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Silks on the Downs

Ogbourne St Andrew | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ , England
01672 841229
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Ranked #4 of 56 Restaurants in Marlborough
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $17 - $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, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
2 reviews
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014 via mobile

The new owners have done such a good job with the bar and restaurant. The food was tasteful and well presented. The staff are all original which brings the business such great character. Whether you are wanted a romantic dinner or are organising a big family meal. I would 100% recommend Silk on the downs.

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Wiltshire
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Having decided when I woke up on Sunday, I did not fancy cooking for my brood and said that they should treat me for a change... My husband had heard some recent good things about a pub / restuarant out towards Marlborough... So we decided to go... What can I say... The Roast Beef was to die for, My husbands... More

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Swindon, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Made a reservation for Sunday lunch. Landlady greeted us upon our arrival and seated us to a perfect table for two. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. The food was second to none and will definitely be visiting again soon. Great atmosphere and a must for a lovely meal. 10 out of 10.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Booked a table for 11 of us and when we arrived we were taken to an area slightly away from the other tables which was perfect for our family birthday celebration. The staff were attentive, knowledgeable, polite and explained everything (food, drinks, specials etc) perfectly. Everything we ordered (even with requests for slight changes) was perfectly accommodated for. The service... More

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We have been coming here on and off for years and found the food and service excellent. When we came recently we found it was under new ownership and it had dropped a couple of notches in the quality of the food. Service was excellent though.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Returned to this old haunt twice in one week recently and was delighted to discover that things had simply got even better under the new ownership. The menu featured some of the old favourites and a couple of new offerings. Very good selection of dishes for every course and some daily dishes on the board too. The crab and chicken... More

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