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Downshire Way, Bracknell, England
01344-42-35-85
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Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 13
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  • 24
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  • 22
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  • 15
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  • 20
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Evening meal

We had not been into the downshire for some time. We had previously had some lovely family meals here. I left feeling a little deflated. The food was average, surroundings a little tired looking and the servicer a little uninterested in our needs. We had a pleasant meal but nothing special. I... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
Sashaknoles
via mobile
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I had a 'just because' meal out with my parents on a Sunday evening. The waitress who showed us to our table was very friendly - giving us the choice of where to sit (in hindsight we didn't choose wisely, seeing as I was the oldest of children out with their parents! But, nevermind...) The waiter who came over to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

We had not been into the downshire for some time. We had previously had some lovely family meals here. I left feeling a little deflated. The food was average, surroundings a little tired looking and the servicer a little uninterested in our needs. We had a pleasant meal but nothing special. I guess a nice place to pop in whilst... More 

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Aldershot, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

After visiting loads of Beefeaters up and down the country I'm used to slow service, dirty menus etc however this has to be the best beefeater by a mile. Speedy service, the food was on point perfection. Sirloin steak was incredible. T bone just as amazing. Bottomless chips great touch. Our waitress by a mile was the best waitress we've... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Me and my partner went to visit here for the first time and we went to the beefeater for a meal. Service was excellent, very pleasant and welcoming and the food was hot and well presented. We would recommend this restaurant and will be going back soon. It's great value for money

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London, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 via mobile

We have not been to the Devonshire Arms for sometime because the meals were cold and it took an hour to get them. This time the meals were hot and excellent but it took 55 minutes. So if you have the time and you're not hungry then this is a great place because when the meal arrives the anticipation is... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch in the downshire arms beefeater in bracknell. Staff were very welcoming and cheerful. Food was yummy and well presented. Well worth another visit before going on to spend a sunny afternoon in one of the pleasant parks around Bracknell.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

We used this as part of an overnight deal with the attached Premier Inn, (which was absolutely fine). We decided to eat in this Beefeater for two reasons, 1. We had just driven 150 miles and didn't want to go looking for somewhere else to eat and also have a drink. 2. The menu offered a good selection of vegetarian... More 

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Reading
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I read some of the reviews before going to the restaurant and like the grill, they were mixed. It's not a bad looking restaurant (outside and in) and was fairly quiet in terms of numbers inside. The staff were good and attentive and the food was tasty and acceptable for its price. The only downside was a large group celebrating... More 

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Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015 via mobile

We decided to call in for a meal whilst driving home from a day out. The host could not have been friendlier and was very welcoming but it was a shame that the rest of the dining experience fell short of basic expectations. It was so cold we had to put our coats back on and both main meals were... More 

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Watford, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The outside of this Beefeater didn't look too promising, but we needed to feed a five year old so gave it a try. Turns out the inside was much nicer. Staff were really friendly and attentive but the food wasn't an experience we would repeat. Mixed grill contained chewy, but tasty, steak and chicken that looked like chicken but had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Downshire Way, Bracknell, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Bracknell
  • Phone Number: 01344-42-35-85

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: British

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