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Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
01225 423731
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Ranked #22 of 443 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
Michigan City, Indiana
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Wow food! Not your typical pub---great food, very unusual, and not what you would expect in England. The atmosphere is great, does have outside seating, and the beer is wonderful. Try the sampler.

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

Dear Richard, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a great review. I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your visit to us. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

A very enjoyable meal I had the roast beef and it was lovely cooked just the way I like it also my husband was vary pleased with the fish.The waitresses that served us (Alex) was very pleasant would recommend this restaurant.

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

Dear Valerie, fantastic to read that you and your husband enjoyed dinning with us and that Alex looked after you well. Hope we will see you soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal here with my parents one Sunday lunch. Delicious fish & chips and a cool refreshing glass of Sauvignon Blanc. On a sunny day in Bath what could be better! Nice, friendly staff and a good mix of clientele families, couples all very laid back!

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

Dear Scott, thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. Glad you enjoyed your lunch here and that you were well looked after. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Absolutely delicious (and beautifully presented) food, relaxed, friendly and very stylish ambience, terrific service - Bath's best gastro pub! Very highly recommended.

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

Dear Sarah after reading your review I am beaming from ear to ear. Delighted to read you enjoyed your visit here. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Milton Keynes
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

We read a few of the reviews for this pub and thought we would give it a go. The menu online is not the same as when we arrived but that's not wholly unusual. We rang ahead to ensure a table and where offered 18:30 or 20:45, we plumbed for the earlier. When we arrived we introduced ourselves at the... More

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

Dear James, I terribly sorry to hear that you did not have a good experience when dinning with us. If you are ever if the area again I would be delighted for you to come back so we can give you the experience we would like you to have. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014 via mobile

Booked on the recommendation of friends, for a romantic dinner for two...and it didn't disappoint! Lovely ambience, cosy but not overtly so, great food & wine. The only criticism would be a narrow food choice on the menu, but what was served was fabulous none the less!!

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

Dear Scott, thank you for leaving us such a lovely review and to your friends for recommending us. Glad you enjoyed your visit to us and I hope we will see you again. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Waterloo, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Visited the Marlborough Tavern on Sept. 4th with my daughter - last day before the new school year started. Quiet, with a handful of other guests, yet cosy and inviting, the Marlborough Tavern was perfect for the occasion. Took a set lunch, which was delicious - quite different from ordinary pub style. Service was excellent - very friendly and considerate.... More

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

Dear Anja V, many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your daughter yesterday and I hope we will see both again soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We visited for The Tav's 'steak night' - the place is always good value but this was even better than usual. Really easy to enjoy the good food in a relaxed atmosphere

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

Dear Chris M, what a lovely review to read, thank you. Delighted you enjoyed our steak night,we host one on the first Tuesday of each month so hopefully we will see you for it again. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Went based on reviews.....honestly menu was nt pub style but also wasn't fine dining (though it was priced as such). Just wasn't a good spot for a family meal. (Loved Jamie's italian)

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

Dear Richstrip I'm very disappointed to read that you did not have a good experience with us. We aim to be as family friendly as possible and can only apologise that on this occasion we didn't offer you and your family what you were looking for. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Essex
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Visited the Marlborough Tavern on the 26th August whilst on a visit to Bath. As soon as we walked in we knew we were going to have a lovely evening. Having booked the table previously we were given the choice of having a drink at the bar or to go to our table. Of course we had a much needed... More

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

Dear John, What a lovely review to read, its certainly smiles all round here after reading so thank you. I very much hope if your in Bath in the future we will see you again. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

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