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The Iron Duke

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$$ - $$$
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
+44 118 933 1341
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Corby, United Kingdom
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58 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were driving to the port to cross into France and fancied some decent food rather than a Mcd's. We just came upon this pub on a diversion and popped in to look. The bar man, got us some drinks and sat us down while we pondered the menu. We both went for the Sunday roast (on a Friday) as... More 

Thank M1kiboy
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Drove past the Iron Duke on one occasion and suggested to my partner that we would pop in on another date, as I'm quite partial to quaint country pubs that aren't in the prime of locations for people driving by and packing it out with their custom! We went unfortunately when they had a private function going off in the... More 

Thank Skipp3r
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

Great little find! Popped in for a bite to lunch after the Wellington Arms had closed down, was lovely to see a roaring fire as we walked in.

Thank termorrell
Fleet, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

We decided to have Xmas lunch at a restaurant, for the first time ever. Our son in law was told the iron duke was good so we booked, there were five of us plus our one year old grandson. My first impression was of a welcoming English inn. Cosy, not pretentious and very warm and welcoming. The owner and a... More 

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Baughurst, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2016

We enjoyed a good meal and the food was delicious (camembert to start was delicious, the roast beef was good, mulled wine eton mess average) but the service was very slow and like they didn't really care. After 1hr 15mins we'd only been offered one drink and trying to get their attention was hard (they never seemed to be around... More 

Thank bonjourphotography
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Booked here, after a recommendation of the lovely food and portions. I had previously looked online at the menu and was looking forward to it. However we were only offered the Christmas menu on arrival, much to the disappointment of my mum who'd already selected her pudding. Not my first choice, but I had the turkey dinner. It was nice,... More 

Thank toottoot2009
Mortimer Common, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2016

Didn't feel like cooking and heard it was lovely here so thought we would give it a try We had our dog with us which was no problem when we phoned to book Lovely feel when we walked in and were greeted by the landlord. We had roast beef and it was amazing ,lovely veg and plenty of gravy but... More 

Thank joawbery
Thessaloniki, Greece
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016 via mobile

As if designed by the gods themselves, placed so delicately inside the landscape of Hampshire county is the most charming eatery we have seen in a long time. A succinct menu complete with crowd pleasing favourites and complimented by arousing adaptations of seasonal dishes. Service outstanding, quality of the ambiance impeccable, and in reality - just a lovely place to... More 

Thank Inthebiz_29
Reading, United Kingdom
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84 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2016 via mobile

Very nice location & great snug for pre dinner drinks. Friendly staff and good menu incorporating local game and produce. Our friends enjoyed a healthy sized portion of camembert to start while my other half had broccoli and Stilton soup. I had the fish pie full of decent chunks of fish, and our table also had smoked haddock risotto, fish... More 

Thank Clare P
Wokingham, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2016 via mobile

Very friendly greeting in a warm, comfortable pub with welcoming atmosphere. Good selection of beers and wines and very good menu all well explained. Will certainly be visiting again.

Thank TRH45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$23 - $54
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?