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The Iron Duke

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
01189 331341
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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Thank Watchmychops2
Fleet, Hants
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Thank raiden929
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Thank James H
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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1 Thank Janelindon
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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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Thank jkbigbird
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Came across The Iron Duke whilst out for a country drive. Pub was in an excellent location and service was really good. Unfortunately the Sunday roast was not good at all and I would not recommend. Beef was tough, veg a bit too undercooked and roast potatoes were definitely frozen and not cooked through thoroughly. Such a shame as it... More 

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Thank Wendyanne_16
London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

The Duke is a great place for meeting friends and family, with a lovely restaurant and large garden for those summer days. The food is great, all locally sourced. Sunday Lunch is all good, but booking is recommended as it does fill up quickly, the same with events like Mothers or Fathers Day. Well worth a visit, with great staff... More 

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Thank MrRichJones
Sutton, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This pub was everything you could wish for and more. We went there for lunch and the first thing that struck me was the inside is a lot smaller than it looks from the outside. That's not a bad thing really though. The other plus point for me was that they had as many bitters on tap as they did... More 

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Thank Peter P
Bramley, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

A small, welcoming restaurant and pub that always makes us welcome. Whether it's a Sunday lunch, a special evening or just an excuse to eat out you should consider it if you're. Food is sourced locally where possible and includes wonderful produce from the Duke of Wellington's estate.

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Thank PriceyBoyReading
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Came across this wonderful place by accident and was glad we did. Had a fantastic stay enjoyed amazing food and was looked after very well. Nothing was to much trouble we even could of had room service by mobile and was told we didn't need to rush leaving today! We have found our little secret escape and have booked it... More 

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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
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
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: 01189 331341

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