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The Bird At Birtle serves mainly British and Lancastrian dishes
The Bird At Birtle serves mainly British and Lancastrian dishes

Bird At Birtle


The big, first-floor window at the rear of Andrew Nutter’s Bird At Birtle frames the moors – and this gastropub, a sister to Nutters’ restaurant proper – is an ode of sorts to its impressive, rural location.

The menu is as handsome as the view. Dishes are principally British and Lancastrian recipes, artfully delivered. The menu might include a sticky slow-cooked Dingly Dell pork belly, a traditional prawn cocktail with artisanal sourdough or tempura Bury black pudding with Lancashire cheese. Nutter doesn’t shy from retro classics, and this menu makes you wonder why we don’t see more of them.

Mains, meanwhile, give you what you want, with dishes such as short rib Birtle Burger, beer-battered cod, home made bangers, and dry-aged English steaks. Expect more crowdpleasers in the dessert department.

Wines cover both showstoppers and schlurpers with seveal bottles drawn from Nutters’ impressive cellar. If you like the sound of this, see also the Nutters Restaurant entry.

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  • Great wine
  • Fine dining or fancy
  • Good for meat
Bird at Birtle, Bury Old Road, OL104BQ
Tel: 01706 540500 www.thebirdatbirtle.co.uk Our review Read 15/20
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