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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, Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Description: Silks On The Downs is best described as a friendly & homely ' Gastro...
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
Great lunchtime food

This is a lovely little pub on the main road out of Marlborough. The food is really nice and I would recommend the fish cakes. The staff are really welcoming and engage well with customers. Ideal for families or business lunches. Good venue.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a lovely little pub on the main road out of Marlborough. The food is really nice and I would recommend the fish cakes. The staff are really welcoming and engage well with customers. Ideal for families or business lunches. Good venue.

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Thank Madness2012
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I lunched at The Silks today with friends. Chris was welcoming as always, and we all enjoyed an imaginative menu, from which we all ordered something different. We usually try to book the table just inside the front door, as it is quieter, but we learned today that the main area is to be carpeted, which will... More 

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Thank GranhamW
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Recommended by the owner of our nearby B&B, this proved to be a fine choice for dinners on both evenings of our stay. The atmosphere is relaxed, the service friendly and the menu varied. The quality of the food on both visits was excellent and we certainly look forward to returning.

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Six of us went here for a Saturday night. Probably should have requested a table in the snug but will remember that for next time. Can highly recommend wild mushroom starter and fillet of pork as a main course. One small critism is that the Melba toast with one of the starters was out of a packet and not homemade.... More 

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Thank Peter D
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and ambience good. Varied menu, suitable for adults and children.Staff are relatively welcoming. Parking is okay.

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Thank Roger527RMD
Merriott, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Met up with family for sunday lunch as it was a good midway point. Good location just outside Marlborough. Lovely decor and friendly staff. Good choice of sunday roasts and other dishes too.

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Thank Penny H
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For several years we've used Silks on the Downs for family celebrations. It had been a while since we'd been but we decided we'd book for a party of 12 to celebrate an 80th birthday. We weren't disappointed. We'd specifically asked to be seated in the small room off the main bar area. The menu is small but combined with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As always the food was faultless, as was the service. I can’t think of a better restaurant within twenty miles of the Silk on the downs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent meal and customer service at a lovely restaurant. Wonderful food service and couldn't fault

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Thank Fraser A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here after walking for the day. There was a good selection on the menu and all the food is freshly made. The portions are a good size but not too large. The staff were friendly and there was a nice relaxed atmosphere in the place. We had crayfish and squid to start, both excellent and then duck and... More 

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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 14 - 32
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special occasions

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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