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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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Swindon, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Would Highly Recommend this Venue for Food, The Staff were also Polite and Friendly. My Partner took me here for a Date on Friday night, We have the most amazing food in a very romantic setting with Lovely Staff, So reasonably Priced and we will be going back again and again.

Thank Nixsie
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were touring and stumbled upon this establishment quite by chance. The food was excellent, fast, well-presented and staff were efficient and friendly. It was a pleasant surprise to find Silks and it's definitely somewhere that we'll remember next time we're in the area.

Thank Taurnetta
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited this wonderful gem on a weekday night as part of a birthday getaway to the countryside, a short drive from the centre of Marlborough. We were met with friendly service and delicious food. We both kicked off with the goats cheese starter which was good. For mains I had the herb lamb with potatoes &a veg, and my partner... More 

Thank Tiffany J
London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have eaten in this somewhat isolated former pub on the road from the M4 to Marlborough. It has a good modern menu.The food is well prepared and often locally sourced I have eaten at lunchtime and in the evening Booking is a good idea for the evening. The staff are welcoming .There is a small terrace at the back... More 

Thank rpq1952
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited four or five times and each time it has been very good. This is a pub restaurant which retains a small bar so still retains some character away from the chain restaurants and is in every way worth ditching them for. It also has a fresh modern feel, not an old dark traditional bistro pub. The menu... More 

Thank SavernakeBreese
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147 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This roadside hostelry offered a warm friendly welcome from the landlady on a very busy weekday lunchtime. A large party in a private dining room could have dominated proceedings but all was managed smoothly. Nice local ales (Ramsbury bitter). Menu uncomplicated but well executed. Try the seafood platter as a starter. Delicious Haddock and chips although the gourmet burger was... More 

Thank second row
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442 reviews
296 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I think this place suffers from an identity crisis...pub or restaurant. Service as a result is spotty and confusing at best. Having said that, the food was good and plenty of it. My calamari starter wasn't the best, but my lamb cutlets for mains were delicious and perfectly cooked. The steaks we had were also good and well prepared. Place... More 

Thank Malim27
Southampton, United Kingdom
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91 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yes it seemed quite nice typical country pub, we just had a baguette which was very tasty. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Jill N
Seaton, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this restaurant whilst holidaying at a nearby B&B we had a lovely meal the service was excellent my only disappointed was my desert which was chocolate brownie with ice cream the brownie was more like chocolate cake than the gooey brownie it should have been, other than that it was lovely.

Thank Ann R
Windsor, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Finally, a good food pub without having to endure background music. For those among us who suffer with hearing and/or speech problems, it was a pleasure to have Sunday lunch here. As another reviewer commented, the noise of talking does get loud, as there is little soft furnishing to deaden the sound, but I am willing to trade that In... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$12 - $27
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
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?