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Downshire Way, Bracknell, England
01344-42-35-85
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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
Most recent review
Not bad

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Reading
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Reading
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

The Premier Inn attached to the Downshire Arms is great for the location but the actual Beefeater pub itself actually lets the whole experience down. I have eaten at the Downshire Arms several times within the last 6 months whilst staying overnight with business and have found a repeated list of issues that have occurred on each visit: - The... More 

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Stopped here while passing through for a quick bite for dinner with the kids. Used to love going to the Ham and Blackbird, Farnborough, for birthdays as a kid and can't say I've been to a Beefeater since. We weren't expecting Cordon Bleu cooking so entered into this adventure with our eyes wide open. I was pleasantly with the food.... More 

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Sandhurst
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Went this Sunday for lunch and took the grandchildren. Seated straight away. I had the mixed grill which was ok apart from the steak way overdone and couldn't eat it. high chair given to my grandson was dirty and so were the cutlery.overall the place looks dirty and wouldn't visit again.

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Eaten here many times as its an easy option close to home, always had very good service and decent food, order the nachos as the cheese sauce is unreal love the stuff have it pretty much every time as a side or starter. Good burgers and steaks and plenty to choose from for my other half who is a veggie.... More 

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bracknell
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

19 of us had Christmas dinner here and I was pleasantly surprised to find that the food was fantastic. all well presented and hot, service was fast and friendly and well organised. it was a great Christmas dinner and would recommend this eatery to anyone

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reading uk
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

enjoyed our steak and the caramel crumble. Staff were friendly and attentive and, all in all a pleasant meal with nice surroundings.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Nothing to fancy. Food is average. Would be better if the standard was maintained. Overall I would go back.

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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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