Australia's first brewer, James Squire is sure to be smiling from beer heaven with the opening of James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant at Sydney's ultimate lifestyle precinct, King Street Wharf.
James Squire landed on the shores of Sydney as a convict in 1788 and was the first pioneer to successfully grow beer hops in the new colony, earning James the tag of "the Whitbread of Australian brewing".
The James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant is a celebration of the likeable larrikin and early Australian life. With a stunning fit-out valued at more than $4m by hotel design and construction company Mansfield Corporation, the venue captures perfectly the romantic and authentic look and feel of past colonial times.
The project, which has been undertaken by hoteliers Graeme and Kathy Thompson, allows visitors the opportunity to discover the art of beer making in a relaxed and spacious environment whilst enjoying top-class food, and a selection of handcrafted beers alongside Sydney's waterfront.
Squire, Graeme Thompson who is the driving force behind the venue, has fifteen years experience as an hotelier. "The James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant is a completely unique offering to Sydney and I'm sure its appeal will be widespread," Mr Thompson said.
"While we can accommodate 500 guests, we have created intimate bar and dining areas which will satisfy the most discerning customer. Combined with the delicious food and our state-of-the-art conference and entertainment facilities, The James Squire Brewhouse & Restaurant is a truly unique experience.