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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
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All reviews scallops steak roast dinner liver pudding the pub beautiful village christmas day his team on arrival very enjoyable evening large party lovely atmosphere attentive service food is excellent cooked perfectly second to none
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Thank you Jeremy and the team for providing such wonderful fresh food, despite being dairy, egg and gluten free. All the food is cooked fresh on the day and you can taste the quality. My friend and I sat outside last weekend. it was a...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 days ago

Visiting a client in rural Hertfordshire and he took me for lunch to the Sword Inn Hand. What a magnificent rural setting and despite it being a Tuesday lunchtime, we just secured the last available table. My expectations for the food were high at that...More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited The Sword in Hand for our wedding anniversary lunch. From beginning to end the service was very good and staff were attentive. We both opted for a Sunday roast (pork and lamb) and were impressed by the quality and quantity of the food,...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to the restaurant a few times and on booking for this group of 26 was definitely not disappointed in any way. The food was amazing, the staff so helpful and friendly - I couldn't fault anything!

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sons birthday and celebrating my daughter getting her 1st job after graduating from doing a history degree. The service as always is excellent we have been here a number of times and cannot fault the service or the food. The staff are so friendly...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful meal here. They were so good with my gluten & dairy free diet. I was very excited to get a Yorkshire pudding and a dessert that wasn’t fruit! The crumble was more like a cake and was amazing! It’s rare to...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My chosen starter of salmon was fit for a London Michelin star restaurant. Main of ham and chips perfect comfort food. This place is a gem. Staff assertive and friendly with a front of house manager that greeted us and made sure our visit was...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I visited the Sword Inn Hand previously with family members and loved it. My mum has now recently moved into the area and so what better place to take her for her 84th birthday - it didn't disappoint! On her first restaurant...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 12 June 2021 via mobile

What an absolute gem of a restaurant, nestled away in the most beautiful, pristine; picturesque village, this restaurant is simply idyllic in every sense of the word. Where to start?.. The food was sensational, every single dish was superb, all homemade and cleverly put together...More

Date of visit: June 2021
Jeremy L, Owner at The Sword Inn Hand, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2021

Dear Rob_e_love2travel Thank you for such a fantastic review. It is heartwarming to read such kind words, of which I will share with my team who work so hard to look after our great customers. We look forward to welcoming you and your family in...More

Reviewed 10 June 2021

The setting and the pub are beautiful and I have been on many occasions over the years. However, this time around the menu had been vastly reduced and the small offering for vegetarians/vegans was extremely disappointing - 1 for starter and 1 for main just...More

Date of visit: May 2021
Jeremy L, Owner at The Sword Inn Hand, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2021

Dear Royston75. Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. After having been closed for 10 months in the last year - whilst rebuilding our business in a way that is still alien to the true way we should be allowed to,...More

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The Sword Inn Hand is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4