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Bird in Hand

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Church Road. Wreningham | Church Road, Wreningham NR16 1BJ, England
+44 1508 489438
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a family run restaurant and free house in the heart of the Norfolk...
We are a family run restaurant and free house in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, yet only fifteen minutes from the city of Norwich. The ingredients for our menus are sourced locally wherever possible, we grow our own herbs, and our free range eggs are from a local farm,and we buy our fish fresh direct from Lowestoft. Whether you are looking for a delicious traditional steak and ale pie, beer battered fish and chips (large!!) A sizzling skillet of Duck Breast with oriental vegetables and Hoisin sauce, or indeed something a little different from our evening special selection, we know you will be spoilt for choice with our extensive menu. We also have some delicious vegetarian options to tempt you. Oh, and try to leave room for one of Tristan's legendary desserts! Our recently opened eight en suite luxury Guest rooms are available now at a charge of £80 per room and our delicious breakfast just £8.95. During the warmer months, we look forward to offering outside dining, either in our gardens or on our sunny terrace, and we can now cater for larger parties, wedding receptions and celebratory functions. We would love to welcome you to The Bird in Hand, do please come and visit us soon!
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arrived in Norwich outskirts on a self drive holiday from Australia and had not pre booked anywhere. Our B& B we planned on looking at was fully booked. The lady kindly checked the Bird in Hand pub and said she had heard good reports. Yes they had a room. Rushed around straight away and checked... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Robyn H
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Wreningham, United Kingdom
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Wreningham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Arrived in Norwich outskirts on a self drive holiday from Australia and had not pre booked anywhere. Our B& B we planned on looking at was fully booked. The lady kindly checked the Bird in Hand pub and said she had heard good reports. Yes they had a room. Rushed around straight away and checked into the most gorgeous room,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Stayed for three nights B&B Breakfast was superb so much we couldn't eat all but the quality of the food was excellent great evening menu and the room was fantastic giving great value. Will definitely stay here again and I would recommended this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Recently dined here again with my Girlfriend, I opted for the Cajun pork pulled burger .... Which was simply amazing and my partner chose the Duck special which was apparently very good too. Was great to see a country pub so busy on a Wednesday! Will be back

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We visited a couple of weeks ago on a sunny Monday afternoon after cycling around the countryside. After a drink we ordered from the lunch menu - I had the savoury bread and butter pudding which was excellent, and we both had the treacle tart for dessert, which was amazing. Very helpful and friendly staff made it a highlight. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came here on a busy Friday night without booking first as an early 12th wedding anniversary meal. Staff were very friendly & soon found us a table in the bar area & explained there would be a delay for food as they were busy & a big group were due in which was fine with us we didn't mind... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Another lovely meal and evening, haven' t been for a few months, different staff, has it changed hands?

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Food was inedible was not cooked properly.Complained about flies and staff were most unhelpful.Will never visit again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

Came here in Thursday night and had a great night with my family. The starter mushroom bruschetta was absolutely stunning and my desert of crème brûlée was amazing. However my fillet steak which I asked for medium was over cooked and if say at least medium well, I left the outside of the steak as it was more like well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

We go regularly here as nearby and brillaint food the menus have specials and basics all well presented and served hot portions are good and would take anyone here

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Absolutely brilliant food and service. Made a very special day less stressful. Would highly recommend booking for any special occasion/event.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Church Road. Wreningham | Church Road, Wreningham NR16 1BJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wreningham
  • Phone Number: +44 1508 489438

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 to 37
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

Description

We are a family run restaurant and free house in the heart of the Norfolk countryside, yet only fifteen minutes from the city of Norwich. The ingredients for our menus are sourced locally wherever possible, we grow our own herbs, and our free range eggs are from a local farm,and we buy our fish fresh direct from Lowestoft. Whether you are looking for a delicious traditional steak and ale pie, beer battered fish and chips (large!!) A sizzling skillet of Duck Breast with oriental vegetables and Hoisin sauce, or indeed something a little different from our evening special selection, we know you will be spoilt for choice with our extensive menu. We also have some delicious vegetarian options to tempt you. Oh, and try to leave room for one of Tristan's legendary desserts! Our recently opened eight en suite luxury Guest rooms are available now at a charge of £80 per room and our delicious breakfast just £8.95. During the warmer months, we look forward to offering outside dining, either in our gardens or on our sunny terrace, and we can now cater for larger parties, wedding receptions and celebratory functions. We would love to welcome you to The Bird in Hand, do please come and visit us soon!

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