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Silks on the Downs

Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ , England
01672 841229
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Ranked #4 of 55 restaurants in Marlborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $38
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Silks on the Downs is best described as a "gastro" pub and is run passionately by chef/proprietor Kevin Cole. Our menus change regularly and we source locally from the fantastic produce available around us. We are located in Ogbourne St Andrew, one mile outside the beautiful market town of Marlborough. Adorning our walls are framed silks of leading racehorse owners as worn by the jockeys, reflecting Wiltshire's rich racing heritage, as well as giving the pub its name. We are open daily for lunch and dinner (closed on a Sunday evening).
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English first
Gloucestershire
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Booked a big table of 10 for Sunday lunch everything went without a glitch food was fast to come out and very tasty! Would have preferred more traditional Sunday roast veg but not complaining about the veg we did have...although the portions were a little on the small side.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Excellent light lunch menu plus more 'serious' dishes from the daily specials. Prompt service. Went here for a friend's birthday lunch and even though I had booked it two weeks earlier they remembered to put a candle on her dessert! Usual problem of noisy acoustics but that has been a long standing problem...or perhaps it's because the restaurant is full... More

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Swindon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Went today as a family group of 4. Everything was faultless for every member of our party. The sorbet I chose was by far the best I've had anywhere. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. Don't delay in giving it a go!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We ate here with some family and friends and had a really lovely evening. The atmosphere was really relaxed and friendly.All our meals were beautifully presented and everyone really enjoyed what they had. I can personally recommend the fillet of beef which was really tender and was cook to perfection.My wife had the sea bass and loved it.All the staff... More

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London, UK
Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I was brought up in a pub with a restaurant - I guess it was what they call now a gastro-pub. So I find such spots highly congenial. This one we stopped off at on the road to Marlborough, and excellent it is too. Splendid squid, a fine smoked trout with beetroot salad and a wonderful - surprisingly large -... More

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Ramsbury Wiltshire
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had booked but the welcome was a bit delayed and we waited just too long before we were dealt with. Enough time to think it rude. The service at the table was excellent and once ordered the food came comfortably. Unfortunately my friend's rissotto stood up as if tipped from a mold and was not "sloppy" as he likes... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a very enjoyable meal at this nice little pub in Ogbourne St Andrew. Situated on the main road, with off road car parking, the dining room was well appointed, the service friendly and the food surprisingly good.

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

Visisted this place for the second time in June of 2014 as it is a handy half way meeting point for me and my relatives, we all thoroughly enjoyed our meals again and literally could not fault food or service, this place is truly lovely and well worth a visit. Family friendly too as we have taken my 5 year... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Met some old friends for lunch here on a Sunday. Sunday roast was OK - nothing special, just a nice plate of roast beef & vegetables. Starter was excellent and desert was to die for! Ramsbury & 6X ales well kept for the beer conisseur & wine available by the glass. Very friendly staff. Worth booking a table though as... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

thought would update my review. eat here often and its reliable, reasonably priced, with happy helpful staff, and a nicely varied menu with daily specials. always seem to have nice fish dishes, (fishcakes are a crowd pleaser), but I had a ribeye steak last visit with horseradish butter, yum yum. silks is a real must if you are in the... More

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