Had heard and read good reviews so decided to give the Bird In Hand a try. It was a cold evening but as we walked through the door hoping to be greeted by warmth - there wasn't any. We purchased drinks and sat at our table which wasn't in the restaurant where others were sat but in the bar. Had it been busy this wouldn't have been a problem but we were the only diners in the bar which was cold and became increasingly colder each time the door was opened from outside. We placed our order then sat listening to the bar staff discussing their plans for the weekend. My Mushroom Wellington arrived looking burnt and as I cut into the flakey pastry I was greeted by a hollow case with 7 button mushrooms inside, no sign of the spinage or Brie and it tasted as it looked! a small pile of salad leaves and chips for the rip off price of £13 +. As I was still very hungry we decided to try the puddings priced at 5.95, my lemon cheesecake was so thinly sliced and my husbands 'pimms' strawberries and meringue was in a wine glass and eaten in 4 spoonfuls. A very expensive evening for very poor quality food and tiny portions. Cold - we never did take our coats off, unattentive staff, all in all a very disappointing evening. We won't be returning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bird in Hand Inn is a classic Cotswolds country Inn located in Whiteoak Green, Oxfordshire, near Witney on the B4022, just outside the small village of Hailey. This classic Cotswolds hotel is an ideal location in the heart of the country within a few miles of Oxford, Chipping Norton and major motorways. The Bird in Hand Inn is surrounded by the beautiful scenery and rolling countryside of the Cotswolds, this Grade II listed building is made of traditional local stone and slate and boasts beautiful original features. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Bird In Hand Hotel Witney