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ISSUU March 2017
Bird in Hand, Mayford

Bird in Hand, Mayford

Rich Lee 10/03/2017 Deputy Editor A pub-restaurant restored to its full glory, the Bird in Hand is a local success story and an essential destination for diners…  It’s always reassuring when a once-cherished pub is rescued from encroaching obsolescence. But it so often seems to be at the hands of a mighty chain like Young’s or Fuller’s, when the local’s time-worn character goes under the knife and emerges spick, span and yet utterly ordinary among its ubiquitous cousins.   So it’s even more heartwarming when a place like the Bird in Hand, long a landmark on the road between Guildford and Woking, is resuscitated by the Home Team. Local lads Mike Cumberland and Markus Hebbourn, both veterans of other such fine gastropubs like the Red Lion in Horsell, saw the dwindling state of the Bird in Hand in Mayford and an opportunity to make their mark after years in the pub trade. The refurbishment that ensued saw the pub open in October 2015 and enthusiastic word of mouth has been building ever since.   Today’s Bird in Hand is every bit the modern,...

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