Marlborough Tavern

Address: 35 Marlborough Buildings, Bath, BA1 2LY, England
Telephone: 01225 423731

- Mid-range

4.6

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
4.6
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Service
4.4
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Food and drink
4.6
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Value for money
4.2
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Ambience
4.7
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Location
4.5
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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.

Recommended for

  • Couples
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • Shopping
  • Design and architecture

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