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£5 - £25
CUISINES
Bar, British, Pub, Gastropub
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 20 September 2023

Filthy, dirty pub, with no atmosphere and a nasty landlord who just kept interrupting our conversation, for no reason. Chairs and table were dirty and the carpet filthy. And come payment time landlord wanted cash!!

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 7 August 2023

What a welcoming place, ushered into the snug lounge because one of our party was late. They can read the room, a sign of nuanced experienced staff. The lamb dish was succulent and so tasty, cod in batter, batter was perfect and good chunky chips....There were homemade specials on too. Their menu is not extensive but give it a try for a tasty independent choice. This was on one of the most inclement days.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 23 July 2023

Just lovely! Staff, owners, food, beautiful Champagne menus. Really couldn't if asked for more tonight. Will be back again and again ... Best kept secret of North hampshire/ Berkshire

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Went here for a work do. The fish was really good and tasted fresh. Nice selection of beer and cider on tap.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 July 2023 via mobile

Haven’t been for a while and really enjoyed coming back. The food was really nice. We shared some starters outside in the garden the had a special and a main.

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 15 February 2023 via mobile

Lovely food Charming pub very quirky too Great garden And good service Animals you can pet in back garden Lovely place to go

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 9 January 2023 via mobile

This restaurant is hidden away, what a great find. The menu is limited but great. Staff helpful and ideal for a quiet night out.

Date of visit: January 2023
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Reviewed 28 December 2022

Pleased to see Matthew back! Lovely atmosphere with very festive Dickensian Christmas decorations, warm and welcoming. The food was exceptionally well presented and everything was cooked and prepared well. After the meal the adults were given a decorated bottle of home made licqueur and the...children were given boxed fudge, what a lovely finish to a very enjoyable experience. First class.More

Date of visit: December 2022
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Reviewed 19 November 2022

I went to Iron Duke for little snack and had the most delicious mussels! They were perfectly cooked with scrumpy garlic herb bread- thank you Natalia. Sandra was the hostess with the mostess, warm friendly smile. Will definitely be back!

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 7 October 2022

What a little gem not far from the motorway but set in beautiful countryside. Gorgeous home cooked food, great service. The nicest home cooked pie I've had in a very long time. Will definitely be back

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 30 September 2022 via mobile

We love stopping here on our journeys to and from the south coast. Just had a lovely fun lunch - lovely Blt g&t and a ‘sing song’ Coming here has always been an absolute joy

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 September 2022 via mobile

Visited for a Sunday roast. Was top notch as usual! Service was great too. A fantastic pub. Dog friendly with a lovely cosy atmosphere. Can’t beat it.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 5 August 2022

Excellent sunday lunch though only one type of meat available. Plenty of gravy. Good vegetarian burger too. Not cheap but good quality and good service.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 31 July 2022 via mobile

Enjoyable Sunday roast in pub garden. We all enjoyed the Roast beef. For dessert we had treacle tart, chocolate pud and sticky toffee pudding which were all delicious.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 6 July 2022 via mobile

Came across this lovely pub when driving between Reading and Basingstoke. Best hospitality I've received in a long time. We arrived before it had opened for lunch and were just about to leave when we were greeted by the landlady, so we decided to stay...for coffee and then lunch. Coffee was great with some lovely chocolate and lunch comprised of some ginormous scooby-snack sandwiches, made with top quality ingredients. Chips and salad was also provided. The sandwiches weren't on the menu but they were happy to accommodate us.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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DirecttheSail
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Absolutely, if you pop in we can recommend some walks :-)
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Good Morning, Yes we are open for Lunch on Christmas Day.
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The Iron Duke is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5