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The Iron Duke

Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Ranked #25 of 457 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
Berkshire, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
1 review
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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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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43 reviews 43 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Hook, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

My wife and I attended a 40th at the Iron Duke at the end of March. The group was large enough (30 people) to ensure we had the whole pub to ourselves. The birthday girl's partner did a great job of collecting everyone's food orders in advance and the serving staff followed suit by bringing the courses to the table... More

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West Sussex
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Thank you to both Matt's and James for a fantastic party for my sister's 40th. The intimate and quaint country pub venue was a perfect venue for a party. Friendly service and attention to detail were provided. We also stayed in one of the rooms which was lovely. Welcoming check in and were offered drinks in our room when we... More

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

A lovely small cosy pub and great quality of food. Friendly atmosphere with good quick service. A lovely lamb shank and soup to start, great for a Sunday afternoon!

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