The story of the Rebellion Brewery starts with two friends, Tim
Coombes and Mark Gloyens. Attending school together in Marlow at a
time when the old Wethered Brewery was in full production, the
sweet aromas of malt were a constant reminder that Marlow was an
active brewing town. Years later, Tim and Mark discussed the
possibility of a joint business venture, and with the closure of
the Wethered Brewery in 1987, the idea of starting a new brewery
and reviving Marlow's brewing tradition was born. After a couple of
years researching, planning, and several admirable attempts to
reinstate a brewery on the original Wethered site, the Rebellion
Brewery was eventually established on the Rose Industrial Estate in
Marlow Bottom in April 1993. In 1999 the brewery moved to its
current location on Bencombe Farm, occupying the old grainstore and
other redundant farm buildings.
Since 1999 the Rebellion Brewery has made significant
improvements to its site and equipment, enabling the development of
an increasingly diverse beer range which includes draft and bottled
ales, lager, porter and wheat beers. These beers are popular not
only in pubs within the 30 mile delivery range but in the large
on-site brewery shop.
Using premium ingredients, traditional methods and embracing
modern technology, Rebellion will continue to develop and produce a
wide range of fantastic tasting, quality beers.
Photos from Becombe Farm 1998, the start of work on the