The Belgian Arms

4.6
408 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 408 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.5
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4.3
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MarkH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very enjoyable evening served by very helpful and knowledgeable staff.
Thank you.

TC
TepC
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a late lunch just before the Christmas Lockdown.
The food was top notch (Turkey with trimmings for the first and only time this Christmas...)...
The staff are always so friendly and helpful.
I can’t wait for Lockdown to end, so I can spend a relaxing afternoon by the fire there, a few Brakspear’s and a good book...Heaven...

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our last chance to eat out before lockdown hit for Christmas. What a fantastic time we had. The team are just lovely - warm, welcoming and

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AndrewJ
London
1 review
Dined on 18 December 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was very very average . Probably he poorest quality fish abs chips I have had

DR
DRS2
London
2 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Consistent quality. Original dishes. Not a pub but a real restaurant. Have been coming here for years....

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I like the Arms. I traveled from Cambridge to meet for lunch. Due to covid we had to sit outside hence the ambiance score.
I did find it a tad pricey at £28 for a steak and chips with no vegetables. It was a very good rib eye though

LB
LloydB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 16 December 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

A nice place to eat, people very charming and the food was out delicious. Would defo go back and would recommend

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Andym
Kent
8 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. This is our “go to” place for a good in formal meal. Service is always good and the atmosphere is welcoming in winter or summer

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NigelB
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Attentive, chatty server. Great ambience despite crisis.

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RobH
London
7 reviews
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual a great meal with fabulous service

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Shereen
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always and of course the food was delicious. Highly recommend

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michellec
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place. Never disappoints. Great service without being over attentive - just the right balance. And always a delicious menu and chilled vibe.

SG
SamG
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant Sunday roast, beef was divine! Service some of the best!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best around for miles

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EmmaH
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub and excellent quality food. Slightly pricey, but that's what you pay for quality.

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MikeS
London
1 review
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Challenging times for restaurants, but the Belgian seems to have it covered. Reception was slick, QR scanning and checked we were from the same household, then straight to the table, which wee all nicely spaced - all in all, quite a civilised evening despite the circumstances.
Ambience was minimally more subdued than normal, but there was a nice buzz about the place.
Top job by Chris in keeping us fed, watered and entertained, so no complaints whatsoever.
Can’t wait until it’s back to normal and even more enjoyable. Would strongly recommend, but book early - its popularity is growing by the day.

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Maccar
London
3 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Had an excellent lunch, the steak was excellent and paired well with the house red. The service was attentive and polite. Would go again.

GJ
GlynJ
London
8 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to everyone at The Belgian Arms who made our visit so welcoming.

CS
ChristopherS
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic setting for a wonderful meal. Helpful and knowledgeable staff, good wine, good food and overall an amazing pub. We can't wait to come back next year when will be able to enjoy a glass of wine with friends and family.

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rnarna
London
5 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing all round! Arguably one of the best Sunday roast meal we've ever had!
Quality of the food, service, ambience was just perfect. We brought our baby and little dog, all very welcomed. We'll be back again for sure.

JP
JohnP
1 review
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Lovely Sunday lunch
Excellent roast beef
Slight cold draft when door opened
Staff very good
Wife’s smoked salmon starter good. turkey good
Have already recommended this pub to friend

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WelshCelt
London
4 reviews
Dined on 6 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pub, good food, not the cheapest but worth the money for the quality. Would definitely recommend

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Happydiner
Buckinghamshire
6 reviews
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly greeting, staff were all helpful and wearing masks as required, food was very tasty, we were looked after very well :)

MH
MarkH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic in every sphere.

BH
BeckyH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 5 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really wonderful first visit after lockdown. Service was very friendly, already prepared kids colouring before we arrived, and quick food service too, with appropriate number of checks to see how we were doing. Nice seats by the fire and even in socially distanced mode it felt very relaxed. Would definitely recommend.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic...5 Stars all round

TC
TepC
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on 2 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great relaxing afternoon by the fire with some lovely fish and chips and a couple of pints of Brakspear’s

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Sunny
Berkshire
6 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with family for last pre lockdown 2 meal. As always our local had a great atmosphere, great food and wine backed up by great service. We haven’t been going out as much this year, but when we have this is our first choice !

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AlexB
Dubai
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent lunch, great service, beef Wellington was superb, real ale very good.

JH
JamesH
London
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Good quality gastro pub food, very enjoyable and good value.

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vipDavidB
London
4 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent Beef Wellington.
We are regular visitors

MS
MickS
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Overall a very good meal and service, helpful staff although a little bit rushed as the "kitchen was due to close" soon after our booking time of 14:30. The restaurant was quiet and lacked atmosphere, again due to the time but no complaints; our Granddaughter created noise, atmosphere and comedy!

We'll be back when we are allowed!

MG
MarkG
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great "last supper" celebration for my wife's birthday. We'll be back (again) in December

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ElaineB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always fab. Food and service amazing. Perfectly cooked beef and roast potatoes .

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best 3 course meal i have had in ages, best parfait i have ever had, lovely roast beef

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StephenF
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service - our first visit we will be back.

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Michelle
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere! Maybe a little bit pricy but all things considered probably worth it!

ME
MEFH
Berkshire
10 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just wanted somewhere not too far from home and found The Belgian Arms on OpenTable; what a find it was.
Very clean, tidy and well presented establishment.
From walking through the door, and negotiating the efficient COVID-19 precautions, being shown to the table and the initial drinks order everything was perfect.
The menu choice was good and I now want to go back and try some other items soon.
The food was exactly as described by the servers and on the menu. Taste was perfect from the soup starter and the crab & salmon starter through the fish main course and the burger. Didn’t have desert but there was plenty of good choice.
Coffee and payment was relaxed and a thoroughly good evening was had by both of us; going again as soon as diary dates allow!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was slightly disappointed with menu when we arrived , had Seabass on previous visit which was wonderful ..... but the Beef Wellington we shared was superb ..... the Covid restriction were observed ... well pleased

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GraemeM
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

1st thing, COVID measures in place, hand sanitiser and QR code to check in at the door.
Tables spaced out and place still felt welcoming.
Good menu selection; starters of chicken liver parfait and crab/salmon very tasty.
We shared the beef Wellington main which was very well presented and was delicious.
Deserts followed with a cheese course and panacotta with figs rounded things off nicely.
I’ve been here a couple of times pre pandemic and the food quality if anything seems to have gone up, and the service and experience wasn’t adversely affected by the rules/times we’re living in.

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 408 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.