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Bird in Hand

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner


Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks

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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 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!
Special Diets
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 2 weeks ago 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
Thank 194janev
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my son for lunch. We didn’t book but I’m it would be advisable at busy times. 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. Nice...More

Date of visit: November 2018
1  Thank janievee1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Telephone booking Arrived in a torrent of rain, and the walk across the carpark was demp but acceptable, however the long walk under the dripping (pouring) Pergola was awful... Absolutely soaked. Table cleared and now seated with Menu's - Starters, please may we have Tempura...More

Date of visit: November 2018
5  Thank AChanceMeeting
Reviewed 3 November 2018 via mobile

Visited with the family, the food and service was fantastic. Friendly staff, excellent food and great value

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Ccdmy
Reviewed 27 October 2018

Family meal here. Excellent range of food on offer and expertly cooked. Looked a good choice of vegetarian dishes on the menu. I had trouble deciding which dish to try as there were so many. The chips were hand cut and vegetables varied. Kale, Swede...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank Marion C
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

I found this place today completely by accident as I left my regular route to my next appointment and took the road less traveled by. I saw that they advertised coffee and that’s what I needed so I went in. I won’t go into details...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Paddywolf
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

We booked the night at the Bird in Hand following the recommendation in The Lotus Driving Academy joining instructions. It’s only minutes from the factory and exceeded our expectations. Friendly welcome and the allocation of a chalet style room with views over the fields. We...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Sproxo
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

Five of us met here. Welcoming staff. Varied menu with 'specials board'. Steak and ale pie....crab salad...lasagne..salmon dishes all tried and ALL were excellent. Good atmosphere. Large open carpark with easy access.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank markbN835KS
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

5 minutes from Lotus . New build at the back of this longstanding traditional pub provides very good accommodation . Lots of choice on the menu with daily Specials. Good team serving and cooking the food . Breakfast served from 07.30 but Dinner closes at...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank LindoeRichard
Reviewed 28 August 2018

The Bird in Hand has always been a nice place my family and I have visited over many years. Sadly the experience was poor this time around. We had rang ahead to book, but more importantly to enquire about gluten free. My partner is medically...More

Date of visit: August 2018
4  Thank ChrisJamesPage
The_Bird_in_Hand, General Manager at Bird in Hand, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2018

Dear Christopher, Firstly, please accept my sincere apologies for your recent unsatisfactory experience. I am extremely disappointed that this sequence of events has been allowed to occur and I would very much appreciate it if you would contact me on 01508 489438 so I can...More

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Mark S
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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
23 April 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
19 March 2016|
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Response from Richard W | Reviewed this property |
Ground floor accommodation is available
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