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Marlborough Tavern

#17 of 417 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Marlbrough Tavern is well worth a visit, good food, good service but the menu is somewhat limited.

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Melton Mowbray, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We loved the ambience and the food was excellent gastropub style. All nicely presented and very tasty. Starters: salad of duck breast and salmon. Mains: trio of beef, Ballantine of chicken and battered Ling (fish and chips). Dessert: pecan cake, orange posset. Service was ok without being memorable. Overall, at 50 a head with drinks it was a bit pricey... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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100 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a friends birthday, 6 of us for a lazy Saturday lunch. Really nice pub, great location near the crescent and what looked like a lovely outdoor seating area. I thought the food was excellent, beautifully presented, tasty and just the right variation and length of menu. Wine list the same, lots of choice but not overwhelming. It... More 

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Marco L, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review! I'm glad that you enjoyed your time here! I will pass on your kind words to the whole team. Kind regards, The marlborough tavern More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A mixture of pub food and more refined dining means it has a wide appeal and the prices are very reasonable. I had the stonebass and my friend had the fish and chips. Both were excellent and service faultless. Ive not been before and would certainly go again. It was a bit noisy with families in so not for romantic... More 

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Thank Mary B
Marco L, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Mary, Thanks for leaving such a lovely review! I'm glad you enjoyed your meal here with us! Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The marlborough tavern team. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at 4:30pm and tried to get a table, they stop serving lunch from 4-6pm. We decided to grab a table and have a few beers and wait til the kitchen opened again @6. So glad we did, the food was exceptional. The chicken was moist and flavoursome, the veg a little al dente but we enjoy it this... More 

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Thank Alex S
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your lovely comments, I'm glad that you enjoyed our lovely food and attentive service. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited Bath this weekend and went to the Marlborough Arms on Saturday on the advice of the concierge at the Royal Crescent Hotel - and we weren't disappointed! The food was top quality and the wine was excellent and fairly priced. We enjoyed it so much we cancelled our Sunday reservation elsewhere and went back - the Sunday roast... More 

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Thank Philip E
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your lovely feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. I'll pass on your comments to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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70 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really nice lunch on Saturday. We went to Bath with our dog and then could not find anywhere to eat as most places don't allow dogs. Its location is just great, we had to walk by the Crescent to get there and it wasn't as busy as some of the places in the center of town. I... More 

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Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Elena, Thank you very much for your lovely comments, we do genuinely love dogs here so please bring yours back anytime. I'm glad to read that you found our food lovely and our staff friendly and helpful. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

Bath, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a really lovely experience, I had Stone Bass which was cooked to perfection with capers and Samphire and a delicious lemony sauce. The trio of Beef was melt in the mouth, fillet, shin and oxtail so delicious with the horseradish mash and caramelised baby turnips. Lovely chilled out friendly atmosphere, the staff were superb. Well recommended. :D

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Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Helen, Thank you very much for your lovely feedback, I'm glad that you really enjoyed our food and service. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

West Midlands
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39 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had an evening meal here while staying in Bath. Lovely food and wine with a relaxed atmosphere. Good service.

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Thank ZweiDrifters
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your positive feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed everything. We look forward to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a group of friends we meet for a meal every 2 months. We try different venues for our meetings. Recently we went to The Marlborough Tavern. The food was excellent we all agreed the choices we had made were delicious and very well presented. The staff were attentive and were well informed about the menu and wine list. The... More 

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Thank Judith B
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you very much for your wonderful comments, I'm delighted to read that about your excellent experience with us, we take great pride in delivering wonderful food and attentive and friendly service. I will pass on your feedback to the team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$25 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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
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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