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Marlborough Tavern

#18 of 415 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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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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Bath, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Good Beer Good old Good company, what more does one want in life. Try it the park is just behind it to walk off that tasty food afterwards.

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Thank Robert W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn't stay long but stopped in for something to eat. Food was excellent, places was chilled out an they were good enough to book us a taxi back to the hotel.

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Thank Dan M
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Dan, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, i'm glad you enjoyed your visit here to the Marlborough Tavern! Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

4 of us went for Sunday lunch, excellent quality, friendly staff, good drink selection. We had starters and main course - all v well presented and delicious. The roast was particularly good, the chicken roast even came with bread sauce. Will definitely bring going back.

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Thank Ben G
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Ben, Thankyou so much for leaving such a positive review! It is so motivating for the whole team here at The Marlborough Tavern! I hope you return soon for another great experience with us! Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

Kuwait City, Kuwait
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131 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This pub is local to where we stay so its good to get back every now and then. Cold winters day with teh wife for lunch. Mulled wine went down very well and the menu is fairly succinct but tasty. Tables are a bit small. We had a table of two against the wall where you were a little cramped... More 

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

Hi Karlbahrain, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, and i am terribly sorry that it was a memorable experience for you! I do hope you return soon so we can change that and make it a place that you'd love to visit again. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic Sunday lunch at the Marlborough in December. The food was amazing. One of the best Sunday lunches I have had. The staff were lovely and the choice of Ale fantastic. Great vibe and decoration. Perfect really. Highly recommend.

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Thank ladytbo1976
Solva, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was my first visit, and will certainly not be the last. Friendly staff, welcoming ambience, and superb food. The intensity of the flavours in each item of the out of the ordinary menu was amazing. A thoroughly enjoyable experience!

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Thank Georgina B
London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

I had booked a table here for lunch to catch up with my son who is studying at the university, unfortunately because the Christmas Markets were on we got caught up in terrible traffic on our way and were running very late. I telephoned the Marlboough Tavern to explain and they were helpful and friendly and said they would hold... More 

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Thank GillF66
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

We have eaten at the Tavern a few times as a couple and with our adult children. We all rate it very highly for food, service and ambience. Our Sunday lunch was lovely. Our only disappointment was that we were all much too full for dessert.

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Thank Bill L
Melaka, Malaysia
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36 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Always enjoy coming here for dinner. Food great, service friendly,wine and cocktail selection good. Sometimes bit slow during busy times, but always kept informed of that.... and I'm not in a hurry to leave anyway!

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Thank Melinda L
London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2016

The service was very good.. The food was not particularly so and that was a real shame considering the reputation of the restaurant. I love Christmas lunch and yet if rushed or done on mass production can lack in taste and this did lack in taste. Also we had booked Christmas lunch but got no crackers..! Cmon..it's Christmas! This was... More 

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Thank Doreen626
Jose G, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your feedback, we are sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your food and that you din't find any Christmas crackers on arrival, however I'm glad that at least the service was very good. We take great pride in delivering great food however it is possible that sometimes we get it wrong, however we... 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, 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
Large groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, 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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