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Silks on the Downs

Main Road | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
+44 1672 841229
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good24%
  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travelers talk about
“ribeye steak” (10 reviews)
“guinea fowl” (6 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Main Road | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

First visit to Silks in the Downs and a definite repeat. Not a huge menu but lovely food and they did have specials board. We both had pork belly which hubby said was best he’d ever had. Nice touch a candle with dessert as we’d...More

Thank hellyfullerton17
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Fabulous meal and friendly atmosphere. Well worth a visit. I will definitely be returning. Recommend the belly pork and Creme Brûlée.

Thank Carole219797
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just two tables left when we arrived (we hadn't reserved), so clearly a popular place to eat. Interesting and varied menu and food well prepared. There was only one person serving drinks and taking orders for food, but she somehow managed to keep everything moving...More

Thank Phil T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very well presented interior, good beers and excellent food. Interesting and varied dishes amongst the more traditional, we had Moroccan lamb, chicken supreme and fish and chips - all very good. Highly recommended

Thank Phil F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I met a friend for Sunday lunch - we had previously visited for the first time last year with a group of friends, again for Sunday lunch. This visit was equally as good as our first visit. When we visited last year they had some...More

Thank LaliB
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely choice of menu. The roast beef and chicken were cooked in the most fragrant spices which left a delicious taste in the mouth for hours.

Thank sofiachara
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Good surprising quality food. Great service. And finally a modern establishment after all the pub violence.

Thank Rene C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Found this great place by accident but what a great accident it was .. The gastro pub is deceptively large inside with a well decorated interior and a choice of real ales at the extensive bar. My Daughter and I decided to order the steak...More

Thank Dave F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We broke a long journey on a hot day to have lunch on Sunday 8th July in the cool interior of Silks On The Downs. Carole met us at the door and in a friendly but unobtrusive way ensured that we had what we needed...More

2  Thank spike19
Reviewed June 12, 2018 via mobile

Table of six for three course Sunday lunch which was cooked very well, with quality ingredients and tasted lovely. Better than most pub sunday lunches around Swindon I thought. All served in good time, all together and hot. We were well looked after by young...More

Thank myverdict
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Val K
June 14, 2017|
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Response from Victoria B | 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$13 - $28
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, 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
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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).
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