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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.

Examples of our specials can include such dishes as……

Pan fried fillet of sea bass, turned potatoes, chorizo and spinach, pesto dressing

Herb crusted loin of cod, saffron risotto, asparagus and basil dressing

Whole baked lemon sole, crushed potatoes, caper butter and heritage tomato salad

Rack of lamb, slow braised shoulder and potato terrine, pea puree, sautéed courgettes

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New at the Bird for 2017

Full Breakfast Menu

We serve our Full Breakfast available until 11.45am every weekday and 11.30am every weekend. 

Afternoon Tea

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

And, we have just launched our Gentlemen’s Afternoon tea!

Please book 48 hours in advance. Call us on 02392 591055 to make a reservation.

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.

The Bird Gardens

We are now taking bookings for our Garden Bar & Marquees, whatever the weather, celebrate your special occasion with us at the Bird in Hand.

Al Fresco Dining Menu

Our new Al Fresco Dining Menu has just launched! From Steaks to Seafood dishes, you will be spoilt for choice. Check out our Menu on our Menus and Drinks page.

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