Bird In Hand

4.7
206 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 206 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.6
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4.5
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Surrey
5 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had booked an outdoor table for 6 so that myself and some colleagues were able to have a little drink and some food to celebrate Christmas. We were given a table in the new marquee that has been set up in the garden. The atmosphere in there is nice, cosy and warm. They have a fire pit and other things inside to decorate it which is a really nice touch! I’ll admit that when I was told that our table was in the marquee I did expect it to be a little cold but it really wasn’t at all!
Service was excellent as usual as was the food and drinks. The selection of food and drinks is extensive and has always been the case during the Covid-19 situation since the Bird in Hand opened after the first lockdown. I’m lucky as it’s also my local 👌🏼
Myself and my colleagues shall be back in on a Friday after work once the pub is able to open up again.
Thank you so much to you all at The Bird in Hand for the amazing quality of service you give especially during this uncertain time. Merry Christmas to you all and also your families and loved ones. I truly hope that 2021 is a better more settled year for you all both personally and as an outstanding business. Take care, enjoy Christmas as well as you can and we’ll see you soon! Xxx

KB
KevinB
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food and service were very good. I had the liver and it was delicious, lots of it too. The atmosphere was a bit muted, but to be expected in the current COVID environment.

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ManuelaV
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 14 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was very good and kind. Food was very tasteful and good amount and the place kept distance between tables

LT
LiamT
1 review
Dined on 13 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal.. Fantastic service.!! Very well organized.

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Christine
London
5 reviews
Dined on 12 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The marquee is amazing and heated! Food was great and service always friendly. We'll be back!

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PaulA
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food and a warm welcome, what more could you want!

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vipBelly
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really welcoming environment with great service and delicious food!

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hbookham
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 9 December 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional meal at the Bird in Hand - we were sat by a wonderful log fire and were served brilliant food. Mine and my partner’s food was some of the best we’ve eaten in Surrey and certainly the best from a pub!

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Orchard
London
3 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is of high quality and as far as possible locally sourced so it’s fresh and with good flavour. Beautiful presented by friendly attentive staff.

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carolj
1 review
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The hake was very tasty & rhubarb creme brûlée delicious

NM
NMPM
London
4 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was very friendly and helpful. Cocktails and beer good and food delicious.

AC
AlanC
London
3 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A really good pub lunch. Clearly very popular and good well presented food, decent choice of ale, and really friendly and efficient team we will be back

KH
KevinH
Bath
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very nice place staff always pleasant food was very nice well cooked and well presented. Very good will be back after lockdown.

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Mayfordians
Surrey
4 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very relaxed atmosphere on a quiet Monday, but food and service were both excellent as usual. Pity these establishments have to close for a month.

LB
LilianB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staff were very polite and attentive and the food was delicious, will definately be back after lockdown.

LC
LouiseC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

great food, friendly service, a lovely place to be

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent customer service. Food was perfect. Staff friendly and chatty. Perfect family environment to eat.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service. Lovely staff. Brilliant roast dinner

BC
BillyC
1 review
Dined on 31 October 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

The food was OK... The staff is lovely and helpful, but they have forgotten that it was my little brothers' birthday which I mentioned on the booking.
We loved the decor.

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LynneS
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good selection on the menu.
Polite and attentive staff.
Excellent food presented well.
Very clearly following health and safety guidance re covid.

J
vipJacqui
London
4 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect date night. Always a good choice of venue whether for a drink or a meal. Superb service. Thank you team BiH

KL
KarenL
London
2 reviews
Dined on 30 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Lovely food and really good service, would recommend

PT
PTApta
London
16 reviews
Dined on 29 October 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A nice selection of dishes and puddings, executed in a good gastro pub style. Tables well spaced out and nice fireplace provided good ambiance.

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EmmaD
London
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The service was excellent and the food lovely. The tables were really spaced out and staff were wearing visors so we felt very safe in this Current covid climate.

JC
JoyC
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first visit. We enjoyed our choice of dishes. Our waitress was very friendly, polite and helpful. We had a bit of a wait for our meals, but when they came they were well presented and tasty. We shall definitely visit again. On this occasion it became rather noisy where we were sitting.

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NatashaO
London
2 reviews
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

AB
AbigailB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Surrey
6 reviews
Dined on 23 October 2020
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!

BK
BridgetK
1 review
Dined on 22 October 2020
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.

JO
JoannaO
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

LS
LynneS
Surrey
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
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 21 October 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:-)

OT
OpenTable Diner
Hong Kong
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good pub food and service in a lovely place

FL
FrancescaL
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Sophie
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Bishops
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 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!

PM
PeterM
1 review
Dined on 17 October 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)

GB
GeorgeB
Surrey
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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Gilly
London
1 review
Dined on 17 October 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

RC
RogerC
Surrey
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

FAQs

Bird In Hand is rated 4.7 stars by 206 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 bookings at the moment.