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Marlborough Tavern

#23 of 413 Restaurants in Bath
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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09:00 - 23:00
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The food here is gorgeous. We went for Sunday lunch and meat eaters and vegetarians all were very pleased with the standard of the meal. Everything on the plate was cooked to perfection and tasted amazing. I was only sorry we didn't live in Bath! Staff very friendly too and good ambience.

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Thank Susanna H
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We came for dinner with friends and what an enjoyable experience it was;the food was extremely tasty although the portion sizes were a bit small and the wine list was fantastic what a great selection of wines to choose from. The atmosphere was buzzing and staff were warming and friendly with nothing being too much trouble.

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Thank Shakiria101
Marco L, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your lovely review. I'm glad to read about your enjoyable experience and that you found our wine list fantastic, we will soon be introducing few new amazing wines, come and check them out soon. Kind regards Marco More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is my mum's favourite gastro pub in Bath so she took me here on a Saturday evening. We hadn't booked, so were very lucky to get a table since it is very popular. I had a delicious sea trout dish and my mum had the vegetarian curry - which was a lot fancier than it sounds! Both were excellent.... More 

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Thank Emma D
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your wonderful review, I'm glad you had a delightful evening, I must say that I'm a big fun of our peanut butter parfait too. We hope to see you and your mother back here soon. Kind regards Marco More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were excited to find this pub with a great beer garden away from the crowds in bath. The excitement grew when we saw the menu as the food sounded excellent. Things then got less exciting. The gas was off on the taps so there was no tap beer or cider. This setback seemed manageable, however then having to wait... More 

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Thank HungryChad
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your honest feedback. I'm sorry to read about your poor experience with us, last Sunday was indeed a rather challenging day due to few technical problems which affected our normally excellent standards. I hope you will give us a chance to make it up to you and visit us again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great surprise - we happened upon this place on way into town & ate a fabulous meal here - scallops were the best ever - staff accommodating - loved it. would highly recommend.

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Thank Ruth W
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your lovely feedback. I'm glad to read that you loved everything about our pub. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

London, United Kingdom
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293 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had high hopes for this pub/restaurant as it came highly recommended in the cereal city guide but was very disappointed. We waited over 20 minutes to be served, my wine had to be chased twice and arrived halfway through my meal. When we received the bill it was not even ours - had to ask again for the real bill.... More 

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Thank nicolecostello
Warwick, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived 45 mins early for our Sunday lunch but decided to go in for a drink. When we explained to the staff they could not be more helpful. They found a table for the two of us and said we could order lunch then if we wished. we both had roast beef which was delicious and the drinks and... More 

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Thank jeffandbridget
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your great review, I'm happy that you enjoyed your roast, Sunday lunch is very popular and I'm glad that we manged to accommodate you. We look forward to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

Bath
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152 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Marlborough Tavern has raised it's game for 2017. Have not been there for dinner for a while and found the food really good. As you look at the menu it seems a shade dear for a pub , but when it arrives you realise it is excellent value and portion size is good. Apart from standard menu there are... More 

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Thank moleBath
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your detailed feedback, I'm glad you found our offering to be of excellent value. Please do come and visit us again. Kind regards Marco More 

Level Contributor
46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Not really a tavern. A good restaurant that sells good beer - what's not to like? There was consciously-labelled 'pub food' on the menu and it looked good going past but we went for the genuine-restaurant-stuff and it was truly superb. The only problem with an eating establishment that sells good beer is that by the time you get to... More 

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Thank Snodgra55
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you so much for your lovely comments. I'm glad that you enjoyed your visit to our pub, hopefully next time you will manage to leave some room to try one of our lovely desserts. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a relaxing sunny Saturday afternoon here drinking cider. Nice courtyard beer garden. Didn't have food but everyone else's looked great.

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Thank keymoo
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed our garden, it's not quite finished yet however it's already looking great. Please do come and check it out once it's finished. Kind regards Marco More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 23:00
Monday
09:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
09:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
09:00 - 23:00
Thursday
09:00 - 23:00
Friday
09:00 - 23:00
Saturday
09:00 - 23:00
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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