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Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 7AA, England
+44 1344 423585
06:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
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458 reviews
352 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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353 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week 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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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago 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 2 weeks ago

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
Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this place just on the off chance, and was not disappointed. I had steak with pear salad not my usual choice but it was amazing. Vicky the manager who was working the restaurant floor really made everyone feel welcome and tended to everyone's needs. I will definitely be coming here again !!!

1 Thank _brandylover1978
Bracknell, United Kingdom
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186 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The kids eat free offer is very good way to start a Saturday. Good full english with lots of choice. Bubble and squeak was a pleasant surprise. Buffet was well stocked and fresh. Coffee was not the best thing about my breakfsst.

1 Thank Simon C
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I've not had an evening meal here for a while but we did used to use this as a lunch time destination for meetings before it was refurbished. Unfortunately now the new menu is not lunch time orientated at all. They offer no sandwiches, wraps or baguettes at all so your options are either to have a full meal (which... More 

Thank Petitemoi18
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105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Went in for a birthday celebration with a group of 7. Vegetarian selection for one of us was dreadful (veggie burger was unbelievably green). Steaks weren't great quality either - for what you pay you'll get a much better meal elsewhere. Won't be rushing back

Thank travesty89
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

I have been there a number of times. Generally I would classify it at similar level as Harvester. That is inexpensive food ok quality good portions. This is no exemption though decor is admittedly really nice. So assuming your expectations are of that level of a pub then you won't be disappointed. Good option overall for what it is.

2 Thank Michail K

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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, 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
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
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?