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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 is now open and we'd be delighted if you visited our campaign site to find out more about what we are trying to do. Even better, become an owner of the pub.

Our Food

We are a gastro pub and passionate about food.  Our chefs and our carefully selected suppliers source  the best possible ingredients the local area has to offer.

We are very lucky, not only to be nestled in the heart of game country but also to be surrounded by some fantastic natural produce.

Virtually everything is made and prepared in our kitchens so we can ensure the quality of the ingredients used in the dishes we serve.

From British classic pub food to special fusion & seasonal dishes created by our chefs for you to enjoy.

As we produce everything ourselves we can cater for all dietary requirements and intolerances so please let us know and and we are happy to offer alternative suggestions or to create something that is not on the menus.

If you'd like to see something on our menus (with our own twist of course), please let us know and we'll challenge our culinary gurus to have a go.

Lunch & Dinner Menu

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 Homemade Soup of the Day served with Sourdough Baguette  6.0

Creamed Ham Hock and Tarragon with Toasted Sourdough & Poached Egg  8.0

Smoked Mackerel Pate with Toasted Sourdough & Pickled Cucumber  8.5

Chorizo & Parmesan Arancini with Romanesco Sauce 7.5

“Napoli Tartlet” with Olive, Sundried Tomato & Rocket Salad  7.0

King Scallops with Cauliflower 2 Ways & Black Pudding 11.5

Wild Mushroom Risotto with White Truffle Oil  8.0/15.0

Thai “Silks Style” Fish Cakes with Chilli Jam & Salad 7.5/14.0

(Handcut Chips served with Main Course)

Tempura Sea Bass with Green Beans, Coconut & Crispy Shallot Salad & Thai Dressing 8.5/17.0

Sharing Boards 

All served with Sourdough Baguette, Mixed Olives & Dipping Oil

Vegetable – Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegtables, Beetroot Houmous, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Halloumi 13.0

Antipasti- Chorizo, Prosciutto, Salami, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella 17.0

Fish – Pates of Smoked Mackerel & Trout, Whisky Marinated Salmon,Whole King Prawns 18.0


 Slow Roast Pork Belly with Mashed Potato, Roasted Root Vegetables & Gravy  14.0

Chargrilled Chicken Caesar Salad 13.0

Homemade Gourmet Burger in a Brioche Bun with Cheddar Cheese & Hand Cut Chips 13.0

Burbage Sausages with Mashed Potato, Garden Peas & Onion Gravy 14.0

Beer Battered Haddock with Hand Cut Chips, Mushy Peas & Tartar Sauce 13.5

Honey Baked Wiltshire Ham with Fried Eggs & Hand Cut Chips 12.0

Massaman Chicken Curry with Rice & a Poppadum (Contains Nuts & Shellfish)  14.0

Moroccan Lamb, Slow Cooked with Shredded Lamb Shoulder, a Bulgur Wheat & Pomegranate Salad & Flatbread  14.0

Chargrilled Halloumi with Cumin Roasted Sweet Potato, Quinoa with Chilli, Garlic & Kale  13.0

7oz Fillet of Beef or 10oz Rib Eye, Hand Cut Chips & a Mixed Salad, served with a choice of Peppercorn Sauce, Blue Cheese Sauce or Bloody Mary Butter  25.0

Please note if you have any allergies or intolerances then kindly speak with our staff prior to ordering 

Gratuities are at the customers’ discretion. On parties of 8 or above a 10% discretionary gratuity will be added to the final bill         

Sunday Lunch Menu

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Sunday Lunch Menu



Sourdough Baguette & Marinated mixed olives 4.5  

Soup of the Day Served with Sourdough Baguette 6.0

Wild Mushroom Risotto with White Truffle Oil 8.0

Chorizo & Parmesan Arancini with Romanesco Sauce 7.5

Creamed Ham Hock and Tarragon, Toasted Sourdough, Poached Egg 8.0

“Napoli Tartlet” with Olive, Sundried Tomato & Rocket Salad 7.0


Sharing Boards

All served with Sourdough Baguette, Mixed Olives & Dipping Oil

Vegetable – Chargrilled Mediterranean Vegetables, Beetroot Houmous, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Halloumi 13.0

Antipasti- Chorizo, Prosciutto, Salami, Sun Dried Tomatoes, Mozzarella 17.0

Fish – Pates of Smoked Mackerel & Trout, Whisky Marinated Salmon, Whole King Prawns 18.0



 Roast Sirloin of Beef, Yorkshire pudding, Red Wine Gravy, Horseradish Sauce 15.5

Pan Roasted Chicken Breast, Thyme Jus 13.0

Roasted Loin of Pork, Crackling, Cider Jus 13.5

Roast Leg of lamb, Rosemary Jus 14.5

( all roasts served with Roast Potatoes & Seasonal Vegetables )

Pan Fried Fillet of Sea Bass on Crushed New Potatoes, Wilted Spinach & Shrimp Butter 18.0

Wild Mushroom and Goats Cheese Puff Pastry Tart, New Potatoes & Dressed Leaves 13.0

Please note if you have any allergies or intolerances then kindly speak with our staff prior to ordering.   All our food is cooked fresh so we can offer where possible alternative dishes for people with dietary requirements. 

Gratuities are at the customers’ discretion. On parties of 8 or above a 10% discretionary gratuity will be added to the final bill           


Kids Menu

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Children’s Menu


Freshly Baked White or Malted Brown Baguettes served with Chips & Salad (unchtimes only excluding Sundays)

Prawns in a Marie Rose Sauce  5.0

Cajun Chicken & Coriander Mayonnaise 4.5

Mozzarella, Sundried Tomato & Pesto (V) 4.5

Sausages with caramelized onions 5.0

Cheddar Cheese & Pickle 4.5



Freshly Made Soup with Bread & Butter 3.5

Deep Fried Haddock & Chips 6.5

Sausage & Mash or Chips with Peas & Gravy 6.5

 Chicken Goujons & Chips 6.5

Tempura vegetables. sweet chilli, soy and lime dressing, mixed leaves 6.5


     Selection of Ice Creams  ( 1 scoop ) 1.8

Hot Chocolate Brownie, Salted Caramel Ice Cream 3.5

Sticky Toffee Pudding, Toffee Sauce, Vanilla Ice Cream 3.5

Wine List

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Our wines have been selected from a mix of global producers.  As well as the classics from Bordeaux and the Loire Valley we have included a range of wines from the New World reflecting the increased popularity of these consumer friendly wines.

Vintages & ABV % may vary accordingly to availability.


By the glass: 125ml  /  175ml  /  250ml  /  Bottle

1. Las Condes Sauvignon Blanc Valle Central 2017 (Chile)  £3.60  /  £5.00  /  £6.20  /  £17.50

Intense aromas of citrus fruits, gooseberries and melon. The zesty, mouth-watering flavour is fruity and refreshing

2. Pinot Grigio Cielo 2017 (Italy)  £3.70  /  £5.10  /  £6.30  /   £18.50

The finest Pinot Grigio grapes were selected to make this wine, which has ripe apple & honey flavours followed by a long, attractive finish

3. Vanel Chardonnay VDP d’Oc 2016 (France)  £3.80  /  £5.20  /  £6.50  /  £19.00

A pleasant easy drinking fruity chardonnay with a subtle oak finish and a good balance of peaches and citrus fruit

4. Picpoul de Pinet Le Jade 2016 (France)  £4.20  /  £5.50  /  £7.00  /  £20.50

Fresh, crunch minerality and soft ripe exotic fruit. Great with Seafood.

By the bottle: 

5. Marques de Caceres Rioja Blanco 2015 (Spain)  £21.00

This wine has a fresh bouquet of apples and pears with an exotic touch.

6. Chakana Torrentes 2014 (Argentina)  £21.50

Spring-like nose of fresh white peaches, pears, green apple, green melon and hints of jasmine and rose petals.  On the palate, it has a beautiful structure & acidity along with fruit flavours and plenty of body

7. Gavi DOCG ca Bianca Tenementi 2015 (Italy)  £23.50

Nose of white peach, pear and hints of lime. Fresh with light zesty citrus notes.  Crisp acidity and full flavoured palate

8. Black Cottage Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 2017 (New Zealand)  £26.00

Lively aromas of lychee, gooseberry & a touch of peapod.Clean, fresh palate shows juicy acidity and excellent fruit concentration leading to a mouth -watering finish

9. Sancerre Domaine De Perriere 2016 (France)  £32.50

Clear light colour with a sharp aroma of grass and apple. Crisp with features of honey and a dry after taste.

10. Chablis Premiere Cru ‘ Fourchaume’ AC Durup 2015 (France)  £40.50

Fully & Creamy with a nose reminiscent of ripe tropical fruits. Soft & developed flavours make this a complex wine of great depth

11. Chassange Montrachet Domaine Bachey Legros 2015 (France)  £55.00

Supple yet simple on the palate, with brioche and candied lemon aromas and a long finish.

Vintages are subject to change


By the glass: 125ml  /  175ml  /  250ml  /  Bottle

12. Vanel Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 (France)  £3.60  /  £5.00  /  £6.20  /  £17.50

Deep intense garnet, redcurrants and sweet peppers on the nose, with berry fruits and soft tannins on the finish

13. Willow Glen Shiraz 2015 (Australia)  £3.80  /  £5.20  /  £6.50  /  £18.50

A medium bodied wine displaying rich berry fruit flavours & aromas & is slightly peppery on the finish

14. Montes Classic Merlot Oak Aged Valle Colchagua 2015 (Chile) £4.20  /  £5.50  /  £7.00  /  £20.50

A classic Merlot, good depth of fruit, velvety soft tannins and a hint of vanilla and oak on the finish

15. Finca la Nina Malbec, Mendoza 2017 (Argentina)  £4.20  /  £5.50  /  £7.00  /  £20.50

Medium bodied with intense fruit expressions and character. With its aroma of ripe plums and cherries and a rich fruity palate, this wine is juicy and lush with a long, captivating finish 

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16.  Cotes du Rhone AC L’Estagnol 2015 (France)  £21.50

Rich warm and spicy with deliciously deep and fruity palate, the finish is long and firm

17.  Casa Silva ‘ Reserva’ Carmenere Valle Colchagua 2015 (Chile)  £22.50

Lightly oaked Carmenere with ripe fruit and juice and good underlying tannins making it a very food friendly red

18. The Crusher Pinot Noir, Clarksberg 2015 (USA)  £23.50

Delicious flavours of boysenberry, tart cranberry and pomegranate seed marry with a faint hint of caraway in the background creating layered complexity

19.  Valpolicella Classico Cantina di Negra 2015 (Italy)  £24.50

A juicy red wine with flavours of red cherry and plum and a refreshing finish

20.  Carlos Serres Reserva, DOC Rioja 2011 (Spain)  £26.50

A soft, classic Rioja – well balanced fruit & oak, with a lingering finish

21.  Brouilly Les Saburins AC, Latour  2015 (France)  £32.50

A complex wine with rich fruit on the palate, a lengthy finish & powerful tannins 

22.  Barolo DOCG ca Bianca Tenementi 2012 (Italy)  £39.50

                  Garnet in colour with intense ethereal bouquet of vanilla and cloves.  Full, firm but velvety flavour with a fine, very lingering aftertaste of liquorice and ripe red fruits

23.  Savigny Les Beaune AC Latour 2014 (France)  £43.50                                                 

This excellent, violet-scented Burgundy comes from the famous old house of Louis Latour.  It is soft and juicy with delicious raspberry fruit

24.  Ch Frombrauge Grand Cru St Emilion 2009 (France)  £49.50

Boasts jammy kirsch liquer, blackberry and raspberry fruit flavours, medium body, low acidity, heady alcohol and a plump concentrated finish.

 Vintages are subject to change 



                         By the glass: 125ml  /  175ml  /  250ml  /  Bottle

25.  Pinot Grigio Cielo 2016 (Italy)  £3.60  /  £5.00  /  £6.20  /  £17.50

Very fruity & rounded, this pale coloured rosé has fresh fruit aromas, a light & lively taste & aromatic finish                                   

26.  Colombette Rose IGP Pays d’Herault 2013 (France)  £3.80  /  £5.20  /  £6.50  /  £18.50

This rose has distinct red berry aromas refreshing acidity with the complex notes of blackcurrant & herbs on the finish

27.  Riptide White Zinfandel 2013 (USA)  £3.80  /  £5.20  /  £6.50  /  £18.50

A delicate blush pink colour introduces this fresh, lively wine.  On your palate to a refreshing crisp finish strawberries and melon

Vintages are subject to change



By the glass: 200ml  /  Bottle

28.  Prosecco Villa Sandi DOC NV (Italy)  £8.00  /  £23.50

Pale straw yellow and fine persistent perlage. Fruity and flowery with hints of ripe golden apple and small mountain flowers. Dry and Fresh

29.  Prosecco Villa Sandi ll Fresco Rosato Vino Spumante Brut NV (Italy)  £23.50

Light and bright rose, Fruity and flowery with delicate notes of unripe golden apples. Dry, fresh and zesty, with a fruity and harmonious after taste 

30. Prosecco Villa Sandi Millesimato 2015 (Italy) £29.50

A single vintage Prosecco from a top producer with a real step up in quality


31. Renard Barnier Brut Cuvee Speciale NV (France) £35.50

A bold tasting Blanc de Noirs Champagne with fruity aromas and a creamy complex palate

32. Renard Barnier Brut Rose NV (France) £39.50

Attractive salmon pink colour, this wine is medium bodied, well balanced with a vibrant finish

33.  Pol Roger Brut NV (France)  £59.00

Floral, citrus and yeasty nuances combine to create a champagne of elegance and pure class

34. Veuve Cliquot , Yellow Label Brut NV (France) £60.00

             A medium-dry, full bodied wine that is rich in fruit, has good length & a persistent delicate mousse                       



By the glass: 125ml  /  Half Bottle 

35.  Casa Silva Late Harvest Semillion/Gewurtztraminer (Chile)  £6.50  /  £19.00

Floral aromas mixed with notes of pink grapefruit and orange confiture.  On the palate it is round, fully bodied, with good acidity and notes of orange peel that lead to a pleasant and very long finish

36.  Muscat de Beaumes AC, Domaine de Durban Deydier 2010/11 (France)  £6.70  /  £20.00

Clean nose with aromatic hints & a touch of lychee flowing into a spice driven palate

 Vintages are subject to change

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Working closely with our suppliers, we have constant opportunities to create dishes that are a joy to cook and eat.  All with the peace of mind that it is local and fresh.

As a result, specials on the board are changed regularly to reflect what is local and fresh.  It gives the chefs the opportunity to express themselves and we hope that you will enjoy the variety of ingredients & flavours.

The Team

The Silks on the Downs is run by Fraser Digby, often found behind the bar or helping out in the kitchen when he is allowed to.  Passionate about good food and always willing to have a chat.

Helping Fraser front of house is Carol who keeps the place running with a smile and attempts to stop Fraser chatting too much. Carol is ably assisted by Carrie,Ella,Fliss,Harry,Simon and Rachel.

Obviously any decent gastro pub is defined by it's kitchen and the Silks is no exception.  Head chef is Paul Schultz who trained at Rick Steins and worked in a number of their locations. Helping Paul in the kitchen are Scott, John, Joe, Cameron and Dan.  Paul cares deeply about local ingredients and producing a great plate of food.  The kitchen is his domain - enter at your peril.

Our suppliers

Good fresh food that is local deserves respect and working with trusted suppliers knowing that the ingredients can be traced to source is a real pleasure.

Sumbler Bros

A family run Butchers based in Marlborough who supply the Silks with all our meat. Beef is sourced locally from traditional breeds such as Devon Ruby Red, Aberdeen Angus & Dexter Cows.  Lamb is also sourced from a selection of local farms. 

Pork is supplied from Sandridge Farm which is quality outdoor reared and they provide us with traditionally cured Wiltshire Bacon and Hams.

Poultry is sourced from Wolley Park Farm who provide dry plucked chickens, guinea fowl, Aylesbury Duck and Quail.  

The Burbage sausages they produce for us are created from local pork with Shiitake mushrooms provided by Dewi at Marlborough Mushrooms.

New Wave Seafood

Suppliers of top quality fresh fish & shellfish to restaurants for over 25 years. 

They deliver superb quality, responsibly sourced seafood direct from the coast to the restaurant daily, so guaranteeing the freshness we demand.

Heritage Fine Food Company 

Based in Devizes they supply all of our Fresh Fruit, vegetables & dairy products.  As well as meeting our regular needs they are second to none in sourcing a great supply of seasonal produce from their pick of local farms & surrounding areas.

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)