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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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The Bird in Hand Opening Times

Monday to Friday - 12pm to 9pm

Saturday - 9:30am - 9pm

Sunday - 9:30am - 8pm


We are offering a weekend takeaway service.

Afternoon Tea

Freshly made sandwiches, pastries, cakes and scones available Monday to Saturday 12pm till 4pm.

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

Bookings need to be made 48 hours in advance.

Buffets & Parties

We are once again able to cater for your special events.  Please contact us on 02392 591 055 to discuss your requirements and our current function menus.


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 is full of delicious new dishes cooked in our BERTHA charcoal oven. From Steaks to Seafood dishes, you will be spoilt for choice. 


Please see our Facebook page for upcoming menus and opening times.

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The Bird in Hand Opening Times

Bar Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 11am to 11pm

Kitchen Opening Times


Saturday & Sunday 9.30am to 11.30am.
Brunch served on Saturday 10am to 2pm


Monday to Friday 12pm to 3pm

Sunday Lunch 12pm to 8pm


Monday to Saturday 5pm to 9pm

Sunday 12pm to 8pm


We are still able to provided our menu for take away. 

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Contact Us

269 Lovedean Lane,

Tel: 023 92591055

Email: enquiries@lovedeanbirdinhand.co.uk

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