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The Iron Duke

$$ - $$$British, ,
Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
+44 118 933 1341
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (15 reviews)
“beef wellington” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
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1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The five of us called in at roughly 2 pm on a Sunday afternoon. The staff were welcoming and provided a great service throughout. We ordered a range of meals but I had the roast and I have to say it was better than any...More

1  Thank jcork123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a find! This cosy English pub nestled in Stratfield Saye, Hampshire is somewhere you definitely need to checkout. The food is absolutely sumptious and great portions. They have a roaring fire in the winter which draws you in immediatey. Great personal service which makes...More

1  Thank chrissy_alexsmith
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

We popped in for lunch having had lots of recommendations. We weren’t disappointed. We had the whole place to ourselves (quiet Wednesday lunchtime) and the food was excellent. Staff so friendly and chatty without being intrusive. Loved it! Thank you.

1  Thank kathrync1988
Reviewed 11 October 2017

I have been to this pub several times for lunch, always enjoyed the meal, will certainly go there again.

1  Thank June D
Reviewed 17 September 2017

I went to the Iron Duke and my fellow dinner was served a Yorkshire pudding that had mould growing on it. So would not recommend this pub.More

Thank michele o
Jameswpoole, Owner at The Iron Duke, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

That's absolutely rubbish, our Head Chef cooks them every single Sunday morning. Looking back at our wonderful reviews, this is an incredibly malicious review and terribly damaging to ours and other small businesses. On that Sunday we served over 70 Sunday lunches without any problems....More

Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

Looking for a place for a drink. Quiet pub 2.30 on Wednesday afternoon. Staff friendly and helpful. Clean well presented restaurant and bar area. Had Budweiser light.

1  Thank Angela M
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Now had Sunday lunch here three times and have never been disappointed with either a dish or a meal. Can't really comment on evening dining, but the lunches are superb. There is always a struggle because there are at least five starters that I'd like...More

2  Thank Jane M
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

4 of us Popped in to the Iron Duke for a quick drink on the way home after a dog walk. Only intended to have a quick pint but ordered some of the light bites from the menu (baked Camembert, olives, chips) - the food...More

3  Thank rjp68
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I got quite excited about visiting the Iron Duke for lunch as the menu looked excellent. We were greeted warmly and offered drinks in the snug whilst our table was made up. This really is where my opinion of average is centred. The current trend...More

Thank TKW2011
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

Very friendly staff and wild life, the resident robin Stuart hopped around and was very sweet. Everyone enjoyed the food and would definitely like a return visit.

1  Thank Lynette450
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Questions & Answers
Brian E
7 October 2017|
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Response from Jameswpoole | Property representative |
Good Morning, Yes we are open for Lunch on Christmas Day.
June D
15 May 2016|
Response from chell_11 | Reviewed this property |
cant help you there you would need to contact them direct
Megan L
27 February 2015|
Response from Scottishsuese |
Megan, I have just posted a review on the rooms, so worth having a read of it before you go.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$23 - US$54
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic, 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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