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The Bird at Birtle

$$ - $$$, British,
239 Bury & Rochdale Old Road | Birtle, Bury OL10 4BQ, England
+44 1706 540500
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pudding” (26 reviews)
“mussels” (31 reviews)
“frangipane tart” (10 reviews)
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Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
239 Bury & Rochdale Old Road | Birtle, Bury OL10 4BQ, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I keep coming back to this place. The Best burger in the North West. Great food, fantastic conversation and even a Birthday pudding!

Thank Paola M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A very modern restaurant originally converted from a pub and now totally modernised within the last few years into a very swish eatery. Visited on a Saturday evening so very busy but loads of staff on hand and very good professional service. The menu reads...More

Thank sandgetseverywhere
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A group of five of us dined here last evening. I cannot recommend The Bird highly enough. For a Monday night, when most places are either silent or closed the atmosphere was vibrant and very busy, with people of all ages. The food was excellent...More

Thank Mark John W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As a birthday treat for our eldest son Mike's 50th he chose The Bird at Birtle and we were not disappointed. I remembered visits here in the 1970's and 80's when it was the Bird-in-Thand and what a pleasant surprise at this new, modern beautifully...More

Thank Stewart B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a party of eleven sat at a long table adjacent to a party of six who spent the whole evening shouting at each other. This made conversation impossible and the staff seemed reluctant to ask the six to quieten. The furnishings, fittings and...More

1  Thank eaadahl
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

We had a Large party of people to celebrate a birthday!! We all had the set menu of 3 courses!!!! The food was absolutely wonderful and service was great too!! The place also looks amazing. The set menu has a good choice of courses!!! Everyone...More

Thank Sue W
Reviewed October 8, 2018

We have been to the Bird several times and always been impressed. I looked on trip advisor just before we went for Sunday Lunch yesterday and couldn't believe the negative reviews and was apprehensive about the meal booked. We arrived and was seated at the...More

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed October 7, 2018

The food was immense , i had the garlic mushrooms to start and the lamb rump for main, the best main course i have had in ages! will definitely return and would highly recommend.

Thank dani-309
Reviewed October 6, 2018

Very expensive for what it was. £55 pounds for a lunch (without starter, one sweet and 2 bottles of sparkling water), and the service was slow. Chicken Kiev was tough and no kiev in the chicken! Hand cut chips were likely cut with an axe...More

Thank Myroslav55
Reviewed September 27, 2018 via mobile

Quality starters mains and deserts here some definite talent in the kitchen , even the specials sounded nice , would defiantly return and recommend everyone to try here fab food and service

Thank lukek517
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Jo B
November 10, 2018|
Response from philatic | Reviewed this property |
I don't know to be honest, I don't recall seeing dogs but it is a country style pub with large outdoor area, backing on to fields so I would think they would in the downstairs bar but not in the restaurant. It will be worth... More
January 10, 2018|
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Response from TheBirdatBirtle | Property representative |
Hi, Thankyou for your question! Unfortunately we only have one dish per course suitable for vegans at this moment in time. It consists of:- Starter - Tomato & Celeriac Soup Main - Mediterranean Vegetable Curry with Cous... More
Joanne S
September 24, 2017|
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Response from TheBirdatBirtle | Property representative |
Hi Joanne, We don't have a separate Children's menu although we do have a selection of our main meals available in smaller portions and more plain if necessary. For example, Sausage & Mash or The Mini Birtle Burger Hope... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
Bar, British, Contemporary, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 239 Bury & Rochdale Old Road | Birtle, Bury OL10 4BQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater Manchester  >  Bury
  • Phone Number: +44 1706 540500
  • E-mail
A newly refurbished gastro-pub Located on the outskirts of Lancashire's countryside, The Bird at Birtle promises to deliver sumptuous, flavoursome dishes, local cask ales and heart-warming drinks in a welcoming and relaxed atmosphere.
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