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Bird in th'hand

(also known as Wine Shop Darwen)

225 Duckworth Street

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Opening Times


Monday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Wednesday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Thursday3.00 pm - 11.00 pm
Friday1.00 pm - Midnight or later
Saturday1.00 pm - Midnight or later
Sunday1.00 pm - Midnight



About the Pub

Bar and bottle shop which opened in December 2018 with four hand pumps, ten craft lines and three for ciders. Along one wall are shelves stocked full with a wide range of Belgian, International and UK craft bottled beers and cans as well as craft ciders and real ale. All of which can be consumed on or off the premises

Three rooms including one with a with log-burner and a covered back yard. Smoking is out back or the front pavement. Please note toilets are located upstairs

The name Bird in th'hand comes from the pub which stood on the site over 100 years ago and is now home to the 12 Step Brewery, named after the number of steps down to the cellar where 2½BBL plant is used

Historic Interest

It was a pub over 100 years ago which is where the name comes from.

Regular ales

This pub serves 1 regular beer.

  • 12 Steps --varies--

Changing ales

This pub serves 4 changing beers.

Changing beers typically include:

  • 12 Steps --varies--
  • Blackedge --varies--

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  • RealAle Real Ale Available
  • LocAle LocAle Accredited


  • Garden Garden
  • DogFriendly Dog Friendly
  • LiveMusic Live Music


  • RealFire Real Fire
  • Smoking Smoking Area

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Bird in th'hand

225 Duckworth Street

Sat Nav Reference

53.697027, -2.468904


  • <Bus Close to Bus Routes
  • <Station Close to Railway Station

Nearby Bus Routes (250m)

Blackburn Bus: 1

Nearby Station (300m)


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Bird in th'hand

225 Duckworth Street

Pub Features

  • Real Ale Available
  • LocAle Accredited
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • Live Music
  • Real Fire
  • Smoking Area
  • Close to Bus Routes
  • Close to Railway Station

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