Sip your way around some of the favourite bars and pubs in Marlow. Find out where you can sample the wares of the local Rebellion Brewing Company, and discover which bar is best for letting your hair down on the weekend.
Nightlife in Marlow
If you’re looking for a pub near the train station, The Marlow Donkey is a pretty, ivy-covered drinking den on the corner of Lock Road. It’s particularly good when the weather is warm and dry, as it has one of the best beer gardens in Marlow. The food is decent, simple, and swiftly served. The drinks selection is solid, and it's a railway pub, so new faces are welcome.
The Britannia is off Little Marlow Road, on the way out of town. It’s a modern pub with a nautical theme. The decor is eclectic, the food is good, the portions are better, and you can take your pick of some great ales. You can always expect a warm welcome from the friendly faces behind the bar. There’s a good decking area outside when the weather’s kind or, when there’s a chill in the air, head inside and get warm by the fire.
Near Marlow Bridge, The Two Brewers is one of the oldest pubs in Marlow. The red-brick boozer dates back to 1755 and is a stone’s throw from the Thames. The antique furniture and exposed beams provide plenty of character. The food’s better than most. Plus, it’s one of the town’s favourite pubs for a pint of Rebellion beer. The award-winning brewery is based just down the road. You can’t leave Marlow without sampling its local ale.
Last up is The Ship. It’s in the heart of the action on West Street, right by the Giggling Squid and Vanilla Pod, two of our favourite places to eat in Marlow. According to the chaps behind the bar, The Ship was established in 1580, making it Marlow’s oldest watering hole. Again, you can grab a pint of something splendid from Rebellion Brewing Company, or choose something else from their excellent selection of draught beers, gins, wine, and whatever else. The beer garden is great during the day, while in the evenings – especially on the weekends – the pub gets busy and the atmosphere is fab.
Pubs in Marlow
Bars in Marlow
We’ve already mentioned The Ivy as one of our favourite restaurants in town. It’s also a great place to go for a drink. Sit at the bar and people watch while you sip on something delightful, relax around a table with a party of prosecco or, if the sun’s out, unwind in the garden, gregariously hopping from cocktail to cocktail.
The Botanist is more of the same on West Street. The food and cocktails are great, and the decor is a delight – the dictionary definition of shabby chic. They sometimes have live music too. When it’s busy, the atmosphere is great; it’s an excellent option for donning your glad rags and enjoying a night on the town.
Our final recommendation is Clayton’s. It’s one of the best loved bars in Marlow. There are DJs every weekend playing great music throughout the night, while the drinks are good and decent value. During the week, there’s a cool boutique cinema, and during the day, there’s a good beer garden too.