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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
PRICE RANGE
£12 - £24
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Dog Friendly, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 4 March 2024 via mobile

Wonderful Sunday roast dinner. Really lovely, tasty, hot roast beef. My husband had roast pork and we had a wonderful evening in this friendly pub. The puddings were fab too, one of the best brownies with ice cream I’ve ever had-their chef knows what their...doing here! Great hospitality, friendly staff. Restaurant is in a lovely setting and tables are not all crowded in together for once. A thoroughly good meal and a great find to our wknd away in Bath.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 'sarahf713', Thank you for taking the time to leave us this glowing review. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and that you and your partner had a great weekend away in Bath. I will be sure to pass...More

Reviewed 3 March 2024 via mobile

Visited this restaurant for Sunday lunch whilst staying in Bath. The team were very welcoming and ensured that we were seated as soon as we arrived. Even moving things around as we were a little earlier than planned. Food was served very quickly and was...good. Nice beers and good Sunday lunchMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi '775debrap', Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts regarding a recent visit. I am in no way surprised to hear that our team looked after you well and ensured that you felt at home during your meal with us. We...More

Reviewed 4 February 2024 via mobile

Had my first Sunday lunch here since it changed hands and I was pleased that the standard of cooking was still excellent. Had roast chicken and pork belly and sticky toffee pudding. Lovely NZ Sauvignon Blanc too. Would be nice to see a greater range...of draught beers but what they had was good. The staff were very pleasant but the service was too slow mainly, I think, due to wait staff not keeping a keen enough eye on the tables. It was a late lunch and no where near as busy as I've seen it in the past so it could have been slicker. Maybe the staff are a bit inexperienced - I didn't recognise any of the staff I'd seen in the past. Still, a nice experience.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 7 February 2024

Hi 'hrmanager', Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us your thoughts regarding your most recent visit with us. Apologies if you felt like the service was a little slow in comparison to previous visits. We use the lulls during...More

Reviewed 25 January 2024

My partner wined and dined me at this lovely place for my Birthday. Goat's cheese and fresh Figs on Rye with homemade onion Chutney, so delicious and best Goat's cheese ever! Beautiful tender Hanger Steak and triple cooked chips and homemade Peppercorn sauce. Lovely welcoming...staff, cosy wood fires. Highly recommend!More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 31 January 2024

Hi 'I9977MOhelenf', Thank you for leaving us these kind words regarding your recent visit. We will be passing on this feedback to our team who will be humbled to hear they did a sterling job on this occasion. We are constantly striving to improve and...More

Reviewed 13 January 2024

First visit since change of ownership (management the same) so very happy that i couldn’t spot any changes! Sunday lunch was superb - and very happy that it wasn’t rushed.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 15 January 2024

Hi 'hsj', Thank you for stopping by recently. Our Sunday roasts have always been a big success for us so we are glad that they are still hitting the spot as we get stuck in to the new year. We will make sure to pass...More

Reviewed 28 December 2023 via mobile

We had lunch here @Xmas eve we ordered turkey roast .it was all good apart from their breadsauce it needs to cook but longer as it was all watery plus strong bay leaves flavour too But overall goodMore

Date of visit: December 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi '118amrutap', Thank you for taking the time to leave us your feedback. We will be sure to pass the constructive criticism onto the kitchen team. We are constantly striving to improve and appreciate all feedback whether it's positive or something we could improve on....More

Reviewed 23 December 2023 via mobile

I organised a Christmas meal for 13 friends and it did not disappoint. Phil, the manager made the whole process really easy with quick communication. The actual food was delicious, one of the best Christmas dinners I have had. The venue was perfect and felt...very festive and the staff and service on the night was great.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi 'Miche_lucas20231987', I am not surprised to hear that Phil went above and beyond for you whilst arranging your Christmas meal. He was working overtime this year ensuring that our festive parties ran smoothly so he will be happy to hear that he did a...More

Reviewed 19 December 2023

Really friendly staff & locals too!! So friendly, that a lovely couple we met were happy to have our pup whilst we ate our meal in peace! The food was lovely.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi 'laurahV2145YS', Thank you for taking the time out of your day to leave us this 5* review. The couple you mentioned are our long term locals Will and Sarah, we will be sure to mention this review to them the next time they pop...More

Reviewed 10 December 2023 via mobile

What a beautiful pub with excellent food. It's not cheap, but it is absolutely fantastic. The staff are lovely and friendly. The Sunday roasts are superb! Would highly recommend and would revisit if in the area again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi 'Paul F', Thank you for leaving us these kind words. Our team did themselves proud this Christmas, working tirelessly throughout one of the busiest times of the year, so I am not surprised they looked after you well and that the food surpassed expectations!...More

Reviewed 12 November 2023

We had lunch here with friends and found the service friendly and attentive with a welcoming atmosphere. The menu was varied and all of our meals were delicious. We hope to return again soon.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi 'C7423XYandrewm', Thank you for taking the time to leave us this 5* review We are thrilled to hear that you and your party enjoyed your visit. We are always working tirelessly at trying to be our best and reading reviews like this makes it...More

Reviewed 9 November 2023 via mobile

Chicken starter was cold, mushrooms in risotto inedible just could not chew them, pork schnitzel cold and chewy really didn’t enjoy.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi '990jackieg', I am saddened to hear that you found the food to be lackluster during your most recent visit. We are constantly looking to improve and develop here at The Marlborough Tavern and take feedback like this very seriously. We will be working with...More

Reviewed 5 November 2023

Had a romantic dinner Saturday evening ,we both had the hanger steaks which were cooked to perfection . Service was very good and deserts were of good standard , the only down side i appreciate your in Bath but a bit on the expensive side....More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 January 2024

Hi 'barrytheplayer', Thank you for taking the time to leave us your thoughts regarding your recent visit. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your hanger steaks, which have been a real hit since we added them to our menu. We will be passing...More

Reviewed 1 November 2023

Very disappointing dinner after long walk across Bath. I had fish and chips. Very little fish in lots of crispy batter. Chips very dry. My daughter in law’s mushroom risotto was fine but my daughter’s vegan meal missing certain items and then she was presented...with a few slices of vegan cheese!More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Hi Angy047, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We greatly value your comments and are sorry to hear that we did not meet our usual high standards during your visit. I have personally spoken with all the staff who...More

Reviewed 30 October 2023

We had a great dinner at Marlborough Tavern. The atmosphere was lovey and we had some great food and drinks. Almost everyone ordered the hanger steak with peppercorn sauce and it was delicious.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Hi Kimkf2014, Thanks for taking your time to leave us this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear your party had a great evening with us. Our hanger steak is a new addition to our menu, so it is great to hear such positive feedback on...More

Reviewed 16 October 2023

The Marlborough Tavern. we went to the Malborough Tavern on September 21 with two friends. The decor was disappointing. Certainly not by any stretch of imagination a cosy place. My wife and I ordered the duck leg. 23 pounds for a small, and I mean...small, shrivelled leg of a duck and some mashed new potatoes. No vegetables and certainly not what one would expect for that price. Our friends orders seemed somewhat better. Dessert was 7 1/2 pounds for two scoops of ice cream. Again outrageous. This pub is very poor value for the money and I would not recommend it.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Marlborough Tavern, Marketing at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2023

Hi Jongage, Thanks for taking your time to leave us this review, all feedback is valuable to us. It's extremely disappointing to read of your experience with us, as it is not close to the standard we aim for. I can only apologise that the...More

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Marlborough Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5