Arkells Brewery Ltd
Tel: (01793) 823026
Finding Arkell's Brewery
Approaching from Oxford on A420
As you come in to Swindon (with Sainsburys on your left, Dunelm on your right), you will approach the White Hart roundabout. Take the fourth exit for the A419 NORTH towards Cirencester.
After about 2 miles, follow the small sign to UPPER STRATTON. Keep on this road for about half a mile and the brewery is on your right, just before the traffic lights.
Approaching from the M4/Marlborough
Take the A419 towards Cirencester/Gloucester and travel for about 7 miles - see second paragraph above for last mile and a half (after you pass turning to Oxford).
If coming from Gloucester/Cheltenham on A419
Take the first exit for Honda & Highworth A361 and follow the signs for Swindon town centre. After about half-a-mile, turn right at the roundabout (The Crown pub on left) on to Ermin Street for approximately a mile. At the crossroads, the Brewery is in front of you on the left, with The Kingsdown pub on your right. Pass across the crossroads and the main entrance to the Brewery & car park is then 100 yards on your left.
If you are interested in using our conference room, contact our conference coordinator Lesley Dicks at Arkell's Brewery on:
Long Live The Local
Arkells support this campaign to support pubs and breweries.
Everything you need to know about Swindon
The extensive homepage of the national Campaign for Real Ale.
CAMRA Swindon Branch
The excellent on-line version of The Tun - the monthly newsletter of CAMRA Swindon Branch.
A local charity supported by Arkell's Brewery.
Brewery History Society
A website for all who are interested in the history of British breweries.
A guide to organic products and produce.
Worshipful Company of Brewers
The Brewers' Company is an ancient livery, ranking fourteenth in the order of precedence established by an Act of the Court of Aldermen in 1515.
The Pub Governing Body
The organisation responsible for promoting the advancement and improvement of Landlord (Pub Owning Companies) and tied tenant relationships in the licensed retail sector.
The Pubs Independent Rent Review Scheme (PIRRS)
An accessible, independent, low cost rent review resolution service for pub tenants and lessees in England, Wales and Scotland.
The Pubs Independent Conciliation and Arbitration Service (PICA-Service)
An accessible, independent, low cost dispute resolution service, to the licensed industry.
Interested in becoming an Arkell's pub tenant or manager?
Arkell's is proud to continue its support for Swindon Town Football Club. The brewery has long been associated with the club, stretching back many years. We are currently one of its major sponsors through the Arkell's Stand. We are proud to say that we have supported the club through the bad times as well as the good ones - like the 1969 League Cup triumph for which we brewed a special commemorative beer - and we will continue to support our local team. Arkell's Brewery is also the main sponsor of SwindonWeb, a local website, and we regularly support groups and charities in their work in the Swindon area.
Gender Pay Gap
Two books have been indispensable in the creation of this website. Khadija Buckland's work, Arkell's Anniversary Album (Red House Publishing, 1993) and Dave Backhouse's Home Brewed: A History of Breweries and Public Houses in the Swindon Area (published by the author in 1992) are essential reading for everyone interested in beer, pubs and brewing in our area.