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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: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 16
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  • 7
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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
A great dining experience

A blink and you miss it position on the Marlborough road. This restaurant has always had a great reputation and it did not let us down. Very friendly staff and served quickly. We went for a birthday lunch and the choices on the lunch menu are great. All of the meals were cooked perfectly and all... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
mattjones4
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Swindon, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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English first
Swindon, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

A blink and you miss it position on the Marlborough road. This restaurant has always had a great reputation and it did not let us down. Very friendly staff and served quickly. We went for a birthday lunch and the choices on the lunch menu are great. All of the meals were cooked perfectly and all dishes were given top... More 

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Ventnor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Silks On The Downs is a regular lunchtime venue to break a journey to see family - and has been for many years - since it was The Wheatsheaf pub. The reason we stop there? The food is consistently excellent;fresh and locally sourced, the service is professional (no one tells you to "enjoyyermeal" or "haveaniceday") and the welcome to a... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

A meal at Silks is always a treat. Ordinary days, high days and holidays are when we go and we have never been disappointed. Our favourite staff are Chris, Manfred, and David with Fraser and Tracey in charge. We are always made to feel welcome and the food is delicious and fresh. I have seen the local butcher and vegetable... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

The reviews of this restaurant promised something special considering the very good restaurants in the area. However, from the moment we entered we felt we had made a poor choice. 'Your table's over there' was our welcome and having shown ourselves to our table we were then left for 15 minutes without menus or the offer of a drink. It... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Sunday lunch... place was packed... very slow service. Mixed plates were mixed value – the fish was good, the meat seemed very mean by comparison. Lamb shanks... bog standard Brake Bros. type tat in an overwhelming cornflour and red wine "jus". Fish cakes... a funny colour. Haddock and chips... oil not hot enough... fish flavourless... haddock? I didn't think so. Environment... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

We had an excellent evening meal with friends here. Good selection on the menu, well cooked. Nice ambience. Decent beer. Would definitely return here.

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Stroud, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

Welcome greeting from friendly and professional staff to a clean and bright restaurant area. Well prepared and tasty food with a simple but effective choice on the menu. Good Haddock and chips and very good sausages and mash with perfect accompanying veg that were at no extra charge. How refreshing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We lunch at Silks every Saturday with the family. It's kind of the sort of place that Jamie Oliver might rave about which may not necessarily suit everyone. Tracey has a great team, both usual bar menus & specials on the blackboard. Risotto lovingly presented by head chef Manfred worthy of a photo & last week's pigeon was a work... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We took my mother in law for a early Mothers Day meal and were very well looked after. The food was beautifully cooked and the surroundings were relaxed and comfortable. Highly recommend!

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A group of colleagues decided on this venue as we had heard good reports. Well they were not wrong. We had starters, Main meal and desserts including drinks for 7 for under £300 timing was impeccable and service was very friendly. Well done

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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 - 33
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

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

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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