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The Bird In Hand Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Knowl Hill B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ascot, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Out of Ascot”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a rare evening out without the children to escape from a busy Ascot. We ordered the sea bass and pork. Both were beautiful in presentation and taste. The house wine was perfectly acceptable. The waitress was professional, helpful and friendly. Worth the scenic drive and would recommend. Hope to be back again soon.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for your recent review. What a good idea to actually get out of Ascot during such a busy week! I am pleased it was worth the journey to visit us and you enjoyed your evening. I hope you get a chance to pop over again.
Caroline Shone
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Basildon, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

despite being located on the main road i found the hotel very quiet, though getting in and out of the car park at rush hour wasnt fun, and in a nice quiet setting.

the food in the bar was excellent and good portions, there was a nice selection of drinks as well.

the rooms were clean and well laid out, in fact somewhat larger than i expected. I would recommend the rooms on the first floor as despite the roof location they are nice and quiet and feel very secure given the number of doors to go through to get to them.

a nice friendly hotel with good food. would recommend if staying locally for business over the normal travelodges etc as they are nearly the same price.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 19 June 2014
Thank you for your recent review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found that despite the road being reasonably close it did not cause any disturbance. I shall pass your comments on to the chef - it is always nice to give him good feedback.
Caroline Shone
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Reviewed 9 June 2014 via mobile

We ordered lunch and took our drinks, however, on checking our bill we asked a member of staff to explain the price of the drinks which seemed excessive. She was very unhelpful and after a brief conversation she just threw the glass of wine down the sink in temper! We decided not to eat there after this and went elsewhere for a very pleasant, relaxed lunch.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
I am sorry to hear you felt a member of staff had been rude to you. I have investigated this and understand that you chose our most expensive wine by the glass ( having been offered the house wine) which you then returned as you had not realised the price. The staff member agreed to change it and your original glass of wine was thrown into the basin as we cannot put it back into the bottle. This gesture was not meant to be rude or offensive and I apologise if it came across that way.
Caroline Shone
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Deeside, north Wales
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Arrived earlier than check in time, but after a short wait, my room was sorted for me. Superb rooms, very comfortable and extremely clean. The food in the restaurant, is absolutely wonderful, if you like blackpudding do try the starter of black pudding, bacon and Brie- it was delicious. The breakfast was fabulous too! The staff are all really helpful and friendly, all in all, brilliant. Can't wait to return

  • Stayed May 2014
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 5 June 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. I am please you enjoyed your experience with us.
I will pass on your comments to the staff, as it always very encouraging for them to receive such nice feedback.
We look forward to hopefully seeing you again in the future.
Caroline Shone.
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Thousand Oaks, California
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
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Reviewed 22 May 2014 via mobile

Stayed at The Bird in Hand after arriving at Heathrow. The location was perfect for our purposes. When we pulled up I was a bit concerned, but it is a rather old building. I needn't have worried though. The room was modern, clean, and comfortable. Had our first English breakfast there and it was very good. The bar and dining area are beautiful. I would definitely recommend The Bird in Hand Country Inn.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 24 May 2014
Thank you for your review and i am glad you enjoyed your stay. I'm not sure if you had come straight from California as it would certainly have been very different for you to see our old fashioned building - i am pleased you were not disappointed.
Caroline shone
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Croydon, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 18 May 2014

I have been staying at this hotel for quite a number of years now, and never been disappointed. The food is always excellent and the service friendly, but not in your face. There are a range of rooms, to suit various budgets. The standard rooms are clean and quiet, but if you fancy something more, the new deluxe rooms are an absolute delight. We have stayed in two of them, and been impressed by the decor and homage to the hotel's long history. Couldn't recommend it more, and will be back again.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post a review. I am pleased you have enjoyed staying with us and do hope to meet you when you next visit. I will certainly pass on your comments to the staff.
Caroline Shone
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Exeter, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 May 2014

What a lovely place to stay. Every thing was perfectly clean and tidy, we were lucky enough to have an up grade to the George 3rd room, which is a real WOW room! The ensuite is fab, although the shower floor is very slippery, but their is a rubber mat, otherwise everything was sparkling clean and has under floor heating too.Lovely kingsize bed with fresh clean crisp white bedding.
The Staff are very helpful and friendly, food was great, well cooked and nicely presented, generous portions, which pleased my husband! Breakfast was also good, with friendly staff it is self service cooked or continental breakfast, very relaxed just what you want first thing in the morning. I can only say good things about this place as we had a really lovely time.
When we were driving around reading, and the surrounding area we were lucky to see several Red Kites which made my day, what a bird!!...
We will be back for sure, if in the area. Thank-you....

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cas350, Owner at The Bird In Hand Country Inn, responded to this review, 16 May 2014
I am really pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to ensure we provide excellent food and service and it is really useful to receive all feedback( good and bad) so we can monitor this. Yes the red kites are amazing and we seem to have loads in this area.
Caroline Shone
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Property: The Bird In Hand Country Inn
Address: Bath Road, Knowl Hill, Maidenhead RG10 9UP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Windsor and Maidenhead > Maidenhead > Knowl Hill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Knowl Hill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Bird In Hand Country Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 22
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