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The Iron Duke

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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Very good

visiting friends in the area, lovely food, lots of choice and well presented. The whole restaurant served by one waitress who was amazing, friendly and efficient.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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136 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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angmering
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

visiting friends in the area, lovely food, lots of choice and well presented. The whole restaurant served by one waitress who was amazing, friendly and efficient.

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This very old Pub has over gone many changes over the past 6 years but the food is outstanding and its wonderful for couples, the garden is quite large and in the summer evenings it gets very busy , but best of all is the food.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

We are frequent visitors to the iron duke, the food is lovely, the service is excellent, it is a lovely place to go,can't fault it at all, will return,they also allow dogs which is a big bonus

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Hampshire, UK
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A meal with friends, and I was quite looking forward to eating here but the disappointment was spread around the whole experience. Firstly the real ale we were served was **POOR** - it was changed without question but had been served to others and a brief sniff would have told the staff that is was not of sale-able quality. Not... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Polite welcome for a friends lunch although understaffed. One poor chap behind the bar seemed very confused by everything - maybe the same who took my reservation but failed to listen and concentrate so it ended up taking ages. Menu is very average and not imaginative, they only had ONE vegi option, and guess what..... it was risotto!!! Like a... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Very welcoming comfortable and rustic. The Iron Duke serves first class beer, has a very good if somewhat expensive wine list and a good selection of well prepared food which is served by very friendly staff. Definately worth a visit.

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

Tucked away off the A33 near the ancestral home of the duke of Wellington and on the way to one of Hampshire best kept secrets- the Roman city of Silchester, is the aptly but recently renamed pub the iron duke. The interior is pleasantly bizarre with sheet music drawers randomly distributed through the pub and an impressive array of carpentry... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Five adults and five children all enjoyed a fabulous lunch. Matthew, James and their staff are so welcoming. The food is fantastic. We loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Outstanding food and service at this quaint gastro-pub,the staff went out of their way to please.Highly recommend a visit.

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Tadley, England
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3 restaurant reviews
178 helpful votes 178 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

First time visiting The Iron Duke and I appreciate it was very busy, however the service was quite slow. It was worth the wait though as the food was fab and we would definitely visit again.

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?