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Marlborough Tavern

#13 of 416 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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 176
    Very good
  • 53
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
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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
Another Great Meal

This is the forth time at the Marlborough Tavern. Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Staff are great happy smiling cant do enough for you. Food yet again was excellent cannot fault it ..... Loved every minuet of the evening.......5 STARS

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
artpope
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Bristol, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the forth time at the Marlborough Tavern. Took my girlfriend for her birthday. Staff are great happy smiling cant do enough for you. Food yet again was excellent cannot fault it ..... Loved every minuet of the evening.......5 STARS

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi artpope, Hope your girlfriend had a great birthday. Glad you spent it with us. Thank you so much for the review. Really looking forward to your 5th visit. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

St Mary's, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great atmosphere, great staff, and great food, always a great place to go. This pub restaurant seems to have it all correct.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Onedr0p, Thank you so much for the lovely review, really look forward to seeing you again soon. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

england
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Service was brilliant could not fault but I ordered a burger for a change and it tasted good but where's the salad come on really put salad with it or in it very sad I love salad in my burger it's very dull on its own prices are very high but taste was good but come on don't be stingy.... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi ZennaEngland, What a shame you had such a poor visit with us. After saying how brilliant the service was as well. Our burger comes with a rich tomato relish, a little bit of baby gem lettuce & coleslaw. The burger itself (without giving away our secret recipe) has a load of ingredients to give it a real flavour burst.... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This pub was recommended by the b & b where we were staying. The service was terrific & the food delicious. Definitely recommend the lamb

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi 585Colleen, Thank you very much for the great review. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Bath and the rest of your trip. Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Melbourne
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36 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We rocked up in the late afternoon on a sunny May day. Had drinks in the nice beer garden in the sun, followed by an early dinner inside. A very enjoyable few hours was spent here. Good food and good service in a nice location away from the busy side of Bath.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi PaulD64, Glad you enjoyed your visit with us and many thanks for the kind words. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Dusseldorf, Germany
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33 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We got here because we were staying at The Royal Crescent and needed a quick dinner. It was rated ok so we reserved a table (which wouldn't have been necessary on a Monday night as it was not too crowded). The waitress was very kind and "kid-friendly", we had delicious food and a great wine from Australia and were completely... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Esmebollenback, Many thanks for the great review. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Bath. Best wishes The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Very good quality food served in a very relaxed dining area , reasonable prices and swift service, couldn't ask for more. Sadly we were pressed for time to get to the theatre and did not have time for dessert , maybe next time.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi L1monada, Thank you very much for the review. Hopefully next time you'll have a bit more time for dessert. Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

CARDIFF
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Fantastic customer service, wonderfully attentive waiting staff. Excellent food choice, beautiful food, we had beef or chicken roast lunch. Plentiful portions, tasty food, lovely atmosphere. Adjourning to the beer garden and the sunshine for desert. To be Highly recommended. Thank you for a memorable lunch.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi TANJCardiff, Thank you so much for the lovely review. Really glad you got to enjoy a bit of sunshine in our garden as well. Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Luton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

After reading a short review in the Lonely Planet guide book for England, me and my wife thought it would be nice to have dinner at the Marlborough Tavern, especially as the chef used to work in a Michelin Star restaurant. We have ordered pork in many restaurants in the past and it has always been served completely cooked through... More 

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MarlboroughTav, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi nicholasculver, Its always a disappointment and worry to us when a guest has a negative experience and we always look to make amends and learn from it as a team. We will now word our menu to say that the tenderloin of pork is served pink. On the evening your pork dish was served how we intended it to... More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

delicious food, good portions, very friendly and accommodating staff. When they found out it was my birthday they treated me to a glass of prosecco and a dessert. It is a little off the beaten track so easily missed, but it is worth knowing about.

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Hi GB, Thank you so much for the great review. We all really hope you enjoyed your birthday with us. Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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Additional Information about Marlborough Tavern

Address: 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
Phone Number: +44 1225 423731
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Somerset  >  Bath
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
Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

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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: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups, Romantic

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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