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Silks is closed until further notice

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Sadly the Silks on the Downs has been closed since March with no plans to re-open. However the owner approached the community to see if we would be interested in buying the pub as a community asset.

The plan is to purchase and re-open the Silks, delivering everything for which it was famous. The opportunity we have goes well beyond the bricks and mortar of the pub. We will offer a wide range of additional services that will provide a valuable lifeline to the community, including space for clubs and societies, a social hub for those managing isolation and loneliness, and volunteering opportunities.

Our community share offer has now closed for applications and we have also been successful in obtaining a grant from the Government's Community Ownership Fund to support us. We hope to complete our purchase shortly and then we will be able to welcome you back to a refurbished Silks later this year.

Coronavirus Information update

To ensure the safety of our customers through the Coronavirus outbreak, and following government guidance, Silks on the Downs is closed for both eat-in and take away until further notice.

Stay safe out there.


Welcome to the Silks on the Downs

Silks on the Downs is a British gastro pub located on the main A346, 2 miles outside of Marlborough in the small village of Ogbourne St Andrew.

The Silks combines the spirit of good hospitality and the rich history of horse racing for which the area is famous.

The Silks has become renowned for its relaxed atmosphere, locally sourced ingredients, variety of menu and a comprehensive cellar of ales, beers, spirits & wines to complement the local fare.

The Silks is first and foremost a village pub which welcomes families, dogs and groups of friends enjoying a freshly brewed coffee through to a three course meal and all in between. Find out more about our food.

As the weather warms up there are tables on the decking to enjoy a meal alfresco or a small garden to enjoy a drink in the summer evenings.

And if you are feeling energetic, the local area is full of some beautiful walks - from a simple stroll to a full day walk. What better way to build up an appetite.  Check out our favourite walks.

Latest News

Update on Coronavirus and Silks on the Downs - July 2020

We are closed and are remaining so until further notice.

To Book

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01672 841229
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Silks on the Downs
Main Road
Ogbourne St Andrew

Opening Hours

Monday-Saturday 12:00- 3:30pm
(Last Food Orders 2.30pm)

Monday-Saturday 6:00-11:00pm
(Last Food Orders 9.00pm)

Sundays 12:00-4.00pm
(Last Food Orders 3.00pm)