The Pinkneys Arms

4.5
241 Reviews
£26 to £40
British
Welcome to the Pinkeys Arms.
We are a small, independently run free-house, nestled in the heart of the village of Pinkneys Green, on the outskirts of Maidenhead.

We are surrounded by National Trust land and welcome dogs and their owners. We’d love to invite you to join us for a traditional English country pub experience!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
What 241 people are saying
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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CandiceR
London
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The food here is aways outstanding. Its such a nine col pub. not the cheapest but you get what you pay for!

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DebraM
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service3ambience5

We had to wait quite a while for a while for our food and it didn't seem overly busy.
We had 2 children with us so was hard to keep them amused while waiting.
But when the food came it was really lovely.
Would go again but next time without the grandchildren

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Maybenotforus
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

service was poor the staff were all new. The bottom of the pizzas tasted burnt. Very noisy groups of people next to us. Rather expensive

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LibbyR
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a lovely time sitting on the terrace with our friends. The food was very good although a tad expensive, as was the wine. However the presentation and service were both completely excellent and we had a very happy time and planning to return.

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MaggieH
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great food but somewhat pricey..
Slow but friendly service although they didn’t appear that busy.
I guess that resulted in the lovely relaxed atmosphere and we weren’t in a hurry.
Great garden.

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JoanneT
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday lunch at Pinkney's Arms. Seating outside on benches is not terribly comfortable unless you have short legs! Service prompt and polite and food tasty.

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patsyD
Dorset
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The Pinkneys arms staff are very helpful and we had a great lunch.

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StephanosM
London
7 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Great for sitting out in the garden. Service and staff super helpful and attentive.

Food was good, but nothing wow.

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chrisw
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

good food, pub atmosphere, a little on the pricey side for what was sitting in a beer tent, but the good was good

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JamesG
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the pinkneys arms. Been going there for years. A good standard of everything and probably the best pub in Maidenhead. Great garden.

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Noisyfamily
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Lovely outdoor area, food quality was excellent and good service.

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Joel
Warwickshire
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brilliant pub, brilliant food, brilliant drink and brilliant staff. Can't wait for my next visit.

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LHFM
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was fine and service would have been good had staff been wearing masks as is still legally required

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great staff and atmosphere

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RachelA
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

The pinkneys arms has long been a favourite of ours, having eaten and drunk in there many times over the years. Yesterday we had a really disappointing Sunday lunch for £20 which - considering what we got - was a rip off. Small portions, watery gravy and waiting staff who couldn’t answer really basic questions and seemed constantly confused and bewildered.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a Sunday roast with family - the atmosphere was great, the food was home made and delicious, and service was good. The Sunday roast was not massive, but in my view they provide quality over quantity, which we were happy with!

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BerkshireLyndsey
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and garden. Brilliant for kids too, definitely be going back

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vipForbes
London
22 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Penny pinching establishment that could be so good but for the lack of attention to detail and the desire to be at the higher end of 'gastro pub'.

£12 for scallops - only 2 of them, not particularly big. Nice enough flavour but served lukewarm and slightly gritty texture (probably left under a heat lamp too long) - decent enough attempt for £8 but not at the price charged.

The burger was okay - raw onion in the minced beef is good value for money - it repeated on us all night! We asked for crispy bacon on the burger and it was far from it. These little failings let the pub down. On a positive, the truffle fries were very good.

Why penny pinching? Apart from failing to execute on food at the price point, we were astounded that the liquid soap in the toilets was watered down to such an extreme it was a pointless (and unhygienic) addition to the facilities. Very poor.

If you want a pint and pizza (which is fab)in a beer garden then Pinkneys is perfect. Anything else you might be disappointed - especially if you like to wash your hands!!

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Ladiesnightout
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and quality of the food was excellent. The bar had a really vibrant atmosphere and made us fell like things were very much back to normal. Choice of food and drink very good.

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service from staff.
Lovely food which all enjoyed.

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Ross
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

We will definitely be back. We booked an inside table, but they managed to find us a table in a lovely outside area on a mild evening. Table was beside a slightly noisy bar area, but it was fine. It was clearly a v busy night, but both the food and service were good.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic local pub with great team running it! Lovely back garden and inside restaurant

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KateW
London
4 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great staff as always.

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Annie
Berkshire
4 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outside dining experience was delightful. Beautiful garden and delicious food. The menu has something for everyone and a variety of options. The service was excellent.

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jack
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was really nice, a well cooked pizza with plenty of toppings and dessert was good too. Service was friendly and prompt.

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AgataS
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place, good food and service, very dog friendly, overall really happy with our afternoon in Pinkneys Arms.

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Hayley
Berkshire
2 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic venue, excellent food, friendly staff and brilliant musician! Sunday roast was superb. Service great. Couldn’t rate it highly enough

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Lest
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food and great attentive staff. Pub and gardens great too

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SusanD
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will go back so don't read this review or we won't get a table! So pretty, crowd was fun, food was fantastic, service was awesome! Booking a table now!!

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AnnaH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This used to be our local as they had the most amazing truffle mushroom pizza and a big garden for the kids to play in. This time the mushroom pizza had canned mushrooms instead of fresh and seemed have gone down in quality overall. We ordered 3 kids meals of which one was complete forgotten along with a side salad we would have liked with our pizzas. Service was at an all time low and other guests seem to have turned into bug drunk smoking groups. Not the family friendly place we used to like. Now that moved to Marlow we are certainly not making our way up Winter Hill. Shame as this used to be one of our favourites!

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SteveW
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing hospitality and food as always from the PA team.

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RachelH
Buckinghamshire
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely pretty garden. Delicious food and friendly service.

JK
JamieK
Oxford
5 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Lunch - a day early

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
3 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place fantastic food ! Sat for 5hrs talking eating and drinking they made us feel so special and welcome real shame to go home

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Bazzer
London
3 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food1service2ambience3

Friday night is really busy, mainly with drinkers. Good to see people out again. However, I was not aware that the only food available was Pizza. I wish their website had told us this, I would not have booked for Friday if I had known they were doing such a limited menu.

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Amanda
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Over priced for pub grub, small amount of food on plate.

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Nick
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined as a family of four for Sunday roast at the beginning of June '21. The venue was well presented and extremely clean. Covid compliance in place, as one would expect. We all opted for the roast beef and it was simply excellent. Combined with crispy roast potatoes, light fluffy Yorkshire puddings and a selection of well cooked seasonal vegetables. Starters and desserts also excellent matched with a strong and defining wine list (you must try the dessert wine !!) All in all, a fantastic lunch served by helpful and polite staff. I have no hesitation in recommending The Pinkneys Arms for Sunday lunch and we've already booked to try their midweek a la carte menu !!!

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for a drink and enjoyed the atmosphere and weather so got a pizza too. Lovely friendly staff and the garden area is so nicely done.

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vipkarenh
Oxford
15 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely garden-fab food and great service from the whole team!

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OpenTable Diner
Berkshire
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience4

The venue is great but food it is poor! My wife has ordered a risoto that had no flavor and the bolognese was tallow tasting meat!

FAQs

The Pinkneys Arms is rated 4.5 stars by 241 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 reservations at the moment.