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The Palmer Arms

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Village Road | Dorney, Dorney SL4 6QW, England
+44 1628 666612
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11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Dorney, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice cosy pub, I've had a Sunday roast here a few times and it's always been great. This particular occasion was even better as I received excellent service from the waitress Felicity.

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Thank Tony D
London
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230 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I highly recommend The Palmers Arms for a comfortable drink or something to eat. By far the management and the serving staff are excellent. The menu is pitched well and not confusing. The chef cooked a delicious meal. The prices were reasonable too, which was refreshing.

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Thank georgegrimes
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Dear George, Thank you for such a fantastic review, I'm so glad you enjoyed your meal. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards Simone More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

6 of us for a Sunday lunch The restaurant was very crowded - apparently their busiest day of the year Despite the number of covers they had, the service was well done although we had to wait a while for our food- not a problem with so much going on around us to keep us amused. Good traditional Sunday lunch... More 

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Thank Toby G
Berkhamsted, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Having visited previously it was not as good as it used to be. It was all very greasy and the ham was grisly. The creme brûlée was really thick and heavy. The choice of desserts were all very stodgy except the ice cream!

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1 Thank Frankie S
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Dear Frankie, I'm so sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your food on your recent visit. You do not say what day you visited. We always like to resolve any issues with food at the time, where we would always happily offer an alternative. If you could email us directly with this information i would be grateful - info@thepalmerarms.com... More 

Ilminster, England, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We chose this venue as a central place to unite two close families for Sunday lunch, who came from all over. It came recommended by a colleague and we were not disappointed. Friendly efficient staff, excellent food and drink, very nice facilities and big car park. We had 3 babes in arms who were reasonably well behaved: but the place... More 

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Thank JohnMeakin
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Dear John, I'm so glad to hear that your Sunday lunch was a success. Kind Regards Simone More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Lovely atmosphere and great food. The service was excellent - Anna was superb; very friendly and humorous. And she made the best coffee!

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Thank emmalgraham2016
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Dear Emma, What a fantastic review - Thank you. You will be pleased to hear Anna got a lovely reward for such a positive review. Regards Simone More 

Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Went there last Friday evening - very nice food - such a nice change as the token vegetarian in the group to have several options and not just the usual restaurant mushroom risotto! Staff were very pleasant and despite being pretty busy were attentive. Atmosphere in restaurant and bar areas really good. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank Rosy J
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Dear Rosy, Thank you for your review. I'm glad to hear you enjoyed your visit, and we hope to see you again soon. Regards Simone More 

Wokingham, United Kingdom
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259 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Although the staff were pleasant we found service extremely slow, with main dishes taking about 50 minutes to arrive after ordering. I had the seafood linguini which was in a rich crab and shrimp cream sauce. The lamb shank was also good. It took time to get the bill and even longer to pay, this in spite of the pub... More 

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Thank Roadwarrior1000
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry the service was slow the day that you ate with us. Without knowing what date & time you visited it is difficult for us to look into the reason why. I do know that a dish like the lamb shank does take time to prepare, and we do pride ourselves on fresh cooked... More 

London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

We stopped by before a wedding nearby as we were starving. We were in a bit of a rush so didn't get to look around for food but ultimately we were very glad we ate here. It was very quiet since we'd stopped by at an odd time but it was cosy and the tables that were occupied were by... More 

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1 Thank Maddy S
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic review and hope you will visit us again, when you are in the area. Kind Regards Simone More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went with our family who live down there & it is a regular haunt for them. Unfortunately they had some staffing issues as someone had called in sick & then another member of staff went home ill. The kitchen was in total disarray & although we asked for Ham & eggs with soft eggs we twice got sent 2... More 

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Thank piffpaffpuff1957
chrys90, Manager at The Palmer Arms, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry that you visited us on a rare 'chaotic' evening. Unfortunately during the evening we had 2 members of staff taken ill, which obviously affected our service that evening. I hope you will visit us again with your relatives so that we can redeem ourselves. Kind Regards Simone More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
Cuisine
Bar, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:30
Monday
11:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 23:00
Thursday
11:00 - 23:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Village Road | Dorney, Dorney SL4 6QW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Buckinghamshire  >  Dorney
  • Phone Number: +44 1628 666612

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?