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The Bird In Hand

4-star inn in Reading with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi and free parking
From
A$199

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Bath Road, Reading, RG10 9UP, England, United Kingdom
8.8.Fabulous.
  • Cosy room, comfy bed, staff polite and friendly, breakfast great.

    Sep. 2, 2021

  • Excellent, but for one small quibble - service at breakfast was a little slow.

    Jul. 23, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser

Guests rated location

Easy parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Bathtub
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 20 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Conference center
  • Terrace
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Feel at home

  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Digital TV service
  • Free self parking

What’s around

  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Hexagon - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • All Saints' Church - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Bisham Abbey - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Mill at Sonning - 5 mi / 8 km
  • All Saints Church - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Superior Double Room, Ensuite
  • Superior Twin Room, Ensuite
  • Luxury Double Room, Ensuite (No Children)
  • Superior Suite, Ensuite
  • Family Quadruple Room
  • Luxury Double Room

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Stanlake Park Wine Estate - 3.1 mi / 4.9 km
  • Hexagon - 8.5 mi / 13.7 km
  • All Saints' Church - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Bisham Abbey - 4.8 mi / 7.7 km
  • Mill at Sonning - 5 mi / 8 km
  • All Saints Church - 5.4 mi / 8.6 km
  • Henley Bridge - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km
  • Higginson Park - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • Maidenhead Railway Bridge (Maidenhead Viaduct) - 5.8 mi / 9.4 km
  • Dinton Pastures Country Park - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km

Getting around

  • Heathrow Airport (LHR) - 22 min drive
  • Oxford (OXF) - 45 min drive
  • Reading Wargrave Station - 5 min drive
  • Reading Twyford Station - 5 min drive
  • Maidenhead Station - 9 min drive
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Bath Road, Reading, RG10 9UP, England, United Kingdom

At a glance

Size

  • 20 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-9:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property. If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. The host will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
  • Onsite RV/bus/truck parking (fees apply)
  • Onsite extended parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Working away

  • Number of meeting rooms - 3
  • Conference centre

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built – 1400
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counters/sink
  • Grab bar - near toilet
  • Bathroom emergency pull cord

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • Iron/ironing board

Things to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Shower/tub combination

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Digital TV channels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Special features

Dining

Onsite venue - This restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Country Pub - This pub serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 15.00 for adults and GBP 15.00 for children (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.

State tax ID - SYS_Eviivo

Also known as

  • Bird Hand Country Reading
  • Bird Hand Inn Reading
  • Bird Hand Reading
  • The Bird In Hand Country Inn
  • The Bird In Hand Inn
  • The Bird In Hand Reading
  • The Bird In Hand Inn Reading

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FAQs

  • Yes, The Bird In Hand does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Yes, there's free self parking. RV/bus/truck parking is available.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant that offers alfresco dining. Nearby restaurants include St. George & Dragon (2.6 mi), The Old Post Office (2.6 mi), and Dew Drop Inn (2.7 mi).
  • The Bird In Hand has a garden.
8.8.Fabulous.
  • 2.0.Poor

    Bad Customer service

    We arrived later afternoon on the 9th July and went into the garden for a drink . There was a group already there having a drink and we asked the manager if they could tone down the noise. When we arrived for dinner they were in the annexe on the one side of the bar so we asked for a table on the other side of the bar as we did not want to be subjected to their conversation. Through our the meal they got louder and louder and when I had had enough and got up to go and speak to the manager a male member of their party the loudest of them announced to the whole dinning room / bar that that was what I was going to do to humiliate me . When I complained to the manager he told me that I was the problem . I won’t stay at the Bird again or indeed at any other Butcombe Establishment. I run and own my business and if my staff behaved like this I wouldn’t have a business

    Mark, 2 night trip with friends, Jul. 9, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a great find and amazing beer!

    What a find!!! I will definitely be staying here again when I am in the area. Room was great (Windsor Suite), the free beers a bonus and the food was amazing! Best burger I have had in a long time and the onion rings were huge! The dude in the bar in with the big beard was very friendly and welcoming. Breakfast was great and overall the setting/ambiance was superb.

    Daniel, 1 night business trip, Jun. 28, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great hamper

    Great room, tried the breakfast hamper it was brilliant at £5, it contained everything you might want.

    Eilish, 1 night trip, Jun. 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Really nice pub with great staff nice rooms good food. Will stay again.

    David, 1 night business trip, Jun. 15, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very nice rooms and pub, clean and tidy. Would stay here again. The only complaint would be that the food, nice as it is, was too expensive. £4.50 for approx 12 chips was a bit ott. Recomended...

    david, 1 night business trip, Jun. 1, 2021

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  • 6.0.Good

    More staff needed at breakfast. Otherwise great.

    Great for business. But was let down by staff at customer service not taking down notes on what I asked for breakfast. Too little staff at breakfast is the issue, so then the only member of staff is rushing around. Real shame. As the rooms are perfect for a business trip, and not far from Marlow to pop to for dinner.

    1 night business trip, Oct. 1, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Food was very average, and overpriced. Poor menu.

    ROBERT, 1 night business trip, Sep. 16, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Rooms were spotlessly clean and very comfortable. Staff were friendly and extremely helpful. Food was excellent. We were in Henley for a family wedding and they arranged a taxi to take us to the venue. Would recommend highly.

    MJ, 2 night family trip, Aug. 9, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Everything was ok

    1 night trip with friends, Jul. 8, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We were very happy with our stay at The Bird in Hand and would stay again if necessary

    John, 1 night family trip, May 31, 2019

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