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Bird in Hand, Glastonbury

Pub added by Will Larter
Main Road
Westhay
Postal town: Glastonbury
BA6 9TN
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Blackthorn _ left this review about Bird in Hand

A traditional looking pub in the centre of this small village, it’s not perhaps the most enticing building from the outside, particularly if approaching from the car park when you’re met with a set of uPVC doors in a nondescript looking building that perhaps was, or is, a skittle alley and with no sign of life beyond. Walking around the front though, and you enter straight in to a traditional and pleasant lounge bar.

The bar is roughly a U-shape wrapped around a central bar counter, and plenty of locals were congregating here on our Sunday afternoon visit. Décor wise it’s quite traditional, with wood strip on the floor and a chunky supporting timber post with a couple of beams on the ceiling. A large stone fireplace to the right had been pressed in to use as a recessed seating area which was quite a cosy spot, though fortunately a smaller fireplace opposite with plenty of horse brasses around it still contained a wood burning stove and this was blazing away on our visit. Deep maroon paintwork was on the walls and below this was dark wood panelling. There were also numerous pictures of generic country scenes dotted about. Shelves around the top of the bar counter housed a collection of old books and crystal decanters, whilst numerous old beer clips and a collection of pewter tankards were affixed to the beams.

Despite the variety of pump clips on show, the only offering on the bar was Bath Ales Gem as far as I could make out. Ciders meanwhile were Thatcher’s Gold and Thatcher’s Haze. All in all this seemed like a decent pub and would certainly make a great spot to settle in with a few beers for an afternoon.

On 17th November 2017 - rating: 7
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Map location corrected by Will Larter
Highbridge & Burnham-on-Sea, 9.17 miles, 2 hr 56 min walk (show)
Bridgwater, 11.01 miles, 3 hr 32 min walk (show)
Weston Milton, 16.04 miles, 5 hr 9 min walk (show)
Latest updates View all updates for Bird in Hand, Westhay
17th Nov 2017, 09:12
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12th Nov 2017, 18:37
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  • Accommodation : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Bar Billiards : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Festivals : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Beer Garden : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Car Park : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Darts : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Dog Friendly : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Hot Food : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Jukebox : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Live TV Sports : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pinball : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Pool Table : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Ale : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Real Cider : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • Wheelchair Access : Yes last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
  • WiFi : No last updated 19 January 2014 by Jonathan Wilde
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