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Bird in Hand

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English, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub
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Church Road, Wreningham NR16 1BJ, England
+44 1508 489438
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Special occasions

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 164
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Proper Pub, Proper Beer, Proper Grub

Excellent menu. Good range of real ales. The delicious food we had was well cooked, well presented and plentiful. Very friendly and efficient staff. Very good value for money. Fully recommended. We will return next time we are in the area.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
DeeGee54
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Worcester, United Kingdom
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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249 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Worcester, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
59 reviews 59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Excellent menu. Good range of real ales. The delicious food we had was well cooked, well presented and plentiful. Very friendly and efficient staff. Very good value for money. Fully recommended. We will return next time we are in the area.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

A group of six friends had lunch today at the Bird in Hand and it was lovely. The food was hot and delicious. Service was very good and the staff welcoming. A traditional English pub, it is quite hard to find but definitely worth the effort. We have dined here in the past in the evening and been extremely happy... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We rang to book a table around noon for that evening due to being let down elsewhere. Staff bent over backwards to get us a table. Friendly, warm greeting by all staff and a good selection of drinks and an excellent menu with specials. Fresh, cooked to order so happy to wait a little longer for the food. Very tasty,... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The 5 of us are here on a Saturday evening we had an absolutely brilliant meal. I would definately recommend this restaurant to anyone. The food was very fresh and we didn't feel rushed to get my it so others could be seated. We the the first ones in restaurant and last one out they are lovely staff and would... More 

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Brighton
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Visited on a chilly February evening. The pub had a nice vibe and a good selection of ales. Staff on duty were friendly, dressed smartly and very welcoming. Food was delicious - duck breast and dauphinoise potatoes were excellent and the rump steak was delicious with proper steak cut chips. Treacle tart also excellent, as was the chocolate mousse. If... More 

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Diss, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I have only signed up to trip adviser because of the owners response to A L review. I was one of the people in this party and I'm afraid the service was extremely slow, the desserts were not very nice and when I complained I was told that the three chef's had tried them after my complaint and in their... More 

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

We listen to all criticism here at The Bird, and where feel it is justified and fair will do our utmost to put things right and make any necessary improvements. We are not delusional, never complacent and are happy to make amends if we fail in our efforts. We are a family business and are committed to ensuring that all... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Starters and mains for all five of us were good although slow to order and receive. Desserts were a disaster. The cheesecake that claimed to be home baked was powdery and the brulee's were bland in flavour and burnt. The member of staff we complained too did apologise and said that the cheesecake was tasted by the chef and was... More 

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

This review is not only misleading, it is also inaccurate and unfair. We have contacted Trip Advisor to have it removed from the site. More 

Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

I have eaten here twice - once for a Christmas meal and the second time recently with my partner. On both occasions the food has been excellent as has the service. The décor and atmosphere in this pub are great and the food is reasonably priced considering the high standard. Will definitely be going back and I am very difficult... More 

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We would love to see you again ! More 

Attleborough, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

Went to the Bird in Hand for a meal last week. The food was really good, as was the service. Will definitely return again soon.

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

We love to hear when our guests enjoy their experience at The Bird in Hand, thank you very much for reviewing us and please do come back and see us again soon! More 

Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Food average, service very slow. Reserved a table and were given one sat right next to the bar, which felt odd. The table we were given was so low that 3 members of the party couldn't physically get their legs underneath it; it would have lifted off the floor and been balancing on our thighs. We were offered another table,... More 

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

Your rather harsh review did not make good reading for us, particularly your comment on our 'mediocre' food. One only has to read the numerous glowing reviews we have received on this site about our food to know that it is anything but mediocre, therefore I would wholeheartedly dispute your comments. It is regrettable that you felt that the service... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 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 - 29
  • Cuisine: English, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions

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