The Bird in Hand
The Bird in Hand is an inn for all seasons and occasions. In the summer, visitors can relax in attractive outdoor seating areas, while in winter, guests hunker down beside the cosy fire, taking in everything this historic inn has to offer. The fireside pews are perfect for catch-ups over coffee or a pint, while the rest of the dining space has tables for all manner of occasions. Recently, the owners have undertaken a sympathetic refurbishment of all areas of the inn, giving an airy atmosphere whilst retaining period features.
Enjoy a pint of Wadworth’s ale or something from the well-priced wine list while you peruse the bill of fare. Menus change according to the season and everyone will find something to savour. Dishes are lovingly prepared using local, seasonal produce, and joined by imaginative vegetable and salad accompaniments. My beautifully presented baked mushroom was packed with flavour, featuring pesto, red onion, goat’s cheese and balsamic. My partner tucked into potted crab and crayfish. For mains, we sampled ginger and chilli duck on stir-fried vegetables, and a salad of chicken breast with blue cheese, bacon and poached egg. From the tempting pudding menu, we tried cherry frangipane tart with a boat of creamy custard, and citrus posset with biscuits for dunking.
Cheerful and dedicated staff offer a warm welcome and create a happy atmosphere. I recommend you visit The Bird in Hand for a thoroughly good time.