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16th November 2018

The Arkell’s Christmas Market is back!

The Arkell’s Christmas Market is back and will be pulling out all the stops to deliver a festive-filled, yuletide market at its brewery in Kingsdown, Wiltshire on Saturday December 1st, from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.

Now in its fourth year, the market is already a key part of the festive calendar with thousands flocking to last year’s big event. For 2018, the team at Arkell’s are making the event even bigger to accommodate more craft, food, drink and gift stalls.

Visitors can enjoy the taste of fragrant mulled wines and Arkell’s own specially brewed seasonal Sir Noel Ale. A hint of Bavaria is coming to the Christmas Market this year with vendors serving Bratwurst and waffles alongside other festive favourites like hot roasted chestnuts and delicious, hand warming hot chocolates.

And it’s not just delicious food and drink people can look forward to. The Bavarian Oompah band, will undoubtedly get you into the Christmas spirit whilst you stroll around the beautiful and historic grounds of the Victorian brewery looking at stalls selling crafts including handmade jewellery, candles, children’s clothing and home crafts all perfect for Christmas presents!

Children will get the chance to meet Father Christmas and his reindeer and find out if they’ve been naughty or nice this year! Children can look forward to meeting him between the times of 10:30AM – 11:30PM, 12:00PM – 1:00PM and 1:30PM – 2:30PM. Father Christmas’ reindeer will be at the market 10:00AM – 2:00PM.

George Arkell, Managing Director said: “We’re so excited to be bringing back the Arkell’s Christmas Market for its fourth year. It’s a special season and we love welcoming our friends and neighbours to our charming brewery at this wonderful time of year! This year we’ll be expanding the market to accommodate yet more festive guests. Also our on site shop, The Grape & Grain will be open, selling Beers, Wines and Spirits, so visitors can purchase their boutique Christmas tipple!”

The Arkell’s Christmas market is now a regular date in the town’s festive calendar and the brewery are looking forward to seeing you all on Saturday 1st December from 10am. The event is free! Simply come along to the brewery.


Stacey Byles at Antidote Communications

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Arkell’s Brewery was established in 1843 by John Arkell. Arkell’s is Swindon’s oldest business and one of just 29 family breweries left in the UK. This year Arkell’s is celebrating 175 years in the brewery business and has four members of the Arkell’s family still remaining, Chairman James Arkell, his cousin Nick Arkell, Head of Sales, and James’ sons George, and Alex Arkell are Managing Director and Head Brewer respectively.

The Arkell family work at the brewery alongside generations of other local families, brewing real ale and looking after nearly 100 pubs across Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Hampshire. Arkell’s ales include Award-winning beers such as Wiltshire Gold, 3Bs, Kingsdown and Hoperation IPA. Special ales are brewed regularly, with Head Brewer, Alex Arkell, keeping the art of craft ale alive, offering drinkers new tastes and flavours all hand made in their brewery.