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Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
01225 423731
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Ranked #22 of 438 restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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  • English first
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  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
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English first
Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

The Marlborough Tavern: Selfishly, my advice is Don't Go - so it's not booked when I want to. The only negative was that not all of us realised there were two sides to the menu. Delicious plaice and samphire. And yummy strawberry desert - three ways. Generous sized espresso to finish. My sister from LA asked for some weird coffee... More

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Decatur, Georgia
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been to this high end pub a few times and always well served and good food. Prices are reasonable for the offer. Haven't been lucky with the Guinness draft...twice now. However well attended by the manager and proposed an alternative solution, both times, with no extra charge.

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

We went to the Marlborough Tavern for a sunday roast based on a friend's recommendation, and were certainly not disappointed. This cosy pub opens into a lovely beer garden in the back. The staff is very attentive, but service relaxed. We ordered the beef roast, and the veggie nut roast. The beef was beautifully cooked and came with lovely veggies... More

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Watford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Booked a table for my husbands birthday for a Friday evening. Arrived early for drinks and caught the last of the late afternoon sun in the lovely courtyard garden. Fancied eating a little earlier than our 7.30 pm booking and the staff were perfectly happy to sit us down at 6.45. Both ordered starters and main courses. The goats cheese... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We booked a table for a party of 12 on a busy Sunday afternoon and could not have been happier with the quality of both the food and the service. The staff were all professional and helpful in the extreme, even down to the dividing up a very large and awkward birthday cake that we had brought with us as... More

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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

Delicious food n a relaxed atmosphere. Very good value set lunch menu. Attentive but relaxed service.

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good roast dinner although not enough potatoes (3 each for adults). Plenty of veg. Kids had fish and chips - v disappointed with the number of chips (about 8?!!) Potato famine in Bath?! Fish delicious, roast meat perfect. Service good. Lovely environment.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

Visited for Sunday lunch. Restaurant feels a little cramped and no airflow so gets quite hot and uncomfortable. Food is very average and over priced. Not happy seeing a optional service charge of 10% on top of already exspensive food with paid staff ? Also got a desert wrong and brought a drink we did not order. Staff seem quite... More

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Visiting Bath for the weekend this had been reccomended to us by a friend. The food was incredible as was the service, really couldnt fault it and will defiinately visit when we are next in bath.

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

Dear Jessica Such a great review to read thank you very much. Hope we will see you again if you return to Bath Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

London, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

We were looking for a pub which offered good food and welcomed kids and dogs....we found it and only 2 minutes from the Royal Crescent? We cannot fault the service, appearance and decor of the pub and overall friendliness. Menu is small, but I found no fault with its quality! There is a lovely garden area to the side! We'll... More

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

Dear BeanyExplorer Many thanks for leaving us such a lovely review, i'm delighted you enjoyed your visit to us. We are indeed dog and child friendly and try to maintain where possible a traditional pub atmosphere I hope we will see you again if you are visiting Bath Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

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