Bird in Hand | Pub in Somerset | Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay

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Bird in Hand - Pub in Somerset

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17 Weston Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9LA, Somerset
England, United Kingdom

Liz Pursey
+44 (0)1275 395 222(landline)

Dexter beef roasts, bashed root vegetables, Jersey milk cheeses from just up the road - behind this roadside exterior is a feast of delights

The Bird in Hand is an unassuming little pub on Long Ashton's high street. Enter the bar, sparkling and new, for a pint of Gem or the guest ale of the week; turn right for plain tables and deep blue-grey walls. Owner Toby Gritten is as excited about foraged ingredients as he is about "heritage vegetables, forgotten cuts and wild fish," and his sentiments are echoed by those of head chef Sylvester and manager Dominic. Elegant dishes are served on white plates by friendly staff – chargrilled tenderstem broccoli, soft boiled duck egg, Berkswell cheese; haunch of wild venison, juniper, carrots, fondant potato; figgy pudding, stout and toffee sauce, cinnamon ice cream. Come on Sunday for champagne rhubarb fizz and a choice of two roasts, or gnocchi with artichokes and salsify. The food is satisfying, unshowy and steeped in flavour.

Children welcome
Children of all ages welcome in some public rooms (highchairs not necessarily available).
Wireless internet access available in the bar.
Licensed premises
Alcohol may be served.
Dogs welcome
Dogs welcome in some public rooms.
Wine list
Pub serves eight or more wines by the glass.

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Lunch & dinner from £9. Sunday roast from £12.50.


Open all day (from 12pm).

Paw prints Bringing your dog
Handy to know:

On the Bristol cycle network which provides a great walk with a dog. Two pub dogs, Minnie and Scooby.

Dog treats:

Dog bowls available at all times.

Bringing your dog

17 Weston Road, Long Ashton, BS41 9LA, Somerset


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