The Bird In Hand, Austrey

Winner of –


Second in the entire county of Warwickshire as judged by CAMRA,  for 2023


We have also been selected for the GOOD BEER GUIDE 2024


The Bird in Hand is a 15th century, Grade II thatched pub with original features and gas fires in the bar and lounge. We are a friendly, family-run pub in Austrey, Warwickshire. We operate in a small rural village, posted next to a picturesque 14th century church which can be viewed from the pub and garden. Gareth is the landlord and he has been operating here since 2009. He has a fantastic support team of Samuel, the Bar Manager, a 44 year old village native and part of the team since 2010. Paul, our kitchen manager has also been with us since 2010. Our friendly pub dog Ralph is an ever present and will make everyone welcome

Inside the Bird we have our main bar, a large lounge and a snug which is a semi-private room (with views out over the sun terrace and beer garden), two alcoves and a restaurant looking out to the church. It is a lovely place to come for a relaxing drink, a meal in our restaurant or a special event which we can arrange for you. More information on this is detailed on our events page

In the area surrounding the Bird in Hand are many attractions including Drayton Manor Park in Tamworth, Twycross Zoo and the National Forest are only two miles away

Our resident pooch, Ralph

Large marquee for hire


Marquee Hire & Private Hire

We host birthdays, funeral wakes, anniversaries, any other sort of celebrations at the Bird in Hand pub. We offer private hire of our magnificent marquee. Please get in touch for prices and further details

We are absolutely delighted to be named Warwickshire Pub of the Year 2023 for the Lichfield, Tamworth and Sutton branches

It is something we have been aiming for since we went Free of Tie in July 2021 and we are all absolutely chuffed!!

Weekly Guest Ales On Tap

We have Marstons Pedigree on at all times as well as our on locally brewed “Down the Thatch”. We also have FOUR other ales on continuously, from all around the country.


Come on down to our award wining pub and try some of our awesome, ever-changing ales