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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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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely relaxed evening here. The service was attentive but not pushy. Food was fantastic as always. Always have good food there.

Thank Colette V
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2016

Have visited the Iron Duke numerous times now from drinks to food. It is a really lovely location, great atmosphere - open fires, great garden and outside space. The locally sourced fantastic food - while not a massive menu is beautifully cooked and so tasty. Remember pubs .. great beer, wine, service and food - well this one is fantastic... More 

Thank Kevin J
Reading, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016

This is a small pub but very pleasant- have visited in Summer and Winter and it is great at both times of the year

Thank claire t
Reading, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Excellent service, great food and a lovely setting. I had never visited the "Duke" before and went purely on TA reviews and I'm glad a did. A fantastic location with large beer garden. A reasonable selection of real ale. And a interesting menu. The service was really good not too in your face, really good value for money and a... More 

Thank pittmab
Reading, United Kingdom
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96 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2016

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 

Thank AEGReading
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

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

Thank Stuart M
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016 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 

2 Thank MrABenj
Woking, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 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.

1 Thank Charlotte G
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

1 Thank Watchmychops2
Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

1 Thank 409besttimes2013

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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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, 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?