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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: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
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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  • 188
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  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Excellent classy resturant

The Restaurant is not what you expect when you come of the road and go into the car park. Very smart, with a touch of class. The restaurant is not packed with tables and you don't feel as if anyone is breathing over your shoulder. Good selection of drinks at the bar and a very good wine list. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 2, 2015
John E
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015 NEW

The Restaurant is not what you expect when you come of the road and go into the car park. Very smart, with a touch of class. The restaurant is not packed with tables and you don't feel as if anyone is breathing over your shoulder. Good selection of drinks at the bar and a very good wine list. The menu... More 

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Romford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

We were recommended this restaurant by the owners of a B&B we stayed in nearby, thanks to the internet we had already found their number and reserved a table. We found a relaxed atmosphere when we entered, even though we were early they said we could either take our table our finish our drinks outside in the warm evening sunshine.... More 

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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I was alone when I visited this restaurant. I found it to be of a very high quality but too overpriced for me. I really felt a little out of place here and so didn't appreciate it's benefits. I would not visit again, it's not for me. Too precocious.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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128 reviews 128 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We visited to celebrate a family birthday - three generations including a 6 month old who watched everything from a high chair provided by the restaurant... The menu covers a wide range of options from light meals to as much as you want, plus some tasty specials from the blackboard. Parking is easy, the welcome good. The bar serves the... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We had a very good dinner here after seeing a film in Swindon. The service was good, the surroundings cool and the food was very good. Wood floors a little noisy, which was a pity

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

Silks us right on our doorstep and so it is always our restaurant of choice as we can walk home! We have never been disappointed - from large group celebrations for birthdays and Christmas through Sunday lunch with family and friends or a Saturday night dinner for two (or four, or five, or six) the food is always excellent and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

We were a group of 10 friends, celebrating one birthday. Two anti pasta platters, thoroughly enjoyed, as was the soup and two other starters. All the main courses, mainly steaks, cooked to perfection and left all clean plates. Only room for one sweet as this one did not have a starter. Lovely gesture with the birthday girl being brought an... More 

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Bishopstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

We go rather often to the Silks restaurant. The service and ambiance is very nice and we enjoy it a lot. Our favourite dish is the massaman curry. All the food which we have tried so far is cooked by Manfred the Head Chef is very nicely served , well presented and very tasty. We eat out a lot and... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

I have been to this restaurant on many occasions and have always left delighted by the food and the service.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Four of us visited for a birthday treat meal. Overall, our meals were very good and well presented. The portions were generous and I think most people would struggle to eat 3 courses. All the vegetables were cooked as we like them and the pork, beef and lamb a treat. The dining room was well presented and smart, as too... More 

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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, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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