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Marlborough Tavern

#10 of 421 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Gastropub
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
Bath Spa rail station is a short taxi drive away (5 mins) or a pleasant 20 min walk. A City Sightseeing bus stop is directly outside the pub.
+44 1225 423731
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Situated around the corner from The Royal Crescent, The Marlborough Tavern...
Situated around the corner from The Royal Crescent, The Marlborough Tavern combines the atmosphere of a local pub with the quality of a top restaurant. Two AA rosettes, a horde of local & national awards plus inclusions in The Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide bear testimony to their consistent delivery of high quality cooking. They have a clear approach to food ���find the best and freshest ingredients and to create great tasting, essentially simple dishes where the quality of the produce speaks for itself. Married to that is a passion for inventiveness that sees the menu constantly changing. Food is essentially ��� though not slavishly ��� English in character and takes advantage of locally sourced produce wherever possible. The lunchtime menu features a range of lighter dishes and sharing plates plus some traditional pub classics - and the Sunday roasts are legendary. Their food reputation is matched by their service ��� always friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They have an extensive wine list and selection of local ales, and they can mix a mean cocktail too. Outside they boast what is arguably Bath���s finest pub garden; a walled courtyard space, it���s perfect for summertime lunching and drinking.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brilliant pub and restaurant

Two of my friends and I went to the Matlborough Tavern's steak night on Tuesday and the food, ambience and service was superb. I also held my 40th birthday at MT a couple of years ago. The staff had 20 rambunctious and merry guests to deal with and they were just brilliant. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Christopher K
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Bar scene
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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Two of my friends and I went to the Matlborough Tavern's steak night on Tuesday and the food, ambience and service was superb. I also held my 40th birthday at MT a couple of years ago. The staff had 20 rambunctious and merry guests to deal with and they were just brilliant. Highly recommended.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

It's fair to say I am somewhat critical of roasts whether the meat is too dry, there isn't enough spuds or the gravy is cold etc. The Marlborough Tavern excelled tremendously on any expectations I did have and provided a fantastic afternoon of food and drink. I had the beef, cooked to perfection accompanied by a handful of deliciously golden... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the last weekend in August whilst on a very civilised hen do having booked in advance. Upon walking in I found the atmosphere quite lively as it should be in a 'pub' but it wasn't crowded. The place was very hot though and we had to remove layers. The menu choice was great with a good range of... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Amanda S, Many thanks for the lovely review. Really hope you had a great weekend in Bath and glad you spent some of it with us. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I always go here when I want the best Sunday Lunch in Bath. The staff are lovely, the atmosphere is great and the food is insanely good!

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Lou S, Was great to see you again. Glad you enjoyed the veggie roasts. See you again soon The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Staff very intentive, polite and the service is good and they really go out of their way to give you a relaxing time. Their Sunday lunch's are well proportioned and presented and the produce used is fresh and the meals servived are great tasting.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Graham B, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Very much looking forward to your next visit. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Decided to pop into Bath for Sunday dinner and found this place after a little googling. My son and I had the Sunday dinner he had belly pork and I had beef. I had a wonderful a thick tender slice of beef cooked exactly right. Accompanied by a great selection of vegetables all cooked perfectly and the gravy was delicious... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Sean B, Really glad you found us and enjoyed your visit with us. Thank you so much for the great review. See you soon, The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Just been today with my friend who is disabled and I have a large dog and service was brilliant could not fault service quick and friendly and the food was awesome we had sunday lunch and portions was plenty and filling and perfectly cooked and pudding was yummy oh yes will defo go back for Sunday lunch I do go... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi zennaEngland, Many thanks for the great review. So glad you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. The Marlborough Tavern team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visiting from Bristol, we were recommended the Marlborough Tavern by The Chequers as they were not serving food during the day and suggested their sister pub, staff were very efficient on arrival and we were seated quickly. Menu is simple, not lots to choose from but all you need. The food we ordered was outstanding, perfectly seasoned, my partner ordered... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Jojojoknight, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Hopefully we'll see you again soon. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

The service was swift, courteous and without any 'fuss'. The ambience was buzzy without being so loud you could enjoy good conversation without the need to shout to be heard. We ordered starters, mains and a mixture of coffees and a side dish of seasonal veg. 'Delicious,Yummy and Wow' - a few of the comments overheard from our table! We... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi travelbugs3, Thank you so much for the great review. Hope you all had an amazing weekend in Bath. Look forward to seeing you (all) again. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

British Gastropub with great food and ambience, friendly staff and great location just off The Royal Crescent.

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Hi David H, Many thanks for the kind words. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
  • Public Transportation: Bath Spa rail station is a short taxi drive away (5 mins) or a pleasant 20 min walk. A City Sightseeing bus stop is directly outside the pub.
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
  • Phone Number: +44 1225 423731

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Families with children, Romantic, Bar scene

Description

Situated around the corner from The Royal Crescent, The Marlborough Tavern combines the atmosphere of a local pub with the quality of a top restaurant. Two AA rosettes, a horde of local & national awards plus inclusions in The Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide bear testimony to their consistent delivery of high quality cooking. They have a clear approach to food ���find the best and freshest ingredients and to create great tasting, essentially simple dishes where the quality of the produce speaks for itself. Married to that is a passion for inventiveness that sees the menu constantly changing. Food is essentially ��� though not slavishly ��� English in character and takes advantage of locally sourced produce wherever possible. The lunchtime menu features a range of lighter dishes and sharing plates plus some traditional pub classics - and the Sunday roasts are legendary. Their food reputation is matched by their service ��� always friendly and attentive without being intrusive. They have an extensive wine list and selection of local ales, and they can mix a mean cocktail too. Outside they boast what is arguably Bath���s finest pub garden; a walled courtyard space, it���s perfect for summertime lunching and drinking.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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