Caxton Hotel Address - 38 Caxton St, Brisbane
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About Caxton Hotel
Caxton Hotel
38 Caxton St , Brisbane
Brisbane, QLD, 4000
P:07 3369 5544
The Caxton Hotel is one of Brisbane's oldest licensed premises, dating back to 1884. Nestled amongst Caxton Street's trendy restaurants & bars, it caters to a varying demographic within its facilities. The comfortable, modern hotel with air conditioning and state of the art sound and lighting, features 5 bars - including the well renowned Cauldron Bar, multi award winning restaurant - The Char Grill & Terrace Bar, casual alfresco style dining area - The Street Cafe, function rooms, bottle shop, TAB & gaming facilities. The Caxton is open 7 days a week and is located just 50m from Suncorp Stadium, as well as The Barracks on Petrie Terrace, and just 3 minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

The Caxton as one of Brisbane’s oldest licensed premises, dating back to it’s original construction in 1864, has contributed in many ways over the following decades to the local history of Brisbane.

The Hotel was built for William Warman in 1864 and was located opposite to it’s present position (next to Gambaro’s takeaway). The name ‘Caxton’ was chosen by Warman, a compositor amongst other things, in memory of the first English printer, William Caxton. The Hotel was transferred in 1973 to John Hendry, who promptly changed the Hotel’s name to the “Elephant and Castle”. This name change was short lived however, and only after two years of ownership, Hendry passed the Hotel onto William brown who returned the original name of ‘Caxton’. Over the following period from 1875 to 1900, the Hotel underwent various changes, including 12 different owners, a devastating fire and complete reconstruction.

In 1884 The Caxton Hotel literally ‘went up in flames’ with a shop fire that consumed the entire building beyond repair. The then owner, Simon McLennan, made the fortuitous decision to rebuild – on the opposite side of the street (The Caxton’s present location). Hotel’s previous 20 years of service transferred into the building of a new, modern construction. The new Hotel was of a two story, red brick design, with clean and airy inside parlors and sitting rooms.

The experiences and traditions established from the Caxton has kept and maintained a tradition as a family owned and operated Hotel. From George Fred Pott, a native Kent-English sea fearing man who raised his young family over a period of nine years (the longest owned period of the Hotel before the 1900’s), to the Drumm family (1949 – 1997) and to the current owners, The Farquhar Family (1997 – the end of time).
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