The goal of The Marlborough Tavern is simple: to bring you great tasting home-cooked food, made using both local and seasonal produce. And we think they deliver exactly what they’ve set out to do. The menu packs all those pub classics we know and love (the ‘ruby red’ 7oz beef burger with red leicester is a particular favourite of ours) alongside a pinch of something different (like their red pepper and sun-dried tomato risotto with crispy kale, pesto and toasted pine nuts). There’s even a cracking kids menu too, with the kitchen team putting as much care and quality into food for youngsters as they do for the grown-up offerings.
And like any good gastropub, they know their way around a roast. In fact, they’re serving up some of the best options in town with somerset lamb rump, sirloin of ‘ruby red’ beef, and a butternut squash Wellington regularly gracing their Sunday lunch menus. All served with tip top seasonal veg and yorkshires, it’s a real winner.
But if you’re not feeling hungry, fear not. You can still swing by The Marlborough Tavern for a drink as there’s ample space for diners and drinkers alike to enjoy this venue in perfect harmony. And they’ve got a stellar selection, with guest ales from local breweries (we recently sampled a great one from Bristol’s Cocksure Brewery), a fridge full of excellent white wines, and enough spirits to make all of your favourite cocktails.
So if you needed an excuse to head to the pub today, this is it.
P.S. If you’re lucky enough to be calling by on a sunny day, make sure you check out their courtyard garden with its long banquet-ready tables and benches. Lined with a rough masonry wall and surrounded by trees and bushes, it’s a great place to escape city-life.