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The Bird in Hand

The Bird in the Hand Hotel, Reading, RG10 9UP

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  •  - Berkshire
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  •  - Berkshire
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Main course: £14
Food spend: £25
Opening hours
Tuesday - Friday: 07:00 - 23:00
Saturday - Monday: 08:00 - 23:00

Food choice limited.
I had asked for a birthday cake. 3 slices of cake appeared, one with a candle.Strange way of serving it.

Patricia 22 October 2016
from Maidenhead

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A 14th-century country inn found in Reading, The Bird in Hand offers a menu of seasonal gastro pub dishes, smooth real ales and organic wines. A toasty wood burner and country farmhouse décor give the dining room a homely feel, and there's an al fresco patio for the warmer months. As well as offering Sunday roasts, afternoon teas and a summery BBQ menu, The Bird in Hand pub caters for a range of dietary requirements.

The Bird in Hand

The Bird in the Hand Hotel, Reading, RG10 9UP

Contact +44 1628826622

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Customer reviews for The Bird in Hand

3.9 ((((* (based on 14 reviews)
71% of diners recommend this restaurant
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Recommended for

  • lunch (6)
  • afternoon tea (5)
  • dinner (5)
  • private dining (2)
  • romantic (2)
  • value (2)
  • al fresco (1)
  • large parties (1)
  • luxury (1)
  • (**** 6 December 2016 by Alison from Reading

    Very disappointing experience. Was to be a special occasion but we were not expected, we're not made to feel comfortable rather questioned about the booking. The food was poor and we were only offered a space in the bar rather than a restaurant experience. No compensation was offered at the time

  • ((((( 22 November 2016 by Lucy from Twyford, Reading

    We had a lovely afternoon tea at the Bird in Hand, celebrating 20 years of friendship with 2 very close friends from University. Delicious sandwiches and cakes and scones, great service, and endless flowing tea, coffee and hot chocolate! A very warm and cosy environment.

  • (((** 27 October 2016 by Ttrevor from Reading

    Food was good a little dry.and amount could have been a little larger.

  • ((((* 22 October 2016 by Patricia from Maidenhead

    Food choice limited.
    I had asked for a birthday cake. 3 slices of cake appeared, one with a candle.Strange way of serving it.

  • ((((* 26 July 2016 by Jo from mai

    Thank you for a lovely lunch yesterday. The food was great and the service and staff wonderful. Hope to see you again soon.

  • ((((* 4 June 2016 by Daniella from Reading

    Absolutely amazing food.
    Before our starters we and another table were given a warm roll from the oven which was a lovely surprise and very yummy!!!
    Me and my partner then started off with a bread board and him also having a duck Bon Bon.
    The selection of bread was lovely along with the olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette! He also throughly enjoyed his duck!!
    For mains we both had the fillet steaks.
    I cannot explain how good this was! I had my steak cooked medium rare and it was undoubtedly the best steak I have ever eaten. My partner who has his steak medium can sometimes find his pretty hit and miss with the redness in some restaurants, again was very happy that his steak was cooked to his perfection.

    The sauce we both chose (Stilton and port) was a little to sweet for us. (None of the other sauces we liked) Maybe a bit more of a selection would be nice.

    By the time we finished we were to full to discover the puddings so shall definatly be returning for yet another steak and pudding!

    Service was very attentive and professional.

    For a steak I would root for people to come and visit here!!!

    Great job!

  • ((((( 23 May 2016 by Jim from Wokingham

    Very good service from our waiter , he was friendly with a professional approach .
    Starters were particularly tasty , the soup ,and the mushrooms in a Stilton sauce

  • ((((* 11 March 2016 by Pamela from Henley-on-Thames

    We returned to the restaurant after a break, all 5 of us had the Sea Bass, excellent.
    For the desert we all ordered Sticky Toffee Pudding, the waiter returned to say only one 1 left, it would have been nice to have been informed of this before we decided what to choose.

  • ((((* 8 March 2016 by Mandy from Reading

    Lovely food for adults, no children's menu, we had to think of starters and puddings for our children and then ask them if they could do it, they were happy to. A children's menu would be better.

  • ((((( 2 March 2016 by Rick from Andover

    Good service with polite and friendly staff and an excellent meal. This was our 1st visit and we are sure it will not be the last, thank you.

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