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The Outside Chance

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71 High Street | Manton, Marlborough SN8 4HW, England
+44 1672 512352
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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London, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Stumbled upon this cosy pub after a long walk around Marlborough. Very quiet, cosy, superbly clean and warm. Beautifully decorated. We had the Scothern egg and whitebait as a light lunch. Speedy service, fair friendly

1 Thank freekazoid
Dartford, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

This pub is part Owens by AP McCoy. The food is not up to much .4 adults 2 kids 8,6. Scotch egg stater x 2 salmonstarter. 1 burger/1ribeye 1 burger/1 beetroot and halumi warm salad.1 fishxchips Burger half pounder chips at 14_95.over the top price wise. Steak looked like it had been split or bashed out to look bigger. Fish... More 

Thank royboy175
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Spontaneous decision to go out for dinner and was not disappointed. Lovely ambiance with attentive and friendly staff. Piping hot delicious food, perfect for what was a very cold evening! Will come back!

1 Thank bobs2293
Hampshire, UK
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

It started poorly but got better. First, trying to book a table by phone was difficult. No answer until nearly 11am. No answer at all to an email. On arrival the conversation went as follows Me - Hello I have a reservation for 12.30 under the name Richard The Outside Chance - We have no reservations today Me - I... More 

1 Thank Richard D
Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Family gathering for a birthday. We prebooked and stated it was a birthday. We all arrived within 10 minutes of our booking time in spite of coming some long distances so I'm not sure why the service was pretty poor. It was MY birthday and I felt 'herded' throughout with comments like 'oh are you not finished yet' and for... More 

4 Thank Numb3rsgal
Swindon, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had Sunday lunch and found the staff friendly and welcoming. The food came piping hot and was of good quality. Portions were large and very tasty . The restaurant is dog friendly and although there were several there they were not a problem. Altogether a nice lunch time experience with the family. Would recommend a visit.

Thank john w
County Dublin, Ireland
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44 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This is a gem of a pub. I have visited here on 3 separate trips. Very small pub so if you want to book a table for dinner book well in advance. The food is good wholesome food. The staff are friendly as are the locals. Lovely atmosphere in the pub. Try the fish and chips

Thank Fiona D
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We booked a Sunday lunch as a birthday meal for my mother. The family is spread out so we chose this pub as a meeting place even though it was a 2 hour drive for each of us. The food was good but having taken our orders for dessert we were told that we had 10 minutes to make a... More 

1 Thank James T
Chippenham, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Nine of us came here on the recommendation of my son to celebrate his and his sister's birthdays. This is a beautiful pub in a beautiful village. The food was superb also. I don't know why some people think the service was unfriendly!? They were very nice IMO. The only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because they had... More 

2 Thank magdadada
Marlborough, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Some of the best Fish and Chips around with homemade Tartar sauce. The menu I small, but lots of specials and all local produce. Friendly atmosphere and they are very welcoming to families and larger groups. A lovely little pub with good food.

Thank GShiro

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 6 - US$ 27
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
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?