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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
Fantastic Sunday lunch

a lovely Sunday lunch with friendly staff we were in the restaurant but the bar looked lovely as well , and will be going back mid week to sit in what must be the nicest beer garden I've ever seen , I was a professing gardener and that garden is beautiful .

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
Linda M
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

a lovely Sunday lunch with friendly staff we were in the restaurant but the bar looked lovely as well , and will be going back mid week to sit in what must be the nicest beer garden I've ever seen , I was a professing gardener and that garden is beautiful .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Bird in hand is one of my favourite places to eat. Have been numerous times recently and everything about the experience has been great. Lovely food with plenty of options, great choice of drinks, staff are always helpful and pleasant and a great cosy atmosphere! Highly recommend :)

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

It is always our pleasure to welcome you to The Bird, Thank you so much for taking the time to review us and we hope you will visit us again soon! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Not an extensive menu but there is a wonderful choice of dishes to choose from. The food is beautifully presented and the service good. Time is given to relax between courses.

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for your superb review of The Bird In Hand, we are very pleased that you like what we do, please come back and see us again soon! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Had a family evening meal here. It was my first time. Excellent place to go and enjoy a meal. The food was excellent and my only disappointment was the small amount of fish that was my main. Apart from that the team are superb and really help make the experience top notch. I'd definitely go again.

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Great review, great guests! Glad you enjoyed your visit to us, please come back soon! More 

Attleborough, United Kingdom
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149 reviews 149 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Many years ago a favourite place to eat on the way to or from Norwich, but the quality of the experience declined and alternative routes to Norwich stopped taking us past the door so we have not visited the Bird in Hand for many years. But we are pleased we took the slow road home last week and stopped at... More 

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review The Bird In Hand. Please come and see us again soon! More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

I have visited this pub on and off for 3 years, either to have a drink or eat. The atmosphere is great. The staff are always friendly and helpful. Loads of choice re food either from a menu or from a board. Generous portions and well cooked. No matter what evening you pop in there always seems to be people... More 

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Excellent review, thank you so much! More 

Gateshead, United Kingdom
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19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

We were one of the first people to stay in their new accommodation and we were very impressed. Our room (number 5) was huge with plenty of cupboard space and plenty of tea and coffee supplies. The bathroom was a good size, well fitted and with good lighting. They have certainly thought about some of the little things that can... More 

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review of our newly opened bed and breakfast suites. This has been a completely new venture for us and I am happy to report that we have had nothing but praise from our guests, which has been most encouraging. We would love to see you again when you are next in the area. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love this pub, great atmosphere with lots of regulars. Friendly & knowledgeable staff & all the ingredients for a great meal.

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Good to hear that our menu meets with approval, we constantly strive to offer a great selection that will offer something for most tastes! Thank you so much for your review! More 

Suffolk
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 via mobile

This was our second visit to this pub and we were not disappointed. Food was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. The potions are good and satisfying, you come away feeling very satisfied. Will visit again.

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to read reviews such as yours, thank you for taking the time to review us, and we hope you will return soon! More 

suffolk
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Stopped for a drink and evening meal. The place was very smart, toilets immaculate and staff very friendly and helpful. We only had main courses but they were very good. Hard to see anything wrong really

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GeeEmm, Owner at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you were happy, many thanks for your review. More 

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Address: Church Road. Wreningham | Church Road, Wreningham NR16 1BJ, England
Phone Number: +44 1508 489438
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  East Anglia  >  Norfolk  >  Wreningham
Average Prices: USD $9 to $38

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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 $38

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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