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Hooty Beer

14 Mar 2016

Brewed as part of the Swindon175 celebrations. The Works Hooter was last heard on 26 March 1986.

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Arkell's Conference Centre

22 Feb 2016

A tour of our Brewery conference room & facilities available to hire.

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Rooms at The Saracens Head, Highworth

17 Feb 2016

A quick tour of our refurbished rooms at The Saracens Head in Highworth, Swindon.

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Arkell's Flavour Collection: Strawberry Sensation

03 Feb 2016

A delicious new ale with just a hint of strawberry. Ideal with steak!

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Accommodation at The Sun Inn, Coate Water

15 Jan 2016

A quick tour of our superb quality bed & breakfast accommodation at The Sun Inn, Coate Water, Swindon.

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Moonlight

16 Dec 2015

Moonlight has a golden auburn colour with a warm toasty aroma and distinctive citrus hoppy flavour from Celeia hops.

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Christmas Market

14 Dec 2015

Hundreds enjoy our first Christmas market at Arkell's Brewery.

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Sir Noel Ale

03 Dec 2015

Launched in 1987 and named in honour of the present Chairmans grandfather, Sir Noel Arkell, who was born on Christmas Day.

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Christmas Market Advert

30 Nov 2015

A look at what we have planned for our first Christmas Market at Arkells.

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Rooms at The White Hart, Stratton

16 Nov 2015

The White Hart in Stratton-St-Margaret in Swindon now offers accommodation in 24 superb en-suite rooms thanks to a £1.5 million pound investment by Arkells Brewery.

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Rugbeer

01 Sep 2015

Specially brewed for the Rugby World Cup 2015. At 4.2% ABV, Rugbeer is a delicious, smooth and deep amber beer with strong hop notes that balance the crystal malt sweetness.

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Mighty Maris Craft Ale

28 Aug 2015

Brewed for the Maris Otter 50th Anniversary Festival, using solely Maris Otter Barley malt in the grist.

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Bee's Organic (Keg)

02 Jul 2015

Bee’s Organic Ale uses organically-grown malted barley, hops and honey, all of which give this golden premium bottled ale a light, fresh taste.

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Salzgitter Anniversary Tour

23 Jun 2015

Our Salzgitter visitors from Germany, which is twinned with Swindon, arrived to taste our Bock beer.

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Kingsdown

19 Jun 2015

The strongest of our regular beers, Kingsdown has a rich chestnut brown colour, a full bodied malty nose and bold traditional flavour.

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Bock

01 Jun 2015

Arkell’s Bock Beer is brewed from lager yeast, fermented for a month with dark caramel toasted flavours.

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Wiltshire Gold

22 May 2015

A light golden coloured Ale brewed using English Maris Otter malt. Serve slightly chilled.

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3B

18 May 2015

3B was originally known as Arkell’s Best Bitter Beer. A copper coloured Ale with a pleasant fruity and malty nose.

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Bottling (Stage 11)

08 May 2015

We look at the bottling process with Head Brewer Alex Arkell.

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Cask Racking (Stage 10)

01 May 2015

The beer is transferred to casks here and left a few weeks to mature. Only then is it ready to satisfy the discerning Arkell's drinker.

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Tinge of Ginge

30 Apr 2015

A Tinge of Ginge, 3.6% ABV, is a seasonal brew created by head brewer Alex Arkell.

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Fermenter (Stage 9)

24 Apr 2015

This is where yeast is added and fermentation takes place.

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Cooking with Arkell's Bee's Organic

24 Apr 2015

Recipe can be seen in the link above. Recorded as part of a LIVE episode of Toomers TV.

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Arkell's Yeast (Stage 8)

17 Apr 2015

The yeast, which helps to give Arkell's beers their distinctive flavour, is kept here.

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Hopback & Paraflow (Stage 6 & 7)

10 Apr 2015

The spent hops are strained in the Hopback before being sent through the Paraflow or heat exchanger. Fermentation can then begin.

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The Copper (Stage 5)

02 Apr 2015

Sugar, Malt and a water mixture, known as wort, collects in here. Hops are then added to the mixture.

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Beer Bottle Ballet

30 Mar 2015

Watch how we bottle our beer in the Arkell's beer bottle Ballet...

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Underback (Stage 4)

27 Mar 2015

(Sugar dissolving vessel). This is where sugar is added to the malt and water mixture.

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The Mash Tun (Stage 3)

20 Mar 2015

The malt is mixed with water at this stage.

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Hoperation IPA

18 Mar 2015

Hoperation IPA is our latest seasonal ale and at a healthy 4.5% abv, it will certainly blow the cobwebs away.

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Grain Intake (Step 1)

06 Mar 2015

This is where we winch the barley up ready to add to the mill.

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Bee's Organic

28 Jan 2015

Bee’s Organic Ale uses organically-grown malted barley, hops and honey, all of which give this golden premium ale a light, fresh taste,

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The Master

21 Jan 2015

The Master, first brewed last June in celebration of its Chairman, James Arkell, who became Master of the Worshipful Company of Brewers.

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Noel Ale

03 Dec 2014

Launched in 1987 and named in honour of the present Chairman's grandfather, Sir Noel Arkell, who was born on Christmas Day.

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Old Contemptible Ale

24 Oct 2014

As part of the 100th Anniversary of World War 1, we launched a brand new commemorative beer for the Royal British Legion.

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2014 Pantomime Launch with Nigel Havers

23 Sep 2014

The Riverside Pub at Lechlade hosts the press launch of the 2014 Wyvern Pantomime, Dick Whittington.

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Bokek

18 Sep 2014

Head Brewer Alex Arkell introduces Bobek, one of the beers from the International Hop Collection.

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The Mill (Stage 2)

13 Mar 2014

The crushed malt collects here.

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Swindon Heritage Magazine Launch

22 Jan 2013

Swindon's fascinating history told in a new magazine at launched in our cellar bar.

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Brewery Open Day

24 Oct 2012

Find out more about become an Arkell's landlord.

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Cooking with Arkell's Wiltshire Gold

01 May 2012

Recipe can be seen in the link above. Recorded as part of an episode of The Swindon Show.