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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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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a lovely Monday evening supper here. The fish and chips were superb. My mussels were in a tasty wine sauce. We finished with home made ice-creams. It was quiet but we were made most welcome. A lovely winter meal out.

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Thank Sue B
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33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We hit upon Silks on the Downs on a drive from Dover to Exeter and thought it would provide a decent lunch. Predictably in racehorse country, the décor comprised jockeys’ silks, horsey pictures and other racing memorabilia. Nevertheless, the place felt a bit soulless in a Farrow & Ball identikit aspiring gastropub kind of way. The major excitement was the... More 

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Thank Roger J
Derby, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Arrived at our lodgings for the weekend late, this place was recommended to us so rang to book a table, the staff member that answered was both polite and efficient. We arrived and shown to our table, ordered drinks and food, rib-eye and handmade fish cakes, bloomin lovely!!! Finished off the evening with creme brûlée and my partner had ice... More 

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Dyffryn Ardudwy
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215 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came on spec and easily found a table, but often wiser to book. It was the calm before Valenties's day storm, I think. Service and food both excellent.

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Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Brampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice atmosphere, friendly landlord. Good range of food. My wife and I only wanted a sandwich as we were having dinner out later that day. We both had the sirloin sandwich. The beef was tender and warm served with red onions. I had chips and my wife had salad. Food was excellent and reasonably priced. Please note the car park... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for lunch with some friends. It was very quiet but I guess some days are quiet ones. The service was very good and very friendly. The food was decent pub grub and they had nice specials. Beers are ok and have a nice selection of wines. Well worth dropping by!

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Thank Ollywood-2020
Swindon
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to silks on several occasions over the past few years. The quality and taste has always been consistent. However , this time we found the restaurant to be too cold. I had mussels and chips which were very nice indeed. Highly recommend a visit but choose a warmer day :)

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Thank jeffuk1901
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50 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the restaurant after a lovely walk in Savernake Forest so had built up a hearty appetite. I rang in advance and received a very warm welcoming response about taking my Grandson so felt assured we'd receive a pleasant visit. We weren't disappointed as we greeted by the owner who was genuinely friendly and welcoming and we felt instantly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent meal, friendly staff, 5th time we have been there. worth a trip. only downside is the lack of parking space if it is busy

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Thank kevinday
Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

A hidden gem outside Marlborough. We went a couple of times with family or friends, it's always been a winner!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 27
Cuisine
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?