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Pic: Arkell’s Beer festival



2010 BEER FESTIVAL GETS GO-AHEAD
Arkell’s Brewery will be                            Brewery chairman, James Arkell, said: “It’s always a
                                                    great event with music and other attractions to
holding a beer festival later                       entertain visitors, and there will be dozens of
                                                    varieties of real ale to try from fellow family
this year at the brewery in                         brewers across the United Kingdom as well as the
Stratton, Swindon on                                chance to visit our 167-year old Brewery.

Saturday 11th September.                            “The Arkell’s Beer Festival celebrates the great
                                                    British tradition of brewing and we look forward
The brewery’s 2008 beer                             to welcoming visitors from far and wide.”

festival attracted thousands                        According to statistics, more real ale is being
                                                    drunk in pubs than for decades, as increasing
of visitors from all over the                       numbers of pub-goers appreciate the variety and
                                                    taste of real ales.
UK and Arkell’s hopes this                          “The Arkell’s Beer Festival will be an excellent
year’s event will be just as                        opportunity for real ale novices to taste the very
                                                    best of British beer,” added James.
popular.
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 Sue Langham and Par with two of Par’s Thai friends



BLESS MY SOUL, IT’S A MONK AT THE MANOR
The Manor at Cheney                                   Sue explains: “Par is committed to Buddhism
                                                      and believes strongly in its philosophy of
Manor received its very                               caring for those around you and mutual
own blessing when a Thai                              support so we thought it would be a great
Monk paid a visit recently                            idea to have the pub blessed in this way.”
to one of Arkell’s Brewery’s                          Par doesn’t really need a blessing to be
most popular town pubs                                successful because her arrival at The Manor
                                                      and her introduction of Thai food onto the
run by landlords Adie Evans                           menu has been widely welcomed. Sue says
and Sue Langham.                                      that some regulars come and eat at the pub
The visit was arranged by the pub’s Thai              three to four times a week.
chef, Par, who took over the kitchens in              George Arkell welcomed The Manor’s
January and who is now doing a brisk                  blessing ceremony. “What a wonderful event
                                                      for the pub,” he says. “We’ve got the Jovial
trade in Thai cuisine from Tuesday to
                                                      Monk pub at St Andrew’s Ridge – so perhaps
Saturday, with a traditional English roast            we could rename this pub The Blessed
dinner on Sundays.                                    Manor after the ceremony.”


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Arkell’s Pilsner Summer of Soccer

 George Arkell,
 Danny Wilson,
 Chris Watkins and
 Alex Arkell launch
 the ‘Pilsner Summer
 of Soccer’ campaign
 at Swindon Town
 Football Club


As England anticipates a sizzling summer of international soccer in South Africa, and with
Swindon Town Football Club achieving so much this season, Arkell’s Brewery is launching the
‘Pilsner Summer of Soccer’ campaign to celebrate our most popular national sport.
The first match of the World Cup 2010 (between South Africa and Mexico) kicks off on 11 June,
with England up against the USA the following day, but the Arkell’s promotion, which offers
Arkell’s Pilsner at the recommended retail price of £2.20 per pint, will start as World Cup fever
starts to build later this month.
Brewery Chairman, James Arkell, said: “Good beer and the beautiful game go together. This
summer is going to be a fantastic opportunity to see the World’s greatest and most talented
footballers perform on an international stage. But our national football league is where England’s
stars are nurtured and we have supported our local football club, Swindon Town, as a sponsor
since the 1980s, watching other major club sponsors come and go, but sticking with Club even in
the tough times, so we’re delighted to see them doing so well this Season.”
Arkell’s started brewing its own Czech-style Pilsner lager at its Swindon brewery last year and is
now supplying Arkell’s Pilsner to its pubs and to the free trade across the South and West of
England.
Arkell’s Czech-style Pilsner, 3.8% ABV, is available from the cask in all Arkell’s managed houses and
in many Arkell’s tenanted pubs. It is also available in bottles. It is brewed by Arkell’s Head Brewer,
Don Bracher, using traditional Saaz hops from the Czech Republic and Styrian Goldings hops
from neighbouring Slovenia.


Novice drinkers plunge into Cask Ale Week
Arkell’s pubs supported Cask Ale Week in April.
Pubs that wish to join the Cask Marque scheme are
visited unannounced by an independent assessor twice a
year. The assessor checks all cask ales on sale for
temperature, appearance, aroma and taste before deciding
whether the landlord’s expertise is up to scratch.
Left to right: Alex Arkell, Roger Clayson of Cask Marque, George Arkell


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Cellar course students with Marcus Harbourne (back right)


Arkell’s helps landlords serve up best bitter
Bar staff from Arkell’s pubs across Wiltshire and Gloucestershire learned to put the ‘best’ into ‘bitter’
recently when they attended a cellar management course at the brewery.
Brewery director, George Arkell, said: “Perfect pints don’t just come out of the beer pump - keeping
and serving real ale is a skill that can be learned.”
The course included learning to keep beer properly in the cellar, the importance of cleaning the beer
pipes regularly and properly, cellar hygiene, health and safety and correct manual handling of the
barrels.
Richard Crickmar, landlord at The Tawny Owl, said: “The beer should be as good when it comes out of
the beer pump as it is when it’s delivered to us. Arkell’s runs regular cellar management courses so
that all our key staff have the opportunity to learn.”
Assistant manager at The Exmouth Arms, Cheltenham Calvin Langden-Bates who attended the course
himself last year, said: “It’s really useful to understand how to keep a good cellar and what makes a
really good pint.”
The group also spent the previous day studying for the National Certificate for Personal License
Holders, now a legal requirement for people seeking to run their own pub.
Both courses were run by British Institute of Innkeeping qualified trainer, Marcus Harbourne.
He said: “Despite what is written about the demise of pubs, I am training more people in both cellar
management and for their National Certificate and think that the industry is becoming more
professional.”



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THE ASHES COME TO ..... KEMBLE?
228 years after England lost a cricket match to       Margaret has bought an urn for the ashes and it
Australia on home soil, the two countries are still   now has pride of place in the new skittle alley.
battling annually for ‘The Ashes’. Now, two skittle   The battle of the Tavern Ashes will be fought at
teams at The Tavern at Kemble are hoping to do        the end of the skittles season, in June.
the same with their own ‘Ashes’ tournament,
                                                      “It’s a great idea and we’re looking forward to the
(although perhaps without quite the same
                                                      first tournament,” said Alan Timbrell, a farmer
international media coverage).
                                                      from Pool Keynes and captain of The Taverners
This year the two Tavern pub skittle teams, The       Skittle Team.
Taverners and The Evergreen Oaks will be
battling for the Tavern Ashes, the remains of the
old alley which was demolished last year after
Arkell’s built a brand new skittle alley onto the
pub.
Landlady Margaret Wixey, explains: “Our old
skittle alley was a billet hut from Kemble Airfield
donated to Arkell’s after the war in 1946 and
which the landlord put to good use. It’s stood in
the car park for the 64 years since and certainly
served its purpose. When Arkell’s offered to
build a new skittle alley on the pub, the old hut
was redundant and all we could do was to burn it
down.
“The night it happened, I was watching coverage
of last year’s Ashes cricket tournament on TV and
remembered the embers of the old alley still
aglow outside. I thought ‘we can have our own
                                                        The Taverners Skittle Team with Margaret
Ashes tournament’, so I rushed outside to collect
up some of the remains.”                                Wixey holding Urn




First meet at village pub for over a decade
                                                       The VWH Hunt had one of its last
                                                       meets of the year outside The
                                                       Mason’s Arms in Meysey Hampton,
                                                       for the first time for more than a
                                                       decade.
                                                       Landlord Shaun Vockins said: “With
                                                       its village pub and pretty village
                                                       green, it’s the perfect setting and the
                                                       hounds haven’t got far to go as the
                                                       kennels are less than five minutes
                                                       away.”

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  Claire and Angela Howe


A Pint of Arkell’s and a manicure please!
A pint at The Hare and Hounds at                   built up a strong demand for my twice-monthly
                                                   sessions and I’m having to come back more
Foss Cross near Cirencester has                    regularly.”
suddenly become as attractive to                   Couples part in the Hare and Hounds car park,
                                                   heading either towards the bar or the beauty
women as to men, thanks to an                      salon, meeting up later for a meal.
accidental new service now                         “Everyone’s happy,” says Angela, who is now
                                                   offering the service to hotel guests..
available at this Arkell’s pub.                    “We get a lot of wedding parties, many attending
Qualified beautician Claire Howe, daughter of      receptions at nearby Cripps Barn,” she explains.
landlady Angela Howe, is offering beauty           “It’s a fantastic venue but it doesn’t have
treatments to customers from one of the            accommodation, so often the bridal party stay
recently-built hotel rooms.                        here. It’s lovely that the bride and bridesmaids can
“It all started a few months’ ago when I decided   now have a full beauty treatment at the hotel
that my mum was working so hard that she           before the big day.”
needed a little bit of ‘TLC’,” explains Claire.    Most of all, though, Angela and Claire get to see
“I’ve been a trained beautician for years so I     more of each other than before.
decided to visit more regularly to give her        “I live in Newbury,” explains Claire. “So until I
treatments such as massages and manicures.         started coming up here I wasn’t seeing so much of
However, as soon as some of her customers got      mum as she works 24/7 at The Hare and Hounds.
to hear about it they asked if I could help them   This has helped to bring us closer together.”
too, so one by one and almost by mistake, I’ve


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New landlords on the grid at The White Hart
Ken Sibley has put his previous life as a Formula 1
mechanic behind him to take over as landlord at The
White Hart, Stow on the Wold with his wife Marion.
   But Ken, who was senior mechanic with the Williams
team for more than 20 years, helping Nigel Mansell
amongst others to the Formula 1 drivers’ title, does not
regret leaving the heady world of speed, celebrity and the
smell of fuel oil behind him.
   “They were great days,” said Ken, who has worked with
all the current top twenty racing drivers, “But after such a
long time, we wanted a change and a complete break
from that world.” Ken and Marion have been looking for
the right pub to run for almost three years.
  “Working in Formula 1 and running a good pub are all
about teamwork,” he says.
Pic: Ken & Marion Sibley at the White Hart
Photograph reproduced courtesy of The Gloucestershire Echo

...........................................................................................................

NOT SO 'LAST SUPPER'
Last time they set foot in the place it was 1979 when they enjoyed their last supper there
before getting married. 31 years later, Ross and Dawn Morgan are still happily married but
they're also back at The Crown at Stratton, this time as its landlords.
  "We've run pubs for much of our working lives, including The White Hart at Wroughton for
many years and if you want to run a
pub, work for a brewery," says Ross.
"A brewery understands its
landlords and the customers benefit."
  Brewery director George Arkell
couldn't wait to sign the couple up to
run The Crown.
  "They're professionals and they
love the pub," he says. "When they got
in touch with us we knew immediately
we wanted them as landlords and they
were so keen to take over that they
even cut short their holiday in Australia
                                             George Arkell with Dawn and Ross Morgan
to come and see us."




Arkells Brewery Ltd. Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon. SN2 7RU
Tel: (01793) 823026 Fax: (01793) 828864 Email: arkells@arkells.com
Design: www.leehiomdesign.co.uk Words & Pics Nicky Godding Communications 01285 653006
New landlords on the grid at The White Hart
Ken Sibley has put his previous life as a Formula 1
mechanic behind him to take over as landlord at The
White Hart, Stow on the Wold with his wife Marion.
   But Ken, who was senior mechanic with the Williams
team for more than 20 years, helping Nigel Mansell
amongst others to the Formula 1 drivers’ title, does not
regret leaving the heady world of speed, celebrity and the
smell of fuel oil behind him.
   “They were great days,” said Ken, who has worked with
all the current top twenty racing drivers, “But after such a
long time, we wanted a change and a complete break
from that world.” Ken and Marion have been looking for
the right pub to run for almost three years.
  “Working in Formula 1 and running a good pub are all
about teamwork,” he says.
Pic: Ken & Marion Sibley at the White Hart
Photograph reproduced courtesy of The Gloucestershire Echo

...........................................................................................................

NOT SO 'LAST SUPPER'
Last time they set foot in the place it was 1979 when they enjoyed their last supper there
before getting married. 31 years later, Ross and Dawn Morgan are still happily married but
they're also back at The Crown at Stratton, this time as its landlords.
  "We've run pubs for much of our working lives, including The White Hart at Wroughton for
many years and if you want to run a
pub, work for a brewery," says Ross.
"A brewery understands its
landlords and the customers benefit."
  Brewery director George Arkell
couldn't wait to sign the couple up to
run The Crown.
  "They're professionals and they
love the pub," he says. "When they got
in touch with us we knew immediately
we wanted them as landlords and they
were so keen to take over that they
even cut short their holiday in Australia
                                             George Arkell with Dawn and Ross Morgan
to come and see us."




Arkells Brewery Ltd. Kingsdown Brewery, Swindon. SN2 7RU
Tel: (01793) 823026 Fax: (01793) 828864 Email: arkells@arkells.com
Design: www.leehiomdesign.co.uk Words & Pics Nicky Godding Communications 01285 653006

				
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