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Marlborough Tavern

#18 of 401 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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London, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We visited on a recommendation from a colleague and we weren't disappointed. The meal was delicious. The venison was AMAZING - meat perfectly cooked and the pie that went on the side was so tasty. They also have a lovely wine list and the service was easygoing but efficient.

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Thank FionaKehily
Bristol, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited the Marlborough Tavern for the first time on Sunday. Booking a table was required as it was nice and busy. We all had various choices from the roast dinner menu. They were ace. We all ate every scrap no issues, which is kind of the only issue being that the portions could be bigger for the price. We would... More 

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Athens, Greece
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127 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

In the very center of beautiful Bath, Marlborough Tavern is a modern pub that serves nice, tasty and overall simple food. Really we all had the Fish & Chips that was excellent, but we did not have any variety. Service and atmosphere very good.

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Thank Little_Summers
London
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138 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice pub with a couple of good ales on draught and a delightful beer garden, sunken beneath street level and feeling very secluded. We had hamburgers for lunch and they were good! Decent service too. All in all a great find and close to the Royal Crescent.

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Thank TiredTrotter
Bath, United Kingdom
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230 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not eaten here for some time but went to the fish night with my wife and a friend who lives nextdoor. I had the Exmouth mussels with shallots,garlic,cider and parsley with homemade bread. Was not over impressed and although there were many small mussels I would have preferred less but larger. The shallots came as very small squares while I... More 

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Thank KenPBATH
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited The Marlborough tavern twice in one week. Lovely food in relaxed surroundings with attentive friendly staff

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Thank rebeccap771
Fabia S, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, thank you for leaving your review! It's always a good sign when people return twice in one week! I hope you come back soon for another great meal.. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This pub was actually recommended to us for a drink by several people on a recent trip to Bath so we had it in the back of our minds when our dinner plans fell through..We managed to get a table for two relatively last minute and I am thoroughly glad we did. The food was absolutely delicious, the staff were... More 

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Fabia S, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Alison, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review, i'm so happy that you came to give us a go and enjoyed it! I hope you return soon for another great meal with us! Many thanks, The Marlborough Tavern team! More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here a few times and the menu has always been amazing. We've had sunday roasts and the usual weekday menu too, it is always beautifully presented, without being over the top. The service is always very friendly and welcoming too, the staff have been helpful with recommending what dishes to have and are always happy to wait... More 

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Thank fshanks
Fabia S, Supervisor at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for leaving such a lovely and positive review! I'm more than happy that you enjoyed your evening here with us and i hope you return very soon for another great one! Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food looked and tasted very good. Service excellent. Atmosphere great. Slightly disappointed that they weren't flexible enough to swap chips for potatoes.

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Thank Kiwifaye2014
Fabia S, Assistant manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I'm glad you enjoyed your evening here with us! I'm sorry that we weren't able to provide you with potatoes on that certain evening, but be sure to ask anything next time and we shall try our best to help out! many thanks, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

Bath
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

No reservation on a busy evening, but we were fitted in without a problem by friendly staff... Ordered small glasses of house white, which were more generous than other places we visit...and delicious too. The hake was beautifully presented and tasted wonderful - I would have liked the recipe for the pickled fennel..partner was equally satisfied with posh fish and... More 

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Thank MarlboroughLady
Fabia S, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you very much for leaving such a lovely review, its motivating for both the front of house and kitchen staff! The hake is a very popular dish here and enjoyed by many! I hope you both return soon to enjoy another meal, and desserts this time! Many thanks, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$25 - $25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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
Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, 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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