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30th May 2012

Arkell’s helps local community celebrate Jubilee

Arkell’s pubs across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Berkshire are turning their car parks into Jubilee party venues this weekend as they offer their support to the region’s town and village street parties.

And the brewery is also donating barrels of beer to two of Swindon’s biggest street parties at Queen’s Park and Town Gardens. Queen’s Park particularly holds a special place in Arkell’s heart as it was former brewery chairman, Sir Noel Arkell, who was officially invited to open the park in 1953, a year after Queen Elizabeth became queen.

“Arkell’s loves a good party, and this is a once in a generation opportunity to come together and celebrate probably our best British tradition,” said brewery director, George Arkell.

“There are over 100 Arkell’s pubs across the area, and practically all of them will be contributing in some way to this special weekend,” added George.

In Swindon it will be party time at The Bakers at Stratton and The Tawny Owl.  In the surrounding villages, The Baker’s Arms at Badbury, The Rose & Crown at Ashbury, The Bell at Purton Stoke, the White Horse at Woolstone, The Volunteer at Great Somerford and The Rose & Crown at Lea near Malmesbury.

In Berkshire The 3 Horseshoes at Brimpton is rolling out the barrels, in Hampshire at The White Hart at Whitchurch and in Oxfordshire It’s Ye Olde Red Lion at Chieveley.  In Gloucestershire it’s party time at The George at Kempsford, The Victoria at Eastleach and The Tavern at Kemble.