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Silks on the Downs

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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Main Road | Main Road, Marlborough SN8 1RZ, England
+44 1672 841229
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Great food, varied menu and good service. Looking forward to going back to work our way through the menu.

Thank Newbury_Chris
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

From the moment we entered we were treated like family. A warm welcome with a relaxed but professional feel to it. Can't rate the food highly enough. The difference was the total feeling of homeliness. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was cooked to perfection and the service was second to none

Thank Victoria B
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I've been to Silk on the downs a couple of times after having driven passed and not stopped over the course of a year. I so kick myself for not stopping sooner now ! A hidden gem just outside of Marlborough. I love it, but go find out for yourself - and soon !

Thank JasonBW
Brill, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good place to meet if one lot lives near Cheddar Gorge the other near Oxford - approx half way. Easy to find. Lived up to good reviews, friendly welcome too. Most of the other tables were also Christmas get togethers, food looked good and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves - we did. My chicken teriyaki was delicious. Also very... More 

Thank rj38
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

6 adults and 2 small children came for lunch for a family pre-Christmas get-together on Saturday 17th December. We requested a suitable table in a side area of the pub as we can be rather noisy. The food was very good and the staff were incredibly patient and tolerant as the children spread their toys around rather which didn't make... More 

Thank charmian w
Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Spent a very pleasant evening at the restaurant on Saturday. Food was more than satisfactory although the menu a little limited. Helpful staff who were always pleased to assist

Thank Clive T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016 via mobile

Lunch was very good but the service was painfully slow. Bits of the order were missed. We waited nearly 45 minutes for the meal to be served. For a lunch of this quality that is too long. It was fine when it arrived but not exceptional. The basic problem seemed to be staff shortage. One manager who covered the bar... More 

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Marlborough, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

Food at Silks on the Down Is freshly cooked to order, but this does not mean there is a long wait! The portions are very generous and there is a choice of Light Snacks: filled baguettes, etc, also fish and chips, sausages, fish cakes plus a daily board menu for cooked lunches. The wine list is reasonable and vegetarians are... More 

Thank 662Aud
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were recommended this pub for a meal while we were staying in Wiltshire for a couple of nights. We were welcomed by the friendly landlord and enjoyed an excellent two course meal. We began with some really nice warm crusty bread and a tasty crab based stew. I then had a fabulously tender rib eye steak... More 

Thank Philip W
Swindon, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Booked an early table and visited with a colleague. We were greeted on arrival and warmly welcomed. After grabbing a drink at the bar we were guided to our table. The restaurant filled up pretty quickly after we arrived but the atmosphere was nice and the service was excellent with different waiters and waitresses checking in on us at various... 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
British, Pub, European
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Local cuisine, 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?