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Downshire Arms

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Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 7AA, England
+44 1344 423585
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 7:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We called in last night unplanned. Have eaten at Beefeaters before and found them OK. Ate in the bar which was alright. Waited around 8 minutes service for a drink as did a couple of other visitors. Ordered a pint of Pride and a Red Wine for my wife, waited a further 5 minutes for the lady to find the... More 

Thank Mike W
Tadley, United Kingdom
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71 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was my first visit since the refurbishment. The seating has improved but the overall impression was of being still dull and dark. The food we chose was ok and the price was average. My biggest gripe is that we were asked by the waiter if we had our parking ticket !!!! so that we could be refunded. We did... More 

Thank michaelallaston
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked a table for 4 and was instantly sat down with parents, who had arrived before us.Gorgeous refurbishment and we had a lovely table. Ordered two burgers a jacket potato and a mixed grill. All arrived together and in good time. Professionally presented food on pristine plates. My father polished off his food very quickly and the jacket potato went... More 

1 Thank Errol P
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Table booked for 19:45 we got there 5 mins early and told that the table would be ready in 5 mins so all good. Asked to go to the bar which we did. At 20:00 went to see what was happening, 5 mins later someone turned up and had no idea who we were but table was ready. As we... More 

Thank David P
Warfield, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We had been here before the refurbishment and the service and food were reasonable. We went there tonight and it was like a comedy show we waited an hour for drinks . The food was also very slow the waitress didn't seem to have a clue. We needed a gluten free meal for one and no one seemed to understand... More 

Thank pat6rott
Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked online 2 days before with no problem at all, food was lovely and all members of staff were very welcoming and friendly as to be expected really, only problem was the waiting in between courses but that was also expected as it was busy. Also the new refurb is very nice too. Overall we was very pleased 😊

1 Thank Wayne A
Windsor, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we try to book on line.but it didn,t go through. so phoned and no problem. the staff where very good. the manager could not do enough for us.we all had the pate to start with, our daughter has allergies. no problem they showed her the allergie file and she choose her main course. the food all round was very good.... More 

Bracknell, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Now the pub has been refurbished it a lot better more room and a lot lighter in the pub the staff are very friendly

1 Thank dougal2017
Reading, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The restaurant has been given a new lease of life and has been finished to a good standard. Service was a bit slow but the food was very good. 2.5 hours for 2 courses is a bit much but we were in good company so we didn't get too upset, however I certainly wouldn't want this under normal circumstances.

1 Thank Michael648
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very slow at everything. Took 50 mins for meals. Had to remind the waitress that we asked for more drinks 15mins earlier. They were quick to make an extra dessert when my 4yr old decided she wanted it when she saw her brothers dessert, so that was great, that she wasn't waiting long. Overall all, was in there twice as... More 

Thank Rachel C

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi
Good for
Dining on a budget, Kids, Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
6:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 7AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Bracknell
  • Phone Number: +44 1344 423585

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?