Bird In Hand

4.8
499 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
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 499 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.8
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4.6
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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KimT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Can not fault the food here every time we come we are never disappointed. I tried the pork belly burger this time. The flavours were amazing and it was huge! I did have to eat with a knife and fork.
They made an extra special treat for my daughters birthday which she absolutely loved. They were very attentive to all our needs.
Ended and lovely day perfectly.

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Tasha
London
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really lovely and helpful staff. Great atmosphere, food and drink.

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KellyW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time visiting. We had Roast dinners- great food and service.

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Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience, great staff and great food. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food here is excellent . Service lovely- both front of house and table. They don’t over complicate the menu and it is consistently excellent. Last night , to start , I had the lemon grass and ginger beignets , and my wife had the smoked mackerel pate. Both of us had the battered fish of the day (Haddock) for main. Lovely depth and infusion of flavours in my starter . As for the main dish , the batter was beautifully light and crispy and the fish firm and cooked to perfection. Only slight criticism, and it is slight - I wouldn’t bother offering feedback if I didn’t care for a place - the mackerel in the pate was a little bit thinned out. Will be booking again , and now we can go out more, this will become a regular eating place for us.

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GillianH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First visit since it was refurbished some years ago. Sat outside and it was a very pleasant dining experience. Very relaxed. Prompt and efficient service. Helpful and courteous. Good menu and food arrived promptly, well presented and tasty.

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SarahH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Consistently amazing food and lovely setting with outdoor seating for all weathers!

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Aimeei
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, we were at the outdoor seating during the heatwave and it was really nice. Chicken burger was fantastic and THE most delicious chips! We had a lovely friendly waitress which made our experience even better. Definitely recommend

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DebD
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Beautiful day to sit outside and have a lovely meal at this pub. Food was very good and adapted to suit my gluten free diet too. Very friendly staff and attentive. Would definitely go back as husband loves fish and chips which they do gf too.

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vipAlanaWoking
London
223 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a plate of padrone peppers followed by “a special” the most marvellous medallion steaks served with the best ever cooked stem broccoli and home made twice or thrice (?) cooked chips, was a memorably wonderful meal ine if the best.
Sensational

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CraigandDave
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this pub/ restaurant!!! Food is always amazing, hot and fresh. Lovely friendly staff always friendly greet and quick service. Lovely surroundings. The noislevel is perfectly fine! Lovely to hear a pub/restaurant buzz. Hats off to the manager/ owner Michael. Highly recommended.

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RogerI
London
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well done Bird in Hand, excellent meal fantastic team .

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VickyB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best restaurants visited in a long while, managed under restrictions well without any added delays or stress.
Food was delicious definitely look to revisit again

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Rachael
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend, food & staff are amazing. Booked a booth table.

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StevenV
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Generally very good but very poor children’s meal. Chips absolutely covered in salt. Would still recommend as the staff are lovely and the outdoor eating space nice.

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MiMu
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spatious seating outdoors, very friendly and attentive staff, and excellent food every time. Fantastic pub.

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AndyH
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greeted immediately on arrival. Front of house staff were amazing and food was outstanding. I would highly recommend and will definitely be visiting again.

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SuzieB
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fab pub lovely setting in the garden and great service. Can't fault it!

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ClareL
London
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food was ok but quite expensive, service was very pleasant but quite slow

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GiovanniS
Berkshire
16 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and location for our lunch today. Although the rib eye isn’t my favourite cut for a steak, it was cooked to perfection and just delicious. Also my wife, who’s vegetarian, loved her starter and especially her main, an inventive vegetarian “strudel” which I have never seen offered in a restaurant before. My starter was also unique, some wonderful prawn “beignets”. Drinks are great too, with a good list of lagers, ales and wines. Finally, the desserts were awesome too. Service was kind, timely and competent.
We reserved a table outdoors and the garden is perfect, with a more informal area with plain tables with parasols and a comfier are under a marquee which can shelter also from the rain although today it was a nice sunny day.
We hope we’ll have an opportunity to come back, highly recommended.

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IreneD
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I went for lunch at the Bird in Hand yesterday and had really nice food.The banana dessert was to die for and we will certainly be going again and recommending it to all our friends. The staff were friendly and helpful.

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PaulS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent venue, friendly staff, excellent food. First class.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and staff !!!

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GuitarMike
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been here a few times before and have always been made to feel welcome, lovely staff, lovely food and Horsell Gold beer 😀😀

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JulieM
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sweet potato & chickpea burger, rosemary chips very delicious. Nice to see a vegetarian option that isn’t just ‘pretend meat’

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SheylineW
London
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food, great service. Special mention to Kristy (I hope I’ve spelt it correctly), who looked after us, thank you :) Definitely going back again!

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PhilippaM
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the Bird in the Hand. Staff are friendly, polite & seem to get the right level of attentiveness down to perfection and the food is fabulous!

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RogerC
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Usual good food, and the staff are great, friendly and very efficient.

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CarolynM
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Portions on the large size for me but food was lovely, group of us have no complaints

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SarahJ
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and outstanding service. So pleased we choose The Bird in Hand for our first dinner out in over a year. We will be coming back!

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PaulB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, amazing choice on the menu, could have ate it all.
Service was excellent, looking forward to returning for a Sunday Roast.

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vipClareT
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a great place to have lunch. Chicken caesar salad was gorgeous and my friend had the sea bass which he said was really lovely. Highly recommend. Service is also very good. Lovely place to eat.

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Chez
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely birthday dinner! Lovely staff and atmosphere, really nice experience. We will definitely be going back!

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EDHW
Surrey
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent and we'll definitely come back soon. Thanks!

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BethS
London
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service, exquisite food. Very accommodating staff who make the experience 5*

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Primrose
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Nice venue with prompt efficient friendly staff.
Menue - good variety and the bubble and squeak is especially good.
Worth a visit

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DavidG
London
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good service and food. Plenty of space and an overall good experience

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Sean
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really nice pub, food was excellent and very reasonably priced. All the staff were incredibly attentive, polite and helpful. Will definitely visit again.

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TrishG
Bath
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

3 generations loved their lunch - very tasty, great service, nice ambience and not too loud

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RichardH
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Have eaten here several times and have yet to be disappointed. Staff are friendly and helpful. Menu is relatively diverse and everything I’ve ordered has been well presented and very tasty. Not cheap, but not unreasonable. We’ll be back.

FAQs

Bird In Hand is rated 4.8 stars by 499 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.