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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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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

An unpretentious exterior, beside a busy main raod but a large and attractive interior decorated with racing memorabilia and 50% full for a mid week dinner. Fairly basic menu of six main course choices and well cooked and presented.

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nuneaton
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Went with friends to be fair 2of our meals were okay just .The other 2 meals were dreadful my partner had herb rack of lamb which should be cooked whole then the eyes sliced,this was cut up first then flash fried texture of rubber. The other guest had rib eye steak which I appreciate. Can be hit and miss this... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Lovely little pub/restaurant between Swindon and Marlborough. The dining room is very pleasant - but could benefit from more subdued lighting. Our party all enjoyed their meals and wine- we had a great time. The waiting staff were efficient and friendly. Thought it was fairly expensive , considering it is basically a pub/restaurant- but the menu offers a good choice... More 

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Consistent quality, atmosphere balanced between pub and restaurant. Food and service always excellent. Menu slightly upmarket and varies sufficiently to warrant return visits.

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Thank Linda1062
Swindon, United Kingdom
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88 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Haven't been to this restaurant since our wedding anniversary a year ago. Wasn't massively impressed then but decided to give it another go. I have to say the welcome was warm but there is nowhere to sit at the bar for a drink with the in-laws who can't do tall bar stools. So straight to table in the back room,... More 

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Cricklade, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very warm welcome and atmosphere to eat. It would be wise to book as busy. Has a small out side area to eat overlooking the fields if weather is good. Menu is very good with specials board to meet all tastes. Food is well cooked and presented.

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Bath
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Although located on a busy main road a few miles out of Marlborough, once inside this wasn't really an issue. The place was attractive and comfortable and the staff very welcoming. This old pub is now mostly given over to dining, which I think is always a shame but the bar is still well kept with decent ale. The Sunday... More 

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Thank roadtorode
Devon, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a delicious meal here on Saturday whilst on a weekend away. The pub itself is extremely well kept and tastefully decorated. The menu was varied. The goat's cheese starter was fantastic as was the masaman curry - so nice that my husband was offered the choice to have it hotter if he wished. The food portions were very... More 

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Thank wendypp2015
Swindon, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Silks on the Downs is on the main road into Marlborough. An unassuming place easily passed by. However, venture in if you are in the area. The food is wonderful and the atmosphere relaxed. I would certainly go again.

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Thank Valerie W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant was a regular for us but for no particular reason we found that we had not been there for quiet a while and decided to renew our interest in the restaurant. What a disappointment and goes to show that sometimes it's best to move on and keep happy memories. The food was very average and the ham hock... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$13 - $29
Cuisine
European, British, Pub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?