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Marlborough Tavern

#10 of 432 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Soups, 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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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene, Special occasions
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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    Very good
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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
Excellent service and food

Went to this pub as scored well on Trip Advisor and it didn't disappoint. A warm friendly atmosphere and welcome. The food was of excellent quality and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back when visiting next.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Tessie76
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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Romsey, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Went to this pub as scored well on Trip Advisor and it didn't disappoint. A warm friendly atmosphere and welcome. The food was of excellent quality and the staff couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. Will definitely be back when visiting next.

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Thank Tessie76
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A great find tucked in behind The Royal Crescent. Food was excellent. I had the squid followed by cod - a fish fest ! I would recommend booking to avoid disappointment 😀

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Thank David T
England, Northampton
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Off the usual tourist trail, but with a great location near The Crescent. Simple menu offering a limited choice of superbly cooked food with high quality ingredients. Service was informal, but very attentive - our server got the balance just right. It's not cheap - starter, mains, coffee, pint of beer and a large glass of wine cost £76 for... More 

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Thank MarcHumphries
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely atmosphere this pub has, so glad we found it after a busy day we popped here having read the great reviews and the Marlborough certainly lived up to expectations. It is a high end gastro so don't be surprised if the portions are a little bit smaller or the prices slightly higher than a traditional pub but... More 

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Thank TallTrees75
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi TallTrees75, Thank you for the great review, we are all glad that you enjoyed your meal and service with us. The Piston Broke from Box steam brewery is a great beer for any occasion and glad you got to have a couple of pints. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Last minute booking with my wife for Sunday evening. I am not a fan of Sunday lunch dinners but this was fantastic; beef cooked perfectly, veg. selection perfect for a winter evening and a large Yorkshire pudding. Add to that a great rich plumby malbec and smiley helpful service, and you go home completely satisfied.

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1 Thank pdh2016
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi pdh2016, Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad that we have changed your opinion about roasts!! The malbec is one of the staffs favourite wine we serve and are glad you enjoyed it. We hope to see you again in the near furture. Thank you again. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for family Sunday lunch and had excellent lunch of belly pork with roast potatoes and veg with red wine gravy. Family had sirloin beef and chicken. Puddings of brownie and apple baverois. Mains were £13 or so and desserts £7. With 1 drink each came to £25 per head which felt quite a lot. Overall excellent food though and... More 

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Thank SydSydTCK
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi SydSydTCK, Thank you for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us and hope you do return and try our a la carte menu which is also excellent. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice time there with a couple of friend's, we didn't notice how the time was flying by, the service was good we were never out of drinks or food. Very attentive. Food was excellent

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Thank Danni G
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Danni G, Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your lunch with us and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

glasgow
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743 reviews
283 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Four of us ate here on Thursday January 6th. I had tried to phone and get a booking but only got an answer phone. However we decided to go there for a drink and when we arrived the helpful waitress said she'd reserve a table for us. We were all very happy with our main courses. Three had steak and... More 

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Thank susanwalsh
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi susanwalsh, Thank you for the review, we are glad that you still came by for a drink and meal even though you could not book a table over the phone, and glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Somerset
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Offers a small menu, but excellent quality with real attention to detail. Portions are moderate, but perfectly sufficient and very flavoursome. Wine list is comprehensive and by glass prices are fair.

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Thank SomersetCheeseman
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi SomersetCheeseman, Thank you for the lovely review, we are glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Martley, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice warm room, friendly efficient staff, good bar selection, & very good wine list, food from a very short menu excellent, truffled goats cheese very pretty & very tasty, fish & chips excellent, good all round.

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Thank Jean W
Carrie C, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Jean W, Thank you for the great review, we're glad you thought we are good all round and hope you to see you again in the near future. Kind Regards 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, Soups, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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