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The Iron Duke

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Pub, Gastropub
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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  • 96
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 14
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Well, SatNav found it! Needed to eat early so could be home in time for Emmerdale. Not busy, but ambience nice; decor olde worlde. Ordered pork, ratatouille and dauphinois potato. Excellent! Also ordered lamb, new potatoes and vegetables. No new potatoes but dauphinois potatoes served... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 1, 2015
Geoffrey I
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reading, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Well, SatNav found it! Needed to eat early so could be home in time for Emmerdale. Not busy, but ambience nice; decor olde worlde. Ordered pork, ratatouille and dauphinois potato. Excellent! Also ordered lamb, new potatoes and vegetables. No new potatoes but dauphinois potatoes served. Vegetables and potatoes also excellent. Sauce for both meals were first class.

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Wokingham
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This lovely little country pub is a favourite. Situated down a country lane it is cosy and welcoming. The staff are very friendly and the service is always good. The menu is not huge but we have found this to indicate quality. The food, locally sourced, is good quality and delicious. We used to visit the large eaterie on the... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

the food at this establishment is absolutely amazing. It is very advisable to book especially at weekends. The pub is out of the way back from the main A33 between Reading and Basingstoke. Another nice walking/cycling area.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We've always had great food at this country pub. It is well worth seeking out! The steaks are excellent and the ambience is perfect for a meal with friends.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

I took my husband to The Iron Duke as part of a lovely day out and it was the perfect end to the day. The atmosphere in the pub was lively and James and Matthew were really friendly and welcoming. The pub is nicely decorated and the food and service was excellent. We will definitely come back, and maybe next... More 

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Guildford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

A group of friends visited Stratfield Saye House. The organiser arranged for Lunch at The Iron Duke. What an inspired choice. The food was excellent and the service superb. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We enjoyed meeting their new residents in the Garden, the most charming hen and chicks.

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Berks
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We found The Iron Duke by chance, looking for a place to eat we saw the sign and decided to give it a try. The food was excellent, the meat was as tender as any we have eaten and the presentation was superb. Four stars rather than five as the service, which was very friendly, could have been quicker. Maybe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Another fabulous meal at the Iron Duke this weekend. This pub is a hidden gem and I would challenge anyone to find a better Sunday lunch – they smash it! James and Matthew put their hearts and souls into this place and you can tell. The food, service and over all ambiance is just perfect. There is a gorgeous garden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Fresh local produce, beautifully cooked and presented. Excellent service in lovely surroundings. A very enjoyable experience!

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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

Stayed for weekend. Rooms large, clean and comfortable. The welcome and service was excellent, This is a great base for visiting Highclere - Downton Abbey as well as Portsmouth, Windsor and Henley. We had a wonderful, relaxing weekend, enjoying good food and company. Well done to the management.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189 331341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

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