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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
Nice pub food, though service can be a little slow...

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
Robin S
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Ascot, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

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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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
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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Reading, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We called in early in the afternoon for a late lunch. The place was quite empty and we were able to choose where we sat. We were eligible for the special price menu because of the day and time and it was a bargain. We had two starters, two main courses, two Proseccos in the individual small bottles and a... More 

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Went for a meal out with husband. Fabulous food. Was pleasantly surprised. Would definitely come back. Assistant manager Anthony was very helpful and kind and gave us a warm welcome. Good for parking too, plenty of spaces 😊

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Woodley, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

We visited as this seemed to be the only place in Berkshire that served breaded chicken nuggets for our food phobic child (who won't even entertain trying ice cream or cake or sweets). We had booked for five pm but turned up at ten to five and were seated straight away. We chose what we wanted and although initially the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Terrible service. Waited 45 mins for a starter and 1 hour for a drink. We decided to leave after tasting the hideous food. Won't be going back, would recommend chucking money down a drain instead of going here. P.S. Check my other reviews if you think this is another TripAdvisor rant. I am an honest reviewer.

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Good food, good service at a reasonable price and, although slightly out of the town centre, affords a chilled out atmosphere. This is in a residential area and if I lived nearby I'd visit more often. I like it.

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Bromsgrove, United Kingdom
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Obviously I cannot comment on the whole menu but ordered Chicken and Roasted Vegetable Linguine in a tomato sauce, well it's was more like tinned spaghetti in tomato sauce which a grilled chicken breast thrown on the top. To top it all a large glass of red wine £6.29 this is a beefeater not fine dining.

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Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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

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  • 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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