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The Iron Duke

Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Ranked #22 of 452 restaurants in Reading
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $23 - $54
Cuisines: Gastropub
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Hook, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I attended a 40th at the Iron Duke at the end of March. The group was large enough (30 people) to ensure we had the whole pub to ourselves. The birthday girl's partner did a great job of collecting everyone's food orders in advance and the serving staff followed suit by bringing the courses to the table... More

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West Sussex
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thank you to both Matt's and James for a fantastic party for my sister's 40th. The intimate and quaint country pub venue was a perfect venue for a party. Friendly service and attention to detail were provided. We also stayed in one of the rooms which was lovely. Welcoming check in and were offered drinks in our room when we... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A lovely small cosy pub and great quality of food. Friendly atmosphere with good quick service. A lovely lamb shank and soup to start, great for a Sunday afternoon!

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Reading
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

We chose the Iron Duke based on Trip Advisor reviews and we were very happy. The Iron Duke is a small pub/restaurant but fantastic. Really good quality food and great service. I had steak which is the best I have tasted in years and the sticky toffee pudding was divine. I don't often rave about a place but this is... More

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Hampshire
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

We met friends here and enjoyed Sunday lunch. Shortly after we arrived we were informed that roast beef was on the menu and, as soon as we saw another guest get theirs, all four of made a immediate choice - and it was excellent. This was our first visit and the exterior looks very unassuming, but the interior captures the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Considering we arrived later, the meals arrived freshly cooked and very tasty. We were six in the party and no complaints whatsoever. Lovely garden and great atmosphere. The staff were very accommodating and quick to please. Definitely one to return to.

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basingstoke
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Myself and my boyfriend came here for a quick lunch one Saturday afternoon we had a sandwich and it was really nice, the bread was from a local bakery and prepared well, we decided to try an evening meal last night, was quite quiet when we arrived but soon got busy, we both had the home made burgers and they... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon here with fantastic service and a delicious roast lunch. Without hesitation will be returning again soon!

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Went to the Duke for Sunday lunch and had beef Wellington cooked to perfection and it came with the best gravy ever. Excellent service and the atmosphere very welcoming. Looking forward to a return visit

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Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We found this by way of 2 recommends. We booked for 19.30 on a Saturday, this seemed to be a good time as the Duke was relatively quiet. My parents, my wife and myself went. First impressions. On entering, the restaurant seemed to be very clean and more importantly the tables were set apart allowing distance and some amount of... More

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