Bird In Hand
Just a few minutes away from Bristol’s city centre is the Bird In Hand – a lovely retreat in which to enjoy all the comforts of a true village local. With roaring fires, local ale, an intimate bar packed full of carefully selected gins, the Bird In Hand really is a special spot, and visitors are made to feel right at home.
The menu here is a delight – just a glance tells the story of chefs who really care about the provenance of their ingredients and creating exciting, memorable dishes. The team is creative and loyal; they love to forage for fresh goodies to use in the kitchen and make sure that fish and meat are as locally sourced as possible. How does roasted wood pigeon with beetroot, currants and walnuts, followed by summer veg, black truffle and goat’s curd tart with gem, fennel and radish salad sound? Or perhaps you’ll be tempted by the likes of confit rabbit leg with heritage carrots, cider and pearl barley. Everything from the bread to the black pudding is made in-house.
Laid-back weekend dining might see you plumping for something from the bar snacks menu, or you can book yourself a spot for the popular Sunday roast. Huge Yorkshires, crispy crackling, and fluffy roasties all feature and there’s meat, fish and veggie options. The Bird In Hand will be among your favourite hang-outs in Bristol once you’ve tried it.