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The Iron Duke

Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Ranked #37 of 488 Restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $54
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

My wife and I have eaten in a few pubs in this area but were knocked out when we visited The Iron Duke on Friday 14th November. The choice of starters was awesome but we settled for the pate and the baked Camembert which were perfection sharing each other's of course. I then had the most glorious beef Wellington and... More

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Just spent a superb weekend at a superb restaurant/ boutique hotel just outside Reading at Stratfield Saye. An ideal location to visit local places of interest including the Duke of Wellington's home and a short distance from Stonehenge. Food and service excellent with staff and the owners going that extra mile to ensure your stay is as comfortable as it... More

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We booked for the highly talked about 'Last Night of the Proms' evening. WOW!!! What a lot of hard work the landlords and staff had put in. Met by tuxedo clad, fabulous looking staff and was escorted to tables in the beautifully decorated marquee . We had wonderful conductor to lead the singing and entertainment, then enjoyed a traditional British... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Best kept secret in the area. Fresh and varied menus, great steak, lovely ambience - a real gastro pub!

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014 via mobile

disappointing visit for our wedding anniversary. For the price expected high quality meals but was bland and average. Fish pie lacked sauce, was very stodgy. The share and tear bread starter looked like par baked rolls from tescos. Didn't bother staying for dessert. Won't be returning.

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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198 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We had fabulous sunday roasts here today. Great beef. Even better lamb. Wonderful staff - they are extremely helpful. Lots of extra gravy provided which is good for us. Lovely veg (a mix of carrots, leeks and broccoli). Nice cheeseboard too. You need to book in advance otherwise you may be turned away. It's not cheap but it is quality.... More

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Windsor, England, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I took a colleague who was staying in nearby Wokefield park out here for dinner one evening. When we arrived the restaurant was half full and had a warm atmosphere with fires lit. Decor is nice and a little quirky. The barman/waiter was very friendly and helpful and really made us feel welcome. The food was great - had venison... More

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Chatham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Shame we read the reviews and thought 12 half miles was not a bad distanced to cycle on a sunday afternoon and try this pub. It wasn't particularly busy but we were turned away and told there weren't any tables available at 3pm and they did say serving all day. Shame as we were not even invited to stay for... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

I've been here twice recently, once for dinner (the night before my wedding!!) and once for a family lunch. The dinner asvalways was fantastic. As it was a special occassion, I had my favorite dinner here, the Beef Wellington, which as always was fantastic. a top tip though - if you're having the Wellington, dont have the Pate to start... More

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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Popped in on Friday for a bit of lunch. Unfortunately out of chicken so Ceasar Salad off menu. So we went for the duck, fish pie and fish n chips. For lunch food simply excellent, we sat in garden and a young lady was looking after us. Brilliant service. Continues to be one of the best places to eat between... More

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Additional Information about The Iron Duke

Address: Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
Phone Number: 01189 331341
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
Cuisine: Gastropub

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