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Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
01225 423731
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Ranked #24 of 442 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
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.
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English first
Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the Marlborough Tavern for a Sunday roast and an opportunity to catch up with friends. We had the pork belly and chicken and both dishes were delicious! It was exceptionally well seasoned and all the flavours were incredible-puts my roast dinners to shame! The Yorkshire puddings were ginormous! We were all pretty stuffed but decided to have... More

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Brighton
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

The ambience is lovely, and the Sunday lunch was fantastic. Definitely recommended when you have elderly parents to take out for lunch - Dad thought he had died and gone to heaven, and even Mum could not find fault with it!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Had family lunch here this week. Service was very attentive and food delicious. Set lunch menu was great value with lovely choices. They went out of their way to cater for food allergies. Great experience all round.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed the ambience, the atmosphere, the food and the really great staff at the Marlborough. Food was great. Lovely big table and the prices were reasonable in what we felt was a rather expensive city for food. We had had a really weird and unpleasant experience in another restaurant the previous night and the Marlborough restored our faith in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The Marlborough Tavern used to be a public house (in which, I understand, the sedan chair bearers once rested and slaked their thirst). It is now a smart restaurant, not a pub - the bar area is tiny. The food is high quality and beautifully presented. As an example, last night I had the Trio of Brixham crab starter, which... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Great food, and atmosphere. Pleasant beer garden, just a few minutes from Royal Crescent. I especially liked the services and its a great gastro pub menu

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Abi G, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Edmund, many thanks for leaving us such a great review. I hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards Abi Garrett More

Cardiff
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

I love this place. Its the 3rd time we have had lunch there and its always such a treat. The three of us had lunch and thoroughly enjoyed it - I had a starter of goats cheese and beet salad which was beautifully presented and more importantly tasted good - the fish dish - plaice in vermouth sauce, main course... More

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Abi G, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Angela That really is a great review thank you! Im delighted you enjoyed your lunch here and very much hope we will see you again. Kind Regards Abi Garrett More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

This is a great place to eat and drink in a relaxed atmosphere. Well located next to a lovely park offering beautiful autumnal views. The welcome and subsequent service was genuinely warm and friendly. The food was excellent, well presented and well cooked. The menu offered a good choice but was not over whelming. The food here was gastro plus... More

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Abi G, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Nic Many thanks for leaving us such a fantastic review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your family yesterday and I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Abi Garrett More

Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We are never disappointed when we eat at the Marlborough Tavern. Sunday lunch today was no exception. The roast beef was quite superb. There are many restaurants in Bath where you can enjoy good food, but few where you can rely on quality food, friendly and efficient service and a lively atmosphere.

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Abi G, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Ian Thank you that really is such a fantastic review to read, especially after a busy weekend. I have to say I too am a fan of chefs Sunday roast and my week does not quite feel complete without one. I very much hope we will see you soon, kind regards Abi Garrett More

Bath, United Kingdom
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Gastro pub with a great beer garden. Very well trained staff, warmly welcoming and quietly attentive. A class above all round.

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Abi G, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Dear Clarkozy, many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. We are really lucky to have such a wonderful and hard working team here. I'm delighted that you enjoy dinning with us and hope to see you soon. Kind Regards Abi Garrett More

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