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Marlborough Tavern

#16 of 401 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

I just moved to bath and found the Marlborough tavern...I was not disappointed with the service as well as the lovely cold beer I had...my second visit I found out that there was a garden outside to enjoy my drink...it will be one of favourite place to visit. ...i will recommend to my friends to visit...

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Thank krisztiantraveller
Gold Coast, Australia
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Limited menu but more upmarket than your average pub. The prices are relative to the style and the location.

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Thank Tim G
Bristol
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great service very helpful staff and assisted us a great deal being a birthday party. Lovely food and ambience great outdoor space cannot wait to go again

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Thank bevmcintyre
Harwich
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58 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good service and food well presented. Menu gives good but not too large choices for all courses at reasonable prices. Our party of 5 adults and one child enjoyed our visit and would definitely return.Would recommend the pan fried stone bass, beer battered ling and spiced chickpea burger.

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

Hello RustyHarwich, Thank you for leaving a review, I'm glad you all enjoyed your meal and we would love for you to all return and try some new dishes! Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

Sydney, Australia
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying nearby and were recommended this restaurant by our hotel. It was worth the steep climb up Marlborough St.

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Thank Christina G
Keynsham, United Kingdom
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132 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I came here with a friend and loved the food - wonderful gastro-pub with informal atmosphere but excellent food. Service was excellent and tables were all busy. Always a good sign!

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Thank timborules84
Fabia S, Supervisor at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Tim, Thank you for your review! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your experience here with us! I hope you return again soon! Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First time for me and second time for wife . Meals are really properly prepared and the quality is far above than average. Especially our favorite is fish dishes.

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Thank tandm0724
Fabia S, Supervisor at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Tandm! Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review, we strive to impress our guests with our food and i'm glad we did with you! I hope you both return soon. Best wishes, The Marlborough Tavern. More 

Andover
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would go here again just for the mushy peas. They were outstanding! The whole family didn't think we would like them but they are fabulous at this restaurant. We couldn't find them this good anywhere else. The main meals were good as well and the service was friendly.

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

Hi Peter, I'm glad you enjoyed our mushy peas! Fish and chips wouldn't be right without them! Thanks for your review. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern team. More 

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

A gastropub that still manages to feel like a pub - always convivial. Staff unfailingly courteous and attentive. Current menu is excellent and my gluten-free companion was well-catered for. Good for morning coffee and croissants too. Dogs welcome and looked after. My only slight grumble is that the wine-list could do with a refresh, but that's only because I've worked... More 

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

Hello Herbiedog, Thank you for leaving such a positive review! I'm glad to hear that you enjoy visiting and keep returning! We have recently refreshed some wines on our list so you'll have to pop back and try a few! Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern. More 

Bath
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Been coming here for a long time, and this place is consistently excellent. Staff are well trained, attentive and knowledgeable. A good variety of Ales combined with an interesting wine list. Food is great quality, and always seems full of flavour. The atmosphere is relaxed, and everything works really well... so don`t change a thing. Booking is essential, especially at... More 

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

Hello! Thanks for leaving such a lovely review, it's nice to hear that you have been coming to us for a long time and still love it! We love seeing familiar faces among our customers as well as new ones! Looking forward to seeing you back here again soon! 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 Options, 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
Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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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