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Silks on the Downs

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Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
+44 1672 841229
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Silks On The Downs is best described as a friendly & homely ' Gastro Pub...
Silks On The Downs is best described as a friendly & homely ' Gastro Pub '. 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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Late Night
Dessert

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great service

We had Sunday lunch here, meeting some friends who were coming from Bath, "halfway". The food was good, although the menu was already restricted by 1pm due to being sold out. What struck us most was the friendliness of the staff, and that we were accommodated very well given that we were dining... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
Alexandra H
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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247 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

We had Sunday lunch here, meeting some friends who were coming from Bath, "halfway". The food was good, although the menu was already restricted by 1pm due to being sold out. What struck us most was the friendliness of the staff, and that we were accommodated very well given that we were dining with a 6 year old and a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

We booked a table for a February Saturday night for 7:30 and we were surprised how busy it was so it is recommended to book in advance. Great food and very good real ale made a great night. It has a small menu however it does it really well. A point to make is that there is a small car... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We save The Silks for special occasions. It is a touch expensive, but we always come away feeling we have had a great experience. The food is excellent, the welcome and service always friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable. One is never rushed to leave the table - it is yours for the evening - so booking is essential.... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here frequently over a number of years and it never disappoints. Super food and good choices if wines

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We eat regularly at Silks as we live in the Village and also recommend it to our bed and breakfast guests. Without exception, they all return delighted with their meal. The menu caters for all tastes and represents excellent value. Book to avoid disappointment.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were staying locally and were looking for somewhere quiet serving great food, on a recommendation we booked, highly advisable as we didn't see any free tables. A truly grown up dining experience which was relaxed with fantastic service and a lovely atmosphere. The Venison terrine was lovely and gamey and the pan fried baby squid was melt in the... More 

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Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

On a long drive home through the English countryside avoiding the motorways my fiancé and I stumbled across this little gem. 'Two paths diverge in a wood and I... I took the one less travelled and that has made ALL the difference...' 'This place looks ok, she said... Well, the food was simply fabulous and I mean fabulous. The chef... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

My fiancé and I happenned to drive past and spot out this lovely restaurant, to have our 2 year anniversary dinner on route home from a business interview... We couldn't have happenned to pick a better place to eat last evening. Chris the manager was there to welcome us instantly. A lovely gentleman who was thoughtful, kind and down to... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Amazing service great staff and loved the bread and butter pudding just as good as mine! Well done a great all round experience

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swindon wiltshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

what a lovely lunch we had yesterday as normal staff were lovely food good the pudding was to die for never knew date bread and butter pudding could taste so nice really lovely never disappoints

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 841229

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 34
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Silks On The Downs is best described as a friendly & homely ' Gastro Pub '. 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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