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Silks on the Downs

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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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).
$13 - $28
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Sadly, after receiving our drinks, we were ignored for over half an hour. It was a busy evening and there seemed to be a shortage of staff. I had to ask to have our order taken and we felt like we were in the way....More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank 199elizabeth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We invited friends to join us for Sunday Lunch and were very disappointed by the poor standard of the food and slow service. Was the chef on holiday? The beef croquettes were like something my Grandmother talked about as a wartime standby. Everything was in...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderingfoodie22
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The worst Sunday lunch we have ever had, extremely small portion of vegetables asked for extra portion roast potatoes when waitress bought them out could not believe there was four baby pots only! Three of us had luke warm dinner so sent it back, apologies...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Pellymounter
Reviewed December 1, 2018 via mobile

The staff were very pleasant. More than content overall with the parties food. My creme brûlée was superb but let down a little with my choice of fish and chips. Well worth a visit if in the area.

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Met old friends here and only three starters out of six people ordered - those who had no starters waited as we all did for 1.5 hours for mains - lots of apologies but really not good enough. Apologies by waiting staff who did their...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Steve G
Reviewed November 13, 2018 via mobile

This place is back to its former glory. The food was perfect - a delicious North African style lamb dish and delicious vegetarian falafel, the best ever taste. Deserts were also sublime. Service was great, as was the ambience and decor. Will be back soon.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Pothelo
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We were thrilled to be included in this special evening at the Silks on the Downs, one of our favourite restaurants in Wiltshire. We enjoy the warm, relaxed ambience there and the excellent service that has catered also for some of our special family events....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Durrant555000
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Was there with colleagues, small family restaurant offering great food and good selection of wines. Stuff is very friendly. To get there car and reservation needed.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 369antonn
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Lovely location,easy to find, very pleasant ambiance, staff were friendly and welcoming. Restaurant area is open and airy. Food was tasty and hot.,one of our party is particularly sensitive to the way his meat is cooked - very well done ( charcoal ). The burger...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Paul C
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Good points: Friendly waiting staff; well designed interior. Bad Points: 1) Access is off a busy, quick and dangerous road but the signage is poor, the property is poorly lit and access into the car park is cramped; 2) I ordered King Scallops starter. The...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Val K
June 14, 2017|
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Response from victoriab511 | Reviewed this property |
Hi There are a couple of tables on the patio where they serve food. The garden area is through the car park where they have a few tables but they tend to be for drinks. If you want food outside, make sure you ask when you... More
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