a spot at the highly anticipated beer garden, waiting for five and a half hours before they could get a drink.

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One disappointed man, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said: "I was hoping to get a beer but I'm happy enough with a bit of scran and a Coke."

Customers at Cranside Kitchen, thought to be the largest beer garden in Glasgow, were forced to have a dry brunch instead.

A spokesman for Glasgow city council said: "The issue was that the temporary structures that have been installed required further ballast to make them safe and that work has now been undertaken.

"Sign-off on the safety of a temporary structure is required for a licence to be issued."

The pub was granted an alcohol licence by the council at around 3.20pm yesterday after efforts to ensure the safety of outdoor structures, put up to keep customers dry.

Restaurateur Toni Carbajosa said: "Due to unforeseen circumstances out-with our control, earlier today we were unable to serve alcohol on site.

"We worked with the relevant authorities on finalising our licence and we are delighted that this afternoon all was resolved and customers could enjoy a cold beer in the gardens.

"Cranside Kitchen has had over 3000 bookings since our bookings went live last week and we can't wait to welcome customers to our new outdoor restaurant and beer garden"

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