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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 February 4, 2018

We’ve been here many times before and will be here many times again in the future. We've always found the food to be of a high standard as has the service. The belly pork I had was perfect, easily the best I've ever had. Staff...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Matt-C-001
Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

Visited with our friends who have been here a couple of times. All the food was cooked fresh and was lovely . Friendly staff and great service . Would definitely recommend !

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank traceyb492
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

What has happened to one of Marlborough’s favourite pubs. I used to come here a lot but did not recognise any of the staff. We were the only people in the pub apart from one other one on a Thursday night. Menu is newish which...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed January 28, 2018

My partner & I have regularly been almost weekly to this restaurant & bar near Marlborough. We go most Saturdays & have lunch together with members of our family & friends. At first the food was fantastic especially their fishcakes with chilli jam; mussels in...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Madamskie
Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

Went as part of a large family group, service was friendly, but we were made to wait for an hour for starters and an hour for main meal. This was booked in advance so should not have been a problem. The starter of Prawn Tempura...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Solarman68
Reviewed January 23, 2018

Lovely place clean , modern in side with Riding Silks in frames on the wall. Small Carpark, service and welcome was friendly. Quick Lunch required and was delivered, Food was of good standard and "Hot" Went away happy and fed. Great place for a casual...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank geoffe56
Reviewed January 21, 2018

We went for lunch. It didn't start well. A lorry delivering their food actually blocked the whole car park. Unfortunately, it didn't get better. The room seemed cold and drafty although the radiators were on. The food was haphazard. Very slow to appear and plonked...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Andrewjohnbond
Reviewed November 30, 2017

Meet my friend regularly for lunch at Silks on the Downs and thought it was about time I sent in a review. Had Cajun Chicken baquette with chips which was really nice and good value. Service with a smile as usual. Keep up the good...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Deborah D
Reviewed November 28, 2017

I chose Silks for my birthday lunch with my family as we have always had excellent service and the food was always good. I don't know what has happened since the last time we went but suffice to say we won't be going back. The...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank LandL15
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

Silk on the Downs Sunday lunch did not live up to the high standard it has met in the past. Under cooked meat, Cold vegetables and general mediocre service means that we shall be looking elsewhere for our family get together. The beef was very...More

Date of visit: November 2017
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Val K
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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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