Arkell’s, the Wiltshire brewery and pub operator, has announced its first new-build pub site for 15 years after buying land at Tadpole Garden Village in North Swindon from developer Crest Nicholson.

The brewery will begin design work to deliver a pub for the new community of Tadpole Garden Village, where 1,855 homes will be built on the old Tadpole Farm site.

Brewery director George Arkell, said: “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to build a pub for the community. We’ve been rooted in Swindon for 175 years, and it’s great to be able to make this announcement in our special anniversary year.

“Tadpole Garden Village is an enormous project and our new pub will not only offer residents a place to socialise but will also provide the community with a vital hub for local activities.

“We are really looking forward to starting work on the pub’s design and will be putting our years of experience and knowledge of Swindon to work. More than 15 years ago we began work on The Tawny Owl at Taw Hill, Swindon. It opened in 2003 and is one of our most successful Swindon pubs which is now at the centre of a thriving community.”

Arkell’s has appointed Clark & Maslin architects to design the new pub and hope to be able to submit ideas to Swindon Council planners later this year. The brewery hope to commence building on site in early 2019 with a view to opening the pub at the end of next year.