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

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 NEW

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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Swindon
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222 reviews 222 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 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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Lancashire
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37 reviews 37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Silks on the Downs restaurant Is a high quality restaurant where delicious meals are served by professional staff in vibrant and elegant surroundings. We ate here whilst staying at Tresco House which is an excellent bed and breakfast 100yds away. Thorough recommended.

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Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Was invited to a friend's birthday bash last night. On arrival the owner greeted us warmly and we were served at the bar very quickly. The table had been decorated beautifully for my friend with tasteful balloons but I also noticed lovely fresh flowers on all of the other tables. The menu choice was very good and my meal was... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Drove past this establishment many many times,one day feeling peckish thought I would call in for lunch,what a nice surprise,lovely decor nice welcome and a very nice lunch only downside poor parking,but will return soon.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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78 reviews 78 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Called in to this eatery by chance whilst driving to visit friends. It was quite full - always a good sign - but we managed to find a table. Drinks orders were taken quickly and we were pleasantly surprised with the choice of food. My mushroom tagliatelle was wonderful, as was the accompanying salad. My husband chose a smoked salmon... More

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Lille, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

That's the 5th or 6th time we've eaten at Silks and have never been disappointed. There were 11 of us, never easy for the kitchen but all the people in our group were served together, nobody had to wait. My homemade chicken parfait was just that and the medium rare filet of beef cut like butter and was delicious. Highly... More

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Swindon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Just home from a fantastic evening at Silks on the Downs. Although we only booked a couple of days ago, there was plenty of space for us, and we were warmly welcomed by the barman who took our drinks order. This set the tone for the service, which was attentive and friendly without being overly familiar. Every dish we ordered... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I booked a table for Saturday lunch as a belated birthday treat for my Dad. I wanted something a bit different than our usual haunts as it was a special occasion. I've never been here before and my Dad had but about 10 years ago so we didn't know what to expect. There were 5 of us in total and... More

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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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