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The Hand and Shears


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Bar, British, Pub
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great food and good service! Music not too loud but audible . Tastefully decorated. Friendly staff. Extensive menu & Reasonable prices. Recommended!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went for lunch with 16 relatives to celebrate my Mother’s 81st Birthday. The food which included Sausage and Mash, Salmon, Steak and Ale pie, Chicken in a white wine sauce, Veggie pasta and a curiously named Black and Blue Burger were all served piping...More

Date of visit: February 2019
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junewill-2019, Owner at The Hand and Shears, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic family meal tonight lovely atmosphere and fablous hosts June and Ady make you feel very welcome. Food was plentiful and delicious. Lots of Gluten free choice for our two daughters which was fab and made for hassle free eating. Definitely be back.

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank 664carriem2019
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to go somewhere to get great service and lovely food. Look no further. Adie and June are at the Hand and Shears. We have followed them around over the years to George and Dragon and lord kitchener. This couple give everything. The...More

Date of visit: January 2019
1  Thank Mandy P
Reviewed 15 January 2019

Four of us enjoyed a Sunday lunch. Roasts were excellent and a great steak. Friendly and professional service. We will be back!

Date of visit: December 2018
1  Thank DaveyP3
Reviewed 23 December 2018 via mobile

Lovely food and really great service. So nice to have such a good choice for our gluten free daughter on her special day. Well worth a visit. Very reasonably priced too.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank lydiab615
Reviewed 10 December 2018

Our office had been here twice before and I chose to go again for my 60th Birthday. We had heard that it had changed hands but we needn't have worried. Both the food and the service were excellent.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank mikejc206
Reviewed 28 November 2018

We occasionally walk from Long Hanborough and enjoy a meal in the Hand and Shears before walking back - sometimes through Pinsley Wood and sometimes along the pavement by the interesting row of trees, and back along "the coffin path". Calamari in a basket, cooked...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dian E
Reviewed 17 November 2018

Heard the successful landlord of an adjacent village pub/restaurant was back in the area having taken it over, so expected it to be good. Gave it a try Saturday lunchtime after 2 sets of our B and B guests raved over It, and we were...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank Melinda R
Reviewed 16 November 2018

Ade, has recently just taken over the Hand and Shears after successfully managing other pubs in the area. He has fully redecorated the pub and it now feels really warm and friendly. Unfortunately we were at the pub for a wake. However, the food and...More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Well, I’m struggling to trust what goes on with any reviews these days, thanks for the explanation, it was odd that I was quick with a glowing review and then it did appear I was criticised for somehow not doing it right, or... More
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