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All 55 Marlborough Restaurants

Silks on the Downs

Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ , England
01672 841229
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Ranked #2 of 55 Restaurants in Marlborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $34
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
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

I have visited Silks several times and never been disappointed. It is always welcoming, unpretentious with a good menu. You can choose from old favourites like sausage & mash or fish and chips or you can go for a slightly more sophisticated choice. Either way the meals are well cooked and presented. Highly recommended for business or dinner with friends.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A sure bet. First visit to Silks as we were meeting friends half way from Reading/Bristol for lunch. The reservation was confirmed in the morning and the greeting was warm and friendly on arrival. While I settled for the Ramsbury Sausages,Mashed Potato, Bacon & Red Wine Gravy, my wife has the most delicious lamb shank. The service by two young... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014 via mobile

Such a l8vely saturday evening supper was had by five adults in homely surroundings and great friendly staff. Staff who had a smile on their faces and who seemed happy to be thrre. Wonderful choice of food such as vension teraine for startes, mushroom soup and the usual steak, fish and poultry dishes for mains. Second time here and always... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

I visited Silk on the Downs for the first time in many years and it really impressed me. I had booked in advance and I'm pleased I did as every table was taken. There were two or three Christmas Parties booked in with larger parties which I was worried would take the majority of the staff's time and would mean... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

first time at the silks on the downs, there was a lovely atmosphere, polite staff and had a lovely 3 course christmas meal.

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Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

This was our first visit to Silks on the Downs and it certainly won't be our last. We booked for a works Christmas meal and the whole experience didn't disappoint. There were 8 of us in total and everyone had high praises for the food, atmosphere, decor and setting. The staff were extremely helpful and the service was of five... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I have recently enjoyed two perfect meals at this charming gem of a gastro pub and have no hesitation in highly recommending it. The menu offers a wide range of tantalising dishes which do not disappoint your taste buds. The service is very friendly and attentive without being intrusive. Tracy and her team offer something very special and I look... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

A group of eight of us visited for a friends birthday last night, all of whom had visited previously, but last nights meal spurred me into writing this review, it was superb. We all ordered separate dishes, scallops, swordfish, mussels, lamb, beef, pork and every meal was faultless. The quality of the food had everyone claiming that their dish was... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We visited The Silks last weekend - we have been coming here for years but things have definitely changed on my last two visits. The meals were not as described on the menu. I ordered the fillet steak with a stilton crust - no crust to speak of just a little melted stilton on the top. This was supposed to... More 

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225 reviews 225 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

Another family special occasion, food excellent, service was very good, atmosphere also good, and although £250 for 5 of us, for starter, main, pudding, a lot of drink this was not a surprise and well worth it.

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Additional Information about Silks on the Downs

Address: Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ , England
Phone Number: 01672 841229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marlborough
Average Prices: USD 16 - 34
Cuisine: British

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