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The Marlborough Tavern

4.4
538 reviews
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£25 and under
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Gastro Pub
Top tags:
  • Casual
  • Sunday Lunch
  • Special Occasions
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, English, Beer Garden
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Hours of Operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:30pm, Saturday: 12:30pm - 2:45pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm;
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm,
Dinner: Friday & Saturday: 6:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
01225 423731
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Dan Edwards
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Fabia Selwood-Miller: 01225 423731
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Area
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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.
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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.
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Special Events & Promotions
We hold lots of regular foodie events. Call 01225 423731 or visit www.marlborough-tavern.com for more info
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Wine
What 538 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Scott37 (London)
2.0  Dined on 16 February 2018

Normally it’s lovely but on Friday, four out of the six meals were terribly presented. Fish and chips: chips huge, often hard and often black. Tipped over plate messily. Batter soggy. Woke same night with upset stomach which lasted 24 hours:(

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SarahW (London)
4.0  Dined on 10 February 2018

Great atmosphere and food. Glad we managed to get a table!

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SteveGil2 (Bath)
4.0  Dined on 4 February 2018

We had a lovely Sunday roast on our first visit to the Marlborough Tavern. Food was very good, there was a nice atmosphere and cosy ambience. Service was excellent. Prices are above average for a roast in Bath but the meal was worth it. Would like to return for an a la carte meal to see how it measures up to the Bath competition.

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SamMcC (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

I took my lovely wife there for our joint Birthday treat as well as our wee dog. They are a very dog friendly pub/restaurant which is really nice and they brought a little bowl of water for the dog which was nice as it was quite warm. Have been to the Marlborough several times now and always had an excellent meal. The menu is not huge which I feel is a plus but everything on it looks delicious and everything I have had there tasted delicious to boot!
Friendly staff and nice ambience makes for a lovely dining experience but be warned, the ceilings are not tall so it can be quite warm and cosy. Also, don't leave it too last minute. They are good so do get booked up quickly, especially on the weekend!
Not cheap but not horribly expensive either and the quality of the food is really good. We had a great night - thank you!

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OpenTable Diner (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

We had a great experience here, we both had a roast which was nice but nothing special. Staff were very helpful, but the ambience is what really sold it. Not too crowded but not empty, music not too loud and a great mixture of songs, soft lighting and candles on every table makes it really relaxed and cosy. Would definitely recommend this for anyone!

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TerryLouiseW (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

The best Sunday Roast both myself (vegetarian) and my friend (meat-eater) have ever had. Warm and friendly atmosphere. Can’t wait to come back!

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 28 January 2018

Really delicious Sunday Roast, very accommodating of us and our baby.

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Jomkc (London)
4.0  Dined on 26 January 2018

Great food and specials are restaurant quality, good pub classics on menu too. Service was slow as they only had one waitress on a busy Fri night but we didn't mind as we weren't in a hurry.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
4.0  Dined on 21 January 2018

Lovely food and excellent service, what more do you need.

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OpenTable Diner (Dorset)
5.0  Dined on 19 January 2018

Great meal, attentive staff and lovely atmosphere. Delighted this is our local. I would use it more but if not eating it’s hard to get a table. Indication of how good it is 😀

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Ashbeian (Bath)
4.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

A very tasty Sunday lunch ! Will definitely be back .

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

Best Sunday lunch I've had. Staff were very friendly and can also make a great coffee

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 14 January 2018

Best Sunday roast we have had at the Tavern for a long time. New chef? Shame the Butcombe was off!

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OpenTable Diner (Cambridge)
5.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

Lovely atmosphere, super friendly staff and delicious food. Guaranteed a great evening. Our favourite pub and luckily our local too!

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on 13 January 2018

We were staying at the Royal Crescent (around the corner) and their restaurant was undergoing refurbishing, they recommended this gastro-pub as a great option. It was fine. We'd been to The Chequers the night before and it was superior. Our starters were very good, my main (steak) was perfunctory. Rick had pork 3 ways, it was better than mine but not outstanding. The service started out really on top of everything, then dwindled to a stop, where we waited a long time for dessert, and then the check (our waitress disappeared). So - was it good? Yes. Would I go back? No. Are there better options? Probably. Certainly if you're in town, it's not worth the trek up the hill.

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OpenTable Diner (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 6 January 2018

Great as always. Food very tasty and well presented but not huge portions

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MCDG (London)
4.0  Dined on 2 January 2018

Great food as ever, and the team was very accommodating with our 8 year old nephew.

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OpenTable Diner (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 January 2018

We really enjoyed our New Year’s Day lunch at The Marlborough Tavern. We have been before and will definitely go again. It is a peaceful, comfortable place to be, with helpful staff and good food.

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AGBATH (London)
5.0  Dined on 1 January 2018

I took my mother here for her birthday, along with my wife and kids. We all enjoyed our food and agreed the service was good. The place was decorated very nicely for the holiday period. We had been years ago and weren't veery impressed, it's gone back on our list of places to eat! They catered well for one vegetarian and one gluten-free.

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OpenTable Diner (Bath)
5.0  Dined on 22 December 2017

Informal but professional service by friendly staff. Excellent food (im pescatarian) AND we can take our dogs! Well priced.

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