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Bird in Hand, Stafford Central, Stafford

Victoria Square
Stafford
ST16 2AQ
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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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Quinno _ left this review about Bird in Hand

Recently taken over by Black Country (July 2017) and has been thoroughly refurbed with the previous 4 rooms becoming 2. The old reviews for this place are often less-than-flattering but there’s changes here. There’s a public bar as you enter with laminate flooring, darts and bottle green leather button back seating. Carpeted snug to left and larger lounge to rear. Piped music utterly unsuited to the pub, barman’s choice I suspect. Very quiet on a late Thursday evening and given its location maybe that’s not too much of a surprise, it’s a little removed from the other pub hotspots by dint of the church grounds and the station is too far away for this to work as a train pub. Eight pumps with seven ales and one cider. My Stray Cat Milk Stout was in great shape and there were also filled rolls available, so I snaffled one. This place will need a while to get going but the fabric of a good pub is here.

On 14th December 2017 - 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
16th Sep 2019, 20:56
Review submitted by Alan Hurdle
 
16th Sep 2019, 20:44
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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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