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Marlborough Tavern

$$ - $$$, British,
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
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Overview
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good24%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sunday roast” (57 reviews)
“fish and chips” (64 reviews)
“beef” (56 reviews)
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CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
RATINGS
Food
Service
Value
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LOCATION
35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
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Reviewed today

We ate here on Wednesday evening in December. We had booked as we thought it might be busy pre-Christmas but it was not crowded. Service was good, food was very good, wine good too. Our group of 4 had fish & chips, risotto, crumble &...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank downhillcyclist
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go to this lovely city pub reasonably often and the food, service and general ambience always good. Particular fun this evening with all the Christmas lights and the staff already in a Christmas mood. I used the birthday voucher which the pub emailed me; this...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Michael L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked in advance for a Friday which was a good idea as the place was busy. All the tables seemed to be taken and there was a good range of ages and mix of sexes. Excellent real ales on the hand pumps and an...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SheffieldDavs
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello, Firstly thank you for leaving such a lovely review! Our menu to some may seem slightly limited yes, but as you said, it's all down to the good quality! We source the most local ingredients to create fresh and exciting dishes. I'm so glad...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

6 of us went to the Tavern on a mid week night for the 3 course Christmas menu. Beautifully decorated with warm lighting creating a wonderful atmosphere. Most tables were full so glad that we booked! Staff were friendly and professional. Food was fantastic. Perfectly...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Lorencu
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded today

Hello! Thank you very much for taking the time to leave us such a lovely review. I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your evening. I will pass this lovely message onto the team. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We just had a nice walk in the botanical garden and stopped here for a drink. Lovely outdoor space for relaxing in the autumn sun. Can’t say we ate here, but can say that the menu looked rather promising. Should come back.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank verbijsterd
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Pat, Thank you for leaving us such a positive review! It is much appreciated. I'm glad that you enjoyed your drink here, next time you'll have to give the menu a go! We hope to see you back here soon. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After arriving ‘for main course’ we ended up having a 3 course meal because the menu was so good. The food was excellent, the service was informal yet attentive and engaging. The environment inside was absolutely lovely. A cosy pub, great grub, buzzing atmosphere, nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Companion655981
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello, Firstly thank you very much for leaving us such a lovely review, it is much appreciated! I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your meal here with us, i'll pass it on to the team! We hope to see you soon! Kind regards, Fabia...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great find on a dark winter’s evening. We only had a glass of wine and chips, both of which were great (cheesy chips were our order). Friendly service too. That blonde waiter is very handsome too, it has to be said. Thanks guys!

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank DragonIII
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hello! Thank you for taking the tome to leave us such a lovely review! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your evening, i'll also pass on your kind words to the blonde waiter! See you soon, Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

Reviewed 12 November 2018 via mobile

We were so so disappointed with our Sunday lunch after looking forward to having a meal at the Marlborough Arms for months ! We arrived to what can only be described as utter Chaos ! It looked like the adults had gone away for the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
2  Thank Steve M
Reviewed 11 November 2018 via mobile

Fantastic food, fantastic service, great prices! The staff know their menu. If you have food allergies/intolerances they know what you can have and what can be tweaked. There were great gluten free and vegetarian/vegan options. All our meals were delicious and looked fabulous. They are...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 643cerib
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Called in spontaneously and discovered the most amazing menu for what otherwise appears as a typical city pub from the outside. It is actually more of a restaurant with a pub feel. Food and wine choices were perfect, backed up with excellent service.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ChrisMay62
Fabia S, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Hi Chris, Thank you very much for the lovely review! I will pass it onto the team, i'm so glad that you enjoyed your time here with us! we hope to see you soon. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller

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Lamelia1992
13 November 2017|
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Response from caldavies | Reviewed this property |
Yes!!! That is why we went there!
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JewelHB
29 September 2017|
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Response from Darren H | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Business meetings, Local cuisine
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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