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“First time back since Lockdown and it's just as good”
Review of Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand
Cuisines: British
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Good for: Romantic, Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, After-hours, Reservations
Reviewed 20 June 2022

My first visit since pre lockdown days, as a guest of my children for Father’s day lunch. They had the foresight to have booked in advance which was very easy on line so they tell me.

Friendly greeting once inside with booking confirmed and shown to our table and handed menus while waitress took our non-alcoholic drinks order

The drinks arrived promptly, too quickly for us slow coaches we were yakking away & had not even looked at the menu.
Being Sunday lunchtime the menu concentrated on roast dinners but there were other options, such as fish & chips, or in my case a Ploughman’s. The other two chose a Vegan nut roast with normal roast dinner trimmings
I noted the fish & chips gave option for a smaller [cheaper] portion, and there were children’s options available

I never timed how long it took for our meal to arrive but we had plenty to talk about so were not watching the clock. There seemed to be enough waiting staff to cope so they were not rushed of their feet
While we waited other customers arrived, some with young children and I noted high chairs were supplied

My Ploughman’s was excellent and included a pork pie as well as ham & cheese, pickles of course. I had to ask later for English mustard but that was my oversight because I’d neglected to ask when the food arrived although waiter did enquire if we needed anything else. The mustard promptly arrived in a small dish

The two very full plates of Vegan roast were cleared and enjoyed but the Ploughman’s beat me and I was asked if I wanted to take the bread home, because I’d run out that morning I did and it was placed in a sealed take away container for me
The only part of my meal I was not keen on was the pot of coleslaw, just not to my taste so left that. The pork pie was superb, and the pickled onions were not ones I had come across before, dark brown, soft and sweetish, maybe in balsamic vinegar? In fact I initially thought they may have been figs but they weren’t. I’d buy a jar if I knew where to get them

To summarise, excellent food, nice atmosphere, helpful and polite staff, easy parking. However it’s not designed for the five pound burger meal deal folks so take a full wallet

Date of visit: June 2022
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1  Thank farway
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Reviewed 20 May 2022 via mobile

Delicious meal and excellent friendly service.
Dealt really well with dietary requirements with the absolute minimum of fuss.
An impromptu visit but we’ll be back!

Date of visit: May 2022
1  Thank cjbrick
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Reviewed 13 May 2022 via mobile

Quick, friendly service and the food was really good. Came out piping hot which is good as I hate lukewarm food. I would definitely visit here again if I'm in the area.

Date of visit: May 2022
2  Thank MLCDevon
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Reviewed 10 May 2022 via mobile

This was our 3rd time at this pub while down visiting family and have to say its still 1 of the best catered for all our family from fish & chips & pie to more ala carte things so I pushed the boat out this time and went for the pan fried rillette of pork, black pudding fritter & crushed potatoes amazing my son was very impressed with the vegetarian dishes available, service was very attentive and always polite the barman Simon very knowledgeable so all in all very good evening
Many thanks

Date of visit: May 2022
1  Thank sajchocolate
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Reviewed 9 May 2022

I visited on Tuesday with a large party of 10, Lauren was the young lady looking after us. She made our visit 10x more enjoyable and always greeted us with great enthusiasm and a contagious smile. She was extremely accommodating with some of our guests and their dietary requirements and she was very knowledgeable with the menus and drinks served. She is one amazing waitress and speaks very highly about the business and she shows a lot of passion towards her job.

The food received was exquisite and cooked to perfection, all dishes were amazing value for money so hats of to the chefs that evening. We will defiantly be returning and we have told many of our friends and family about our visit.

Date of visit: May 2022
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1  Thank R3523JJsusanm
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