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Silks on the Downs

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Main Road | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
+44 1672 841229
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Swansea, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were meeting relatives for lunch at this restaurant, as it was half way their London home and ours in South Wales. It is Bistro restaurant in a good location,serving a wide range of good food with good service. There is also plenty of parking at the side and back of the restaurant. One criticism was our table, as it... More 

Thank clive h
Firsdown, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Silks on the Downs is situated on the A346 from Marlborough to Swindon road. Silks is a very popular restaurant and booking is always advised, especially on weekends. The menu is always packed with delicious meals and they also have a good wine list. Good car parking facilities. We have eaten regularly at this restaurant for over 10 years. Well... More 

Thank AlunHenry
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We received excellent service and all of our meals were of a very high standard. The food was very hot when it came to the table and all veg was fresh and cooked perfectly. The staff were extremely polite and attentive. Just wished i lived closer and i would visit this restuarant on a weekly basis. 10/10

Thank Kim D
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fantastic three course Sunday roast dinner here. The staff went above and beyond to help us out. Lovely place for a meal with friends and family !

Thank 21CTravellingAround
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited with friends and had a pleasant time. One criticism was that the main courses varied in size to the extent that one or two of felt hungry after completing one. For me this was a problem as I am gluten and dairy intolerant and can rarely find any sort of dessert that I can safely eat. My main course... More 

Thank Pendock
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main eating area was full with a booked party but there were still tables in the other areas of the pub. I sat outside in the sun on the small decked terrace and had a very tasty Stilton ploughmans served quickly and efficiently

Thank Les J
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great food and great service, well worth the drive, the staff were very friendly, they made the birthday girl feel very special

Thank Shelley K
Swindon, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If travelling from the M4 to Marlborough or vice versa it is well worth stopping at Silks on the Downs for a meal. It is a delightful pub, well furnished, not pretentious (like many of the places to eat in Marlborough) and still maintains the feel of a local. The service is slick and fast, there is an extensive wine... More 

Thank James B
Malvern Wells, United Kingdom
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81 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016

We met up with family for a lunch here. The atmosphere was great and the staff very helpful and friendly. They close at 3.00 but were quite happy for us to keep talking until about 3.30. The menu was varied with a good choice and the food excellent. It was recommended to us as a central place to meet up... More 

Thank janet s
Oxford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

We love this small, cosy place with warm, highly efficient staff, locally produced food and lively interpretations of classic dishes. The food is non-nonsense and well prepared and cooked with close attention to detail. The wine is reasonably prices and the whole atmosphere is unhurried and calm. Great selection without being over complex. Salads and vegetables well prepared; fish dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $29
European, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Road | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 841229
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?