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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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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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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
Great food , well presented

This is the second time we have visited in the month of July as on both occasions the food choice and quality were excellent. The menu is relatively small (no bad thing) but the specials were interesting and tasty. The service is very good and the chef conjured up something for my wife who has a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Brian D
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This is the second time we have visited in the month of July as on both occasions the food choice and quality were excellent. The menu is relatively small (no bad thing) but the specials were interesting and tasty. The service is very good and the chef conjured up something for my wife who has a seafood allergy.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

I've been trying to get a table at The Silk On The Downs for some time, which I take as a good sign! Top tip, book early for weekend reservations! Fortunately my other half managed to get a reservation for my 50th birthday and I have to say that it was worth the wait. We were greeted with a warm... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

I was lucky enough to celebrate a significant birthday with a family meal at this restaurant over the weekend and I am delighted we chose this venue. From the moment our family arrived we were made to feel very welcome and were well looked after by the waiting staff. My sister had arrived early to decorate the table with balloons... More 

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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

A lovely atmosphere in contemporary surroundings. Waiting staff were efficient, courteous and helpful. Fantastic food wth a good additional specials board. Starters and desserts were something special. We booked for 7.45pm today (Monday) and just as well we did as it was full with a mixture of couples and family groups. We were the last ones out at 9.45pm -... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Excellent quality food and good service. The choice/menu is quite small, but was expected for a small restaurant and this ensures freshness and quality. The starters were good sized portions, not too big but more than enough - well presented and full of flavour. We had Thai Fishcakes and Venison Terrine , both came with home made jams that were... More 

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited on a Sunday lunch time recently. We were really very impressed by the service and the food was incredible. The staff were very friendly and helpful. We both ate off the "Specials" board instead of opting for the Sunday lunch. Sea Bass and Crayfish for one meal was the best Sea bass my partner had ever had. I... More 

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Marlborough
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Visited Silks after a 6month absence and wanted to remind ourselves how good it was - sadly the chef has changed. The host is congenial, knowledgeable and efficient but the food was nothing special and the flair and attention to detail has gone. We had a very average sausage and mash and fishcakes, which admittedly didn't offer much opportunity to... More 

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Fraser D, Owner at Silks on the Downs, responded to this review

We where very sorry and disappointed to read your review, but can assure the Head Chef is still the same as the last 10 years along with the Sous Chef of 4 years service. Our fishcakes are made fresh using the same recipe and ingredients but cannot comment on the batch in question. Our sausages are the finest Ramsbury supplied... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Amazing food. The anti pasti sharing starter is a must have! I had the lamb which was delicious and I tried the steak which was the nicest steak I have ever tasted! Would highly recommend and defiantly visit again!

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York
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

stayed with friends in the area and booked this gastro pub after reading reviews we were not at all disappointed so much so we ate ther 2 nights on the trot. Really lovely well presented food . Highly recommended.

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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This was a great place to catch up with friends over some delicious food, in a relaxing atmosphere & very friendly, professional staff!

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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, Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine

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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