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The Marlborough Tavern

4.6
4.6
1327 Reviews
£25 and under
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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Booked 37 times today
  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • 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

    Jack Scarterfield

  • 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, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 1,327 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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    Best Food

  • Bath

    Best Service

  • Bath

    Best Value

  • Bath

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  1. AS

    AmandaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food , friendly service , lovely atmosphere

  2. GL

    GeorgieL

    Yorkshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a lovely time. Food was outstanding ! Service was outstanding ! Thank you

  3. CR

    ChrisR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    Delightful and accommodating staff. One meal was later but they recovered the situation superbly. Highly recommend.

  4. AV

    AngelaV21

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous evening….. just what we expected of a Gastro pub. Great food, drink and excellent service. Staff were delightful. A very enjoyable evening.

  5. S

    Snazzer

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Family supper - first class in all respects, especially Jess who looked after us

  6. JK

    JaneK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Good food on a cold day in Bath. Service was great - unobtrusive but quick and smooth. Prices reasonable. Just wish there had been an open fire - would have been perfect.

  7. TM

    TessaM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    This used to be our local 'go to', but like many local restaurants and bars/pubs they sometimes have a dip in food, service and all the good things we like. HOWEVER, since lock down we have given it another go, and are delighted that it is back on top again. This is the perfect lunch with friends, date night supper, coffee with the papers on a solo outing. Great food (Sunday lunch is really great), good wine and friendly attentive staff. So happy we can make it our go to local again!

  8. P

    Pamelaine111

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    We really enjoyed our meal at the Marlborough Tavern. On a cold winter's night it was warm and cosy, yet the tables were well spaced and felt safe and private despite the pub being full. The hint about parking in the park was great as we parked there in the daytime while we walked into the centre. The staff were friendly and efficient. Food was tasty and filling.

  9. HW

    HelenW

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely choices on menu, portion sizes generous. Reasonably priced considering standard of food and presentation. Wine also reasonable. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Thoroughly recommend.

  10. S

    Samsmob

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Superb food, we had the roast beef and roast chicken which were both excellent and the crumble and ice cream was fantastic. But to top it off the service was excellent as well!!

  11. NN

    NiamhNW

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely place for Sunday lunch. We had a great long table for 7 which had plenty of space and a lovely view. Food was excellent. Staff were attentive and we were not rushed at all. Would definitely come back!

    The Marlborough TavernResponded 6 days ago

    Hi NiamhNW, I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch with us. It's great to hear that the food was excellent & our staff managed to be attentive whilst at the same time giving you time to enjoy your experience. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  12. TT

    TomandTim

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A relaxed and roomy dining area, quiet while we were there and exceptionally friendly and welcoming (including dogs). Excellent food served promptly, delightful staff, great beer. Puddings are out of this world! Will go again and recommend to others.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded 6 days ago

    Hi TomandTim, Thanks so much for this lovey 5* review. I'm thrilled to hear you enjoyed your dining experience with us & found both the food and service to be of an excellent standard. We hope to welcome you back for some 'out of this world puddings' again soon. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  13. H

    Henry

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Beautiful meal. Your staff were particularly helpful to my friend who has multiple food intolerances.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded 6 days ago

    Hi Henry, Thanks for taking the time to leave us this review. I'm so glad to hear you had a 'beautiful' meal with us. We take allergens & intolerances very seriously so it is great that our team were particularly helpful & knowledge with your friends intolerances. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  14. RK

    RamK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing place, delicious food, outstanding service. Highly recommended

  15. TJ

    TracyJH100

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely find and would recommend to anyone. I would also recommend that you book in advance because it does get very busy , even on a Tuesday. The staff were friendly and accommodating and the food was really very good.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi TracyJH100, Thanks for leaving us this 5* review. We do recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment but we will always try and accommodate anyone who pays us a visit. It's lovely to hear the food was 'really good' & the service was also of a high standard. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  16. SC

    SusanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    A bit of a surprise, best burger i have ever eaten!! Plus lively to see my sister enjoy her gluten free choices

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi SusanC, Thanks for this lovely review. I will pass on your praise to our kitchen team, they will be delighted to hear that they delivered the best burger you have ever eaten, that is high praise indeed! We hope to see you again for another burger fix soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  17. D

    David

    London

    93 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    93 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Came here for a Monday lunch on a trip to Bath and the food was excellent. We particularly enjoyed the chowder and the scallops. Good efficient service and pleasant atmosphere.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi David, Thanks for leaving us this lovely review. I'm delighted to hear you enjoyed your meal with us on Monday, I will pass on your kind words to our kitchen team who will be thrilled to hear you enjoyed the scallops & chowder. We hope to see you on your next trip to Bath. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  18. H

    Hannah

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We enjoyed our stay. The staffs are very friendly.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi Hannah, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your meal with us, I will pass on your kind words to our staff who work hard to make sure every guests experience is a great one, they will be thrilled. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern

  19. l

    leighl

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Highly recommended, such a lovely ambience and the roast dinner was fabulous. We didn’t have our dog with us but lovely to see doggy visitors too! Will definitely be returning on our next visit to Bath

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi Leighl, I'm thrilled to hear you loved your roast dinner with us and that the ambience was spot on. Our team always love fussing over any dogs that come to see us, so definitely bring your dog along next time. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  20. JH

    JacquelineH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    We had a very good meal & the staff are char Ming & efficient. Our order was lost for a while so we had to wait quite some time but the manager kindly offered us desserts as compensation. We have already booked to have lunch here again in December so we were not put off by the genuine mistake that was made & all the staff were very apologetic.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi JacquelineH, Firstly, I'd like to apologise for your lost order. Sometimes these things do happen but I'm so glad to hear our staff dealt with the issue charmingly & efficiently. We all look forward to welcoming you back in December! Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  21. HJ

    HJAG

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Lovely meal with friends. Great service and ambience. Enjoyed mains and deserts plus excellent wine and mocktail. Only comment would be not many veggie options for one of my friends (who doesn’t eat fish too). But we enjoyed it and would definitely return when visiting Bath

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi HJAG, Thanks for leaving us this review, it's great to hear you & your friends enjoyed your meal with us. We're constantly updating our menus based on seasonality & trends, so we'll be sure to review our veggie options & make sure there is a plenty choice. We look forward to seeing you again next time you are in Bath! Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was very busy- lovely atmosphere and the staff were superb

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi, Thanks for leaving us 5*. I'm thrilled to hear that even at our busiest, our staff we're welcoming & attentive throughout your meal with us. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  23. JM

    JillM

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    We had an excellent meal at the Marlborough Tavern. We both had the haddock chowder which was delicious, followed by scallops and sirloin steak. The steak was well cooked as asked for and the scallops were lovely. The dining room was full and the noise level at times made conversation difficult but overall it was a very enjoyable experience.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi JillM, It's lovely to hear you enjoyed your meal with us and both the scallops & sirloin steak we're well cooked and 'lovely'. The restaurant can become quite noisy in peak times & we are trying to take steps towards dampening that sound to allow for more ease of conversation. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  24. RC

    RichardC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Awesome meal and lovely service . Congratulations to the Marlborough tavern team . You rock . Best pub in bath for food imo

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi RichardC, Thank you so much for this review! I'm thrilled to hear you had an 'awesome meal' with us and the service was lovely also. The team will be delighted to hear you see us as the best pub for food in Bath, high praise indeed. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  25. AM

    AnnaMags

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing service and food. We had such a lovely time.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi AnnaMags, Thank you for 5* all round! It's lovely to hear both the service & food was of an 'amazing' standard. We work hard to give all our guests an exceptional level of service, so it's great to hear you had such a lovely time. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  26. MG

    MatthewG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Delicious food, welcoming staff, lovely environment and went beyond the normal when catering to people with allergies. Its very rare to get dessert for someone who has dairy and soya allergies that isn't sorbet, so to have choice was lovely! Thank you once again!

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi MatthewG, It's been pleasure reading this review. Our team work tirelessly to make sure we offer every guest an amazing experience, so it's fantastic to hear our team went above and beyond to cater for your allergies and deliver you a memorable experience with us. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  27. L

    Lucy

    London

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall3food2service3ambience4

    The new menu was difficult to choose from, more fresh and innovative dishes needed. The puddings were not balanced, one tiny, one huge. So expensive.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi Lucy, Firstly, I'd like to apologise that you didn't receive the standard of experience that we strive to offer every guest. We have recently undergone a complete kitchen renovation and as a result of this we were running a slightly more limited menu at the time of your visit. Our menu's are constantly developing & changing so I will pass on your comments to our kitchen team so that they can improve our offering in the future. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  28. VV

    VictoriaV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    At first, the venue is cozy and the aesthetics is modern and nicely decorated, perfect lighting as well. The service was good, one of the waitresses was very polite and attentive to our needs. The Pumpkin risottos were absolutely amazing - definitely coming back for that - and the Sticky toffee pudding splendid. Highly recommend!

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi VictoriaV, Thanks for leaving us this lovely 5* review. We pay close attention to the ambience of our restaurant, so it's lovely to hear you found us well lit & cosy for your visit. We look forward to seeing you again soon, so you can sample a bit more of our menu. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  29. r

    richards

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    The meat sharing board was imaginative, varied and plentiful, Fish dishes well cooked. The service was attentive and very friendly

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi richards, Thanks for taking the time out to leave us this review. I'm thrilled to heat the sharing board was a particular highlight & that the fish dishes we're cooked well. I will pass on your praise to our kitchen team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  30. J

    Jsoc

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Party of 4, all very happy will 3 course meal and beer.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 18 November 2021

    Hi Jsoc, Thanks for leaving us this 5* review. It's great to hear your party of 4 enjoyed your 3 course meal and choice of beer. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  31. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely sunday roast and good cocktails, would recommend.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 9 November 2021

    Hi AmandaB, Thanks for leaving us this lovely review & recommendation. It's great to hear you enjoyed your Sunday lunch & cocktails with us. We hope to see you again soon! Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gloucestershire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing food and service warm cosy clean and just the best

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Thank you for this lovely 5* review! We're delighted to hear the food and ambience was amazing for your visit. We hope to see you again in the future. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  33. p

    pne1966

    London

    75 reviews

    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on 6 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I don’t often give a full 5* review, but the Marlborough definitely deserved it! Excellent food, lovely service, kind staff, just perfect!

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi pne1966, Thank you so much for leaving us this 5* review. Our team will be delighted to hear that both the food and service was perfect, it's feedback like that that keeps morale high! We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  34. AH

    AliH

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 November 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent all round, as always! Thank you.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi AliH, Thank you for leaving us this 5* review. It's great to hear that we're consistently hitting the high standards that we strive for. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  35. M

    Markl

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2021

    overall4food3service3ambience4

    The pub has a lovely feel but the food I chose didn’t match the ambience. I had the gammon with duck egg and chips and I have to say that unfortunately the gammon was dry and the chips over cooked, the duck egg was nice though. I want to give every business like this the benefit of the doubt given the challenges of the last 19 months but I’m afraid the food didn’t match expectations.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi Markl, Firstly, I'd like to apologise that your food was not up to our usual standards. We need such feedback in order to be able to develop and ensure such issues do not arise in the future. I will pass on your comments to our kitchen team and we will make sure such issues do not leave the pass. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the ambience and hope you'll give us another visit in the future. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  36. JH

    JasonH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    When we arrived we were greeted with a friendly welcome ,and was given a welcome drink for taking part in the bath race for life run,which was very nice,the Sunday lunch as excellent, and price was very good around £18.would 100% recommended it and would visit again.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi JasonH, Congrats on completing the Bath Race for Life! We're delighted you enjoyed your well deserved Sunday Lunch with us, I'll pass on your lovely comments to our team. We look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  37. RG

    RobertG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food, atmosphere and service were excellent. Good wine list.

    The Marlborough TavernResponded on 8 November 2021

    Hi RobertG, Thank you for this 5* review. It's lovely to hear you had such an excellent experience with us, I will pass on your comments to our team. We hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, The Marlborough Tavern Team

  38. PH

    PaulH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great place to eat within walking distance of city centre- well worth the walk. Beer is outstanding! Food is great also.

  39. PB

    PatriciaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 October 2021

    overall3food3service2ambience5

    Ordered fish chips mushy peas but got crushed garden crumble was awful sent it back , it was my 70 th birthday so disappointing

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 October 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Very nice food and good beer selection. Lovely place and staff.

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The Marlborough Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1327 OpenTable diners

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Booked 37 times today
Google Map for The Marlborough Tavern

35 Marlborough Buildings Bath, Somerset BA1 2LY

  • Area

    Bath

  • Hours of Operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 12:00–17:00
    Sun 12:00–20:00
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 17:00–21:00

  • 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

    Jack Scarterfield

  • Additional

    Beer, Beer Garden, Full Bar, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Wine

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