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Bird In Hand Country Inn

Friendly country pub

At a glance

AA Pick of the Pubs
Bar menu
Open all year
Dog friendly
Free Wi-Fi

Acquired and refurbished by Wadworth, the lovely old brick and beamed Bird in Hand dates back to the 14th century, and has its share of history; apparently George III was one past visitor. There’s a sunny terrace for outdoor dining. Obviously Wadworth supply the ales, but the food is all home-made. Nibble on some Thai chilli nuts while you’re waiting, and then start with ham hock terrine with pickled vegetables, or venison and Armagnac pâté with crostini; before wild mushroom linguine, smoked trout and beetroot salad with horseradish crème fraîche, or Thai green chicken and coconut curry. If you've room, there's plum frangipane tart or seasonal fruit crumble for afters.

Opening hours

  • Open all year
  • Open all week
  • Open all day
  • Opening times: 12–11
  • Lunch: Monday to Saturday 12–2.30, Sunday 12–8
  • Dinner: Monday to Saturday 6–9, Sunday 12–8

Price guide

  • Credit cards accepted


  • Parking available
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Garden
  • Coach parties welcome, notice required
  • Wedding receptions


  • Children welcome
  • Children's menu
  • Family room available
  • High chairs
  • Baby change


  • Accessible toilets


  • Dog friendly
  • Allowed in bar
  • Allowed in garden

Getting here

On A4, 5 miles west of Maidenhead, 7 miles east of Reading.

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