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Arthur Beale

Arthur Beale are one of the United Kingdoms oldest chandlers, tracing our history back 500 years. 

Our history is rather wonderful, we were an important supplier to expeditions. Amongst our clients were Gino Watkins and Sir Ernest Shackleton, we know this because we still have an old telegram from Gino Watkins and the signed order from Shackleton. Shackleton’s Arthur Beale ice axe is now in the National Maritime Museum.

We even put the flag pole on Buckingham Palace, and Arthur Beale himself broke the flag at the Coronation of King George VI. 

We pride ourselves on our passion and dedication for high quality kit for every adventure.


We have created a great range of Arthur Beale goods, with a focus on quality and traditional manufacturing techniques.

for every adventure

suppliers to seafarers, wayfarers, vagabonds & explorers for over 500 years

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Arthur Beale Ensign Beanie Hat
Arthur Beale Badge Beanie Hat
Save 20%Arthur Beale Sailing Cap
Arthur Beale Sailing Cap
Sale price£19.95 Regular price£24.95
Arthur Beale Canvas Watch Cap


black and white photo of The Southern Party consisting of Ernest Shackleton, Wild, Marshall and Adams aboard 'Nimrod'

Rich Heritage

With a history spanning over five centuries, Arthur Beale is steeped in tradition and expertise. Our craftsmanship and dedication to quality have been trusted by legendary explorers, from early Everest attempts to Polar expeditions led by icons like Sir Ernest Shackleton.

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At Arthur Beale, we hold a deep appreciation for traditional manufacturing techniques and a commitment to sustainability using natural materials. Embracing our heritage, we prioritize craftsmanship and quality, ensuring our products are made to last. By adhering to traditional methods, we honor the legacy of generations past while also minimizing our environmental impact. Our use of natural materials reflects our dedication to sustainability and responsible stewardship of the Earth's resources. Through these practices, we not only preserve traditional craftsmanship but also contribute to a more sustainable future for generations to come.

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Small Independent Company

By choosing Arthur Beale, you're supporting a rare independent company that's dedicated to preserving its heritage and continuing its legacy for generations to come.

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We believe in investing in high-quality, durable products that are built to last. By choosing well-made items that stand the test of time, we reduce the need for frequent replacements and minimize our environmental footprint.