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The Iron Duke

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Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
+44 118 933 1341
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was our first visit to the Iron Duke, and we wanted somewhere different for a special leisurely Saturday lunch after a country walk. We were delighted. The food was all top quality, nothing artificial or mass-produced. I had a smoked haddock risotto and my other half had coq au vin. Then for afters we had spotted dick with custard... More 

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1 Thank Barbaracyclist
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for lunch with wife and friends after a visit to Stratfield Saye House (very interesting). Food was good but I had a fish pie at £16 and it only came with a salad garnish. At that price fresh vegetables should have been included.

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Andover, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is a very short walk for my Mum and so I decided to treat her to dinner here. To be honest, I did not have high expectations but booked it as it was so convenient. To say that I was pleasantly surprised is an understatement. We received a very friendly greeting and were seated immediately. As it was... More 

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1 Thank Hicksy77
London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

Very nice pub, run by a very nice couple, Dorothy in her apron was our waitress, very friendly, lovely service, nice food, had the steak and ale pie, they must hang the meat well, it was so tasty, so was the spotty dick!! Very relaxed and comfortable

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2 Thank bazra5956
London, United Kingdom
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95 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Been here several times. The food is always great using local produce and the ales are normally good. Its not your averge pub food, they have phesant, game pie, venison, beef wellington for example. It turns out to be an expensive evening with food and drink but you get what you pay for. They have a nice garden with tables... More 

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2 Thank MIADangerous
Berkshire, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

My husband and I live locally and decided to visit the iron duke after driving past in many times. It has a lovely cosy atmosphere in which you don't feel rushed and can relax and enjoy your meal. I had the special of steak, ale and mushroom pie which was delicious! We would definitely return and recommend to others.

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1 Thank ELFbramley16
Corby, United Kingdom
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62 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

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 

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2 Thank M1kiboy
Reading, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

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 

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1 Thank Skipp3r
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 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.

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2 Thank termorrell
Fleet, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$23 - US$54
Cuisine
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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?