Bird in Hand

CowplainBritish, European££££
Excellent
5.3/6
385 Reviews
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About Bird in Hand

Dear diners, please be aware that tables booked online are available for two hours only. To enquire about a lengthier booking, please contact the restaurant directly.

Also, for diners wishing to select the festive menu, a deposit of £10 per guest, and pre-ordering is required. Thank you.

Recently renovated and exceptionally charming, The Bird in Hand is one of those country pubs that has earnt a marvellous reputation through being everything that a British country pub and restaurant should. South Hampshire loves this place, and it’s very much a jewel in the crown of Waterlooville specifically. Steeped in history and offering a range of exciting menus for any time of day, keen diners can find Bird in Hand just outside Cowplain on the edge of the village of Lovedean. It sits proudly and beautifully on Lovedean Lane where an experienced and passionate team wait to welcome you with undeniable British hospitality. A visit is simply essential.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sunday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

Address

Bird in Hand
269 Lovedean Lane, Cowplain
Waterlooville PO8 9RX

Menu Highlights

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Starters

Seared Scallops

Sweet corn Puree, Ham Hock Fritters and Roasted Corn Salsa
£8.95

Seared Pigeon Breast

Homemade Black Pudding, Roasted Fig, Candied Walnuts and Thyme jus
£7.25

Breaded Halloumi

Roasted Butternut Squash, Pickled Shallots and Tomato Dressing
£4.50
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More about Bird in Hand, Waterlooville

As you drive north of Waterlooville up Lovedean Lane, you’ll know you’ve arrived at Bird in Hand when you see a splendid Tudor-style cottage and you smell the distinctive aromas of classic British dishes. That’s all you’ll need to get you through the door of this fantastic country pub and restaurant in Cowplain but, once inside, the dark wooden flooring, original exposed beams, open log fire and classic bar stools may just make you fall in love. Bird in Hand is the perfect spot for casual British dining and, as you may have gathered by now, the setting on the edge of Lovedean village is just stunning. Blessing this part of Hampshire since the 1800’s, the building was once the local bakers and greengrocers. Heck, it was even the hiding place of the FA Cup during the Second World War.

Of course, the food on offer at Cowplain’s Bird in Hand lives up to the same standards. All dishes are homemade using the finest seasonal and local ingredients by a team of chefs who are passionate and knowledgeable. Menus are thoughtful with a rotating a la carte (according to the season) as well as lunch, afternoon tea and the children all being taken care of, too. There are even gluten-free and dairy-free menus – Bird in Hand, as you can see, caters for all of Waterlooville. Regardless of the menu you’re choosing from, expect gourmet British classics done absolutely right: honey glazed ham, pie of the day, rack of lamb or slow-cooked pork belly with black pudding crumb, to name a few. Sandwiches are made to order, salads are fresh and oh, the wine list is excellent. Reserve a table at this gem in Waterlooville, you simply will not regret it.

385 Bird in Hand Reviews

Excellent
5.3/6
385 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Service:Excellent
Food:Outstanding
Noise levels:Pleasant
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Atmosphere:Excellent
New"Excellent"
6/6
Kevin B.a day ago · 1 review

Been visiting the Bird in Hand for over 20 years, was the best food ever. Not cheap but worth every penny. Look forward to my next visit.

New"Excellent"
6/6
Stuart O.2 days ago · 1 review

Great day thank you. Hospitality good and food excellent. Great selection of gin as always . Our friends & family all enjoyed themselves very much so thank you again for a fab time

New"Excellent"
6/6
Jules E.8 days ago · 1 review

Fabulous food lovely staff especially Luke , same time next year we visit to meet family from all across the uk , We grew up in Lovedean