Featherstone Brewery Opens its Beer Garden

As previously communicated, Featherstone Brewery just opened their pub, beer garden and deck. We closed out Mother’s Day Sunday afternoon with a couple of quiet ones. Delicious, full-bodied Tumble Bug Stout for me, Oldenburgia for Vanessa and Coca Cola for Cam.

One of my favourite photographs of the year. Claire and Mark Riley quietly enjoying the sunset of their successful opening weekend.

Place for kids to play safely in the country and adults to enjoy the peace and serenity, throw a chop on the braai and savour a picnic in beautiful surroundings. A delightful experience for all. Nice one Claire and Mark, you’ve added something extra special to Grahamtown.


Before moving back to Grahamstown in Oct 2017, Graeme was a bank executive based in the big smoke and craziness of Joburg. He has 20 years’ experience in the Payments Industry. He is a Chartered Accountant, has a Masters in Management by Research (MMR) from Wits Business School, and attended an Advanced Management Programme (AMP) offered by INSEAD (The Business School for the World!) in France.  

Graeme is the founder of The Grahamstown Project. It’s simple. He says, “Grahamstown is a microcosm of South Africa. If we can’t get this place to function properly then the whole country is stuffed. Many of the troubles we experience as a country today have their roots here in Grahamstown. it is here where black and white people first engaged in conflict on the African continent. It is here where 9 wars of dispossession over 100 years took place and virtually destroyed the amaXhosa nation. But we are where we are. I don’t have a British passport and the boat-trip back to where my ancestors came from is exorbitantly expensive. Furthermore, this is my home. I am a son of Africa. We must work together to redress the injustices of the past and move as one into a brighter future.”

Graeme is an avid historian, writer, vlogger and public speaker. Like and follow the Facebook page. Join him on a tour. Contact him. He would love that.