In light of the new government guidelines, we have decided for the safety of our staff and customers to close our take away service at The Bird in Hand with immediate effect. Should we be able to provide a delivery service before we reopen we will post on our website and face book page.

Thank you to all our loyal customers for your continued support. We very much look forward to welcoming you all again as soon as we can. Please stay safe.

The Bird in Hand Team

About Us
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About Us

The Bird in Hand has become a firm favourite for an ever increasing number of regulars within the South Hampshire and indeed West Sussex area. Having been renovated and upgraded in recent years by Peppermill Pubs we are proud that The Bird has now gained a reputation for excellent food and service.

The welcoming and vibrant atmosphere along with the cosy and comfortable surroundings allow our customers to relax and enjoy themselves. The extensive and imaginative menu is an ever-changing experience, using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. All food is homemade and freshly prepared in our kitchen.


The Bird In Hand is situated on the edge of the village of Lovedean in Hampshire and has been a landmark of the village since the 1800s. With its quaint thatched roof, it was used as the local bakers shop and greengrocers. It still stands on the same grounds but has a more recent half-timbered front & tile roof.

The Bird in Hand has a rich history to it and was the hiding place of the FA cup during the Second World War. In more modern times the Bird in Hand has made a name for itself as a pub with a warm and inviting atmosphere that offers an extensive and imaginative menu using only the freshest, seasonal ingredients.

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Daily Specials

The Specials Menu changes on a daily basis and uses only the freshest, seasonal ingredients.

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Breakfast at The Bird in Hand

We serve our full Breakfast available until 11.30am everyday.

Afternoon Tea

Freshly made sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones available everyday 12-5pm.

Please e-mail or call us to discuss your requirements.

Bookings need to be made 48 hours in advance.

Buffets & Parties

We love looking after our guests and providing bespoke menus for all occasions including weddings & baby showers please call us on 023 92 591055 to discuss your requirements.


Whether for a relaxing drink or a meal in the sun, our gardens are a wonderful place to absorb the countryside and delicious locally sourced food.

You may also celebrate your special occasion with us, whether it be buffet or from our charcoal oven.

Please contact us to discuss your requirements.

Al Fresco Dining Menu

Our Al Fresco Menu launching again at Easter with some delicious new dishes cooked in our BERTHA charcoal oven. From Steaks to Seafood dishes, you will be spoilt for choice. 

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The Bird in Hand Opening Times

Bar Opening Times

Monday to Wednesday 10am to 10pm
Thursday to Friday 10am to 11pm
Saturday 9am to 11pm
Sunday 9am to 10pm

Kitchen Opening Times


Monday to Friday 10am to 11.30am
Saturday & Sunday 9.00am to 11.30am

Lunch & Dinner

Monday to Wednesday12pm to 2.30pm | 5.30pm to 9pm
Thursday to Friday 12pm to 2.30pm | 5.30pm to 9.30pm
Saturday 12pm to 4pm | 5pm to 9.30pm
Sunday 12pm to 8.30pm

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Contact Us

269 Lovedean Lane,

Tel: 023 92591055


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