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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
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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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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  • 15
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  • 6
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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
Imaginative gastro-pub

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Susan D
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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253 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
6 helpful votes 6 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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Swindon, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

we went with some friends for a meal on a Saturday and were very impressed. Service was a touch slow as they had a huge party dining - but they did keep apologising for this to kept us updated. Food was very good and I'd say the best we've had in the area. Reasonably priced and plenty to eat.

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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My partner & I have been visiting this lovely pub for over three years now & meet up with family for lunch every Saturday. It has recently been taken over & continues to please our palates. I would advise booking as it is usually full. The service is exemplary & the food excellent. One or two bad chicken Caesar salads... More 

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

We have met friends here before, liked it so returned. This visit was a bit disappointing, I chose the pigeon at £7.50, fearing it would be small I asked for a larger portion. It was indeed small on arrival so the original would have needed a magnifying glass. My friends had the burgers, these were very ordinary. So we will... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We had Sunday lunch here, meeting some friends who were coming from Bath, "halfway". The food was good, although the menu was already restricted by 1pm due to being sold out. What struck us most was the friendliness of the staff, and that we were accommodated very well given that we were dining with a 6 year old and a... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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54 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015 via mobile

We booked a table for a February Saturday night for 7:30 and we were surprised how busy it was so it is recommended to book in advance. Great food and very good real ale made a great night. It has a small menu however it does it really well. A point to make is that there is a small car... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We save The Silks for special occasions. It is a touch expensive, but we always come away feeling we have had a great experience. The food is excellent, the welcome and service always friendly and the atmosphere is very comfortable. One is never rushed to leave the table - it is yours for the evening - so booking is essential.... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We have eaten here frequently over a number of years and it never disappoints. Super food and good choices if wines

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

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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