Came down from the central coast with a few girlfriends - heard about this little pub from years back and been wanting to check it out. Food was pretty good, typical pub food meals. Good selection of drinks available although it was disappointing to see a number of young blokes a little close to having had a few too many and their language was off putting. Apart from that, a nice little place and I'll consider going again.
Nice old pub but don't go on the weekends - been a few times on Saturday nights now and each time there seems to be a brawl and often involves bikies. bit intimidating and staff don't seem to do much or pay any attention. definitely not a place to go if you are wanting a quiet drink.
Lovely old pub. nice staff, food good and beer inexpensive.
Taller bar stools.
Some' olde worlde' bric-a-brac would enhance the ambiance, old farming tools and inexpensive old 'junk' and photos to reflect the history of the inn. Local residents might even like to donate things and become involved in their pub's story.
Food is good quality and the steaks and sauces are just mouth watering, my wife and daughter loved the "bird in hand chicken dish" and the old school home cooked meat pie is massive. Good value too. Would recommend to any one.
Sensational meals! Try the Bird In Hand Chicken dish. The Bruschetta is the best I have ever had and the Bacon and Cheese Garlic Bread is mouthwatering.
Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, a really lovely and quaint little place. Can not wait to come back!
I had been to this pub a couple of years ago and the food was terrible and the service not so good. I came back in July 2009 and the pub had been sold with new management running the place, what a difference! The food was great, fresh oysters, hand made fresh prawn cutlets, I was in heaven. It may have been because it was so poor before, but I really enjoyed my meal and service. Well done!
Yes, the good food of the Bird In Hand is long gone. I am a local who once touted this pup as my favourite place to relax and have a fantastic meal. Its been well over a year now and the food is absolutely ghastly. I hope the publican reads these reviews and gets a chef because he really can't cook.
Basically they kept the same menu but with no skill in the kitchen its turned into a disaster. I have had to take things back on the last few times there and was made to feel like a fool. There is a new Golf Club open up the road, I have eaten there once to date and the food is 100% on Pitt Town Pub. If you're hungry I suggest to drive abit further up the road.
What has happened?? The chef has obviously gone as the food that is being served is of such a low standard. Our family ate at the pub quite often because the food was so yummy. Now that the chef has gone, the desserts are burnt and the main meals are no where near the standard that they used to be. I don't know what sauce they are adding to the steaks as they are being cooked but they taste horrible. You can tell that whoever is doing the cooking now has no qualifications whatsoever and should think about just giving up!!