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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 #4 of 55 Restaurants in Marlborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $16 - $36
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
swindon wiltshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

we used to go to the hare till it changed ownership and become a sports pub so were disappointed to loose somewhere that did good food till we found the silk on the downs and now we are happy once more to know we can get good food and service

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swindon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

Firstly the larger was in wonderful condition, always a good start, and the food and service was faultless. We will defiantly be going back.

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London, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

We have been regulars for years but for the first time tonight had a very poor meal. The specials board is a shadow of its former self, the chicken curry was over 50% potato and the first course of ham and melon had almost no melon! Doubt we will be back for many months, if ever!

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

3 of us ventured here after a friends recommendation and so glad they mentioned it. The atmosphere was relaxed and so welcoming. The menu was simple and not too many choices. The menu came across as fresh as it could easily be changed which was so refreshing. I went with bread and oil with Olives to start then had a... More

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Townsville, Australia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The service was terrific as were the meals. The barman was very charming. Excellent value. The location, close to my accommodation, was an added bonus. Can recommend the cider!

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Brighton
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65 reviews 65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

WE went there for Sunday lunch with family having not been here for several years. Oh what a change. The table arrangement was good with lots of space between. As soon as we were seated we were offered drinks and menus. When the drinks came we were asked if we were ready to order? My husband and I had mushroom... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited this fab pub which is under new management so thought we d give it a go..Great choice..Great food..excellent service..highly recommend to all...book at weekends as you may be disappointed if full. We 'll be back.

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

My wife and I met our friends for lunch at the 'Silks' on the A346 from Swindon to Marlborough. It is advisable to book a table to avoid disappointment. There is a car park at the front and the back of the pub. The staff were very helpful, and the food was excellent, with crab on the menu! Total cost... More

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Hull
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

We visited as a family party of 8 on Tuesday 5th August for dinner. The restaurant was booked on personal recommendation and trip advisor reviews. The booking for 8 was moved from the previous day after one of our party became ill. The staff could not have been more helpful and happily rebooked us in as requested. Our 3 course... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

How fabulous to revisit the silks after an absence of several months, to find that the new management had changed the menu for the first time in the four years I've been eating there. I had a fabulous piece of beef and a superb desert, I'm already looking forward my next visit and seeing what their specials are.

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