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Contact Details

Arkells Brewery Ltd
Kingsdown Brewery
Tel: (01793) 823026
Fax: (01793) 828864

Finding Arkell's Brewery

Approaching from Oxford on A420

A419 North - turn on to this road (just after Sainsbury's) - keep to the middle lane on approaching the junction with the A419 and the road markings indicate A419N - it takes you under the by-pass and then turns immediately left to join the by-pass at the next roundabout.

After about a mile and a half, you will go under a bridge: soon afterwards you will see green 100 yard demarcation signs, indicating an exit (garden centre on your left). There is a 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

After the traffic lights at Blunsdon (at top of Blunsdon Hill), keep to right-hand lane and at Turnpike Roundabout take exit towards Swindon. After about a mile, turn left at mini-roundabouts (Moonrakers pub on right) and go up Beechcroft Road. Turn left at crossroads/traffic lights - the brewery is on your left as you approach the traffic lights. There are two sets of gates, so if you miss the first, which is close to the lights, go on about 100 yards to the larger entrance.

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Arkell's Conference Facility


If you are interested in using our newly refurbished conference room, contact our conference coordinator Marie Duckett at Arkell's Brewery on:

Tel: (01793) 823026


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.

Prospect Hospice
A local charity supported by Arkell's Brewery.

Brewery History Society
A website for all who are interested in the history of British breweries.

Choose Organic
A guide to organic products and produce.

Kempsford Literary Festival
Arkell's is proud to support the Kempsford Literary Festival, the first of which took place in March 2010.

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

International Brewing Convention 2010
Taking place this year in Manchester, 18-20 October 2010

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Arkell's Sponsorship

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 into the new Millenium. Arkell's Brewery is also the main sponsor of SwindonWeb, a local initiative in the new and exciting world of the Internet, and we regularly support groups and charities in their work in the Swindon area.


Arkell's is also proud to serve and support Fairtrade coffee in its managed pubs, supplied by the Oxford Coffee Company, Wantage.


Two books have been indispensible 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.