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Downshire Arms

Downshire Way, Bracknell, England
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Ranked #53 of 71 Restaurants in Bracknell
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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- Aug 29, 2014
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
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English first
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51 reviews 51 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

A useful pit stop on the way from the M4 to the M25. We normally just stop for a toilet break / drink but on this occasion we had lunch. My bangers & mash was very good,my wife had a chilli. Drinks was Fullers London Pride, the Breakspears was off.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Food ok service ok. !! Probaby would only go back if someone else booked.The staff were attentive though.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We were quickly seated. Menus arrived and then drinks. Starters took ages and were ok but mains were a long time. The waitress asked if we needed any sauces, we requested them and then she took payment from another customer and we had to request them again by which time the food was only warm! Half of my steak was... More

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Bexleyheath, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

From the moment we arrived and were told we didnt have a reservation but were seated as restaurant was nearly empty, to the half hour wait between courses. The waitress dropping countless things including cutlery into my lap, not being given side orders, steak really overdone. Staff disappearing for a chat for ages at a time. The next night we... More

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95 reviews 95 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

A Saturday lunch with the family and we were seated in good time. Staff were attentive and drinks arrived promptly. The one person who ordered a starter got it quickly followed by the mains which were standard steak house fayre although it is worth upgrading to the cod and chips as it is massive. Two desserts were delivered promptly and... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Something for everyone & the desserts are delightful!!! Attentive & friendly staff, great range of food & drinks. We ate breakfast & dinner here & with different types of appetites, there was something for everyone!!!

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Reading, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Visted this restaurant a few times. Never had any of the staff issues as mentioned in previous reviews. Always find the staff friendly and attentive wirhout being overpowering. Food is good for a beefeater and always served in a timely manner.

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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We hadn't been to the Downshire Arms for years, and it is clear it has had a refurbishment since we were last there. The food was typical steak house fare, and was very good. My only gripe was the service, as we seemed to have been forgotten by the greeter\server combination, and it was nearly an hour until we actually... More

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Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A stones throw from the Premier Inn and with an all you can eat breakfast and well cooked dinner, thought this Beefeater was good value.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We ate here for 2 nights while staying at the premier inn next door. The place is very clean and tidy and standards appeared to remain very high. We were served by the same red haired lady on both evenings and nothing was too much trouble, drinks topped up frequently, meals arrived in adequate time and exactly as ordered. The... More

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