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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
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children
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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Top notch pub grub

Had a meal for two at the last minute in the bar and I must say it was excellent pub grub. Excellent choice, good atmosphere, decent prices and attentive service. Will visit again.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
bouchej
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sat outside in cold because not dog friendly even though my small puppy sits good on lap or floor. Was with walking group of 18 of us but had to sit out whilst rest sat inside

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a meal for two at the last minute in the bar and I must say it was excellent pub grub. Excellent choice, good atmosphere, decent prices and attentive service. Will visit again.

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3 Thank bouchej
Geneve
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have family living close by that had recommended The Bird In Hand to us previously, so we decided to give it a try for Sunday Lunch. The staff were all courteous and the service was good, but the food wasn't much to be excited about. Don't get me wrong; there was nothing wrong with it, but it just didn't... More 

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Norwich England
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had not visited the Bird in hand about 3 miles from our home since spring 2015. My starter of Hollumi Cheese and Salsa was not particularly generous the food was not presented on my plate well and simply plonked on a large plate. I chose spiced monk fish and basmati rice the fish was heavily smothered with a madras style... More 

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2 Thank SK1R1D
Swaffham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Really excellent venue for Pub Grub of the highest standard and service. Have visited here several times to celebrate special occasions, Birthdays, Anniversaries etc, and have never been disappointed. Food is cooked to order and is of a very high standard, well presented, and really generous portions. Excellent choice on the menu, Steaks are brilliant as is the steak and... More 

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3 Thank Richard W
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016 via mobile

Went to Bird in hand for a birthday meal , we had not been for s couple of years but were dissapointed the dining room was not relaxing no curtains at windows so made it cold looking no candles or little touches could have been sitting in a village hall , food not much choice would not go again

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3 Thank Pam T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We came here for our anniversary dinner, recommended by my parents. Firstly, they couldn't find our booking that we had made but as they weren't busy this wasn't an issue but otherwise it could have been a different review being wrote! The waitress was lovely and very friendly. Food was amazing and you got so much on your plate! Prices... More 

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1 Thank Leanne_yo
Norwich
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely lunch today and apsolutly brilliant service made to feel very welcome will defiantly be returning again sat at the bar and felt welcomed by them all, I would suggest people going here proper pub food and brilliant portions

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3 Thank kirsty c
Greater London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I am writing this review to highlight the superb accommodation which was immaculate. The linen was of a high quality and the towels were both large and fluffy. Toiletries were classy. I was real impressed. It was perfect.

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Limoges France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

The numbers of our group was added to and even at a busy period we were accommodated. A good menu selection with good service and food. We were not rushed which allowed for a relaxed meal. Good car parking. Had been many years previous and noticed the changes that opened the place. Really good.

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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 - 35
  • Cuisine: British

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Families with children

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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