Arthur Beale chandlery

Please use this area for off topic conversations and banter
Post Reply
User avatar
neil
Site Admin
Posts: 1609
Joined: Tue Aug 31, 2004 10:33 pm
Location: Plymouth

Arthur Beale chandlery

Post by neil » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:42 pm

Finally got the time to get to the revitalised Arthur Beale Chandlery on Shaftsbury Avenue and spend a happy 20 mins poking around. They currently have Epihanes at £28 for 1.2litres (also on mail order), found some interesting tools there - got a very nice Japanese Shinto Saw Rasp for £19.

They are owned by Flints Theatrical Chandlers, picked up their catalogue, full of interesting tools and other stuff. Worth a visit if in London, they are keen to talk classic boat stuff.
IC: K26
Harrier +: 2

User avatar
Ed
Site Admin
Posts: 3469
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:11 pm
Location: Plymouth
Contact:

Re: Arthur Beale chandlery

Post by Ed » Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:32 am

God, I am amazed they are still there.....

Many a happy hour I have spent digging around.

They always seemed to have a totally different set of suppliers to every other chandlery, so a great place to find strange stuff. Things always seemed remarkably reasonably priced, considering the rates they must have to pay.

eib
Ed Bremner
CVRDA


Jollyboat J3
Firefly F2942
IC GBR314 ex S51 - 1970 Slurp
MR 638 - Please come and take it away
Phelps Scull
Bathurst Whiff - looking for someone to love it

Obscured by clouds
Posts: 714
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:23 pm
Location: north Wales

Re: Arthur Beale chandlery

Post by Obscured by clouds » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:53 am

ordered some varnish off them the other day, together with a load of sundries. The epiphanes varnish was nearly £10 cheaper per 500ml than some other online shops.

Even with a delivery charge of £14 it was still very reasonable.
Tony



MR 2404 Julia Dream
N18 276 Sibrwd [ongoing project]
Hirondelle catamaran Kalipse
[down to 3!]

Aquarius
Posts: 105
Joined: Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:08 am
Location: Woodbridge Suffolk

Re: Arthur Beale chandlery

Post by Aquarius » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:57 pm

I finally made the trek; I was asked if I had had trouble finding them, and replied that it had taken me 45 years! Epifanes 1.2 litres square can £28.50. The purist may note that they have three strand cotton rope in dinghy sheet sizes... also ship's biscuits!
CVRDA eligible:
1962(?) Firefly F3163 "Aquarius"
1946 International Fourteen K478 "Galatea"
Not CVRDA eligible:
1991(?) Nethercot IC K229, "Ogaf the Unbearable"
Squib. possibly number 251, "Squirt"

User avatar
JB9
Posts: 412
Joined: Wed Apr 09, 2008 8:52 am
Location: BBSC, Kent, UK

Re: Arthur Beale chandlery

Post by JB9 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 4:58 pm

They are still there and I know would appreciate any support.
National 18 - 346
Finn - SA 276

Post Reply