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The Iron Duke

Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Ranked #34 of 506 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
Chineham
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

I really like this pseudo pub. It's more of a hotel & restaurant which also has a casual seating area and where some locals pop in for a drink / informal lunch. Service was very attentive and charming, teasing where appropriate (eg when we became "demanding"). My companion is on a gluten free diet but this presented no problem and... More 

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Bramley, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

My parents and I visited the restaurant for dinner in July to celebrate my graduation. We have been previously for a evening meal and for a Christmas dinner and loved it so returned for another meal. We had booked the table for around 6 30pm and at this time for the start of our meal there was only one member... More 

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I simply cannot praise this place enough. The staff are fantastic. The food is wonderful. This time we had one roast beef dinner and one roast turkey dinner (with all the trimmings). I still can't believe how good the gravy is - it is the best I have had in any restaurant.. And the roast spuds and yorkshire puds take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I visited the Iron Duke with friends who had recommended the food, having visited many times previously. I wasn't disappointed either; it was a very busy lunchtime and surprisingly the car park was almost full on our arrival at 1 pm. I enjoyed a salmon starter and a roast beef main, which was cooked to my taste. All very tasty... More 

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London
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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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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