This Weekend is Noggin the Nog Weekend!

We don't do Black Friday but we do have our annual Noggin the Nog Weekend! Yes this weekend we will be showing continuous Noggin the Nog cartoons whilst serving Hot Chocolate and Mulled Wine and Christmassy Nibbles. There will be some Special Noggin Weekend Only Deals which we are still dreaming up. There will be a Christmas Tree too! We will have lots of staff on hand to help you choose presents for even your most awkward relations. It will generally be a festive antidote to chain store...

Good Little Ship - A Talk by Peter Willis You've missed it!

Arthur Ransome’s "We Didn’t Mean to Go to Sea" was inspired by his boat the "Nancy Blackett" which appears in the book as the Goblin. But there was more to her influence on the novel than that, as Peter Willis shows in this new book, which combines an analysis of this classic of maritime literature (“a book of which Conrad would have been proud” – Hugh Brogan) with the history of the boat herself, her life, near-death, restoration and renaissance as an ambassador for Ransome and his tales. Also...

London Fashion Week - An Antidote?

London is buzzing with all the top fashion designers showing off their beautiful clothes. We are very proud to be part of this great international city with its hugely successful fashion industry. But if fashion is to do with searching for the latest trends then Arthur Beale's clothing is probably the exact opposite. We simply can't keep up with changing colours and different styles so we just stick to timeless classics. Take our Arthur Beale Beerenberg pullovers. They are made from undyed and...

A Cunning Plan

I have asked all my friends who have boats on the East Coast if they would like to have an end of season meet-up in Brightlingsea. I rashly promised fair winds to all. That would be fair enough, but the yachts are coming from all over the place. So here is my cunning plan. I hereby appeal to all the good folk of Brightlingsea to get out their finest Henry Hoovers and turn them on full blast during the morning of 23 rd September (in any case, you know your stair carpet could do with a clean)...

St Katharine Classic Boat Festival - This Weekend!

The St Katharine Docks Classic Boat Festival is part of the annual Totally Thames celebration. Arthur Beale have had a stand there for the last three years and we love it! This year our stand will be displaying our brand new Sailors' Smocks and the best Oiled Wool Pullover in town. What's more we will be offering special show deals so don't miss your chance. There will be about 40 vessels on display, some classic yachts and motor boats, and some vintage work boats. You can go onboard some of...

If you are at a loose end this evening.....

....where better to be than at Arthur Beale's cool basement celebrating the launch of our brand new Rope Reference Catalogue! It will be a very ropey evening indeed. You can collect your new Rope Reference Catalogues whilst sipping a very special rum punch. I say "special" because I know the ingredients are rum, cane syrup and lime juice and I know the ratio is 3,2,1 but I'm not sure which order they are in. By the way, the rum will be Fair Transport Rum which was sailed across the Atlantic on...

Arthur Beale Rope Reference Catalogue Launch 20th July

To celebrate our new Rope Reference Catalogue we are going to have a mini celebration! We've a fine bottle of Fair Transport Rum which has arrived in the UK under sail alone - via the Atlantic by the tall ship Tres Hombres and the final North Sea leg in my little Vertue. We will be serving tots in our basement (plus a few beers) and handing out copies of the catalogue with staff on hand to discuss all things "Ropey". The catalogue has been printed and a copy can be downloaded here;...


Got a New Diary for Christmas?

Well, turn to the page for "11th January" and enter - "Going to Dave Selby's Talk -"Marlin's Mission" at Arthur Beale 18:45". You won't want to miss this to put a big smile on your face! If you are going to the London Boat Show which is held on the same date then this would round off a brilliant nautical day to get the year underway. More details are on the Events section of this website. Just email to reserve a place. Admission £5.00 or FREE if you buy the book!

Scandinavian Christmas Market - Albion Street, Rotherhithe -

Arthur Beale will be showing off our huge range of Devold Woollen Pullovers and Expedition Quality Merino Thermals at this Christmas Market. There will be a few special offers too! It is a great way to do some Christmas shopping whilst endulging in a feast of warm waffles and hot mulled wine. Opens Friday 12:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-18:00 and Sunday 10:00-17:00. Rotherhithe Overground or Bermondsey or Canada Water Undergound. See you there!