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The Bird in Hand, Knowl Hill

The Bird In Hand is a traditional pub, restaurant and hotel, located in Knowl Hill, between Reading and Maidenhead, and dating back to the 14th-century.

A former hunting lodge of King George III, inside you’ll find gorgeous interiors and rustic pub charm, complete with original oak beams, wood panelling, and a large, crackling open fire.

Whether you’re travelling for business or visiting nearby attractions such as Legoland, Windsor Castle or the Royal Windsor Racecourse, we’re the ideal place to stay, with 21 comfortable and stylish ensuite rooms, with dog-friendly and family-friendly rooms available.

We offer delicious seasonal menus, including our famous 28-day dry-aged steaks, which you can enjoy in our cosy restaurant space or large courtyard beer garden in the warmer months. 

Behind the bar, you’ll find an extensive range of real ale, craft beer, lager and cider from our award-winning Butcombe brewery, and a cocktail menu featuring all the classics.

If you’re planning an event, our beautiful private hire space is available for weddings, parties, meetings and other private functions for up to 100 guests.

The nearest train station is Twyford, accessible from London in 30 minutes, with Heathrow Airport just 10 miles away.

For electric vehicle drivers we offer 3 x 75KW EV charging stations.


  • Opening Times
  • Mon-Fri: 07:30-23:00
  • Sat-Sun: 08:00-23:00
  • Kitchen Opening Times
  • Mon-Fri: 07:30-11:00 | 12:00-21:00
  • Sat: 08:00-11:00 | 12:00-21:00
  • Sun: 08:00-11:00 | 12:00-20:00

Bird In Hand

Bath Road

Knowl Hill


RG10 9UP


01628 826622