England > Buckinghamshire > Marlow Bottom
Theydon_Bois (853) Tourist Town (West), England | April 6, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited on Saturday 5th April ’14 with my Dad.
Firstly Dad doesn’t drink beer but on the first Saturday of the month they have a wine tasting in a small tent in the forecourt so this kept him busy.
The beers are free - yes, I was with you Fergus. Chatting to an American guy who lives in the area and he said he tells his friends in London, "I live in Marlow where I drink free beer every Saturday"!!!
There were 4 beers on draft, 2 regular and 2 seasonal and you literally just serve yourself, as much or little as you want so I found time for a half of each. Free !
As such there is a great community feel to this place, the courtyard outside the brewery shop was packed with drinkers, maybe 40 or so.
They run a membership club where you get discounts on the Rebellion beers and this seemed a very popular initiative with folks turning up every few minutes in brewery fleeces and t-shirts taking 18 pint carry outs home.
That aside the beer range is limited, the shop is 98% wine, 2% beer!
They had 3 or 4 of their own bottled beers on sale plus the 4 cask beers to take away in varying sized containers from 2 pints up to 18/36/firkin.
Service was prompt and very friendly, they also sell a few snacks like scotch eggs and chorizo’s.
Overall a great little brewery set up and friendly vibe to the place, a definate stop if in the area.
mR_fr0g (3) , England | March 1, 2014
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Nice little shop in an out building of the brewery. 4 gravity casks of very solid english ales to sample free of charge while you shop or socialise with your mates. Very friendly staff instructed me very well even when i expressed extreme confusion at the concept of free beer. A really nice community atmosphere. Clearly a few regulars whoc stop in for a free pint on their way home. Stock various sizes of their regular beers and their seasonal, which would be good for a party or get together. Did not have a bad beer there. Really solid.
vipinvelp (236) Velp, Netherlands | November 7, 2013
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
Interesting location, more like a wine shop than a beer brewery. They however compensate by having 4 beer on tap free of charge for you to taste. A real treat. Quite busy, people filling up bottles with this day’s brew. Nice. Helpfull staff. Only 2 bottles in stock, so little for me to take home.
FatPhil (350) Tallinn, Estonia | September 25, 2011
46 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 4/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 11/20
No taps open when I was there. Probably 5 beers in bottles. Small shop, a bit "industrial". Maybe better when there’s an event. Probably not the best place to have the Rebellion beers, but they’re great beers, so having them anywhere is good. Go to the Three Horseshoes to relax instead.
berkshirejohn (186) Bracknell, England | June 20, 2008
68 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Small, friendly and busy, limited range of four bottles and four cask beers.
Fin (710) Merton, Oxfordshire, England, England | October 19, 2006
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Decent little brewery which every year or two has an open day with jazz music and food and where fantastically all of their beers are free! Went last year as I know one or two of the chaps from ordering beers for out Beer festival at Merton from them. Interesting little brewery tour which also includes a bit of history about brewing in the area people like Wethereds are discussed. Beers are very good even better tasting coz they’re free.
Joeh (49) , England | March 4, 2004
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
A small, but fairly well stocked brewery shop for the Rebellion Brewery.
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