James Squire to open new brewhouse

23 October, 2017 by Andy Young

Lion has announced that it is planning to open a new James Squire Brewhouse, featuring a restaurant, bar and micro-brewery at the Overseas Passenger Terminal in Sydney.

The new venue is being opened in conjunction with the Mantle Group and building has already commenced, with February/March 2018 the targeted opening time.

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“This is a stunning, world class site,” said Godfrey Mantle, Chairman of Mantle Group. “We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with James Squire and our Sydney based Architects, Collins & Turner, to deliver an outstanding venue for the people of Sydney and NSW. We are looking forward to working with all the stakeholders to revitalise and activate this very special and historic precinct.

“The Overseas Passenger Terminal is an iconic venue located on the edge of Sydney Harbour with panoramic views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House and is arguably the best location to dine in Sydney.

“It is anticipated that the new restaurant and bar will be a popular venue for locals, businesses, families and tourists,” Mantle added.

Marty Ferguson from the Malt Shovel brewery, said the brewer was looking forward to having a venue at the place where James Squire would have first arrived in Australia.

“James Squire was a first fleet convict who later went on to become Australia’s First Brewer. It’s pretty special that we are able to build a brewery in his honour right at the same location where he would have first set foot on Australian soil back in 1788.

“We are also really happy to open another James Squire Brewhouse with our partners the Mantle Group, building on the success of the Charming Squire venue already open in Brisbane.”

This Squires Landing will be the seventh brewhouse in Australia – complimenting existing Brewhouses in Brisbane, Newcastle, Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth