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Marlborough Tavern

#14 of 395 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free, 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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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Cosy atmosphere, friendly smiling staff. Above all the quality of the food is superb. Fresh ingredients, great choiche of wines

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Uk
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We have been twice here now, both times on an ad hoc basis turning up not having made a reservation. On each occasion they were very accommodating this time we sat In The lovely beer garden in the glorious sun my wife had the Sunday nut roast , which was full of flavours and I had the beef divine. The... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One of four pubs owned by the Bath Pub Company,the Marlborough Tavern dating from Edwardian times is quite historic, having had many refurbishments over the years - the latest quite sympathetic with the building. Parking is difficult in the area, but if you're prepared to walk after berthing up further away, the effort will be worth it. The beer is... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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55 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very tasty food. Prices seemed fair to me. Ingredients were fresh. Service was friendly, but a little slow.

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Thank Jeff P
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really lovely place to eat out, unusual to find somewhere that does such good food where you'd feel just as welcome if only having a drink. The staff were friendly, the food gastro yet comforting, the beer well looked after. Visited as a couple on a date but will likely go back again with toddler, noticed there are several high... More 

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Thank Nikki J
Tom G, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello Nikki J. I am so glad you enjoyed your meal with us, whether you are in for a meal or just a beverage you are always welcome here at the Tavern, children included. Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Kind regards the Marlborough Tavern team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for Sunday lunch last week and had a great time. The roasts are incredible and so were the desserts - I can highly recommend the chocolate brownie with salted caramel sauce and ice cream, yum! We were well looked after by the staff, who joined in with jokes and were very friendly. A lovely pub!

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Thank Michelle C
Tom G, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Michelle C. Thank you for taking the time to write such a kind review. I'm glad you enjoyed our Sunday roasts and were looked after by the staff, they do like a bit of banter! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Kindest regards the Marlborough Tavern team More 

London, United Kingdom
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102 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Been going here for ages. Like it, good grub, good ales and good service (to a point) but its seems to all of us its getting more expensive and therefore less value. It has found its self the centre of attraction of the Bath pubs and has started taking advantage. well, not for this chap anymore, see ya!

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Strasbourg, France
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On my first night in town, I chose Marlborough Tavern. What a delight! What a treat! I ordered the Panko Crusted Duck Egg with Asparagus. It was perfect. A glass of white wine and English Chips. I was set and content. The atmosphere is great for a pub, the location quiet and away from tourism but still in town and... More 

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Tom G, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello rhondalc3. I would like to thank you for such a kind review, i am so happy you enjoyed your time with us and your comments have been passed on to everyone here at the Tavern. We do hope you return in the future. Kindest regards The Marlborough Tavern team More 

Melbourne, Australia
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285 reviews
163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the third stop on my pub crawl with my cousin and whilst the dining area inside is quite formal, outside is a great spot for a drink and watch the World go by.

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Thank Robert C
Tom G, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Robert C. Thank you for such a great review, we like to think of the garden as somewhat of a hidden gem so your comments are well received. Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you again soon! Kind regards The Marlborough Tavern team More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Bath for my Birthday in April and booked the restaurant off the back of trip advisor reviews. From the outside I wasn't sure what to expect but once we got in I loved the gastro pub atmosphere. The menu is fantastic, pub classics with a modern twist. I live in London and I'm surrounded by countless eateries but... More 

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Tom G, Assistant Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi DanielleK91. I would like to thank you for taking the time to write such a great review regarding your meal with us. Your kind comments have been passed on to everyone here and we look forward to seeing you again in the future! Kind regards 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, Gluten Free, 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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
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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