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Marlborough Tavern

#16 of 413 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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9:00 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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, 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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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
Good food & Friendly ambience

Best burger, and best fish & chips in town. Other lovely meals as well! And, scrumptious puds! Excellent service, and lively atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
Keith S
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Bath, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
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673 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Initially informed that there was plenty of room for the evening so had a drink and went into the garden. On return (45 minutes) we asked for a table to be informed we're now full! Know one had thought to come and say or take a booking when buying drinks. We pointed out that two people who had been in... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

Best burger, and best fish & chips in town. Other lovely meals as well! And, scrumptious puds! Excellent service, and lively atmosphere.

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London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
122 reviews 122 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
123 helpful votes 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

My family and I popped in for a late lunch here. We had the Chicken Liver Pate and assorted sea food starters; for the mains we had the fish and chips and steak. The food is excellent quality and the volume is very generous. The Medium done steak is a bit on the well done side, so maybe asking for... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Really good pub food. The location is also great for anyone visiting Bath since its just around the corner from the Royal Crescent.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Ana A, Thank you for the review. We also think the set menu is great. Hopefully we will see you again soon. Thank you again. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were recommended the Marlborough Tavern by our guesthouse around the corner. We were pretty hungry so hoped they would be able to seat us. Luckily they could, just, as there was a large party also there. Food was awesome, just what we needed. Well presented, large portions. Would definitely recommend.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Jen H, Thank you for the review. So glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are ever back this way we would love to see you again. Thank you again. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Bath, United Kingdom
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Been a number of times and never disappointed. Typical gastro pub affair, great atmosphere and friendly staff

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Adam S, Wow, thanks for the review. We will hopefully see you again soon. Thank you so much. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Dorset, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I visited on a Saturday night with my 14-year-old daughter after reading good reviews in the national press and checking the website. The service was excellent, from the man who took my booking on the phone to the superb waitress during our meal. Friendly, efficient and not at all stuffy. The food is delicious - cannot wait to return to... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Sheila S, Wow, thanks for the great review. Hopefully you will be back in Bath soon and you'll let us look after you again. Thank you so much. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We drove 2.5hrs to get to this pub as it had been recommended by a friend and we certainly weren't disappointed !! Excellent food beautifully cooked. Service was impeccable and very friendly. Could not have asked for more. We were a party of 5 from aged 10 to 81 and everyone was catered for and had a wonderful meal and... More 

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Jula0503, Thank you so much for making the long trip up to see. So glad you enjoyed your visit. If you are ever back this way we would love to see yo again. Thank you again. The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Great location close by the Royal Crescent. Friendly staff, good service and fabulous Sunday roast. Would recommend for families or just because!

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi GSS40, Many thanks for the lovely review. If you are ever back in the area it would be really lovely to see you again. Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015 via mobile

Really nice meal, attentive service and waitress. Wine was nice and respectably priced. Nice personal touches too.

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Maverick2428, Many thanks for the kind words. Looking forward to your next visit. 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, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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