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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good24%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“steak pudding” (21 reviews)
“mussels” (29 reviews)
“frangipane tart” (10 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Hours
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 5 days ago

After enjoying Nutters Rochdale we decided to try the sister restaurant and were not disappoint. The food was excellent, so was the service. It was a lovely evening and we had requested a table in the window, the views are outstanding. Overall a very enjoyable...More

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 5 days ago

First visit here for a birthday and extremely impressed. Service, food, atmosphere was all second to none. Definitely coming back and many thanks to all the team - superb.

Thank Emilie M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is really a pub that’s been transformed into a restaurant. It is lovely inside. A great atmosphere and decor. The food choices are ramped up traditional pub fayre. Starters: The lamb koftas were spicy and well presented. Tempura black pudding was delicious unusually served...More

2  Thank Lexidove
Reviewed 1 week ago

Decided to drive over from Huddersfield. Never heard of restaurant but husband was aware of chef. He had black pudding salad with roasties and salad with whole grain dressing. I had scallops, black pudding bonbons and pigs cheek with Parmesan crisps. Both sublime. He had...More

Thank violetevance
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited restaurant for my birthday on a Saturday night. Looked like a country pub from front but the inside has been completely updated and modernised. I had the steak pudding and my husband had sirloin steak which he thought was one of the best steaks...More

2  Thank Janice M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had Sunday lunch and agreed it was excellent and good value. Nice sunny day, slight breeze, great views and excellent beef and Yorkshire puds. Service was excellent too and kept checking that we were happy with the food. Timothy Taylors Landlord on draught. Why...More

Thank Peter R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have been before so no hesitation in suggesting to friends this would be a good venue. Service was really good and all the food was enjoyed. My wife is vegan and having advised them at time of booking they came up with a delicious...More

Thank philatic
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food here was amazing. Best Sunday Lunch we have had in a long time. Plenty of choice. Beef was delicious and the veg superb. Loved the cauliflower cheese . Great service too. Fab views an added bonus. Shall be returning.

Thank Gorsehill
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went midweek and the restaurant was quiet as expected. You are taken upstairs and are greeted with a lovely view of the countryside with horses in fields etc. Our drinks order was taken and arrived quite quickly as was the first course. The food...More

Thank Eddy657
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were surprised when we entered the restaurant with its lovely view....from the outside it looks like a traditional pub. Every dish we had was delicious and well presented. Good helpful service. Only criticism was it was rather noisy because of the wooden floors.

Thank Riggers768
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Questions & Answers
11 January 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
24 September 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
Kathline O
8 September 2017|
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Response from TheBirdatBirtle | Property representative |
The menu is both the same in the bar and the restaurant
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$11 - US$33
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
Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, View, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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