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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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Visitor rating
  • 173
    Excellent
  • 62
    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
Excellent accomodation

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
CJMillar
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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  • Special occasions
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English first
Gateshead, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

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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Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewer
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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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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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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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Recently came to the bird in hand following a recommendation from a friend. It is a lovely venue with really friendly staff. They managed to get us a table at very short notice which was great, there is a good variety of choices on the menu. Food was presented well and served in good time. I would definitely pass this... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We recently used the private function room for a club event. We had around 40-50 members of our club meeting here from all over Europe. We had pre-ordered a set menu to cater for the whole group and the whole experience was fantastic, great atmosphere and great food. The timings of the function were fitted around what we needed and... More 

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Somerset, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

A nice steak and ale pie but a poor lamb shank with a pastry lid and a severe imbalance between meat and veg. My real issue is that when I ask for a bill to be split, I do not expect to be handed the total bill and effectively told to do it for myself "because it would mean voiding... More 

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Norfolk, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

An unplanned night out with friends secured a booking at short notice. Welcomed as we came in the door to the bar where we ordered a drink to warm us up and then escorted to the dining room at the back (there are two dining rooms). From our point of view the menu provided an excellent selection for meat eaters... More 

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Ashford, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Visited yesterday 28th April with my Car club prior to visiting the lotus Factory and many of us had lunch and drinks....Some pre-ordered to assist. The Lunches were spot on and served bang on time by the very helpful, cheerful and willing ladies. Thank you all for giving us great service you should be very proud of your establishment. 10/10

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france
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40 reviews 40 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

We visited here for our anniversary meal with friends on the 24th of March Great service, with smiles, even left a card on the table for us. Service was quicker this time, last time being very slow, but no issues for us this time. Quality of food was great, and quality more than adequate for most people. I recommend this... More 

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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 - 37

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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