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The Iron Duke

$$ - $$$British, ,
Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
+44 118 933 1341
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“fish pie” (15 reviews)
“beef wellington” (12 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
British, Pub, Bar, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Fairoak Lane | Stratfield Saye, Reading RG7 2EH, England
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1 - 10 of 235 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago 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.

Thank kathrync1988
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank June D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

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

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

1  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 11 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.

Thank Lynette450
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

2.5 would have been more accurate... my advice - don't go on a Monday! Filled in a web form for a booking but received no reply. Went anyway... No one at the bar to welcome us - waited about 3-4 mins for the bar lady-cum-table...More

Thank Dkmrcw
Reviewed 24 July 2017

I've been here a couple of times before and opted for The Iron Duke as the venue for a birthday celebration. I'm finding it hard to find fault but perhaps they could have been a bit more proactive with checking to see if more drinks...More

Thank Greenslade
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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
16 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, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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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