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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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16 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had had a very long drive and was getting tired. The big white building attracted my attention and I stopped. I was too early but they welcomed me and gave me a snack of excellent coffee and a fishcake before they were really open and there was a very clean cloakroom. They were getting very full when I left... More 

Thank Floritza
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Managed to get a table for a Saturday night. Made to feel welcome when arrived & given option of drink at bar or go to table. We went straight to table. Place was busy, and a short wait to take order, we were comfortable with this. We has 3 rib eye steaks & fish cakes for mains, starting with calamari,... More 

Thank Tony M
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us walked via the old railway from Marlborough to have lunch here and was not disappointed! The barmaid came out to take our drinks order as we were taking our muddy walking boots off on the decking, which we welcomed having walked up a thirst!! We ordered 2 platters & 2 baguettes which were very tasty & filling.... More 

Thank Jayne G
Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Thank Sue B
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48 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Thank Roger J
Derby, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 

Thank Markie5
Dyffryn Ardudwy
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215 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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.

Thank maryDyffrynArdudwy
Brampton, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

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 

Thank PeterLeggett
London, United Kingdom
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210 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 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!

Thank Ollywood-2020
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2017 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 :)

Thank jeffuk1901

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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$ 12 - US$ 27
British, Pub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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?