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Peacock Farm

Address:
Peacock Lane
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 8SS
Tel: 01344 423481
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Despite its slightly desolate setting surrounded by the new designed-for-a-dolls house estate, Peacock Farm is a welcoming pub/restaurant which offers an above average menu for its genre of dining establishment.

The venue has been built into a former farmhouse and many of the original wood features remain. Despite the high ceilings and large space, it has been designed in a way that creates a buzzy atmosphere without being intrusive.

There is enough variety on the menu to keep most people happy - ham, egg and chips, ribs and sea bass are just some of the choices. Extra effort seems to have gone into the dishes to raise them to a level slightly above what you’d expect from a venue of this nature.

For example, one of the starters is sardines on toast. What you actually get is two large whole sardines grilled to perfection on a thick slice of gently toasted bread smothered with pesto. The end result was pretty impressive - it could easily have been so much less.

Decent ham is so difficult to find these days, even if you have it off the bone from a good supermarket. But at Peacock Farm the offering with the egg and chips was excellent, if only they’d put where it had been sourced from on the menu!

For what it is setting out to do, Peacock Farm is a good choice. As with all pubs of this nature, the food is slightly overpriced but we’ve come to expect that these days. One other minor criticism is that some of the dining staff seemed to have little grasp of English and it was pretty much impossible to understand what they were saying at times.

Aside from that, a decent place to go for a pub meal, with particular emphasis on family dining, young and old. It is also worth noting that the venue gets pretty busy at times so it is probably worth making a reservation just in case.


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http://peacockfarm.co.uk/


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Your comments (4 positive, 2 mixed, 2 negative)
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"I would love to leave a comment on their food but since they refused to pick up the phone after eight attempts I can't. Hope it is better than their customer service. Get an answer machine!"
Bob, UK. June 10, 2011.

"Heat them up quickly type of meals - Sunday roasts are dinged and not freshly cooked - not worth more than a fiver! Staff are friendly although the owners seem "frosty". Nothing freshly cooked so wouldn't go again."
Sally, UK. October 17, 2010.

"Hello, we would just like to say thank you for a lovely evening."
Matt Dee, UK. May 5, 2010.

"The food is ok but this pub is always let down by the service. Today (Sunday lunch) we were asked to leave our table for other customers despite having been seated for only an hour. We had only just put our knives and forks down! Better alternatives in area."
Jake, UK. January 17, 2010.

"We have been a few times now and I have the following scores:
Service -9/10
Atmosphere - 9/10
Food - 8/10
Menu choice - 8/10
Price - 9/10
Staff - 8/10
I would recommend this to friends and family."
Natandan1, UK. September 11, 2009.

"I live just seconds around the corner from this lovely little pub and thus visit fairly regularly. I personally think it is a lovely little pub, the atmosphere great and the staff are all very friendly. There is a good choice of food though, when the menu changes, fairly little actually seems to be changed. The food itself is fabulous, large portions and great quality. I personally don't feel the prices are too expensive, certainly considering some of the other pub/ restaurants in the local area, who charge a considerable amount for a much lesser service. In short I recomend this pub to all my friends and family and have never heard a bad word spoken about it."
Holly, UK. July 17, 2009.

"We have been there twice, and both times we came away with two minds. The pub is brilliant, the beers and particularly the wines (I am a wine buff) are beyond reproach. Great atmosphere (we don't mind children in restaurants being pro-family outings) and excellent service. 9/10.
However a bit of a thumbs down for the food. Our first visit order was met with 'sorry we only cook hamburgers well done not medium' which, with the slightly dry burger did not go down too well. Not giving up, we did again venture for the Sunday roast beef. The side dish of vegetables (though I am not too keen on boiled leeks - the cook should try making a duxcelle) got a 9/10. The main course hardly deserved a 6/10 (we are generous by nature) - the honeyed parsnips were undercooked and over-honeyed, the roast potatoes limp, the yorshire pudding was so light that we were surprised it did not float on the over celeried gravy. The meat was pre-cooked and obviously reheated (anathema in my book) and rather brown instead of the preferred pink. Would we go there again - certainly for a drink but never again for food."
Alex Legrand, UK. July 12, 2009.

"We went to Peackcock Farm as a family of six and had a very enjoyable lunch. Food was fine for a pub and not too expensive, the atmosphere was nice, albeit a little too noisy because of the number of children in the place. We found the waiting staff very friendly, although there was the odd language barrier to contend with! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting an enjoyable meal in good surroundings."
Sue, UK. June 11, 2009.