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The Marlborough Tavern, Bath, Somerset

The Marlborough Tavern

4.6
4.6
1957 Reviews
£26 to £40
Gastro Pub
Just around the corner from Bath's Royal Crescent, The Marlborough Tavern combines the atmosphere of a local pub with the food quality you’d expect of a top restaurant. Two AA rosettes, and inclusions in The Michelin Guide and Good Food Guide bear testimony to the quality of both food and service. It’s no wonder it's won the Bath Gastropub of the Year title more than any competitors.

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.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 21 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, Beer Garden
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–20:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Phone number
    01225 423731
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Filip Tencer
  • Private party facilities
    We're a popular choice for groups organising special parties and functions. Our extensive experience of hosting private parties means you can rest assured it will all go smoothly. Whilst there is no separate function room, part or all the the pub can be made available as required.
  • Private party contact
    Fabia Selwood-Miller: 01225 423731
  • Area
    Bath
  • Parking Details
    There is unrestricted street parking surrounding the pub after 6pm and on Sundays. Nearby Royal Victoria Park has plenty of parking and is a 2 min walk away from the pub.
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 1,957 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

Loved For

  • Bath/Somerset

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bath

    Best Overall

  • Bath

    Best Ambience

  • Bath

    Best Value

  • Bath

    Great for brunch

  • Bath

    Child-friendly

  • Bath

    Gluten-free-friendly

  • Bath

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Bath

    Vegetarian-friendly

  • Bath

    Most Booked

1,965 Reviews
  1. JohnL

    Denver

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    excellent lunch. top end pub food. always good. been here many times. very reliable

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  2. Pips

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best Sunday roasts I’ve had but sadly the service let it down. Incredibly slow and inattentive staff.

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  3. Nicky

    Warwickshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great food. We booked as it is near to the place in Landsdowne where we stayed this weekend so entirely on the reviews and convenience to our location. We knew it was going to be god when we saw it was really busy, and we weren’t disappointed! Service was good, no long waits and staff very friendly. Dogs allowed, not that we have one!

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  4. 4madmax

    Gloucestershire

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 31 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visit Bath every year and as usual our visit to the Marlborough Tavern was excellent. The food was delicious and the staff very friendly especially Jordan our server. He is very courteous and efficient and makes us feel welcome. We look forward to returning later this year.

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  5. OlegK

    Bath

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    This time lamb portion was very small and a bit chewy and not greatly presented but burger and fish and chips all been good.

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  6. MikeA

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a table for 4 adults. Food really good, I had the Hake, couscous, tomato and courgette. You expect to pay a mark up on alcohol but 400% on a typical bottle of supermarket Prosecco seemed a bit steep hence the fair rating on price. I would go again though for the food.

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  7. JackieM

    Manchester

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 17 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was fantastic. A really impressive range of vegetarian dishes. I miss roast dinners since giving up meat but was delighted to find a vegetarian wellington on the menu. I was not disappointed. No room for pudding but we shared the bruschetta & onion bhaji. I’d recommend both. Service was great until the end when we were trying to pay the bill. I’d thoroughly recommend this gem of a gastro pub.

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  8. AdamB

    London

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    A little bit underwhelming based on the reviews I’ve seen before…service pretty slow but with a smile…food quite average pub food for a gastropub…

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  9. TonyH

    Bath

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 12 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    As always, excellent food and service. Had the belly of pork and enjoyed very much.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Hampshire

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Bit disappointed last night the Onion Bhaji was slightly over cooked and very dark and the hanger steak was tough. Lovely ambience but unfortunately we had a large table next to us that were so loud we could not hear what we were saying.

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FAQs

The Marlborough Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1957 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

23:30


Booked 21 times today
Google Map for The Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath, Somerset BA1 2LY

Additional information

  • Area
    Bath
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00 Sun 12:00–20:00 Dinner Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Gastro Pub, English, Beer Garden
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is unrestricted street parking surrounding the pub after 6pm and on Sundays. Nearby Royal Victoria Park has plenty of parking and is a 2 min walk away from the pub.
  • Public Transit
    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.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Filip Tencer
  • Additional
    Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    01225 423731
  • Private party facilities
    We're a popular choice for groups organising special parties and functions. Our extensive experience of hosting private parties means you can rest assured it will all go smoothly. Whilst there is no separate function room, part or all the the pub can be made available as required.
  • Private party contact
    Fabia Selwood-Miller: 01225 423731
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