About the Bird in Hand, Sonning Common

Santino had a long-held dream to find a country pub which he could make his own. After 15 years of working in some of the capital's finest Michelin starred restaurants and appearing in many television cookery programmes including Gordon Ramsay's Best Restaurant, MasterChef and Market Kitchen he was ready for a new challenge. In early 2014 he met Helen, born and bred in Reading and found someone with whom he could share his dream. They fell in love with the Bird in Hand in the lovely village of Sonning Common close to both Reading and Henley. A 16th century coaching inn, with an inglenook fireplace, a large garden and backing onto Bird Wood, somewhere they could offer great local cask ales and wine along with beautiful, simple, fresh rustic food. In November they opened the doors.
  Gordon Ramsay Best Restaurant 2010
Nominated best Italian restaurant and quarter finalists in Ramsay's Best Restaurant. - 'A Sicilian gastronomic godfather' Gordon Ramsay


We do get busy so it is a good idea to book if you would like a table, especially for parties of 5 or more.
Please phone 0118 972 1857 or email hello@bihsc.com
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