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The Iron Duke

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Gastropub
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Breakfast/Brunch
Reservations
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 12
    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
Most recent review
Mum's birthday lunch

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
inforthekill
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Reading, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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129 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 NEW

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 NEW via mobile

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
3 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 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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Bridgend, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
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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Southampton, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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
3 helpful votes 3 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
256 reviews 256 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
155 helpful votes 155 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?