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Stratfield Saye House & Estate

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Address: Reading RG7 2BT, England
Phone Number: 01256/882882
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There are no signs at all to the house and the website has the Estate Office postcode which is at another location. Put this postcode into your satnav as it is the only one to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
Patrick L
London, Canada
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Hook, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

We use the farm shop on a very regular basis, the meat alone is worth the trip. The restaurant is excellent for simple food brilliantly prepared. Trips around the house are limited to a strict timetable within the year so plan ahead but do bother to book so that one of the retired/ex army guides can take you around the... More 

Thank John M
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28 reviews
21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

Not open too often due to it only being open when the family are away, this is a house not to be missed by anyone who has any feeling for British history. The house is superb, with its collection of pictures, furniture and china. The guides are the best, and full of information and knowledge on all aspects of the... More 

Thank Paul S
Reading, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

The establishment has a amazing feeling when you are shopping. They have fantastic quality. The green thunder is one of our favourites but it is so hard to choose with so many wonderful types of food.

Thank Maria O
Hampshire, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

We've eaten many MANY Sunday breakfasts here over the last couple of years. and it always delivers. Whether you're appetite can stand the large Wellington Breakfast ( 2 sausages made on site, 2 rashers back bacon, 2 slices of buttered toast, 2 fried eggs, 2 tomatoes grilled, 2 slices of delicious black pudding, baked beans and mushrooms) or you're wanting... More 

Thank Growup1
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19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Stratfield Saye House is the home of the Duke of Wellington and his family, descendents of the first Duke, the victor of the Battle of Waterloo. I have to confess at the outset I am an admirer of the Great Duke and this year, the 200th anniversary of the battle I thought I must visit his house. It is not... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

I visit the house today. The tour lasted over an hour. The guide was excellent and made the tour very enjoyable. I also looked at the exhibition which was very good. The tour groups are very small so you need to arrive early if you want to get on an early tour. There is a cafe for you to get... More 

Thank Jeffroyals
Woking, United Kingdom
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318 reviews
134 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015 via mobile

The House is only open for a few weeks in the year as it is still in private ownership of the current Duke Of Wellington and no doubt the presence of the public is required to get some tax breaks. They certainly won't make too much money based on the short opening hours and limited number of tours available. You... More 

Thank Christine B
London, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

There are no signs at all to the house and the website has the Estate Office postcode which is at another location. Put this postcode into your satnav as it is the only one to get you to the house. RG7 2BZ. If history and houses interest you it is worth a visit when it opens to the public.

Thank Patrick L
London, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Visiting Stratfield Saye proved a challenge. There are very few road signs to the house. The GPS address given takes you to the Estate Office and the helpful staff at the Iron Duke pub advised they were always being asked to assist! While accepting this is a private house the fact is it is open to the public would suggest... More 

Thank Peter W
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Very disappointed that Wellington's home is only open at Easter and July and August. This is the 200th anniversary of the battle, surely it could be opened for just one year in this very important date Very poor signage to the house,unless this is arrested for July and August. If you are coming down the A33 from Reading to Basingstoke... More 

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