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Marlow Bottom is a linear village occupying a valley to the north of Marlow, Buckinghamshire. It is also a civil parish in Wycombe district having been created in November 2007. Formerly it was part of the parish of Great Marlow.
Marlow Bottom is 25 to 30 minutes walk from the centre of Marlow town, and the river Thames. It has shops, including a newsagent, vet, butcher, chemist, music shop, dog grooming parlour and a fish & chip shop, a large primary school, (Burford School), a private members club (The Barn Club, for valley residents), a village hall and two small churches (Anglican and Methodist) which form a Local Ecumenical Partnership "The Valley Church", where the local Boy Scout and Girl Guide groups and similar voluntary groups meet. Marlow Bottom is also home to the Rebellion Beer Company, an award-winning local brewery producing regular and seasonal beers. The brewery hosts open evenings coupled with a tour every first Tuesday of each month for visitors and every second Tuesday of each month for members.
The primary school in Marlow Bottom is Burford County Combined School. It provides schooling for children aged 4–11, who will go on to either a local grammar school or secondary modern school depending on their results in the eleven-plus exam.
Points of interest
- Olympic champion rower Steve Redgrave lives in the village, having been born locally and attended local schools.
- The original fungus from which Quorn was made was found in a field nearby (Quorn is still manufactured by the company Marlow Foods).
- Marlow Bottom villagers meet annually in the summer for the Burford Fair, a local celebration and fundraiser. The 'Rose Carnival Queen', is chosen from a selection of pupils at Burford School, who enter a competition to win the title. Sammy Gabb holds the record for the most Rose Queen coronations.
- The award-winning Rebellion Beer Company has brewed ales in the village since 1993.
- The annual Rock Bottom Music Festival is held every year in the playing fields which started in 2013.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Marlow Bottom.|
- Marlow Bottom Parish Council
- Burford school's website
- Burford School profile at Directgov
- Marlow Bottom Methodist Church – part of The Valley Church
- St Mary the Virgin Church, Marlow Bottom – part of The Valley Church
- The Valley Church
- Rebellion Beer Company
- Rose Carnival
- The Barn Club
- The Village Hall
- Marlow Bottom Valley Residents Association
- Marlow Bottom Playing Fields