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Marlborough Tavern

#24 of 450 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
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Marlborough Tavern
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
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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.
01225 423731
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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3 of 5 starsReviewed November 19, 2014
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MaryJane03
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Washington DC

We had just checked into our hotel, and were hungry for lunch. After checking tripadvisor and their website we headed out to The Marlorough Tavern. The room was beautiful. But, we had the... read more

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
Visitor rating
  • 356
    Excellent
  • 132
    Very good
  • 43
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Washington DC
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014 NEW

We had just checked into our hotel, and were hungry for lunch. After checking tripadvisor and their website we headed out to The Marlorough Tavern. The room was beautiful. But, we had the same experience as a previous reviewer, the menu on the website was completely different than the one in the restaurant. One member of our party prefers salads,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

More of a gastro pub I think, but still great service, some locals frequent so not all tourists, Really enjoyed the food and very friendly helpful staff.

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Spokane
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33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Great gastropub--reasonably priced with excellent food located near the Crescent and a two block walk from our B & B.

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

Dear aquaticdoc, thank you for leaving us this lovely review. Really pleased you enjoyed dinning here. I hope if your ever in Bath in the future you will pay us a visit. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

London
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Definitely one of the best vegetarian nut roasts with accompanying vegetables that I've had out in a restaurant, and definitely the best I have had in a pub. The cauliflower soup was also exceptional. Very friendly and efficient staff.

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

Dear Gary, Thank you for leaving us this great review. Delighted to read you enjoyed chef's veggie roast, I am rather partial to it myself, I hope we will see you again Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Gloucester, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

met up with some friends in Bath and went to Marlborough Tavern for lunch. Service was excellent and even catered for our two dogs (providing a bowl of fresh water). The waitress was helpful and attentive and provided constant fresh water. The menu was good and varied, catering for everyone's needs. The food itself was excellent, beautifully presented and piping... More

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

Dear Jan, Many thanks for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. It was a pleasure to meet you and your friends on your visit. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Peterborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014 via mobile

We travelled to Bath for a weekend and spent some time finding a restaurant (prior to travel) that had food on the menu that our slightly fussy daughter would eat. The Marlborough won hands down based on it's published menu and trip adviser rating and so we booked. Imagine how disappointed we were when we arrived and the menu was... More

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

Dear TT_Coley, Thanks for the feedback regarding our website. The menu will now be clearly labelled as an example menu. However, you were in the building for a very short space of time and did not allow us to to accommodate you and your party. At the Marlborough Tavern we really go above and beyond when it comes to allergies,... More

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A wonderful place for sunday lunch, everything you would expect and more. Quiet and comfortable, suitable for families and groups of friends. Good quality food. Expect to find the main dishes traditional and full of flavour. The starters and desserts are a feast for the eyes, very imaginative. We recently sampled their goats cheese panacotta which was beautiful, and a... More

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

Dear Caroline Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review. Very pleased to read that you enjoy dinning with us. Hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Great little modern pub near the Crescent. Stopped in to wait out the rain and have a glass of wine. Place was quiet and comfortable. Great wine list. Didn't have a chance to eat but the menu looked very good.

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

Dear Heather, thank you for your review, lovely to read you enjoyed your experience with us. I hope we will see you again. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

UK
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

As part of the Bath food festival we had a three course (plus amuse bouche) game based meal at the Marlborough accompanied by a beer flight. The service, food and drinks could not have been better and for £40 the price was amazing too. I could go on for ages about the food and choice of beers, how they were... More

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

Dear Fernihough, it really is wonderful to read that you enjoyed our 'Game Night'. Thank you for taking time to write us such a fabulous review. I hope we will see you again soon. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

Bath, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We went to the Marlborough Tavern for a Sunday roast and an opportunity to catch up with friends. We had the pork belly and chicken and both dishes were delicious! It was exceptionally well seasoned and all the flavours were incredible-puts my roast dinners to shame! The Yorkshire puddings were ginormous! We were all pretty stuffed but decided to have... More

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

Dear Gemma, thank you for leaving us such a fantastic review. I have to say my week does not quite feel complete without one of chefs cracking yorkies! I have to say their were smiles all round the kitchen after reading this so thanks again. Kind Regards Abigail Garrett More

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Additional Information about Marlborough Tavern

Address: 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
Phone Number: 01225 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

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