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The Iron Duke

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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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  • 83
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  • 25
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 13
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  • 4
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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
Most recent review
Good place to relax

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
TRH45
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Wokingham, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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Winchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

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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11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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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43 reviews 43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Excellent service and very good food, staff couldn't be more helpful, lovely surroundings , well worth a trip can't praise it enough

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Chineham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Whilst we really like living in Chineham, Basingstoke, the area is very badly off for decent places to eat. Some friends had recommended The Iron Duke which is off the A33 about halfway between Basingstoke and Reading. We gave it a go for Sunday lunch on 4 January and were very pleasantly surprised. We were sat in a small side... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

I recently posted a review about how dissappointed i was in my last trip to The Iron Duke. I am delighted to say that i did return and they have fully redeemed themselves !! I returned to the Iron Duke for my boyfriends birthday. I think it was lovely that we could pick off the festive menu as in many... More 

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Yateley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Excellent service and very good food in a cosy and friendly atmosphere. We went with friends for a pre Christmas meal and we all really enjoyed the evening. It is a little out of the way, but not too far from Reading, Basingstoke or surrounding areas and worth it for good home cooked food and friendly staff.

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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: Gastropub

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