The Royal Crescent Hotel is set in several houses in Bath's famous Royal Crescent and is one of…
The Marlborough Tavern
“Mix of pub classics and a la carte.” - AA Inspector
Just around the corner from the famous Royal Crescent, this honey-hued, Bath-stone corner pub majors on ‘great British food’ with a mix of straightforward pub staples alongside more involved dishes. A robust wine list offers plenty of good drinking by the glass or bottle, although local real ales and West Country ciders are another option.
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Facilities – at a glance
Credit cards accepted
- Seats: 60
- Wheelchair accessible
- Assist dogs welcome
- Closed: 25 December
- Wines under £30: 29
- Wines over £30: 25
- Wines by the glass: 29
- Cuisine style: Modern British
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About the area
Somerset means ‘summer pastures’ – appropriate given that so much of this county remains rural and unspoiled. Ever popular areas to visit are the limestone and red sandstone Mendip Hills rising to over 1,000 feet, and by complete contrast, to the south and southwest, the flat landscape of the Somerset Levels. Descend to the Somerset Levels, an evocative lowland landscape that was the setting for the Battle of Sedgemoor in 1685. In the depths of winter this is a desolate place and famously prone to extensive flooding. There is also a palpable sense of the distant past among these fields and scattered communities. It is claimed that Alfred the Great retreated here after his defeat by the Danes.
Away from the flat country are the Quantocks, once the haunt of poets Samuel Taylor Coleridge and William Wordsworth. The Quantocks are noted for their gentle slopes, heather-covered moorland expanses and red deer. From the summit, the Bristol Channel is visible where it meets the Severn Estuary. So much of this hilly landscape has a timeless quality about it and large areas have hardly changed since Coleridge and Wordsworth’s day.
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