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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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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 2 weeks ago 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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76 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 

Thank sargent0
Monmouth, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

12th September 2016 - Dinner. Nice pub on road between Swindon and Marlborough. Pub itself looks well maintained, and inside is obviously racing (as in horses) themed. Good food - decent ingredients well cooked. We had sausage and mash; ribeye steak; and duck - all pronounced delicious. Service was prompt and courteous. Recommended if you're in the area.

Thank John M
Amersham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have used this restaurant for lunch several times over the past few years and have never been disappointed.We lunched on 5 Nov with friends.. The menu is quite short but very interesting and well priced.The staff are helpful and friendly-real Wiltshire hospitality..A great stopover just off the M4.

Thank silversurfer41
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped here by chance as our son was hungry. So pleased we did - very warm welcome, lovely menu and fantastic food. High recommend.

Thank fibo74
Cirencester, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First visit to this establishment and would highly recommend it for excellent food. Lovely friendly efficient staff. Thank you.

Thank annh44
Swindon, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

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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40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

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 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 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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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

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 

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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
US$13 - US$28
European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, 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
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?