The Bird in Hand

24 Carmarthen Rd, Swansea SA4 0TU
$ Contemporary Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room

The Bird in Hand is a traditional country pub set in the village of Fforest, Camarthenshire. Serving up a thirst-quenching range of drinks and freshly prepared food from steaks to pasta, our delicious home-cooked carvery, and weekend Al-La-Carte menu.

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 24 Carmarthen Rd, Swansea SA4 0TU
  • Cross Street: Fforest
  • Cuisine: Contemporary | English | European | Pizza | Steak | Sunday Brunch |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Pub
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner | Late |
  • Parking: Car Park |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Cash | Apple Pay | Android Pay | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: 01792 82 82 82
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Late Dining, All You Can Eat, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Lounge / Bar, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Big Screen TV, Farm-to-table,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, Quiet Conversation, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 18:45
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 21:00
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 12:00 - 20:00
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.58 out of 5 stars based on 173 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 03, 2022
Ian S.
Had booked a table for 4 which turned into 8. It was no problem for the staff. Service was great as was the food. Would definitely recommend

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 02, 2022
Mervyn J.
What a thouroughly enjoyable experience, a very warm welcome when arriving, very good service and excellent food. I cannot recommend this establishment enough. Enjoyed it so much went back 3 more times all of them equally great.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 03, 2022
Gerald E.
Great mid week evening meal, great service, great atmosphere, great value for money.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 06, 2022
Tracy B.
Really enjoyed our meals last night, I had the pork chop special with mint gravy which I could nit fault and my friend commented that her fish looked like size of a shark when it came to table

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2022
Darrall L.
Staff need training how to talk to customers , and know what they have to actually offer. No masks worn by any staff members even the manager? Food is expensive for what you get .

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 04, 2022
Hellena E.
Kitchen was shut no food on sale told you yesterday and today you ask me for a review

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 29, 2021
Mike T.
Room could have been warmer.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 07, 2021
Rebecca K.
A tiny bit of background music would have helped the atmosphere. Nothing too loud!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 31, 2021
Hilary C.
Lovely meal, great value for money, friendly helpful staff

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Jul 22, 2021
Alison D.
Good food and friendly service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 16, 2020
Pamela l.
Nice food,service great,friendly staff

Overall: 9/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Feb 11, 2022
Judith J.
Nice cosy feel to the place but I thought the food was overpriced.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 04, 2021
Joanne p.
Not all options on menu were available which was disappointing however we would return.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 04, 2020
Christine W.
Food was delicious, service was excellent thoroughly enjoyed our time there

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 08, 2020
Lisa L.
Lovely food and friendly service

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 19, 2022
Christina C.
The only complaint that I have is that service is slow.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 4/10
Dec 12, 2021
Ann W.
My meal was forgotten and came when the others were half way through eating. When it arrived it was sent back because the steak was raw so when it was brought back again it was still raw so sent back again I eventually had my meal when everyone else had finished eating and I was not even offered a discount for the inconvenience.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Aug 31, 2021
Chas. K.
Very good food, waiting staff a little forgetful with our requirements

Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Sep 24, 2020
Colin S.
Overall very good. Service was a bit slow

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Aug 01, 2022
donna w.
Food was lovely well presented staff were polite service was quick.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Jul 09, 2022
Carol L.
Although we booked through Table Agent there was no record in the bookings but it wasn’t a problem as there was a table available. The staff were very friendly but the service was a bit slow although it wasn’t busy. We had to wait quite a while for our main course ( we didn’t have starters or dessert). There were five in our party and we enjoyed our meals but those of us who had chips found them quite dry. The ambience in this pub is lovely and again, the staff are very friendly and helpful.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 5/10
Nov 09, 2021
Barry M.
Surcharge for cauliflower cheese ridiculous for size of portion

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 9/10
Sep 15, 2020
Estelle B.
Adequate pub food.