BrewDog, the Scottish brewer and pub operator, is lining up a flagship London opening in the City.

MCA understands that the group, which recently said it was keen to open more sites in London, is in advanced talks to acquire a unit in Minster Court for an opening later this year.

Last month, the company indicated it was looking at one opportunity in the City and had “a great lead on a potential location in Covent Garden”.

It also abandoned its 18-month pursuit of a site in Dalston for the first of its brew-your-own beer concept, Hopworks.

The first Hopworks will instead be in a series of reclaimed shipping containers close to Barrowlands in Glasgow, which is on track to open early next year.

In an update on its portfolio posted to its website, BrewDog also revealed the location for its second Edinburgh bar, having received planning approval to take on the old Clydesdale Bank building on Lothian Road. The site, which will also feature a BottleDog, is due to open before the end of the year.

There was also confirmation that BrewDog Oxford, in a site on Cowley Road, will open in September.

The company has still no commented on whether there will be a replacement for Gareth Bath, who stepped down as the group’s managing director last month.