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Marlborough Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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Overview
  • Excellent66%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“sunday roast” (53 reviews)
“fish and chips” (61 reviews)
“beef” (52 reviews)
Open Now
9:00 AM - 11:00 PM Hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
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1 - 10 of 1,203 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Marlborough Tavern many times and have never been disappointed. The new chef is just as good as the old with the influence a little different. Truly worth a visit every time we are in that part of town. Good for...More

Thank Barbara D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I was absolutely delighted to have eaten at the Marlborough tavern the venue was beautiful and very comfortable the atmosphere was lively and fun and the staff friendly and attentive. The food was brilliant the Sunday roast was superb. I had the beef and the...More

Thank Iwillhaveorder
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pleasant enough surroundings and staff welcoming enough, but the food disappointed. We ordered olives and toast with our apéritif, but the toast was really dry. We had to ask for some olive oil which then made it more palatable. A shame that a little olive...More

1  Thank GeJuBath
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am terribly sorry that you left disappointed about the food. I have taken your feedback into consideration and we will be working on changes things immediately with the dishes that you've mentioned....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a great pub, with an atmosphere that is a cross between pub and restaurant. The staff are friendly and welcoming and have a good sense of humour, they were happy to advise us on beer and wine. I had the fish and chips,...More

Thank hyltonandamanda
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, Thank you very much for leaving us such a positive review! It is much appreciated. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed your time and food here, and that the staff were welcoming and friendly, that's what we aim for! We hope to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've always enjoyed the Marlborough Tavern so decided to take visiting guests for Sunday lunch, we booked in advance. The staff were accommodating and friendly. The starters and mains arrived without delay and were all delicious. Unfortunately there was a significant delay on the desserts....More

1  Thank L C H
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I'm glad to hear that you enjoyed the food here at The Tav. I would like to apologise again for the wait you had on the desserts, I do believe you ordered the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked right across the beautiful city of Bath to have Sunday lunch with our son. Having read the excellent reviews and wanting to make sure our student son would get at least one filing meal in the month of May, I booked online via...More

Thank Gillian J
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Gillian, Thank you very much for leaving such such a lovely review! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your Sunday roast here with us! We're looking forward to your return. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The staff had there work cut out on this bank holiday Sunday lunchtime. It took a while to get the order taken, about 40 minutes but I’m sure on a different day it would be better. The food was actually very good. I had chickpea...More

Thank Louise A
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

HI Louise, Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us a review, it is much appreciated! I do apologise that it took a while for your order to be taken, and i appreciate that you understand it was a busy day for...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Marlborough Tavern was recommended to us by our hotel concierge for dinner our last night in Bath. We just wanted something easy and tasty and I'd say we got that for sure. I had a burger and truffle fries and both were very good....More

Thank Candice C
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Candice, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We are glad you enjoyed your meal with us, and that you had great service! we hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

Reviewed May 17, 2018

Wife and I went for Sunday lunch recently. The food and service were both good, however I have concerns about the bar staff training in handling real ale. My first drink was slightly cloudy and just drinkable. Several more down the barrel and I could...More

1  Thank AnotheranonDerby
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, I am terribly sorry to hear that you were unhappy with the standard of beer served to you. We take good care in training our staff so that they're knowledgeable with the beers and so incidents like this don't happen, but in this case,...More

Reviewed May 14, 2018

I am a bit of a regular at the Marlborough Tavern and i have rarely left anything but very happy. They serve an excellent range of food which is all locally sourced produce and fantastic value. As a pub there's a lovely atmosphere and the...More

Thank Andrew C
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Andrew, Thank you for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review! We look forward to seeing you back here soon! Kind regards, Fabia Selwood MIller

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Lamelia1992
November 12, 2017|
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Response from caldavies | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! That is why we went there!
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JewelHB
September 28, 2017|
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Response from Darren_Bath | Property representative |
We open at 9am, but just for pastries and toast. Our sister pubs, The Hare & Hounds and The Locksbrook Inn both serve brunch on the weekend.
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carx2ie
June 5, 2017|
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Response from Marco L | Property representative |
Off course!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$16 - $32
Meals
Drinks, 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
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids, Special occasions, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Large groups
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
  • E-mail
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. 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 plus some traditional pub classics - and the Sunday roasts are legendary. They have an extensive wine list and selection of local ales. 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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