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Forest Hill’s new community local

We are delighted to announce that the Bird in Hand pub is now open again, following a refurb to the interior and something of a make-under to our front facade. 

The pub, which has been in situ for some 200 years, will serve as Forest Hill’s new community local with a few nods to our history as well as taking on a slightly new form.

On the hand pulls we have Volden Session and Carling at £3.50 a pint (W*****spoons eat your heart out) and a selection from local breweries on the taps.  Our wine menu includes our house wines at £16 a bottle.

We are truly excited to be operating in SE23 once more, and we want to ensure we are a valuable part of our community with something for everyone to enjoy and a place to make memories.

We’ve enjoyed hearing lots of stories of old of the pub from local residents, and so if you do happen to have any, we would love to hear your memories of the place!


Contact the Pub

Please use this form to contact the pub directly for general pub enquiries.


Bosses ear

If you have comments or ideas that you would like to go directly to the Company Bosses, then please fill out this form.

All correspondence will be treated with the strictest confidentiality.

Opening hours

Monday4 - 11pm
Tuesday4 - 11pm
Wednesday4 - 11pm
Thursday4 - 11pm
Friday4 - 11pm
Saturday12 - 11pm
Sunday12 - 10:30pm


Possibly London’s best kept secret and can only be found in an Antic pub: our lovely Volden ale.

With prices fixed at £3.50 for a pint of Session and £4.50 for a pint of Pale (with £1 from each pint donated to the DEC Ukraine appeal) which will you choose?

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