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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 7
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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
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A lovely pub set in the countryside, close (ish) to the M4, yet quiet. Great food served by an attentive member of staff. This restaurant also has a large car park, folks, so no worries about parking. At a small birthday bash (for me) the food was extremely well cooked and well presented. A word... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 4, 2015
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Reading. England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

A lovely pub set in the countryside, close (ish) to the M4, yet quiet. Great food served by an attentive member of staff. This restaurant also has a large car park, folks, so no worries about parking. At a small birthday bash (for me) the food was extremely well cooked and well presented. A word of caution - if you... More 

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Wiltshire, England
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

My wife and I visited The Iron Duke on a weekday lunchtime at the end of June 2015; this is our second visit, and it was even better than the first time. The pub is in the village of Stratfield Saye, and there are a few public footpaths across the fields nearby if you fancy a wander before/after your meal.... More 

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London
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

My family visited here for a Sunday evening dinner, including my 3 yo niece and my sister's dog - neither of which were a problem. We sat outside for a drink, ordered our meals and were called in to our table when the food was ready (at my request). The garden was peaceful as there are no busy roads nearby... More 

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angmering
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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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
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29 restaurant reviews
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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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: Pub, Gastropub

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: Pub, Gastropub

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