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The Charming Squire brings to life the story of the original charming rogue, James Squire. With a venue design that evokes a sense of history and storytelling, an inspired menu and the full range of James Squire craft beers and ciders on tap, The Charming Squire is the sort of bar James himself would have loved to drink in.
Developed in partnership with Brisbane’s renowned hospitality group, Mantle Group, and ideally located in Brisbane’s thriving cultural South Bank precinct (next to South Brisbane train station), The Charming Squire is the perfect place for a fun night out, a special function or a casual catch up over lunch or dinner. It’s also a working James Squire brewery where you can get acquainted with the brewing process as you explore the James Squire craft beer range, all the while enjoying delicious dishes designed to complement the flavours of the beers.
The story of how James Squire became Australia’s first brewer is a cracking yarn, and one we’re always keen (and proud) to share. He led a life that would make any man envious. It was a journey full of thievery, dishonesty and above all flavour. Indeed, James Squire had an appetite to taste it all.
From being a convict on the First Fleet, Squire turned his life around and rose to become one of the governor’s guards, the father of 11 children and, perhaps most significantly, the colony’s first and most sought-after brewer. An impressive resume by anyone’s standards, he lived enough life for several men.