The Bird in Hand
Up down pub ranking
|Beer: ||Nice to see a full mset of hand pumps. On offer Wye Valley Bitter, Thame Hoppiness, XT4 & Breakies Ordinary. Whilst none of these managed 4%, the general consensus seemed to be that the ale was well kept, especially the XT. Also 2 proper ciders - Westons & Orchards Feathers. Cracking!!|
|Not beer: ||The usual story with L & S at £1.75 a pint, pump cola & lemonade at £3.05. Punters robbed, Bentley fund added to! Wonder where you can get an investment into the company that makes the powdered muck that makes the fizzy stuff? Oh, and positively no hot choc.|
|Food ||You can't apparently get better than a quick fit fitter & you definitely will struggle to get better than a chip shop chipper. So, a great job by our hare in shimmying to the local fry and getting us some yummy golden goodies to chomp.|
|Hashmosphere ||Despite the ensconced string quartet, quintet or whatever giving it large, the small interior resulting in standing room only for a good deal of our number, the welcome was friendly and service good. Altogether a better experience than expected and Magneto put on hold until next week!|
Previously a prime example of Greene Kings often mediocre boozers, the Bird in Hand is now owned by a family outfit who seem to have improved it a good deal. Situated in a street of nondescript housing, the parking is almost non existent due to the residents nabbing the available spaces. However, the interior is as a good local should be and the staff keen to the point almost of enthusiasm. A decent venue - all that's needed is a multi storey or underground parking.