Specimen menu only – Subject to change

Main Menu

Served Monday – Saturday  from 11.30am

To Start

Please see the Blackboard for more starter specials

Nibbles – £2.50 per person

Home-made focaccia, a pot of marinated olives, olive oil and balsamic

Today’s Home-made Soup – £4.95

Served with a warm roll and butter, please see blackboard

Pork and Bacon Terrine – £6.95

Served with ciabatta toast, home-made apple and sultana chutney and dressed leaves

Home-made Smoked Mackerel Pate – £6.95

With beetroot and horseradish relish, ciabatta toast and dressed leaves

Prawns in Marie Rose Sauce – £6.95

Served on baby gem leaves with toasted croutes

Carpaccio of Beef – £7.95

Simply served with peppery wild rocket, parmesan shavings and cep oil

Salt and Pepper Fried Squid Rings – £6.50

Served with a chipotle mayonnaise

Bird in Hand Special Cold Meat Platter – £6.95 For One or £11.95 For Two Sharing

A selection of salami, ham and cheese, served with home-made focaccia and marinated olives

Vegetarian Meze – £6.95 For One or £11.95 For Two Sharing

Comprising of home-made hummus, tzatziki, baba ganoush (aubergine & cumin dip) flatbreads and olives

Whole Baked Baby Camembert – £6.95 For One or £9.50 For Two Sharing

Served with crusty bread and crudites

 For Mains

Bird In Hand – Favourites

Steak and Ale Pie – £13.95

Tender beef, slow braised in a rich, ale gravy, encased in shortcrust and puff pastry, served with mashed potato, garden peas, carrots and a jug of gravy

Bird in Hand Steak Burger £12.95

Served in a soft floured bun, topped with melted cheese, and served with red onion, dill pickle, baby gem leaves and chunky chips

Home-made Beef Lasagne £12.95

Layers of tender pasta, rich ragu sauce, creamy bechamel and melted cheddar topping, served simply with a dressed side salad and chunky chips

Chargrilled Rib-eye Steak – £22.95

Served with a blue cheese, rocket and walnut salad, a pot of melted shallots and French fries

Chilli Beef Burritos – £12.95

Minced beef in a rich tomato sauce, served in a soft, white tortilla, with melted cheddar, sour cream, pickled chilli, and a dressed salad garnish

Chicken Dijonnaise – £13.95

Breast of chicken in a creamy mustard, mushroom and button onion sauce, served with smoked bacon mash and fresh green beans

Pork Saltimbocca – £13.95

Pan fried fillet of pork with Parma ham and fresh sage, with garlic parmentier potatoes, greens and a Madeira jus

Moussaka – £12.95

Minced lamb in a rich tomato sauce, with roasted aubergine, potato, and a creamy white sauce. Served with a Greek salad

Today’s Curry (please see the blackboard) – £12.95

Served with spiced basmati rice, naan bread and a pot of cucumber raita

Fish and Seafood

Please see the Blackboard for today’s fish specials

Bird In Hand Fish Pie – £13.95

Salmon, smoked haddock and hard-boiled egg in a creamy white wine and mustard sauce, topped with cheddar mash and simply served with a dressed side salad

Fish and Chips (please see the blackboard) – £12.95

Crispy beer battered fresh fish, served with home-made tartar sauce, garden peas and chunky chips

Whole Tail Scampi – £12.95

Served with home-made tartar sauce, garden peas and chunky chips

Home-made Smoked Haddock, Dill and Cheddar Fish Cakes – £11.95

Served with a fresh tomato salsa, dressed salad and French fries

Paella Valenciana – £13.95

Saffron rice with chicken, chorizo, king prawns and mixed seafood, topped with rocket leaves


Chargrilled Chicken – £11.95

Chargrilled chicken, butter beans, artichoke hearts, cherry tomatoes and marinated olives

Marinated Tofu (V) & (Vegan) – £10.95

Bulgar wheat, red onion, roasted Mediterranean vegetables with a pomegranate dressing

Shredded Beef Brisket – £11.95

Asparagus tips, parmentier potatoes, baby leaves and a parmesan dressing

Smoked Mackerel – £11.95

Potato salad, red onion, baby gem lettuce and a creamy horseradish dressing

Vegetarian Choice

Pappardelle Puttanesca – £11.95

Pasta ribbons with a chilli, garlic, basil, caper, olive and tomato sauce

Pappardelle Carbonara – £11.95

Pasta ribbons with wild mushrooms with cream in an Italian cheese sauce

Pappardelle Pesto – £11.95

Pasta ribbons with a home-made basil, pine nut and Italian hard cheese sauce

All our pasta dishes are topped with Italian hard cheese shavings and rocket

Bird In Hand Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding – £12.95

With roasted cashew nuts and Binham blue cheese, served with chunky chips and a dressed salad

Veggie Burritos – £12.95

Quorn mince, with tomato sauce, sour cream, cheddar cheese and pickled chilli in a soft white tortilla, served with a dressed salad

Moroccan Aubergine Casserole (V) & (Vegan) – £11.95

Aubergine with chick peas, potato, sweet red peppers and Moroccan spices served with couscous and curried sultanas

Whole Baked Camembert – £10.95

Served with crusty bread, new potatoes, crudites and dressed salad leaves

Side Orders

French fries – £2.75

Chunky chips – £2.75

Beer battered onion rings – £2.50

Dressed salad – £1.95

Seasonal vegetables – £1.95

Home-made focaccia – £1.95

To Finish

Tiramisu – £5.95

Espresso and liqueur dipped sponge, layered with creamy marscapone and finished with a chocolate sauce

Creme Brulee – £5.95

Vanilla set custard with a caramel topping. Served with homemade shortbread biscuits

Chocolate Pot – £5.95

Rich chocolate mousse served with shortbreads and raspberry compote

Sticky Toffee Pudding – £5.95

Date flavoured sponge, rich toffee sauce, served with vanilla ice cream

Pear Frangipane Flan – 5.95

Pear and almond flavoured frangipane in a butter shortcrust pastry, served with Chantilly cream

Ice Cream Basket – £5.95

A trio of ice creams served in a tuille basket with a chocolate pencil

Sorbets – £5.95

A trio of fruit sorbets served in a tuille basket with a chocolate pencil

Local Cheese Platter – £7.95

A selection of local cheeses, served with home-made apple and raisin chutney, grapes and a selection of crackers

Teas and Coffee’s

Filter coffee – £2.00 
Americano – £2.25
Cappuccino – £2.50

Latte – £2.50
Espresso – £1.95

Pot of cream – £0.50
Extra shot of coffee – £0.50

Shot of syrup – £0.50
Liqueur coffee, with fresh cream – £4.30
Hot chocolate – £2.50
Luxury hot chocolate with whipped cream & marshmallows – £3.50
Pot of English breakfast tea with milk or lemon – £1.90
Pot of earl grey tea – £2.20
Fruit and herbal infusions – £1.90

 Food Allergies & Intolerances

If you have a food allergy or intolerance – Before you order your food please ask to see the Allergen Chart.

Please Note – All food is produced in a kitchen where gluten, nuts and other allergen are present.

Whilst care is taken, guarantees cannot be given that our food is safe for severe allergies.

Neither can guarantees be given that no errors or omissions have been made.