Dinner at The Marlborough Tavern, Bath

The Marlborough Tavern, one of Bath's post popular pubs, had a menu makeover a couple of months ago, created by their new Head Chef. Marrying classic pub favourites with oriental-inspired dishes, we were super excited to check it out.

What we ordered
  • Olives and toasted bread 
  • Thai chilli beef seared rump steak, Penang curry and papaya salad 
  • Grilled scallops with samphire and a garlic herb crumb 
  • Fish and chips
  • Beef burger with montery jack cheese, bacon and chips 
  • A bottle of Pipcoul de Pinet la cote Flamenc 

Our thoughts 

Upon arrival we were greeted by the loveliest blonde waitress (we didn't get her name, oops) and decided to go for the classic pub dishes as our main, but to try something different for the starters. 

All of the food was fantastic, particularly the Thai chilli beef with papaya salad. It was so incredibly fresh, flavourful (spicy), and not something that you would ever imagine to appear on a pub menu. The scallops were also great and presented nicely in their shells. The menu has since changed, but their current menu (found here) looks great too - although please bring the papaya salad back! 

The main courses - the fish and chips and the burger - were very fresh and the chips were super crispy, just the way we like them. They were also portioned very generously. So generously that we had absolutely no room for dessert. 

The interiors of the pub were very cosy, and all the staff extremely kind and attentive. It's also dog-friendly so you can bring along your four-legged friends 🐶.

The new menu is honestly fantastic and we had a hard time choosing what to order - everything looked delicious. It's a definite must-go for Bathonians or anyone visiting Bath. 

They've also got special foodie events coming up - vegan night, celebration of the sea and steak & malbec night. You can find all the information here - enjoy!

Disclaimer: Bath Eats was invited to a complimentary meal at The Marlborough Tavern in return for an honest review to be posted on our social media channels. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the company, and/or its affiliates in any way. This review was originally posted on our instagram page in June 2018 and has been adapted for the site.