Marlborough Tavern

Price guide: Mid-range

35 Marlborough Buildings , Bath, BANES, BA1 2LY

Price guide: Mid-range

Marlborough Tavern exterior

By Amy Watkins, your Bath expert

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#9 of 20
expert-rated restaurants in Bath
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Food and drink:
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Ambience:
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Service:
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Location:
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Value for money:
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Recommended for:
Couples, Foodies, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Design and architecture, Escaping the crowds, Relaxation, Shopping

Expert review of Marlborough Tavern

Gorgeous gastro-pub near Bath’s Royal Crescent.

Hearty meals, twinkling candles and extravagant wallpaper make this gastro-pub one of my favourites, especially on a dark winter evening. With the focus on local produce and gutsy flavours, the Marlborough Tavern is the perfect place to sup a pint with your pie.

Food and drink: 

Meat, fish and veggie dishes feature local produce and carefully sourced ingredients – meat comes from Atworth, just outside Bath - veggies come from a local city producer, cheese comes from Bath’s The Fine Cheese Company and fish comes up fresh from the south coast. Menus change regularly depending on what’s available, but expect to find local game/meat, fresh fish and veggie dishes on there. At lunch sharing plates, burgers, sandwiches and salads grace the menu. Local ales and ciders are available, alongside an extensive wine list and great soft drinks like Luscombe Ginger Beer.

Recommended dishes: 

I never thought I’d say this, because I’ve always hated polenta, but their creamy herb polenta served with wild mushrooms, spinach, pine nuts, slow roasted tomatoes & herb cream sauce is amazing – game dishes are also delicious and in winter they host special ‘game nights’.

Ambience: 

Country pub glamour with bright wallpaper, heavy wooden tables and specials chalked up on the blackboard. Relaxed and inviting – there’s a terrace garden for the warmer months.

Service: 

Bright and breezy – the young staff are helpful and happy to tell you more about specific dishes.

Location: 

Just up the road from the Royal Crescent and next to Royal Victoria Park in a row of Georgian houses known as Marlborough Buildings.

Price advice: 

Starters cost from £6.50, mains £10.25 and desserts from £4.50 at dinner. They are currently trialing a set lunch menu that costs £12 for two courses and £15 for three.

More information on Marlborough Tavern:

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Pub, Restaurant
Food:
British
Address:
35 Marlborough Buildings , Bath, BANES, BA1 2LY
Telephone:
01225 423731
Website:
http://www.marlborough-tavern.com
Serves:
Lunch, Dinner
Opening times:
Mon-Sat 12.30pm-2.30pm, 6pm-9.30pm. Sun 12.30pm-4pm (limited bar menu).
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Suggested
Free tags / Keywords:
gastro-pub

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