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Marlborough Tavern

#21 of 420 Restaurants in Bath
Certificate of Excellence
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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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146 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 

Thank moleBath
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Thank Richard G
London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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.

Thank keymoo
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We were in Bath for a couple of days and I booked a table at this venue. The place is very nice, simple and cosy. We ordered a chicken roast and a vegetarian roast (yes, there is a choice also for veggie lovers!!) and they both came with roasted potatoes, Yorkshire pudding and vegetables, all very tasty! The vegetarian one... More 

Thank Anna S
Exeter, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

As my son has been a Vegan for over a year now, we are obliged to eat in places which offer "Vegan Options". The staff at the Marlborough neither know nor apparently care, what this entails. Offering "soup & a salad" once the guests are seated, is a cheat. I asked on the phone when booking, and the staff member... More 

Thank AngusmacTV
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this tavern with a friend and my wife and the whole experience was very good , beautifully cooked food and excellent value Being so good , I decided to take friends a week later . The food was good , but one rather odd situation occurred when one of my guests asked to substitute mashed potato instead of... More 

Thank Ivan M
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a find! We had a fantastic meal- salmon nigiri & a fish cake which was one of the best plates of food I've had - followed by delicious lamb. I stole one of mums chips when she wasn't looking & they were twice cooked fluffy crispy heaven. The atmosphere was buzzy & friendly & the staff were tip top.... More 

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

Hi, thank you very much for you nice comments, I'm glad that you had a fantastic meal. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards Marco More 

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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As locals, we have eaten here often. It used to be good. What has happened? We had a disappointing lunch on Easter Saturday for a family reunion. The food and service were mediocre - the vegetarian curry was undercooked, I thought it had nuts in but they were crunchy chickpeas. I couldn't eat it. Fish and chips were ok by... More 

Thank SomersetHelipad
Bath UK
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154 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Needed a drink and something to eat quick so popped in and had a very enjoyable meal. Looks like the side garden is being refurbished so now looking forward to the sunnier evenings.

Thank Chris147
Marco L, General Manager at Marlborough Tavern, responded to this review

Hi, thank you very much for your positive review, I'm glad you enjoyed your meal, our garden is indeed under refurbishment, it will be ready and looking fantastic very soon, please do come and check it out next time you are visiting. Kind regards Marco More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went back, following their response to my last review, in which they stated their menu didn't contain anything "pan-fried", and was devoid of anything on an "assiette". So I was disappointed to find that their menu did contain a "pan-fried fillet of hake" with various trimmings, and indeed, an "assiette of mushrooms". So maybe I didn't confuse it with... 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
USD 25 - USD 25
Bar, British, Pub, Soups, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, 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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
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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