Friday, 14 August 2009

Kingsdown Brewery

Kingsdown Brewery - built 1861, home of Arkells Ales
The Old Chimney and Cooper's Fire

One of Arkell's drays returning back to the brewery
This post is directly inspired by the mural of the previous post. Today I went over to Kingsdown to have a look at this historic and still working building. Arkells has been established since 1843 and the above building since 1861, going through their gates was in some ways like stepping back in time - much remains as it has always been, except perhaps the drays, these are no longer horse drawn.
After my little wander, I called into the Kingsdown public house on the other side of the road to sample the product ... excellent.