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Marlborough Tavern

) #23 of 421 Restaurants in Bath $$ - $$$ , British,
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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Overview
  • Excellent67%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (47 reviews)
“beef” (45 reviews)
Closes in 6 min
09:00 - 23:00All hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
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Reviews (1,119)
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We visited this weekend as a family group, service was excellent as was the food. We absolutely loved it although one of our group thought our table in the middle of the walk way to the bar, made it less conducive to a pleasant environment...More

Thank patnowfree
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Met up with a colleague while he was visiting the UK and decided to take him to the Marlborough Tavern. Mainly because of its very central location. The service was very good and although we didn't have time to eat there we've heard good things....More

Thank Peter C
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you very much for your positive review, I'm glad you enjoyed our garden, hopefully next time you will be able to try our wonderful food too. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco

Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister and I had a lovely meal - she had fish and chips and really enjoyed it. I had grilled hake and crab and lime fish cakes, all delicious. For dessert, she had a lemon posset with almond crunch and I had dark brownies...More

Thank Barbara D
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi, thank you very much for you nice review, I'm glad you and your sister enjoyed your meal, we just launch a new fantastic summer menu which is proving really popular, please do come back and try it out. We hope to see you again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Being local to the Marlborough tavern I've always found the food good quality , however not having eaten there for over year i thought to give it another try, I was not disappointed. Having eaten in a two Michelin star restaurant recently this restaurant easily...More

Thank Jaime E
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you for your kind words, our head chef Dan takes great pride in producing great food and he will be really pleased to receive such great feedback. We will soon be launching our summer menu so please do come and visit us again...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited with my in-laws on a Sunday, the roast dinner was perfection, all the veg cooked perfectly, great roast potatoes, tasty gravy and all of us enjoyed the pork, beef and chicken that we each ordered. I had peanut butter parfait with banana cake for...More

Thank Mrs_Ramjam
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi, thank you very much for the great review. We are glad that you and your in-laws enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been given vouchers as a present here and will not be going back in a hurry! The Sunday roast was very poor, over cooked potatoes & not much meat considering the prices which are charged. Possibly understaffed and missing the manager as they...More

Thank Bump1234
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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!...More

Thank Susanna H
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi thank you very much for your lovely review, I'm glad you were happy with the standards of your meal. Please do come and visit us again next time you are in Bath. Kind regards Marco

Reviewed 15 May 2017 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...More

Thank Shakiria101
Marco L, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 13 May 2017 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...More

Thank Emma D
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

2  Thank HungryChad
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 6 May 2017

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...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
carx2ie
Do you allow a small, quiet, well-behaved dog to join for dinner?
6 June 2017|
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Response from Marco L | Property representative |
Off course!
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Elaine C
Would you consider a booking for 14 on a Saturday evening??
4 April 2017|
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Response from Steven R | Reviewed this property |
Yes but you would have to book a long way in advance as it is busy
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RobWray
Hi, My sister and I are both Coeliacs. Can we get an interesting gluten free meal with you? Don't want to be disappointed on our trip to Bath by a boring salad followed by two scoops of ice cream!
13 February 2017|
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Response from Marco L | Property representative |
Hi, we can make most of our dishes gluten free as everything is made fresh however we do not provide gluten free buns for our burgers. Take a look at our menu on line and don't hesitate to message if have any additional... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
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
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic, Groups
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
  • 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. 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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