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Bird In Hand

4.7
180 Reviews
£25 and under
British
In late 2015, the Bird in Hand completed an extensive renovation to revive the pub to its former glory. Whether you are looking for an informal get-together or a unique dining experience we have you covered.

With a warm rustic decor, an excellent food and drink offering and an open fire, we look forward to welcoming you.

We welcome dog’s in our bar area and don’t hesitate to ask one of our friendly staff members for a treat!

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 180 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
ambience
4.5
value
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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NatashaO
London
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always! I can’t wait to go back there!

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AbigailB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very welcoming staff, the ambiance was really good, the food excellent would recommend if you're in the area

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing 5* in every way yet again. I cannot fault this place at all. We also had chips and Halloumi bites with our after work drinks. Both were perfectly made and presented. They tasted amazing too!
Thank you for having us! See you in a couple of weeks!

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BridgetK
Surrey
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This is our local pub but we haven’t been here since March. Pleasantly surprised by the way the Bird has adapted. Looking forward to next time.

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JoannaO
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely local pub, think it’s our new favourite! Amazing halloumi bites!

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LynneS
Surrey
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent adherence to Covid19 regulations.
Very helpful and knowledgeable with suggestions for vegan choices.
A most enjoyable and relaxed lunchtime experience.

JO
JasonO
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Bird in Hand is a good place to eat. Staff are always friendly and attentive and the food is great, fresh ingredients and cooked / presented well! I had the Bubble & Squeak with gammon and poached eggs - basic dish but was very nice:-)

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FrancescaL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely service, smiley staff and great food. Definitely visit again

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Sophie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best pub in Surrey - would recommend to anyone! :)

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Bishops
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food as always. The onLy thing that ruined it was the need to be out by 10pm which left us rushing food and drink down to comply with the ridiculous Covid rules. Not the Bird in Hand’s fault but would’ve been nice to let the food go down first!

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PeterM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really well managed in terms of Covid regs, started in the marquee but moved inside when got cold (understand that heaters coming).
Very good food (as usual)

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GeorgeB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Choose this pub just for the food - beautifully presented, prepared to perfection.

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Gilly
London
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The bird in hand had an excellent menu with both Vegetarian and Gluten Free options. We were 5 and all had a different dish and all were excellent. Will definitely return to try some others to.
Covid safe yet still a friendly welcoming environment. Thank you

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RogerC
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Tried the daily specials, were both very good, and had excellent starters I had had before.

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Simone
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The girl who served us was lovely - friendly and helpful. The food was good too. I asked if I could have a double starter instead of a main, and there was no problem with that. The Covid precautions were efficient without being obtrusive. My friends seemed happy with their food too. We have eaten at the Bird in Hand before, and I am sure we will do so again.

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NatashaO
London
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent service. I can’t wait to go again!

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AneeqahF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bird is a great place to work remotely from, while dining and drinking. The cosy, warm and iniviting atmosphere is wonderful, and this includes the staff and how they deal with you. They are so efficient and helpful and you are never waiting for anything.
The food is exceptional, and they deliver the same quality every time, I am never disappointed with the food or wine.

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CeliaC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Covid strategy was very good. The waiter was absolutely charming and so helpful. There were three of us dining, all female old friends, one of whom made an 80 miles round trip just to come to this lunch. She said she would do it again in December!

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null
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and fantastic food, couldn't ask for more.

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BerylP
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice aspect , friendly and efficient service , tasty food and good selection

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Anonymous
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful evening at bird in hand. Could not fault the fantastic attentive staff, very clean and superb food. Felt very safe in these strange times. Would really recommend

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TitoN
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

I did not enjoy my visit.
I discovered a fly in my beer 2/3rds of the way through drInking and pointed it out to the host who showed no concern nor interest
I had intended to stay for a few more drinks as well as food but decided to go else where.

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SimonP
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was fantastic as was the service.
Was clean and COVID safe.

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Debz
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favourite Sunday lunch! Good quality meat, fabulous Yorkshire pud and always love the side of cauliflower cheese.

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vipAnna
Surrey
40 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food
Great service
Thanks for a good night

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vipDavidE
London
12 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Saturday lunch - great food and friendly service. Recommended!

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Mayfordians
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

As usual we were warmly welcomed. The tables are complying with all the social distancing rules as are all front of house staff. Food delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service as always! Thank you!

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SusieC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service. All Covid precautions taken, making the whole dining experience relaxing and thoroughly enjoyable.

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LocalResident
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great evening for a catch up. All safety measure for Covid in place. Staff was great too.

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ANIk
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. I only had a main course - liver, which was really delicious - would love the recipe!
Atmosphere was friendly but efficient.
Would definitely recommend and return. Thank you!

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KateE
London
6 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bird in Hand is a fantastic pub, we are lucky it is so local to us. This was our first ‘Covid-world’ visit and the staff and safety measures were impeccable. We felt well looked after and the food was as superb as always.

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BenH
London
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our local pub so always want to support them. Top notch food to match a great and friendly service. Highly recommended

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JulieC
London
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Had a very enjoyable evening in spite of Covid restrictions. Waiter was excellent very polite, helpful and attentive. We both had beef medallions which were cooked to perfection and delicious. The Wine we had and The Eton-mess dessert were both excellent. Thoroughly recommend this pub and look forward to returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service as always! Can’t fault this place on anything if I’m honest.

JC
JanC
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great place to visit - food and staff are excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met there for a drink and catch up. Usual friendly welcome and greeting.
While we were having our drinks and chatting, we were given menus to have a look over. It wasn’t our intention to eat but were all tempted and all ended up having a great lunch - left our brief meet up after 3 hours !!
This pub never fails and has always delivered.
Suggest well worth a visit and experience, VERY Covid safe.
Rob

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MikeN
London
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food were both excellent. I had the beef brisket wrap & thick cut chips which were delicious

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AlinaMont
London
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this place. Whether for a quick midweek lunch or celebratory meal - this place never disappoints. Delicious food, attentive service, and a relaxing atmosphere.

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DeborahMW
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly and very well run, good Covid practices undertaken. Baked Camembert was delicious

FAQs

Bird In Hand is rated 4.7 stars by 180 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.