Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon

Arkell's Brewery is one of the finest examples of a Victorian steam brewery anywhere in the world. But if this magnificent site looks like a museum, the visitor has to remind themselves that it is still a fully-functioning brewery. Driving power in the building is supplied through a system that was first used here in 1910, though the belts are now powered by electricity rather than steam.

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History

John Arkell was a remarkable man. Born into a farming family in 1802 in Kempsford, South Gloucestershire, he emigrated to the New World in his late twenties and took with him a group of local people who sought a refuge from the tough conditions endured by agricultural folk at that time. It was a brave step.

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Contact

Arkell's Brewery Ltd
Kingsdown Brewery
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 7RU

Tel: 01793 823026 | Email: arkells@arkells.com

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