Ploughman Bar Opens in Alderley

Broadsheet Brisbane

Larraine Henning and Leigh Graham are passionate about pickles. And not just any pickle, but the housemade, fermented kind. “When you start having a beer and really salty, briny pickles with bread – it is just delicious,” Graham says.


A bar crawl with friends in the Canadian prairies (Henning’s homeland) “sampling random, homemade pickles with awesome beers” helped plant the seed for Ploughman. It’s a friendly, neighbourhood bar at the confluence of Alderley’s South Pine and Samford roads.


“We nearly named the bar ‘Pickles and Beer’ but thought Brisbane might not be ready for that just yet,” Henning laughs.


Instead, the couple set about sneaking fermented flavour into the pickle-driven menu, with a few ploughman’s platters and sandwiches on offer – think grilled cheese and sauerkraut, or pastrami on rye. Otherwise, the menu will rotate to encourage experimentation and support local providores (Crust & Co baked products, Meat at Billy’s charcuterie, HRVST ST cold-pressed juices).


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