Steamer Trading Cookshop set to close in Marlow – but plans to relocate

Steamer Trading Cookshop has started a closing down sale at its branch in Marlow – but is seeking an alternative site in the Buckinghamshire town.

The retailer’s outlet on Market Square, located within a historic town centre building called the Old Market Hall, is set to return to its former use as a bar and restaurant. Steamer Trading Cookshop opened the doors to its Marlow cookshop 10 years ago but was approached by pub chain Marstons last summer with plans to convert the space into a restaurant and bar.

At the time Steamer Trading Cookshop founder and director Ben Phillips told “I’m sad that we’ll be leaving what is one of my favourite shops in an amazing building, but I know we’re leaving it in good hands. We don’t want to leave Marlow though, so we’ll be trying to find a new home.”

The housewares specialist is now in the process of looking for new premises. Ben told today (Thursday January 25): “We’re actively talking to a landlord about remaining in the town. Marlow has always been a very good store for us.” He added that it was “a bit too early to confirm a closing date at the moment”.

Steamer Trading Cookshop operates 42 stores nationwide. Marlow is one the largest, offering one of the widest selections of cookware, glassware and tableware within the group. The nearest branches to Marlow are Thame in Oxfordshire and Guildford in Surrey.

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