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The Iron Duke

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
+44 118 933 1341
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Reading, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good food with relaxed, friendly service and a reasonably priced wine list. I had steak which I ordered medium rare, it was only cooked on one side and was very pink, not a problem for me, but if you like your steak more brown than pink you might want to ask for medium. Also, it seemed a bit strange... More 

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Thank AEGReading
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely food, great ambiance. Very reasonable prices. We especially like the "light bites" section of the menu... Nothing "small" about these helpings! :-)

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Thank Stuart M
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After seeing adverts on their website saying they served food all day every day, I thought a late lunch after working would be good. So at 3 on a Friday to be told they weren't serving food was a disappointment. To sit at the table to a placemat saying "serve food all day every day" was frustrating as well. I'm... More 

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1 Thank MrABenj
Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have eaten at the Iron Duke numerous times. Fillet steak is second to none. Beetroot and goats cheese ravioli is a revelation and delicious. Tempranillo is excellent as is the Malbec. Staff are efficient and very welcoming. Lovely beer garden for the summer evenings. A hidden gem.

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1 Thank Charlotte G
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A fantastic stay with everything we could have needed. The rooms were large and comfortable with great views. Bedding and towels were lovely and soft and the television was the biggest I have ever seen. Free wifi and the connection was excellent. Nothing was too much trouble and we will definitely be staying here again

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1 Thank Watchmychops2
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having stayed before and thoroughly enjoyed it we were eager to return. The restaurant has been given a fresh coat of paint and the outside garden has some new pets. We ate there on two nights and enjoyed the roast beef, beautiful fresh salads and of course the beef wellington. We also ate sandwiches and puddings at lunch time. What... More 

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1 Thank 409besttimes2013
Fleet, Hants
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016

A last minute change of plans and needed a place for dinner for within striking distance of the M4. We'd visited the Iron Duke before and were impressed, so thought we'd give it a second go. Very relaxed, sat outside for a while and enjoyed bread and olives, before moving indoors. The 3 courses came in a timely manner, with... More 

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Gillingham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

This place is off the beaten track but we'll worth a visit. It's a rustic restaurant with tables dotted around where the gaps are and then a nice little snug area. On arrival we were greeted by a welcoming young lady and placed our drinks order and we're then directed to our table. It was a little tight for four... More 

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1 Thank James H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

We had a fabulous Sunday lunch today. The quality and presentation were truly outstanding. Perhaps the food took its time to arrive, but it was worth the wait and each plate was cooked with love and attention. Super friendly staff and relaxed environment. Perfect!

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2 Thank Janelindon
Reading, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016

Went yesterday for Sunday lunch and it was delicious! Very tasty - roast beef followed by sticky toffee pudding which was lovely. A lovely chilled out afternoon where we were just able to sit and chat, no rush, coffee taken in the lounge. The staff were great and nothing was too much effort.

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Restaurant Details

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
Average prices
$23 - $54
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: +44 118 933 1341

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?