The Marlborough Tavern
Food is essentially, though not slavishly, English in character and takes advantage of locally sourced produce wherever possible. Its food reputation is matched by their service - always friendly and attentive without being intrusive, and there's an extensive wine list and selection of local ales to choose from. The Marlborough's pub garden is arguably Bath’s finest; a walled courtyard space, that’s perfect for summertime lunching and drinking.
Wonderful Sunday lunch, definitely recommend.
We had a Saturday lunch in here, amazing food and drink, with a great ambiance...we had an issue with our order but it was dealt with really well. Great staff, will definitely be there again soon! Thanks!
We went for a mid week lunch, the Tavern was quite quiet, we had reserved a table but on arrival no welcome at all as no member of staff to be seen.
We waited 10 mins at the bar until a member of staff arrived. Would have expected a ‘ sorry guys have you been waiting long” but nothing.
Our food arrived promptly but without the side of vegetables we ordered, we asked for them and got no apology for the non arrival but told they would come soon. We had to cancel them eventually as we had finished our meals.
I did point out an apology might be good as getting quite upset by the service experience so far and then the member of staff did apologise and tried a little harder on the customer care front.
The table beside us had to send their food back as it was cold, and my sticky toffee pudding arrived with a hint of warmth but would have been nicer hot, but by this stage we were just keen to eat and leave sadly.
The food is very tasty and a good menu but really feel as I have in the past that the service/ customer care lets the food side down which is a shame .
I must say the sticky toffee pud was a very lovely pud and would have been awsome if it were hot.
The Toulouse sausages on horseradish mash were also very good.
Come on Marlborough don’t sit on your laurels service is part of the experience can’t just rely on the food.
Very good dinner on a Monday night with great service and wonderful food. Highly recommend.
Been three times now, all very good.
We had a lovely roast on a Sunday afternoon. Great service and a lovely relaxed atmosphere. Roast potatoes in particular were excellent. Which is rare in most pubs!
I had fish cakes (a little bland), duck which was very tasty and panacotta with salted caramel popcorn which was deilicious. All in all a good meal although we did find the noise levels difficult to cope with. This would be our only concern when recommending to others.
First course Bhajis, wonderful. Second the duck - it was a bit tough, maybe as a bit undercooked? Disappointing
It was great but the chef forgot the potatoes from our roast, still tasted great
A bit cold by the door, but outstanding food and overall great service. Would highly recommend.
The food I had was not up to the quality you would expect, and that I have had before at the Marlborough. I had duck, needed a steak knife for the meat and stringy veg. Sauce congealed, generally tasteless
Fab food and great atmosphere. I also like the fact that the tables aren't crammed in together. The food was delicious and made a substantial lunch. Thank you
Very enjoyable meal. Friendly staff and pleasant pub. Our food was excellent.
Would always recommend The Marlborough Tavern - fab food and service
Very enjoyable Sunday lunch. Pub quite full even in late afternoon. Food plentiful and well cooked. Not a huge vegetarian selection but very tasty. Great position just a few steps from Royal Crescent with nice views of golf course. Cheerful atmosphere, prices about average for Bath.
We arrived an hour early to enjoy a bottle of wine with the Sunday papers followed by the first course and a requested wait of about half an hour before the main Sunday lunch. All requests were accommodated by charming and helpful staff. The mushroom soup was full of flavour and my fishcakes, though small, were very well spiced. Our roast beef was uniformly pink and tender with fluffy yorkshire puds and plenty of different veggies including about three different types of cabbage! I have not enjoyed a Sunday roast so much for a very long time. We didn't have puddings but with two courses, two bottles of wine and one latte, the bill came to about £110 inc tip. Good value for three hours of relaxation and good food. We will definitely be returning.
Super food. Vegetarian choice a bit limited. Friendly staff. Check that sides, coffee are brought out. Had to ask twice for sides and coffee did not appear. Quality of food excellent.
It's a nice place and food is good but it's really noisy.
Great food and service for our table of 9 even though the restaurant was full.
Food always superb.
Shame a dog walked around under our table.i questioned why this should be so.Waitress said that dog was allowed of its lead and normally stayed by the owner.
Unfortunate as I fail to see how a 5star hygiene rating goes with a dog wandering around
Fabulous meal. The scallops were perfectly cooked, aubergine curry delicious. 3 courses and a drink £35. I would recommend highly.
A very big party which MT handled very well, good efficient service and lovely food.
Best Sunday lunch I've had in a long time! And the sticky toffee pudding was to die for!!
Good food, good wine and friendly service. We had the cote de bouef which was perfectly cooked and with a very good peppercorn sauce, posh mash and tender stem broc. Paired with a very good Argentinian Malbec, a match made in heaven. The menu is slightly limited with a few dishes which might not be for everyone so have a look before booking. Dessert menu wasn’t the most varied either but what we had was tasty. Friendly waiter who was happy to engage and have a bit of a chat here and there
Always Friendly service with great food in good surroundings! Will be back!
Went for dinner with our two children. Staff could not have been more helpful and accommodating. Food was outstanding, wine good and atmosphere perfect. Loved it.
Service for drinks on arrival was slow. Ambience not what it was.
Excellent food and service as always. Enough choice to keep even the fussiest of teenagers content and just the ticket at the end of a stressful weekend when home cooking inspiration is lacking. Thank you MT for saving my sanity .
Food was excellent as usual, good service and the Tavern friendly and cosy.
Very good and consistent. Best Sunday lunch in town.
Delicious Sunday Lunch at the Marlborough Tavern. The meat was beautifully cooked and of very high quality. An excellent range of vegetables and lovely gravy and yorkshires.
We really enjoyed our visit the food was amazing, I would however not want to be on the the table by the bar, top tip .....It was the coldest day of the year when we visited, it would have been good if the log burner was on, the restaurant felt quite cold. The table in the bar was not great . I don't think there should be a table there, it's right behind everyone standing at the bar. I felt that we were in the thoroughfare.
Food great ,Service great , table organisation bad.
Went for the Sunday roast. Both the lamb and vegetarian options were fantastic and tasty. Deserts which followed were equally delightful. Attentive staff as always and a lovely Sunday lunchtime experience.
Great great food for a very very reasonable price! Especially the risotto wow! We were a bit annoyed as being seated next to the door that constantly opens is very annoying (we had to put our coats on). Especially when it is freezing outside.... If you make a booking in advance you should not be seated there.
Very decent meal out overall with a couple of friends. Food was extremely nice, on the pricy side for how much you get but worth it i'd say. Would definitely recommend.
THIS WAS OUR FOURTH VISIT TO THE MARLBOROUGH TAVERN.
THE SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT-STAFF WELCOMING & FRIENDLY.
DRINKS AND MEALS ARRIVED VERY QUICKLY.
WE FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THERE IN THE PLEASANT ATMOSPHERE AND ENJOY THE HIGH STANDARD OF CUISINE.
WILL DEFINITELY RETURN SOON
Excellent food and quaint setting
A great Sunday lunch in a lovely location. The veggie lunch was delicious
Attentive staff. Our order was fulfilled in a timely manner.
Food was good, pub has a really nice atmosphere. The only negative I can put was the lamb was a little tough and the cabbage could do with a little less cinemon or whatever fragrant spice that was used.