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Downshire Arms

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Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 7AA, England
+44 1344 423585
06:30 - 23:00
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Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed today NEW via mobile

A family of 5 and a newborn had a great experience here, just before Christmas. The food was excellent and very fast to both be ordered and served to our table. The staff were friendly and engaging with my children too which is refreshing!

Thank Kasey D
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an ok meal. Nothing special though. Service was slow. Quite expensive for what it is. There are cheaper places with better quality food.

Thank ellie191929
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Refurbishment of the restaurant is very good. Food was well presented, although still felt more like pub grub, although we did enjoy our meals. Amber our waitress was lovely, regularly checking we were okay.

1 Thank JanetB047
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

food was excellent, had a voucher so turned out very cheap as well, although original price was still worth it. service was a little slow but was busy so not too much of a problem.

Thank bcm94
Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Appeared understaffed, and those that were there seemed to be going through the motions. My partner had to repeat her order three times before it was taken correctly. Had to wait a wait a while for our food, but when it arrived, it was absolutely fine, although we found it strange that they stopped serving desserts at about 8.30. The... More 

Thank James B
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493 reviews
375 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent and the menu appears to have something for everyone. Unlimited chips with with the steaks and grills is a nice touch. Given its a steak restaurant the red wine was a little dissapointing. The main surprise was the prices. Years ago a Beefeater restaurant was somewhere to go for a good value steak, now prices are similar... More 

Thank Montyf1
United Kingdom
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363 reviews
246 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have usually loved this place but this time the service was very slow indeed. The good was ok but not the best we've had there. We left slightly disappointed with our night out.

Thank Drakesy
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41 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Found this by chance whilst out looking for somewhere to eat. Staff really helpful and attentive. Good food although pudding was very sickly but that was my fault for being a piggy. If ever in that area again would go back. Make sure you have a £1 for parking but you do get it refunded off you bill Thank you... More 

Thank Thewatsons15
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Cute pub, however ordered a portion of chips and onion rings (came to over £6) and they were the smallest portions I've ever seen. Bar staff were friendly but heard them complaining about customers which wasn't nice. House white wine doesn't taste very nice, would not recommend. Like I said, meh, don't get your expectations up. Average at the best.

Thank Sarah I
Reading, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

I took my family here yesterday to celebrate my daughter's birthday and we were not disappointed. A previous visit some years ago had been awful but we were recommended to try it again as it had been re-fitted and upgraded. All the staff we spoke to were polite, helpful and efficient and the actual meals were good. I refrain from... More 

1 Thank rogercossey

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
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, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
06:30 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?