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Marlborough Tavern

#18 of 403 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath BA1 2LY, England
+44 1225 423731
09:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 23:00
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Barnstaple, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice atmosphere , good service , and brilliant food . Definitely need to book as we went on a Saturday evening and the place was full.

Thank tgbarber
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped in for a couple of glasses of mulled wine with some friends. The staff were friendly and the service good. We ate some delicious burgers and shared a few cheese platters between us. The house Malbec was juicy and the coffee was great and served late into the evening. I would definitely recommend it as a lovely place... More 

Thank Dave A
Bath, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I took my mum here today for a late Sunday lunch. Always worry a bit if later than the normal times, if the food will be still as good. But didnt need to, as the service, welcome, and standard of food was fantastic. Plus being able to bring my two dogs was a bonus. Lovely, tasteful christmas decorations, felt very... More 

Thank jennie h
Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Marlborough is in a great location in the middle of Bath, really friendly staff and great ambiance. We were a party of 14, all agreed food and service were excellent. Style was "gastropub" with well presented dishes with lots of flavour. Bill came to about £45 a head including drinks, which was possibly a little on high side, but... More 

Thank chirojones
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

havnt been here for a while as we don't visit Bath that often. However when we had a long weekend we just had to visit one of our favourite places to eat. Food and ambience was great. The only thing that disappointed was the weather!

Thank mark f
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My cousin booked the pub for lunch for a family get together on a busy shopping Saturday. I had no preconceptions but will now keep it mind anytime I am in Bath. Not too far from shopping centre and just behind the Royal Crescent. The salt and pepper squid followed by fish and chips were excellent. Half portions of the... More 

Thank RDT1971
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hello, Thanks alot for taking the time to leave such a positive review! I'm thrilled that you enojyed your lunch here with us, and i hope to see you back here soon! i apologise if the chairs weren't the most comfortable and i will be taking that into consideration. Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this restaurant for a birthday dinner but were very disappointed. We were directed to a table just in front of an outer door which was opened frequently letting in cold draughts each time. From time of ordering we waited three quarters of an hour for our food to arrive. My wife had fillet of cod, which was small... More 

Thank Barry G
Bath, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a very good experience. The food was delicious- my starter, the mushroom terrine was a bit disappointing, but the venison main and banana dessert was really really good! The wine list and prices are quite good. The service was okay. I really enjoyed the overall atmosphere as although this is a slightly 'posher' place it still felt very... More 

Thank l0ris93
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for taking the time to leave your review, it's always great hearing positive customer feedback although i do apologise if the mushroom terrine was abit of a disappointment. I hope you return soon and try another one of our great starters.. i can assure you won't be let down! Kind regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and superb cuisine. It remains our favourite restaurant despite stiff competition from others in Bath

Thank Tim L
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Tim, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoy visiting us so much! Your review is much appreciated! Pop back soon for another great meal. Kindest regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller. More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was lovely to visit a pub that was offering a traditional sunday roast without all the faff and unecessary extras that "bistro" style pubs do these days. The atmosphere was lovely and staff were friendly. It would have been nice if there was more of a bar area to enjoy drinks at (it is definitely a restaurant with a... More 

Thank Gemma l
Fabia S, Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi Gemma! Thanks a lot for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I'm glad you enjoyed your experience here with us at The Tav! You'll have to visit in the summer when its nice enough weather to appreciate our garden to enjoy a drink in! Regards, Fabia Selwood-Miller More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$25 - US$25
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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
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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