We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Downshire Arms

$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Downshire Way, Bracknell RG12 7AA, England
+44 1344 423585
Website
Today
06:30 - 23:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 23:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

229 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 227: English reviews
Bracknell
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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 

Helpful?
Thank Petitemoi18
Bracknell
Level Contributor
105 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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

Helpful?
Thank travesty89
Level Contributor
16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

Helpful?
2 Thank Michail K
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really impressed with the new look restaurant, food is lovely and Vicky and her team made us feel really welcome... I can only eat smaller meals and they were happy for me to order from the kids menu and even take away any food I couldn't eat will 100% be returning!

Helpful?
1 Thank Dan07863
Berkshire
Level Contributor
71 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very unenjoyable meal, 3 of us had steak and it was dry & tough not what you would expect from a steakhouse. The Restraunt was very quite but still service was very slow & they made mistakes with the very simple order and items had to be asked for 3 times as they didn't turn up. Will not visit again... More 

Helpful?
Thank Ad1e69
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to eat at this BeefEater fairly regularly as it was consistent food at a fair price and hassle free. However recently there have been some changes, the most recent time we visited we were greeted with a pay and display parking machine. Anyway, I didn't have the required change on me so we went to a different pub... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rob P
Crawley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
62 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

travelled to Bracknell to meet some old friends we decided to eat out we picked the Downshire Arms have to say a good choice the staff where good and recommended some meals very friendly and attention to detail was not spared but it was fairly quiet this afternoon our waiter was Ian and he looked after us very well 4... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Len N
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Attempted to visit but won't be returning. Not very impressed that you now have to pay for parking. The excuse given was that this had to be done to stop people parking here and walking into town, this has suddenly only become an issue after the refurb. When walking in we were asked if we had a booking we said... More 

Helpful?
Thank christie3191
Bracknell, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had improved a lot since my last visit a couple of years ago. Does what it does best serves steak. Would also like to say good also for breakfast cooking to order not on hot plate like others.

Helpful?
1 Thank andrew l
Basingstoke, England, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had dinner with my partner and two of our friends. The re-fit looks great. We had great service and nothing was too much for them. Our food was tasty and we didn't have any problems with it. Great place to go! Had to pay for parking but got it refunded straight away so no problems with that either.

Helpful?
1 Thank Gemma B

Travellers who viewed Downshire Arms also viewed

 

Been to Downshire Arms? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Steakhouse, Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 23:00
Monday
06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 23:00
Thursday
06:30 - 23:00
Friday
06:30 - 23:00
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Downshire Arms and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Downshire Arms staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?