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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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Long Stratton, United Kingdom
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375 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I have been here many times with friends and family and it has always been lovely. They are accommodating for children and have a good selection of beers on draught. It is slightly more expensive than we normally go for but their specials are always innovate and delicious I had the mango monkfish curry which was delicious and my husband... More 

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked table for 4 adults 12/11/16 in the Victorian restaurant area of the venue. Menu choice brilliant, food quality excellent, service fantastic overall impression of the venue was first class. The restaurant is a little way out of Norwich but well worth the effort to get there. Would highly recommend this venue and will definitely return.

2 Thank Terry L
Norwich, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice setting. We ate in the restaurant which was very cosy. The staff were friendly and attentive as soon as we walked in. Looking at the meals coming out made our mouths water! Three of us had roast beef and my wife had roast pork. She didn't get stuffing! As she expected. Our beef was sliced far too thick making... More 

Thank Richard P
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Hello Richard, Thank you very much for your review and I'm really glad to hear you enjoyed your Sunday Lunch with us at the Bird. I'll flag up the points you raised with the kitchen as we are always open to constructive criticism, and of course we always want everything to be perfect! Very much look forward to seeing you... More 

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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Driven past this place some many times, finally stopped in and had planned a light lunch on a Saturday. Ended up stuffed and not eating all day after. Had a huge Cumberland sausage with black pudding, garlic mash and more, best sausage and mash I've ever had in a pub. Wife had the veggie burger with big chunks of hallumi,... More 

1 Thank Jasonorris
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Hiya Jason, Whilst I'm almost certain that if we had a Cumberland Sausage on our menu it would definitely be big and indeed very tasty, I'm afraid that you might have meant to leave this review for the Bird in Hand in Woking, as we don't currently offer such a gastronomic delight! It'd be great to see you if you'd... More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

The Bird has ruffled its feathers in recent times with a multitude of changes - new this, new that.. posh rooms to stay overnight.... extensive expansion to its dining facilities,... new faces behind the bar... but one thing has not changed - its food comes out of the kitchens as good as ever... consistent in quality, quantity and presentation. On... More 

Thank Ivor H
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Hi Ivor, We really appreciate your review - thank you. Its important that the Bird continues to move with the times so change is somewhat inevitable but I'm really glad that it continues to tick all the right boxes for you. I'm sure we won't be falling off the perch anytime soon!! More 

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114 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Five of us went, 2 couples and a single, good menu we all had different options all cooked well and tasty, only complaint was the extra of seasonal veg was not really seasonal and quite small. Overall recommend

Thank david s
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for your review David and the constructive criticism which we'll take on board. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Went there for my Mother-in-Law's 93rd Birthday on Sunday as we had been once before and thoroughly enjoyed the atmosphere and the food was fantastic and my Mother-in-Law had enjoyed it. I made reservations and stated it was for a "93rd" Birthday celebration so, probably my mistake, assumed we would get a good table. This wasn't the case. We were... More 

1 Thank ijshadlock
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm really sorry to hear that we weren't quite up to scratch on this occasion. We would've been very happy to relocate your table-we'd had a very large party in earlier that day and weren't sure they would have finished by the time you arrived-so we reserved you a table away from them to... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We stayed for a night last week. Very impressed with the standard of the room, which was spotless and spacious. Likewise, the restaurant was welcoming and food delicious. Breakfast the next morning was equally good and pleased to make the acquaintance of their lovely cats,(the owner took care to check we were comfortable with cats). It's on our list to... More 

Thank Elizabeth G
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Elizabeth-and lovely to hear you got on so well with our resident felines, I'm sure Harriet and Zac enjoyed the attention!! Hopefully you'll choose to stay with us again in the future :) More 

Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

One of my favourite meals out. The staff were so friendly and helpful, with very fast service. The place is very cosy and homely. The food was of extremely high standard and of great value for money. I will definitely visit again.

2 Thank chloelumsden
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Hi Chloe-thank you for your lovely review which I've passed on to the staff. We're looking forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Skipton, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived here after looking up places to visit in the area for tea. Myself and a few friends were in the area and judging by TripAdvisor it looked like a nice place to visit with excellent reviews. Once we got there we asked if there would be any possibility of fitting us in. They said that 8:30pm would be... More 

4 Thank wildbobedwards
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review here. Unfortunately on the evening you turned up without a reservation we were fully booked. We advised you (at the time of arrival a party of seven) that we may be able to accommodate you at 8.30, by which time the party had increased in size to twelve-two of whom... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$31
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
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
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
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
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?