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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, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, 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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  • 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

Wonderfull meal. We had a sharing platter as a starter for four, just enough with out spoiling us for the main course. Friendly and welcoming staff. I will be recommending this restaurant to my friends I had failed twice before to get in previously so you need to book but worth it.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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English first
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Wonderfull meal. We had a sharing platter as a starter for four, just enough with out spoiling us for the main course. Friendly and welcoming staff. I will be recommending this restaurant to my friends I had failed twice before to get in previously so you need to book but worth it.

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Derby England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We came with friends who live more locally whilst we live in Derbyshire. It's good to know we have friends who take us to very nice restaurants! First off, a very warm welcome with drinks service offered immediately. A nice table and menus brought straight away and information about the "specials" board given. The sea food platter starter was "awesome".... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015 via mobile

What a lovely pub /restaurant. .. great atmosphere great menu food so good too. Staff very nice and friendly would definately eat here again, good value for money as well .

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The Sunday roasts here are amazing! Everything was cooked perfectly. Nice restaurant with friendly attentive staff. Definitely worth a visit.

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Farnham
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325 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

The restaurant is much better than it looks from the outside as you drive off what is a very busy main road. It is very smart and modern but the best bit which you don't realise until it is busy is the spaciousness of the tables which is great and these days very rare. There is a good ambience and... More 

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

We were staying in a B&B 150yards away and the owner had recommended this restaurant when we booked. We made a reservation as it is extremely popular and it was obvious why. Really lovely surroundings and not too many tables crammed in as someone mentioned earlier. The atmosphere was relaxed and informal and the food and service were both 1st... 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 June 2, 2015

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
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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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Additional Information about Silks on the Downs

Address: Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
Phone Number: +44 1672 841229
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marlborough
Average Prices: USD 16 - 34
Cuisine: British, Pub

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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 16 - 34
  • Cuisine: British, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

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