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Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
01225 423731
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Ranked #21 of 435 restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $25 - $25
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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87% Recommend
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English first
Marbella, Spain
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

Milla worked friendly and without any hesitation with utmost professionalism to make our group cared for and comfortable Stunning lunch at a very reasonable price Perfect for many occasions Promote that girl!

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Blackburn, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We booked at short notice to have Sunday lunch here and secured a table for 8pm. It was down to Trip advisor that we came to this pub for dinner, as it had great reviews. Service was great from walking in, immediately seated and drinks ordered. Menu was only small but enough choices and I wanted a Roast dinner so... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

I visited the Marlborough Tavern for dinner last week. When I rang to make a reservation, (can get pretty busy) the lady was very polite and helpful in arranging me a table. I have eaten here on a number of occasions and I can honestly say that it is one of my favorite spots to eat in Bath. The menu... More

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2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

I recently visited the Marlborough Tavern with my other half, and we had a fantastic evening! The food was beautifully cooked and the choice of dishes available was brilliant! There was something for everyone! The service was fantastic - very polite and cheerful staff, service with a smile! I would reccomend the malborough tavern to anyone who visits bath! 10/10

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

This was the second time we have eaten here (first time was the best Sunday Roast I have had in Bath). Food was exceptional, served in a nice little garden tucked away next to Victoria Park. Great service, and a new favourite of ours.

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Bath, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Came here with family after not seeing them since Christmas, and had the perfect experience. The food was fantastic, the portions not too big, though the third course chocolate pudding defeated me. The service was relaxed, giving us time to catch up and not feel rushed. Great cocktails and selection of wines and beers. A fantastic evening, well worth the... More

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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

good food, nicely presented, very friendly staff and lovely local beer, fish and chips and spicy chickpea burger, could not fault it

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 via mobile

Dropped in Monday evening for drink and had the most delicious fish and chips This is a very friendly pub with a good selection of local beers on tap and a great menu , look forward to our next visit

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Lovely pub. Fine dining with a relaxed atmosphere. I had a delicious main course of beef fillet and oxtail croquettes, (£23 but was worth it) so good I want to go back for it ASAP! The desserts aren't as refined and the chocolate orange mess was not great, regretted ordering, but the quality of the main definitely made up for... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Excellent pub gastro in North East of Bath, 2 mins or less from the back of Royal Crescent and opposite The Approach public golf course. We had the fish and it was cooked to perfection ….presented wonderfully and delicious. The advantage of eating there is that there is plenty of parking nearby in the evening. The pricing is high but... More

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