The Belgian Arms

4.6
624 reviews
£25 and under
British
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 624 People Are Saying
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Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
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Meridian
London
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good service and great food. Special mention to George who is always welcoming and provides great service

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vipGeorgina
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely pub with a fire and great food!

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Bates
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Eat here often, always excellent but this time especially. Can’t recommend enough and look forward to coming back again.

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CarolC
London
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time I have eaten at the Belgian Arms and it won't be the last. The food was lovely and the service excellent. the staff were pleasant and easy to chat to.

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SueMcAuley
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful lunch on Sunday with friends. The food was fabulous and the atmosphere was wonderful - would recommend highly.
Sue McAuley

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Prgmah
London
33 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good Sunday roast beef with trimmings. Good hot starter and hot dessert. Wine we had was also good. Staff friendly and efficient.

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StuartH
London
3 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was friendly and attentive, food excellent and the pub itself lovely.

Would go back in a heartbeat

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LeahR
London
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service everything.
The coconut panna cotta was especially tasty(and vegan)
Always a perfect meal

DM
DebbieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 20 November 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service the staff were brilliant and the atmosphere warm and cosy.

JK
JuliaK
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 November 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Starter of scallops for over £10 contained just 2!!! Sadly2 of us ordered this and felt very let down for spending £20 for 4 scallops between us.
Also my burger was dry and overcooked. Didn’t enjoy it at all.

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CliffordH
Buckinghamshire
17 reviews
Dined on 16 November 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Good food and excellent service.
It feels a good mix between a pub atmosphere and a restaurant

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NikkiB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing roast dinners and fab service - would highly recommend

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RichardD
London
2 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very relaxing environment for dinner. Great food, friendly and engaging staff. Highly recommend.

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CamperQueen
London
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A pub full of character in an amazing location. The service from the staff was exemplary. The food was excellent. I will certainly be returning here on a regular basis.

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Notthevicarofbray
London
9 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Lunchtime menu is a steal at £16 for 2 courses, £19 for 3. Good choice and tasty dishes.

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AnnieB
London
6 reviews
Dined on 7 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely fab Sunday Lunch. Lovely staff, great atmosphere and delicious 3 course meal! Would definitely return!

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andyc
1 review
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Not all bad but had to ask for water twice, waitress could have had a little more finesse rather than banging plates down on the table and dropping cutlery on the table rather than placing it. Little things that make a big difference…it’s all about the detail and some places just don’t have it…and the Belgian Arms is one of them. with a bit more thought they could create a better overall experience. Left a tip but not sure it was really deserved. Decent enough food though. Would recommend from a food point of view but not based on service

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Coxy
London
3 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely meal, really enjoyed the food and very good service

JM
JackieM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Pleasant environment, good food, great staff, enjoyed a mid week family lunch.

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ShelleyD
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great pub! The food was delicious and travelling alone, I was well taken care of.

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Mike
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was fantastic and service great. We went on a Tuesday evening so the atmosphere was understandably not the best. We are already planning our next visit!

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Niccis
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely fresh food. Staff very attentive. A menu to suit everyone. Vegetarian options. Food was well cooked Lovely flavours. Will go again soon

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TamaraH
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were exceptional. We happened to be sat near a very large group celebrating so it was a little noisy but everything else was spot on.

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vipBrayResident
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always wonderful. Delicious food, attentive, friendly staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Can’t complain about the food or service or ambience. We just found the menu a bit strange for a Saturday lunchtime. A bit too brunch focused with too few options aside of those. The menu felt a bit limited but the food we chose was excellent. I recommend checking the menu before booking.

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KathrynS
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Booked on the spur of the moment and was really pleased to see the place so busy on a midweek evening. Thoroughly enjoyed our food. Friendly staff, good service. Will definitely revisit soon.

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AdamS
London
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great place with fantastic food and a very welcoming atmosphere.

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MarkG
Berkshire
5 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and great ambience. Always friendly staff

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bids
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Absolutely fantastic food - excellent vegan options. Will definitely be back.

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WelshCelt
London
6 reviews
Dined on 24 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious Sunday roast. Will definitely go there again

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vipsteve
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always brilliant food and very friendly staff.

Best pub in East Berks

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RobH
London
10 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chris & his team as usual were just brilliant,,

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LisaPearl
London
2 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely lunch, great service, thank you so much. We will be back.

JP
vipJanP
London
6 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Really nice vibe to the place, friendly and buzzy and food very good and reasonably priced for the quality. Stays shy of being too 'restauranty' so keeps that feel of a pub but a very good one. Convenient parking and table service was very good.

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JanC
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was very good, we met with friends and throughly enjoyed the evening

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Foodie123
London
4 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great choice of food for lunch. Set menu a bargain. We are used to good food and this did not let us down

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jollymac
London
17 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Home from Home in a great setting with friendly yet discreet service of great and interesting food

The Belgian Arms
Responded on 14 October 2021

Great to see you and the family again Ian. Talk about lucky with the weather, probably the last day of summer! See you again soon. Best Wishes Chris & The Team

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NAB55
London
6 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good to see English wines on winelist and all English cheeses. Bravo.

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ClaireS
1 review
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely meal on a Saturday night, pub and restaurant were busy in a good way! Excellent service throughout meal. Staff were friendly and polite. Shared starter of chicken pate - really tasty, smooth & light pate. Main course - absolutely fantastic venison loin, with rosti and carrot and cumin puree. It really was 10/10. Burger was very tasty but a little bit dry (well done rather than pink but I guess that is the safer cook for restaurants nowadays).
Had a lovely tasting coconut panna cotta with candied figs - great taste but sadly not really a panna cotta as it wasn't set. More of a thick soup! Still yummy though!
All in all a great meal, not perfect but would definitely return as food was really tasty and it's a lovely place with a buzzy atmosphere and good customer service.

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JohnL
San Diego
1 review
Dined on 7 October 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I would describe The Belgian Arms is a cross between fine dining and an upscale pub. Good food and friendly staff. Parking was not a problem.

The Belgian Arms
Responded on 15 October 2021

Thank you for you wonderful feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes The Belgian Arms Team

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FAQs

The Belgian Arms offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01628 634468.

The Belgian Arms is rated 4.6 stars by 624 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.