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 (please ask server) – £4.95

Served with a warm roll and butter, please see blackboard

Home Pressed Brawn – £6.95

Pressed pork terrine with pear and quince chutney and cornichons

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

Goats Cheese Crottin – £6.95 

Panned baby goats cheese with tomato and orange fondue and dressed rocket

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

 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 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, chunky chips and coleslaw

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

Topped with blue cheese and mushroom duxelle, wilted spinach, red wine jus and parmesan and rosemary French fries

Fillet Steak – £24.95

Served with French fries, onion rings, garlic sautéed button mushrooms and roasted vine tomatoes

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

Coq au Vin – £13.95

Boneless chicken in a red wine and lardon sauce with a timbale of rice and fine green beans

Confit Belly Pork – £14.95

With stuffed savoy cabbage, dauphinoise balls and a rich jus

Traditional Shepherd’s Pie – £12.95

Minced lamb in a rich gravy topped with creamy mash, served with seasonal vegetables

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

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

Venison Sausage – £13.95

On braised red cabbage with bubble and squeak mash and a shallot, thyme and red wine sauce

Traditional Faggot – £12.95

Braised in a stout gravy with bacon mash and seasonal vegetables

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

Thai Crab and Sweetcorn Beignets – £11.95

Served with an Asian salad and sweet chilli and lemongrass dip Roasted

Salmon Fillet – £13.95

On crushed new potatoes with roasted vine cherry tomatoes

Pappardelle Pasta

Fruits de Mer – £12.95

Mixed seafood with olive oil, lemon and a hint of chilli

Bacon Carbonara £12.95

Mushrooms, garlic, bacon, cream and parmesan

Braised Meatballs – £12.95

Tomato, basil, garlic and parmesan All our pasta dishes are topped with Italian hard cheese shavings and rocket

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


Vegetarian Choice

Bird In Hand Savoury Bread and Butter Pudding (V) – £12.95

Filled with leeks, pistachios and cashew nuts in Binham blue cheese sauce, served with chunky chips and a dressed salad

Veggie Burritos (V) – £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 (V) – £10.95

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

Vegetarian Pappardelle Pasta

Puttanesca (V) – £11.95

Chilli, garlic, basil, caper, olive and tomato sauce

Mushroom Carbonara (V) – £11.95

Mushrooms, garlic, cream and parmesan

Roasted Cauliflower and Hazelnut (V) – £11.95

With white wine, cream and blue cheese

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

Crème Catalan – £5.95

Orange infused set custard served with cardamom shortbread

Spotted Dick – £5.95

Steamed suet pudding with vanilla custard

Black Forest Gateaux – £5.95

Chocolate and cherry sponge on mixed berry coulis

Apple Tarte Tatin – £5.95

With cinnamon mascarpone

Classic Treacle Tart – £5.95

Served with crème Chantilly

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.