The Hand & Flower

Public House & Kitchen


Welcome to the fully restored and reopened Hand and Flower Public House and Kitchen on Ham Common, home of great food, fine wine and a fantastic atmosphere.

The Hand and Flower brings a cosmopolitan flair to a traditional setting with a delicious extensive menu from locally sourced produce served all day by highly trained and enthusiastic staff. You can choose from one of our diverse areas at the Hand and Flower, including a 60 seater restaurant with full table service, VIP Snug, lounge area and a huge garden complete with outside bar and kids play area.

We have embraced the history of the hand and flower and a quick look at any of the pictures transports you to times gone past...

This Inn was erected upon a site of a farm labourer's cottage near Poulters gate, built for Sarah Burnham's a widow in 1746. In 1848 it was let to Henry Barnett Esquire, a Beer housekeeper.

The house appeared as the Hand and Flower in the 1861 census and it seems the pub elevated to the status of "Inn" between 1851-1861. The upstairs church-like, gothic-style windows still remain of the original building from this date.

The name Hand and Flower...
"Hand": The Hand of the archangel Gabriel
"Flower": The Lily he offers the Virgin Mary in the 12th century renaissance paintings.

Today, the same as over 150 years ago the owners and the staff of the modern day Hand and Flower invite you to share the welcoming ambience and hospitality within these old walls.

Come in for relaxation and cheer with jovial companions, to celebrate one of life's happy occasions, or as one of today's refugees seeking respite from the stress of the modern world!

Whether it be meeting friends for a meal in our restaurant, having a business meetings in the snug, or socialising in the front bar or perhaps in our award-winning garden, we are always here with a smile and a warm greeting.