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The Iron Duke

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British, Pub, Gastropub
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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
01189 331341
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Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 103
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 14
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  • 6
    Terrible
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
Excellent food, attentive service and a lovely location

We celebrated my nephew's 13th birthday here on Saturday lunchtime. We were welcomed by James who was very attentive to us throughout the whole of our visit. He didn't rush us at all so we had a really nice relaxing afternoon for our meal. The food was exceptional, the location is lovely and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Leanne L
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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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Fleet, England, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We celebrated my nephew's 13th birthday here on Saturday lunchtime. We were welcomed by James who was very attentive to us throughout the whole of our visit. He didn't rush us at all so we had a really nice relaxing afternoon for our meal. The food was exceptional, the location is lovely and the service was brilliant. Nothing to fault... More 

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Thank Leanne L
Reading, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We came across this pub whilst out looking for lunch, another good find, the menu was very good as was the food, friendly staff & a good sized garden to while away the afternoon

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1 Thank 820steveo
Southampton, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been here a few times and always enjoyed it. The ambience is friendly, with a warming fire and traditional dining space. Service is always helpful and never invasive. I had a combined cheese topped fish pie and cheese filled salmon fishcake with salad garnish. I've had the fist pie here before and it has been amazing. This was slightly... More 

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Thank sotontraveller
London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely atmosphere, lovely table and decorations and Lovely hosts. 8 of us had a great, noisy, fun night - lots of great food, drinks & laughter

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Thank MinnieVan
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

A lovely warm greeting upon our arrival told us that we were not going to be disappointed. Matthew, James, Chef and staff all melded seamlessly in providing a gorgeous four course dinner and easy atmosphere. Some lovely touches, like unwrapping your chair before sitting down at your table, scrunching up the wrapping paper and throwing it across the room, recreating... More 

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2 Thank Curriedeel
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

Without doubt simply a great experience. The food is outstanding wine brilliant. But the best piece of the jigsaw is the atmosphere. The service is great and the owners just excellent.....just feels like a second home. Come with smile on face and you'll have a great time

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1 Thank Elysiumcarpediem
Winchester
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49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Meal with friends on saturday evening. Although at first sight you may think this little pub may be a bit run down inside or a bit quirky in places. The warmth and hospitality of the staff is fantastic. We enjoyed a great evening, plenty of atmostphere from this busy restaurant. Recommended great dishes to eat not overly expensive all delivered... More 

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1 Thank chell_11
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Staff are friendly, helpful and go that extra mile to make everything perfect. Food was excellent and worth every penny. Will definitely be coming here again and recommending to everyone !!

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1 Thank Letsava P
Reading, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015

Lovely venue for a girls lunch. Very nice food with excellent, attentive service. We're planning to come back with the family.

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1 Thank Julia B
Winchester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

I went there for a Sunday lunch, the pub is more of a dining place than a drinking venue but that's no bad thing. It is cosy and offers a nice ambience with friendly and helpful staff. I was however disappointed with my Sunday roast beef lunch which was a pity because I was expecting something really good. I was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Berkshire  >  Reading
  • Phone Number: 01189 331341

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 23 - 54
  • Cuisine: British, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

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