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The Iron Duke

Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Ranked #28 of 466 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
Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
205 reviews 205 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We arrived here without booking and, despite the fact that they had lots of reservations, they kindly managed to find us a table. The decor is really nice and makes you feel like you are sat in someone's dining room rather than in a pub. The sunday lunch of roast beef was lovely - and the accompanying gravy was fabulous.... More

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United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

We came here as a family and had a wonderful meal. We sat out in the garden and had table service. The children loved running around looking at the chickens and playing with the giant chess set. In the winter they have some lovely cosy tables with a few games to play for example mini jenga and dominoes. They do... More

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We tried three highly rated pubs in the area in three days and this wasn't the best. The service was cheerful and attentive, but the food was a bit hit and miss. The starters were delicious - the smoked salmon and brown bread was generous and tasty, but the warm smoked mackerel salad was half of a fillet, which felt... More

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Popped in here on the way home from Southampton and was pleasantly surprised. With A lovely menu and good selection of drinks this pub restaurant is very welcoming. The food was all home cooked and plenty of it. You can sit inside or out in the lovely garden. Very reasonably priced and the service from the guys who run it... More

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Reading
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Lovely rural pub. Seems to have changed management a couple of times since being renovated a few years ago. The current managers though have continued to offer great food and the pub looks well looked after. Recommend for Sunday lunch or just a pitstop for a beer on a sunny day

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

A lovely pub in a lovely area. We booked for my birthday with friends and it lived up to expectations. The food was exceptional, as was the service and the experience with one of the owners unforgettable. He made it fun for us all!

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Reading, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I met my wife for lunch at the iron duke for a romantic lunch today. We were greeted warmly and served a drink. That's where the pleasant part finished ! We had to wait 45 minutes for our lunch which was very average, and were not at any point checked on or offered more drinks. The place was quiet so... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Menu not extensive but sufficient to suit most tastes. Excellent service and timing of courses - not rushed but no long waits. Felt it was personal service.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014 via mobile

Once again food excellent, friends were running late but we were well looked after until they arrived. The starters are really good and I would strongly suggest the olives, the are out of this world. There mains selection is very good and recommend either the fish pie or the Haddock fish cakes. But with the food cooked perfectly there were... More

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Gosport
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53 reviews 53 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We visited this lovely pub after visiting Stratfield Saye, home of the 1st Duke of Wellington. It was Good Friday mid afternoon and we had delicious sandwiches freshly made using bead produced by the local bakery, and accompanied with chips and salad. There is a lovely garden and the interior of this historical building very welcoming and tastefully furnished, there... More

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