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Bird in Hand, Stafford

Victoria Square
Stafford
ST16 2AQ
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Will Larter left this review about Bird in Hand

Stafford's second Black Country Ales pub, comfortable and friendly but with too many beers on. I went for two halves, and while my BCA English Winter 5.2% was ok, the local-ish Boot Bitter 4.0% (from Repton, near Derby) was so far past its best, with a hint of sourness about it, that I took it back and got it changed for BCA Fireside Bitter 5.0%. Neither of my companions was over the moon about their beers either. I didn't go around counting the beers on the bar here or in the Shrewsbury Arms, but like in other BCA pubs I would reckon there were just too many. The apology that I got when my half was changed was routine, a sure sign to me that they run the beers until someone complains, rather than being on top of the beers and the turnover as they should be.

On 28th November 2021 - rating: 5
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Alan Hurdle left this review about Bird in Hand

This is the nearest pub to Stafford station, straight across past Victoria park and through Victoria Square.
This is a very good, nicely refurbished pub. In the well appointed bar area, 8 handpumps served mainly Black Country Ales and some guest ales. The excellent Black Country "Pig on the Wall" is definitely one of the least boring brown beers I have tasted.
To the side of the bar room there is another small room, a larger lounge to the rear, leading out to a large beer garden. In the 2019 GBG, it must have lost its place in the 2020 guide due to pub rotation!

On 16th September 2019 - rating: 9
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Aqualung . left this review about Bird in Hand

This is a large pub that has been modernised by BCA into a comfortable public bar area at the front and a large lounge at the side and rear. I went in the public bar which has a wooden floor, a dart board and a TV showing sport "news". There is another small area off to the left.
I saw 8 hand pumps which had two ciders, the three BCA ales, Hobgoblin, Otter Poppy and AJ's Hop Hut. I went for the Hop Hut (£3.20) and the BCA Fireside (£3.30) both of which were in excellent condition.
This is an ambitious place for BCA to take over especially given they have another pub in town. I wish them well with it.

On 16th November 2018 - rating: 7
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Pub location see interactive map of local area
Map location corrected by Alan Hurdle
Stafford, 0.19 miles, 3 min walk (show)
Norton Bridge, 5.96 miles, 1 hr 55 min walk (show)
Penkridge, 6.93 miles, 2 hr 13 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bird in Hand, Stafford
28th Nov 2021, 15:51
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter
 
28th Nov 2021, 15:42
Review submitted by Will Larter amended by Will Larter

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  • Accommodation : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • CAMRA Discount : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Car Park : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Child Friendly : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Darts : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Function Room : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Hot Food : No - rolls - last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Karaoke : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Live Music : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Live TV Sports : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • Micropub : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pinball : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Pool Table : No last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Real Cider : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 21 July 2017 by ROB Camra
  • WiFi : Yes last updated 14 December 2017 by Quinno _
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