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The Outside Chance

) #28 of 50 Restaurants in Marlborough $$ - $$$ , British,
71 High Street | Manton, Marlborough SN8 4HW, England
+44 1672 512352
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible8%
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“roast lunch” (3 reviews)
“beef” (11 reviews)
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Bar, British, Pub
$$ - $$$
71 High Street | Manton, Marlborough SN8 4HW, England
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered a duck "platter" to share with my partner, for £17. The duck was good but it was hardly enough to feed one person, just a few slices of breast, 6 pancakes and a measly little tumbler filled with a few sad strands of cucumber...More

3  Thank Daisyrd
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a good half way meeting point for family visiting from overseas. We were a large party with kids who were well accommodated in the garden/playground and with a good kids menu. Also we had a dog with us and there were dog water...More

1  Thank PAthePA
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review, this is much appreciated. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed it and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passing through the area last Sunday we found this little gastro pub, it was extremely busy but were lucky enough to get a table. The food ( we all had the roast lunch) was good, but restaurant prices rather than pub prices. The atmosphere was...More

1  Thank Cara428
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

In response to your kind review, the particular member of staff had been trained for nine years, yet failed to be able to be civil to customers consistently, attracting constant complaints on numerous occasions. We did persevere with her but, in the end, we have...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to the Outside Chance Pub on Sunday for a roast, the food was lovely although slightly overpriced and the lamb was quite fatty, but the beef was fantastic! The waitresses were lovely and very attentive considering how busy they were....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked to eat here with some family and were looking forward to a nice meal and a good experience. Unfortunately we left feeling like we had been a burden on them which is not how you should feel leaving the pub. It is easily...More

3  Thank ryanair919
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As the owner of this pub, we are absolutely horrified to read your review and want you to know that your comments will be taken very seriously. We are very sorry for your experience and would like you to come back as our guests and...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We decided to have a family gathering here as we have been looking for an agreeable, good pub half way between Salisbury and Swindon. I have to say that the apart from the ever so slightly burnt chocolate sauce on the brownies for desert, the...More

7  Thank Graham W
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As the owners of this pub we are absolutely horrified by your experience and so sorry. Please rest assured that waitress will be sacked today. To be absolutely sure, please could you describe this waitress? Please will you bring your group back as our guests...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Firstly we won a voucher for a 3 course meal with wine for two from our school raffle, We realised we had left it too late and our voucher had expired. However Scott the Manager honoured our voucher which was the first amazing service we...More

2  Thank Jo L
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Reviewed 13 July 2017

Three of us had a super dinner here last week. Whilst they were short staffed it really didn't matter because being a community owned pub we just mucked in with the locals. I had the juicy house cheeseburger with hand cut chips which was lovely....More

1  Thank Nicole B
Lucy S, Owner at The Outside Chance, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback, it is much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 10 July 2017

Had eaten at this pub before and was looking forward to a return visit on our way home one evening. Arrived at 8:25 and made our way through to the bar where we located a menu and began deciding which delights we would choose! Barmaid...More

2  Thank Bob C
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Although we had bought drinks we were hassled to order quickly or we were told we would have to wait a long time. We ordered 2 portions of charcuterie at £15 each. This consisted of a small amount of ham, dry chorizo, tasteless salami with...More

3  Thank chrisknight666
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Holly W
9 January 2017|
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Response from Numb3rsgal | Reviewed this property |
If you need the manager probably best to ask at the time of your visit as obviously the same person wouldn't be on duty 7 days a week. When I was there, the manager was an excellent young lady.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 28
Bar, British, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 High Street | Manton, Marlborough SN8 4HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Wiltshire  >  Marlborough
  • Phone Number: +44 1672 512352
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A traditional English pub co-owned by legendary Champion jockey, A.P. McCoy, in a picturesque village walking distance from Marlborough, serving Wadworth ales & delicious food made with local produce.
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