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Downshire Arms

Downshire Way, Bracknell, England
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Ranked #55 of 69 restaurants in Bracknell
Cuisines: British
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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60 reviews from our community

34% Recommend
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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 NEW

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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
23 reviews 23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

We sat down to our table at 5:30pm it was six o'clock before we received our starters having ordered them soon after being seated, they were average. The main courses came out about 15 minutes later and that was shocking! My wife's ribs were so over done the meat was non existent, I had the double cheese/steak burger and the... More

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Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

We popped in here for a quick bite to eat on the way home on a Saturday afternoon- lived in Bracknell 7 years and never been in her... and never will again. Having eaten in various level restaurants I would like to say (and you can see from my other reviews) I am genuine and fair. However, we didn't even... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

First of all i will start by saying this is my local and the only reason i use this establishment time and time again. This is the first time i have ever wrote a review on trip advisor but it has finally annoyed me that much. Especially as i know how hard it is to work in hospitallity but its... More

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Aldershot, England, United Kingdom
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68 reviews 68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you want a quick drink then this probably isn't the place for it. If you want to stand at a virtually empty bar and be ignored by a collection of staff then this is probably right up your street. Seriously, I thought I had developed some X-Man style powers and "disappeared" We stood at the bar a little way... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014 via mobile

I must be a fool to expect things to of changed after my last visit here, having been stuck with poor service previously, this time was worse. The waitress seemed to avoid myself and my girlfriend on numerous occasions and had actually made our decision to just leave but another member of the waiting staff managed to overhear us talking... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just had a Sunday roast in this establishment , I had beef ( big mistake) my wife had pork ( slightly better) the beef was so tough I could barely chew it, no kidding, I told the waitress who just looked at me, no apology or alternative, whilst we were eatin we could hear the chefs ( so called )... More

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