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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: Lunch, Dinner, 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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  • 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 menu good beers

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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31 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We have just got back from a fab meal here and could not be more impressed! We went here a few years ago but weren't very impressed, however after trying it again tonight we will definitely be back very soon! All the staff were very friendly (especially Kelly) and were very accommodating! We've come home feeling very satisfied and very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

What a marvellous place ! Great hospitality and extremely helpful. Will most certainly be back and will recommend to friends too ! When it was eventually time to leave, I realised that I had let the battery go flat on my Harley. When I mentioned my plight, the owners son instantly allowed me to leave the bike in a locked... More 

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Pontypool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Stayed there last week and had a great time. Probably the best pub/hotel rooms I have ever stayed in 5 star quality and no expense spared on the fitting etc. Proper pub with good selections of beers etc. Lots of Lotus memorabilia and a good pub menu. All the staff and management were so so welcoming and friendly. Will definitely... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's been a while since I last visited this fine pub and restaurant , a lot of effort has been put into the place , with new extensions and bed and breakfast facilities . The food is still outstanding and the staff are very professional . I had sea bass from the specials board which was pan fried served with... More 

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

Hello, and many thanks for your very complimentary review. I do apologise that you were bothered with flies during your visit to us. This is an annual problem for us, as you quite correctly stated in your review, we ARE in the heart of the country, surrounded by fields, horses and livestock and it is a constant battle for us... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

My husband and I were one of the first to sty in the new rooms at Bird in Hand and we were not disappointed. The room was clean,well thought out and every attention to detail was thought through.It had a large ultra clean smart bathroom with shower, great fluffy white towels and lots of bath products which were of good... More 

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

Just what we like to hear! Thank you so much for your great review, and please do come back and see us again when you're in the area. More 

Wymondham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

What a pleasure it was to read your review, we are so pleased that you enjoyed your lunch at The Bird. Thank you also for the very complimentary comments on our gardens. We are fortunate to have a great team of gardeners here at the Bird, and I know they will be delighted to hear that their efforts have not... More 

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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
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10 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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 $37
Cuisine: British

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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 $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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