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

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
Beefeater food always good but restaurant very understaffed

We had 2 evening meals at this Beefeater, The Downshire Arms, and 2 breakfasts. Beefeater food is always ok but there was a shortage of staff resulting having to leave the table to seek staff to place order. Our daughter & Son-in-Law waited 30 minutes for drinks order. Our visit was combined with a... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Geoff C
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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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Blackburn, England, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Visited the Downshire Arms for two breakfasts & two evening meals whilst staying at the premier inn. found the food as expected of beefeaters but very poor slow service & disgruntled staff could be overheard complaining about being busy! however did not appear overly busy with plenty of vacant tables. service at breakfast was better than the evenings however we... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed four (yes you have read that right) mornings of breakfasts here whilst staying next door at the Premier Inn. The hot food is cooked to order. It was always spot on with lovely runny eggs; just the way I like them. There was also a good selection of other breakfast goodies. The staff were very pleasant and... More 

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wales
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Visited the Downshire Arms today after being stuck in traffic travelling . We were seated fast enough and orders taken and we were offered the option of refillable drinks . The drinks arrived .. Wrong order ... Then after we drank the first drinks we waited .. And waited ... Eventually the waitress informed us that she had already ordered... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Sorry given up eating here . just too many poor meals. Last two times meals were cold or incorrect. staff not very helpfull. Surroudings dark and dismal. Wine and beer overpriced and poor value for money

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Chesterfield, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We had 2 evening meals at this Beefeater, The Downshire Arms, and 2 breakfasts. Beefeater food is always ok but there was a shortage of staff resulting having to leave the table to seek staff to place order. Our daughter & Son-in-Law waited 30 minutes for drinks order. Our visit was combined with a two night stay at the adjoining... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Our reservation was for 8 and we still had to wait for our table we ordered drinks when we were Sat at our table they took 20 mins to get to us our starters were lovely but once we eat them we waited a hour till we got our main we were starving my partner had to go and find... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Pretty good although a little slow as there were not many people in as it was early. Good value for meal on the way home from work

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Ascot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Used to be a regular here but moved to Ascot 20 months ago so returned due to the Royal Foresters sadly being closed down in April. Had a lovely mixed grill which I would say was the best I've had at any Beefeater in many years, and was very pleasantly surprised. Good sized portions of meat which I hope will... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I recently stayed her for a week and ate here every night due to early mornings and late nights! I've been here for a week before and both stays have been fairly similar. It's a nice place, a typical Beefeater really, the food was well priced, decently made/cooked - usual pub grub. Nothing wrong with the food at all, except... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

on our way home from Wimbledon today I was driving and tired , needing a drink and a 'stop', driving up towards we saw The Downshire which looked inviting. We found that the staff were even more inviting and made us feel very welcome and comfortable. Our server 'Sara' was very attentive as were the rest of the team .... 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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