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Bridge, Bracknell - pub details

Address: Wokingham Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG42 1PP [map] [gmap]

Tel: 0871 951 1000 (ref 13019) - calls cost 10p per minute plus network extras

Nearest train stations Bracknell (0.9 miles), Martins Heron (2.1 miles), Wokingham (3.5 miles)

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Please refer to communication below to Greene King for my latest opinion;

I have visited this pub several times. Due to it being just about the only pub within walking distance of my workplace, I unfortunately don’t really have an alternative. The building up of angst over several years and it’s achievement in never failing to disappoint has finally compelled me to write
The “pub” has a dartboard. In order to play darts, the following items are generally needed; a dartboard, darts, lights, chalk & a cloth. I’d say this is quite basic knowledge, especially for a landlord. However, the likelihood of all these items being available at the same time is akin to that of Halley’s Comet being visible from Earth
Chalk seems to be a particular problem. Despite repeated requests, it’s high cost (64p for a box of 12 sticks on Amazon. 64p!!!! Can you believe it???) and it’s scarcity in Berkshire (it must be nearly 100 yards to the nearby shop I tell you) precludes a stick from ever being held behind the bar
Not many people play darts, so bring your own, the ever helpful staff behind the bar say. Thanks for that. If there isn’t that many people drinking wine, will I need to bring my own wine glass to enjoy a drop?
It might be worth considering that not many people play darts there because they simply can’t. I reckon there wouldn’t be that many people playing pool either if there were no balls or cues or if they had to play in the dark
The budget for its “refurb” at the back of end last year also appeared to fall just short of the cost of 2 light bulbs. The cost of the garish wallpaper in the darts corner which makes you feel slightly queasy was well within but 2 new bulbs to light up the board? No chance. That’ll take an extra 2 months. Until then, you can just play when the sun’s out
If they don’t want people playing darts there, then get rid of the board. I personally very much enjoy a game of darts and disposing of the board gives me one less reason (well, the last reason to be frank) to visit said establishment
I have a long list built up over the years of how this pub has failed and disappointed me. On my most recent visit, the person serving my drink referred to it as “disgusting”, which was charming. I wonder how they’d react in a restaurant if a waiter referred to their choice of dish in the same manner. The dart board though remains a particular bugbear. How I yearn for the husband and wife team that were running it back in 2009…
Yours sincerely,
D.Gruntled (Royal Berks.)
P.S. Amazon deliver as well

johnwarkstache - 1 May 2014 16:01
Yet another makeover...still has it's problems but the barmaid Katie makes the place. Best barmaid they have ever had.
nickthefish - 9 Dec 2013 20:53
This pub used to be great until just before Christmas 2010. There used to have a well-liked husband and wife team running it who actually knew how to run a pub! They went during the autumn of 2010 to be replaced by another couple who were very good but didn't stay long. Since their departure I'm afraid that The Bridge has really gone downhill again.

It's never very busy. We went in there on a Friday evening to eat and despite posters outside advertising that food is served until 9pm everyday we were told that the kitchen had closed at 8pm due to the landlady running an Ann Summers party in the pub! We struggled to find anywhere to sit because the pub had been set up like a tacky street market with clothes rails and racks everywhere displaying bras etc. Ridiculous!

I've tried this place a couple of times since but there's been no improvement. I think a lot of people have given up on it. Shame really, it used to be very good.
foodman - 5 Jun 2011 18:58
A lunch stop the day before Christmas eve. IPA was on good form today and the food was good. I'm not a regular in this place but my experience is that this place has improved compared to where it was a couple of year ago.
pchaimba - 23 Dec 2010 16:48
Management has changed again unfortunately. Early days yet but judging by their first Friday lunchtime going back towards bad old days of stupidly long waits and general chaos when trying to get served. Let's give them a chance though
johnwarkstache - 22 Oct 2010 20:00

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