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The Outside Chance

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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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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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Discovered by our son recently we visited for an evening meal and it was a friendly country pub. The atmosphere was great and it was obviously popular with the locals. The staff were friendly and we enjoyed between us burger, swordfish & plaice. We felt it was a little expensive but somewhere we would visit again.

1 Thank Granmaannie2015
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome, good range of draught beers. I noticed the chef giving the staff a taster of his new dish. It was swordfish steak. I chose it for lunch. I have never before tasted one so tender and tasty. Imagine a thick and succulent beefsteak, but white and melting in the mouth. Perhaps the accompanying small mango pieces would... More 

1 Thank SPIKE69
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Had Sunday lunch here, the first thing I thought was the staff were very good. Ordered drinks and they brought them outside and also a menu board which is very good. Our Table was ready at 2 which we had booked so that was great. Food very good not many pubs offer Roast beef rare, med rare or well done.... More 

2 Thank Rosalind M
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

Our welcome wasn't great , the starters were the best part of the meal ( we had the scotch egg and hallumi ) service was slow .. most of my husbands steak was just fat which I did mention when paying the bill .. it's just well overrated and over priced for what you get .. won't be going again

Thank Kbcbcb
London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
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
Reviewed 9 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
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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72 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
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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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 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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39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?