The Belgian Arms

4.4
145 reviews
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£25 and under
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British
Top tags:
  • Cosy
  • Lunch
  • Sunday Lunch
Situated in the pretty village of Holyport, set back from the green and overlooking the pond, The Belgian Arms is a favourite with locals and visitors to the area alike.

We offer really tasty British food that’s beautifully cooked, a great selection of wines and a really good pint.

The atmosphere is warm, relaxed and friendly. The Belgian Arms is the ideal spot for meeting up with family and friends, an informal business lunch or dinner and simply having fun.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
British, Gastro Pub
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Hours of Operation
Monday - Thursday: 11.00am - 11.00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11.00am - 12.00pm
Sunday: 11.00am - 10.00pm

Between the hours of 2.30pm & 6.30pm on Friday and Saturday, we offer a slightly reduced afternoon menu.
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Phone number
01628 634468
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Entertainment
Live music from 9:30pm on the first Friday of the month
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Outdoor dining , Outdoor Smoking Area, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 145 People Are Saying
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MR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 11 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food roast dinner is Amazing great selection of fresh vegetables meat was so tender & tasty

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R
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Food good .servis not brilliant . While eating our meal we had people standing at the bar by restaurant so close could not move my arm to eat my meal . They should have never bean there . Spoiled the the evening with my partner . Could not wait to get out of there. 😠

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S
London
14 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Saturday night dinner here as a family of three. The food was fantastic, the service friendly and the setting lovely. Extremely child friendly and we shall certainly be visiting again in the future.

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M
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 8 November 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Part of the car park was flooded so 3 spaces not useable in full car park.
Dining room is rather dingy , lighting could be improved in parts of the restaurant
My husbands toasty bread was to hard to chew, he left most of it , my liver and bacon was very good , water glasses stained and old through dishwasher use, had to ask to replace them.
Staff helpful and efficient ,
Many allergy free things on the menu but chef will then review to check it’s all ok .
I quite liked this pub it’s very well priced and good quality a bit of tweaking would make it excellent

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J
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I am a regular here. It never lets you down. Took two friends and they loved it

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was a little noisy when we went for Sunday lunch as there was a private function.

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A
Kent
6 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service and food were great. We had a mixed party of adults and older children, menu suited all.

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H
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice pub with lovely staff...my only gripe is its very nice but it's a bit expensive, £8 for a gin ? , very nice food but a bit overpriced for what you get , I had two roast dinners , two pints of Guiness and a Gin , two desserts and one starter and it was just shy of £80

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D
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

As usual lovely food with good service it was very busy though obviously becoming very popular only one hiccup received the wrong wine and rather than complain we drank it any way

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c
London
38 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a cracking pub lunch here today!

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CJ
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Occasional visitor for the last ten years and it is as ever. Thankyou

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RN
London
19 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dinner with son on a Monday night the BA was buzzing as ever, food and service excellent

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L
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great atmosphere, attentive service, a bit noisey to have a chat as felt sat in the bar rather than restaurant. Food OK but disappointed with veg curry as one mouthful blew my head off - should have had a warning!!

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OT
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Promotional meal ran out, not their fault but we’re poorer the inclusive wine and then told after half hour of sitting that there was no promotional meal and wine was list price! After having a word they stepped up but not many British folk do

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MB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Had lunch with my daughter here as several of our regular haunts were fully booked. Lovely village location, food was superb staff beyond pleasant. Would throughly recommend.

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EM
London
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely lunch and great staff , nice relaxing venue

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SA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was impeccable. Beautiful village pub with a top class restaurant. Couldn't recommend enough.

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JS
London
7 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant Saturday lunch.

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v
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and fabulous service - we all enjoyed our meals

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DC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Very good local pub with character in pretty village. Good food and varied menu. Very good attentive staff and service even on a very busy Saturday night.

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l
Buckinghamshire
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely fabulous will be back for sure. Every course was just delicious 😍

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TK
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

This is my go to pub, but not after the other evening. We were on a table behind the door out of the restaurant and basically forgotten about. The service was terrible. I had the monkfish curry and it was watery and not very tasty. Very poor meal, not the norm for this pub.

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BL
London
1 review
Dined on 13 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Only criticism....waiter did not ask about allergies. Fish came with almonds , not stated on menu, and my friend has nut allergy. The dish was immediately replaced with nut free version. Well done for that.

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B
Northampton
20 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

This was our regular visit to the Belgian Arms as we stop there en route to the airport to start our holiday every year. It always feels like the start of our holidays and it didn't disappoint. The food was excellent and the service prompt and friendly. One small complaint was that we had booked for our meal well in advance but we were shown to a small side table whilst customers who appeared to have arrived 'on spec' were shown to larger and more comfortable tables. I only noticed this as we were eating our meal when it was too late to do anything about it. It didn't interfere with our enjoyment of the meal - the fish and chips were excellent.

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F
London
9 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

A little hidden away gem, limited but good menu, good location especially al fresco

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food great pub and live band added for a great evening

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j
London
10 reviews
Dined on 6 September 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As regulars for over 30 years, we think the pub is as good as ever as a restaurant and the service on this occasion was impeccable. However, we find it odd and frustrating that the main menu rarely changes. we would like to go more often. The two beers offered were flat, cloudy and lifeless. That said, we went on a Sunday recently and had the best Sunday lunch we have ever had there. It also welcomed the dog with us.

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H
London
7 reviews
Dined on 3 September 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really impressed. A small local pub win an absolutely stunning out door area. Food was absolutely delicious and staff extremely friendly. Thank you.

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NA
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 3

Great food and drinks; defiantly would visit again.

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MR
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic roast dinner & pudding. Lovely service polite waitresses

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P
Hampshire
9 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

As always a brilliant Sunday Lunch. One down point, however, is the time taken to serve the food. We arrived at 12.30 and yet it was almost 13.15 before lunch was served and yet we all had roast lunches which are usually served really quickly. We couldn’t understand why it took so long.

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CO
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely brunch!
We thoroughly enjoyed our brunch at The Belgian Arms. I had smashed avocado with poached eggs on toast and the eggs were cooked to perfection. My husband had the chorizo scrambled eggs and again the food did not disappoint. A spicy Bloody Mary for each of us rounded off the meal and started our bank holiday weekend rather well.

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S
London
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious brunch with a lovely view of the pond and old country pub feel.

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E
London
32 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The Belgian Arms is an excellent pub with fantastic food. The great vegan menu means there is something for everyone.

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MR
West Sussex
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect in every way! Consistent food quality! Never a poor meal!

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J
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sunday roast to die for. Great service, great food, lovely atmosphere.

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J
London
13 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Sunday Lunch. Couldn’t fault it. Well I could but truthfully it was very good !!

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MS
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Enjoyed the evening and the food was good could have had a little more music but that’s just a personal preference

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B
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 August 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Have t been for some time...food was ok ... nothing special and a rather mixed menu .....some pub classics...few restaurant dishes and even a curry!! Not sure it knows quite what it is!

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G
London
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had a really good dinner meal; actually a business meal combined with friends for drinks and nibbles - so service was nice and flexible. Food was excellent on this evening. Overall Belgian Arms has kept high quality food coming out of the kitchen and improved ambience. Eating outside is particularly popular and they must just make sure there is plenty of smoke FREE tables and smoke doesn't drift onto non-smokers. Be great to exclude smoking altogether!!

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