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“Superb presentation, wonderful taste, faultless service - memorable.”
Review of Marlborough Tavern

Marlborough Tavern
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Ranked #32 of 587 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: British, Pub, Gastropub
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Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Transit: 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.
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.
Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went early for lunch and consequently were first customers and had great service. But it was the series of wonderfully presented dishes and taste that will be remembered.Main was chicken for me and mussles for my wife and son. Dessert was lemon posset and for my son brownie (warm) and ice cream. I look forward to going again.

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Thank yukusu
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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Hi Yukusu,

Thank you very much for leaving us this great review. We look forward to seeing you back soon.

Kind regards

The Marlborough Tavern

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

Our host at the guest house where we were staying in Bath recommended we visit this restaurant for dinner.I am soooo glad we accepted his recommendation!! We were there early on a Saturday night and they were able to accommodate us without a reservation. However, as time went on the place really filled up and was packed by the time we left. I had a delicious fish dish with potatoes and yummy sauce with grapes and my husband had pork tenderloins. We spent about 42 pounds on dinner with a couple of beers, so the price was a bit more than what we usually spend but it was so much better than the pub food we had for most of our trip. We stayed in Bath for four days and went to London for a week and this meal we had at the Marlborough Tavern was the best food we had in the UK.

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Thank BookFaery
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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Wow, thank you very much for this amazing review. Hope you had a great trip.

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Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went to the Marlborough Tavern on Saturday night and had one of the best meal we've ever had! My starter (Mackerel & Smoked haddock fishcake) was amazing - it looked and tasted wonderful and my main course (Pork Tenderloin) was fantastic too and cooked to perfection.

Nice decor, reasonably priced for the standard of food you get and polite and attentive staff.

We had a great night!

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Thank Catherine C
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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Thank you very much Catherine. That is high praise indeed. I'ts really appreciated and look forward to seeing you again soon.

All the best.

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Reviewed June 2, 2014

A lovely relaxed atmosphere. Cleaner than most places I've eaten in the UK. Friendly staff. Food portions are just right. We all enjoyed our starters and mains, and were too full for dessert!

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Thank Jessica V
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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Hi Jessica,

Thank you, that's such a nice review. Next time you have to save room for dessert!

Thanks again.

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Reviewed May 31, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal in this perfect Bath gastro pub. Every course was mouthwatering and incorporating great local ingredients. Service very friendly and welcoming and the atmosphere lovely. Will definitely be returning!

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MarlboroughTav, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2014

Thank you Christine N for the lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again soon.

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