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The Marlborough Tavern

4.6
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1015 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub

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Sunday Lunch
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
What 1015 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.4
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4.3
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ShamarahM
London
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good spot for an easy Sunday Roast in the city of Bath.

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YumYum
London
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very efficient in terms of Covid issues, and delicious food. Generally good service, just they forgot to deliver the horseradish and mint sauce having asked 'anything else you need' which is unfortunate.

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Flav
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was absolutely fantastic! The garden is brilliant!
And you can bring your dog too which is a plus!
Very good place to eat and drink with friends!

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vipTeapot
County Durham
16 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Love the Marlborough Tavern and pleased to see their cooking remains at a high standard for a Gastropub.

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Claires
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was delicious, the pub felt very Covid secure and all in all a lovely meal-felt as normal as it could have been!

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb service and lovely food.

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Mnemosyne
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, as always.

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ShenK
Bath
1 review
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Tasty squid. Fish main dish was cooked just right.

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Westside
London
4 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Lovely weather. Ate outside in well organised garden.

One way system well sorted. Plenty of sanitisers. Staff conscious of how they handled food and drinks. Masks in use. All very sensible.

Recommended.

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BobB
1 review
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great food but put gravy on side as too much on plate

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vipHannah
London
16 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food with beautiful presentation - attentive staff. Will definitely come again.

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Fred
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really nice place to eat, fantastic food and good service, good adherence to social distancing and hygiene too. Only reason it was quiet was because there were only three parties in the restaurant!

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AJohnson
London
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

These are difficult times and shortcuts taken but we had been coming to the Marlborough Tavern for years and find the quality of the food has declined. Our loss.

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LawrenceW
London
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is truly a gastro-pub. I rated my meal 8 out of 10 though I am very particular.

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JulieA
Liverpool
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great meal in great surroundings. Staff very helpful and friendly. Food really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Bar manager could have been friendlier.
Table was sticky and we had to ask for it to be wiped.
Food was really lovely but £17 is a lot to charge for roast dinner.

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CassieH
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for Sunday lunch. Staff friendly and welcoming. Service efficient with good menu choices. Sat outside as lovely day in a nice exterior courtyard. Sunday roast was lovely, and would definitely recommend!

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JulieW
Bath
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely gastro pub sat in beer garden peaceful , will visit again

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CarolineJ
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was excellent, the layout and lack of soft furnishings makes it a bit noisy, and there was a considerable draft from the door to the beer garden being constantly open, but apart from that, service was very good and the food was delicious.

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christinee
London
4 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good lunch in quiet pub garden, nice on a sunny day

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MarnieA
Bath
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very tasty, looked good on plate. Chef did well to alter a dish to meet a dietary requirement for 1 of the guests.
Very generous sized portions.

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RonL
London
1 review
Dined on 10 September 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Truly excellent food in relaxed dog friendly surroundings and good service

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RachelG
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff very helpful and very aware of safety on this current situation .Had a lovely eve ,thank you

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RayT
1 review
Dined on 8 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It's the quality of the food that distinguish this place.

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JanS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

A really tasty Sunday lunch with very lean beef we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal

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MrsR
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good quality food, friendly service, comfortable atmosphere. Will be returning and would recommend.

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clares
Norfolk
3 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Sunday lunch is a must. The food was top notch and we would definately go back. If we lived nearer it would be a regular thing. The service and staff were very good. If your looking for a good Food and service book here.

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KarenH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 4 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lovely meal the food was well done and friendly staff

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Radek84
London
2 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great place with good service and even better food! Beware cauliflower curry... it’s hot;)

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Ziggy
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food. Covid rules very well adhered to. The food was delicious. Four of us all enjoyed our meals. Service was very friendly and efficient. A lovely evening out. Would definitely recommend.

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Alice
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing food and lovely staff - highly recommend!

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AdrianP
Bath
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

No Tav Tuesdays at the moment so a normal menu but still and excellent evening all round. Service has even improved from their normal high standards.

Recommended

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Kylevdm
Glasgow
3 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing value on the food and drinks. All 3 courses were outstanding and can’t wait to be back.

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CharlotteM
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely sunday roast whilst visiting Bath! Staff in masks and well spacee out so felt very safe

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DavidF
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Truly excellent food in a family-friendly pub. My partner and I visited on a Sunday, and the roast was one of the best I have had. A very enjoyable experience, and COVID-secure with a one-way system and table service.

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Jadey81
London
3 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are Chequers regulars for Sunday Lunch when we come on holiday to Bath. We didn’t know it had shut so was hoping the MT would be as good it was. Lovely Sunday roast, GF options. Good drinking and puddings. Couldn’t fault it.

JP
JennyP
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely roast dinner, polite, happy staff. Great value in a lovely clean spacious venue

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AndrewG
London
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First point, good food and experience. Very much enjoyed the Sunday lunch (Lamb was excellent).

Secondly, the pub is well spaced for social distance purposes. So felt quiet comfortable in the current Covid circumstances.

Would recommend and will go again when I am next in Bath.

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OpenTable Diner
Bath
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Sunday lunch to end a weekend away in Bath. We requested an earlier time to our original booking which was no problem and the service and covid safety measures were fantastic.

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LouiseM
1 review
Dined on 29 August 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Six of us went out for my Birthday meal.
We all had three courses and every member of the party thought the food was excellent. Squid starter and Hake main dishes so delicious...
Waitress was attentive and service very good .

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The Marlborough Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1015 OpenTable diners.

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