Chapel Down has completed the acquisition of a 1.6-acre site in Ashford town centre to develop its Curious Brewery.

Chapel Down chief executive Frazer Thompson said: “We are delighted to have completed on the purchase of the freehold site that will see the development of the Curious Brewery in Ashford.

“Situated next to the International train station which connects to Kings Cross in 38 minutes and also to the centre of Paris in less than two hours, the Curious Brewery will be a very exciting development for Ashford, for Kent and for contemporary British brewing.

“We’ve had tremendous support from Ashford Borough Council and are looking forward to working with architects Guy Hollaway and developers U+I Plc to create something exceptional.”

Last month, Chapel Down appointed former Brewdog executive Gareth Bath as managing director, to oversee the growth of Curious