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The St Francis Brewing Co is set in the heart of the village. We offer a laid back, friendly place to enjoy good beer, good food and good times and we built a skate ramp for the kids!


St francis bay Brewing co.


34.1605° S, 24.8241° E

St Francis Bay
St Francis Bay is a special place that brings together world class surfing, golfing, fishing and boating, as well as amazing party venues over the festive season. The village has a laidback, friendly atmosphere in a beautiful setting between the Kouga mountains, the sea and the Kromme river. It is meeting place for family and friends from all over South Africa and abroad, getting together to make good memories.

At the St Francis Brewing Co we combine good beer, good food and good vibes for locals, holiday makers and visitors.


We are stoked on Hops.


the brewer


Lance kaBOT  

Good Beer
Lances brewing influences date back to the 1990’s, traveling the world surfing, snowboarding and working in breweries. In this time he learnt that good beer is carefully crafted from selected malts, hops, specialty yeasts and a filtered water. The beers styles are a map of his travels;

Beach Blonde Light is an easy drinking beer from San Diego; The Wildside IPA is a strong beer for the cold of the North West Rocky Mountains; Lighthouse Ale is an English Bitter from banks of the Thames; Storm Rider Stout is an oatmeal stout from bracing Edinburgh, Scotland; Kromme River Witbier was inspired by travels through Belgium and France in the summer.


We are stoked on Food.


the Chef



Good Food
Dan’s skills were forged in kitchens and boat galleys around the globe for 18 years. He believes if you source fresh, local produce and prepare everything from scratch the rewards are amazing tasting, authentic food. His time on the super yachts in the Caribbean gave him a particular insight and passion for the cuisine from Latin America and Jamaica.


We are stoked on Service.


the hostess


linky kabot

Good Vibes
Linky worked in brew pubs and restaurants from San Diego to London to Perth in her free spirited travels with Lance. She has brought her capable, friendly approach to the St Francis Brewing Co and knows just how to make everyone feel welcome and at ease.


A surfing family committed to what matters most.


Lance and Linky



While traveling around the US in the late nineties we were inspired by the Brew pubs in the surf and ski towns. When Lance had a surfing accident in 2012 we reevaluated our lives and started a brew pub in St Francis Bay.


We source local and sustainable produce and donate a % of beer sales to local causes.


strong ethics


sourcing local and giving back



Our beers are unique to St Francis Bay. We locally source our seafood and meats, organic greens and free range chicken. We donate a % of proceeds of beer sales to local causes like the Kromme River environmental trust.