We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Marlborough Tavern

#18 of 463 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Gastropub
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
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
Website
Today
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Open now
See all hours
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.
read more
Good for:
Casual Dining
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Local cuisine
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 624 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 404
    Excellent
  • 149
    Very good
  • 44
    Average
  • 17
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Consistent...

I have visited the Marlborough tavern many times, the food is always lovely. The staff are always friendly. It was busy on the day of my most recent visit so waiting times were considerably longer than normal but as we were in a big party it wasn't an issue. They also adapted my booking at short... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2015
charamy2006
via mobile
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
Add Photo Write a Review

624 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW via mobile

I have visited the Marlborough tavern many times, the food is always lovely. The staff are always friendly. It was busy on the day of my most recent visit so waiting times were considerably longer than normal but as we were in a big party it wasn't an issue. They also adapted my booking at short notice with no complaints... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

We visited The Marlborough Tavern for dinner on a very busy Sunday night. We were quickly shown to our table by a friendly waitress, who promptly delivered menus and took drinks orders. I was moderately disappointed that the menu appeared to be a Sunday lunch menu. We were expecting a more diverse selection of items, but were fairly happy to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015 NEW

Following reading a book entitled 'Eat Slow Britain' by Alastair Sawday, (2010) which included an article about The Marlborugh Tavern, we visited The Marlborough for the first time in 2010. We had a Sunday roast there, in the wonderfully sunny, enclosed courtyard. The meal was excellent, we had a chat with the then Chef, Richard Knighting, who had trained under... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Lovely pub in a lovely location, near the royal crescent and Victoria park. Well done up with a good choice of food and drink and friendly staff. Probably worth booking a table for lunch at weekends as it was packed when we were there and we couldn't get a table. A bit on the pricey side but nice setting.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

Second visit and again great food. Nice to see menu changed from last visit. Sunday dinners are great too. Will return!!!!!

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Mariannepost, Thank you very much for the kind words. Looking forward to sseing you again soon. Kind regards The Marlborough Team More 

Em23
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Visited the Marlborough Tavern on a busy Sunday. I had the roast chicken and my partner the pork belly (which I had major food envy over, it was the best pork belly I have ever tasted.) The whole meal was delicious, generous portions and quickly served despite being busy. There was a slight mix up over the desserts (which were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Emma_s23, Thank you so much for the great review. Hopefully see you again for another Sunday roast. Many thanks The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

gastropub which is a bit sterile in ambiance but was child friendly so got a thumbs up! Small menu and I thought quite pricey but the food was excellent. 3 days later I couldn't remember what I had so whilst good it certainly wasn't memorable,

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi KarlBahrain, Many thanks for taking the time out to review us. Hope you enjoyed your stay in Bath. Many thanks The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Essex
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I was on my own and feeling hungry. Popping into the Chequers, where we have eaten very well several times, I found that lunch was not available during the week, but was directed to the Marlborough, a stone's throw away. There I was welcomed and if anything, even better fed: I had a duck leg which was straighforwardly presented, beautifully... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi MontpellierOne, So glad you dined with us. Thank you for the great review. We very much look forward to welcoming you and your labrador back soon. Thanks again Everyone at the Marlborough Tavern More 

Barry, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

The service and food was excellent. A starter, main and sweet dish was not available which was a shame as the menu choices were small. I was a little disappointed that the example menu on the website was not offered but a Sunday menu was, we visited on a Sunday evening. It did say that there was a Sunday lunch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Ann_Margaret_Taylor, Many thanks for the kind words and review. We will change the wording on the website to avoid any confusion with Sunday menus. Many thanks The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Ok so ive lived in Bath for a year and feel I've eaten more or less everywhere but had never been to the Marlborough before. I had my mum coming and always try to find somewhere special, the Marlborough ticked all the boxes. I mean all of them. Service was delightful and attentive and the food was Impressive. Quality. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Camilla b, Thanks you so much for the review. Really glad that you & your mum enjoyed your lunch and looking forward to your return. Many thanks The Marlborough Tavern Team More 

Travelers who viewed Marlborough Tavern also viewed

 

Been to Marlborough Tavern? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

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: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Local cuisine, Outdoor seating, 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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Marlborough Tavern and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Marlborough Tavern staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?