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Bird in Hand


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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2018 Winner

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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
$7 - $39
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I took my wife and teenage son here for a lunch today, having had an excellent breakfast a few weeks back in which I had easily the best eggs benedict I have ever eaten. The lunch was very tasty - my bacon, brie and cranberry...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Paddywolf
Reviewed 1 week ago

The place it self is very nice, lovely old pub. The people were nice and friendly the the food I feel could have been a little better for the price.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank Venus31426
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Menu changes regularly food always really good, cooked to perfection, staff friendly and attentive. The slow roasted belly pork is amazing, although they never seem to have a salad on the menu in summer, this week there was a salad on the specials!! Apart from...More

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed January 17, 2019 via mobile

Lovely meal fabulous presentation only one negative my husbands rump steak should have been cooked medium but it was more on the rare side! Excellent staff and although we hadn’t booked we were soon accommodated. Would definitely recommend.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Mary C
Reviewed January 15, 2019

Everyday , superb fodder , superb variety of pumped ales & Pironi, very pleasant staff n' service makes for the Best Pub ever, simple. ENJOY!

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank adrianwM2308FQ
Reviewed December 28, 2018

Lovely welcome and spacious dining area. Friendly and polite welcome along with the service.Lovely home cooked food(Chips as well)Well worth a trip out. From what I learned Sunday lunch is great but booking saves disappointment.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Richard B
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

Great food , friendly and helpful staff. Plenty of car park space. Easy to find and will return here again I’m sure.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Relax720674
Reviewed December 14, 2018

We visited as part of 8 friends having dinner. We were warmly welcomed at the bar and following drinks, shown to our table. The menu is pretty extensive, with something for everyone. I had the lamb shank, which was really tasty and filling. Our friends...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank John M
Reviewed December 11, 2018

I had the pleasure of staying and eating six days here while working at Lotus, and the Bird In Hand was the highlight of my trip. First and foremost every meal was delicious with homemade high quality ingredients. The menu has a wide selection of...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank joshwardell
Reviewed November 24, 2018 via mobile

I visited with my son for lunch. I am on a vegan diet of which they do cater for but very limited choice. The food we had was very good and tasty. We didn’t book a table prior but probably would advice this at busy...More

Date of visit: November 2018
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Mark S
May 27, 2018|
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Response from The_Bird_in_Hand | Property representative |
Hi there, we love dogs at the Bird and they are more than welcome in our garden. Sadly we can’t allow them into the bar or restaurants as others are not quite so dog friendly as we are! Hope this helps
April 23, 2016|
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Response from charles h | Reviewed this property |
Firstly my pate is coarse, it is not a course which is something one goes on ,to learn something and in your case it would of course be English language. finally being a traveller unconnected with the places I review I did... More
Tina S
March 19, 2016|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Ground floor accommodation is available
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