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The Marlborough Tavern

4.6
4.6
1288 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 34 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

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What 1,288 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. j

    johnh

    Bath

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    As always lovely place for dinner. Excellent, friendly staff looked after us very well. Thank you

  2. g

    geoff

    Cheshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    We were recommended - it did not disappoint. Food was exceptional. My wife is coeliac - they were very accommodating.

  3. SW

    SaraW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, staff were really pleasant and lovely vibe!

  4. EN

    EmmaN

    Hampshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food and very dog friendly. Perfect location after a long walk around Bath and would definitely visit again.

  5. KS

    KatherineS

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Exceptional Sunday roast, very friendly staff and quick service. I’d recommend booking in advance!

  6. R

    Richard

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Very good overall as usual. Food lovely (pork belly) and good for the children (pencils and a puzzle provided). Service good overall apart from deserts took ages and might have been our waiter was on a break or something too as service at end was very slow . But overall still excellent and a favourite venue for Sunday lunch

  7. GC

    GregC

    Bath

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience4

    Excellent Sunday lunch: good food and great service! Thanks

  8. A

    Alex

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food was absolutely fantastic - had the scallops and then hake for a main, both were outstanding and reasonably priced. Also had the cheese board for dessert highly recommend, service was attentive and very helpful. There was a fortieth birthday near us - nothing to loud or anything but it quite vivacious for lunch

  9. S

    Simon

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly staff, excellent food and relaxing environment.

  10. AD

    AndrewD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, great service and lovely surroundings. Great drinks and cocktail menu. Had a great evening and would highly recommend giving them a try.

  11. MH

    MariaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Beautiful food, prawn starter was beautiful, so was peppers starter,both had ruby sirloin steak, it was delicious, cooked to our liking, can’t fault this public house and their lovely food.

  12. KM

    KevinM

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    This is great place to meet up. Beer is great food too and the team really look after you.

  13. PW

    PaulaW

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The roast was delicious, service was fab. We had a lovely evening

  14. IP

    IsabelP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 October 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience5

    Sunday lunch. Lovely food and pub including the garden, the only problem was it took so long to get our food. Great selection for vegans.

  15. M

    Mari

    Yorkshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Tasty food, vegetarian options, delicious cider and knowledgeable staff to help you choose. Nice atmosphere, comfy seating. We would go again.

  16. YM

    YvonneM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and lovely place would highly recommend a visit. Staff were really friendly and great service

  17. NC

    NatalieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe, great food, great service. Looking forward to returning

  18. TA

    TheAdder

    London

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 13 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great ambiance, delicious concise menu.

  19. KS

    KaronS

    Bath

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall3food2service2ambience3

    We booked within the time perimeter for having a Sunday roast. However when we arrived there was only a choice of two meats. This was underwhelming as far as we’re concerned. We appreciate you can’t have everything all the time but a choice of two was pretty poor. We ordered an extra Yorkshire and given our disappointment were surprised that we got charged for it.

  20. RW

    RossW

    Bristol

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Great food, service and venue, but nature of the building makes ambiance a bit noisy during peak times, but still enjoyed lunch nonetheless.

  21. T

    Teapot

    County Durham

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 10 October 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Excellent Sunday lunch, high standard of pub cooking, nicely presented, friendly and prompt service, good wine list, reasonably priced, authentic and fresh decor.

  22. DM

    DelwynM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We had a beautiful meal at the Marlborough Tavern. Good portions and very tasty food accompanied with good wine. We would definitely recommend.

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Bath

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 October 2021

    overall4food4service3ambience3

    Very good food and service. The pub allows dogs which is why we chose it and our dog was made very welcome. Overall a very good experience and would definitely return.

  24. DA

    DavidA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Good menu with domethkng for all tastes. Sharing platter excellent value.

  25. L

    Lunchtimerofsomerseterxx

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, fab food, lovely location and classy interior

  26. TK

    TomK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing Food and Great Staff! Would definitely recommend eating here.

  27. F

    Filphi

    London

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 October 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    We arrived very early for a drink but our table was ready so we were able to have drinks before dinner. The food was as expected, beautifully presented and tasted wonderful. Service was hit and miss, which was a shame. We ordered wine - it arrived almost as we finished our starters but my glass was dirty so I asked if it could be changed. The waitress apologised and whisked it away but didn’t return so I had to actually go and ask for one. We think that like many other places their team were probably new and needed a little more training but overall it was lovely

  28. B

    Blodwenjones1

    Bath

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous meal last night, food was hot, well cooked, well presented, good portion size. Wine was expensive but delicious ( sancerre) Only downside was having a very rowdy table next to us, diffucult to hear! Excellent eve, thank you! 👏😊

  29. XJ

    XanderJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Bustling gastro pub with great food and sharp service. A must!

  30. DC

    DaveC

    Hertfordshire

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2021

    overall2food2service3ambience1

    Maybe it was an off night. Reviews have been good. Drinks order was wrong. Had to chase down a venison starter that in the opinion of the entire table was not venison at all. Venison main was over, burger was not greatest quality. Had to constantly seek attention even to order more drinks. Regular checking of the amenities is also important as a member of the party had to point out to the management during the meal. In the end asked for the bill and got someone else’s. Just an off night. Won’t stop us going for a second attempt as local positive reviews appear to outnumber anything negative.

  31. RR

    RoRo

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Great vibe, lovely food – huge portions! Definitely recommended.

  32. W

    Warren

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely staff & friendly atmosphere Didn’t feel rushed at all & really enjoyed food

  33. MC

    MattC

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food, great service. Scallops were fantastic as was all our food.

  34. ME

    MichelleE

    Bath

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had the Sunday Roast and it was great! The service was outstanding…server was very friendly. We were quite pleased with our experience and can’t wait to go back! Thank you!!!

  35. T

    Tommy

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 September 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience4

    The Food was fantastic, service was at times slow as it was busy but the food was worth the wait. A fantastic Roast Dinner and dessert.

  36. JD

    JaneD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Place and food were excellent.. waiter was ace. Could not fault it apart from need few more desserts on menu!! Nothing I liked on there!! Would definitely go there again. Lovely place

  37. SW

    SarahW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food! Great service and the pleasant atmosphere

  38. a

    alexh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great dog friendly pub/ restaurant- nice menu but relaxed atmosphere

  39. AT

    AndreaT

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4

    Food was lovely, service impeccable and the ambiance superb!

  40. BA

    BelfastAnn

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Most of our meal was deep fat fried and not very nice.

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The Marlborough Tavern is rated 4.6 stars by 1288 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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2 people

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Booked 34 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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