About Us



The Bird at Birtle was established in 2016 when the refurbishment of The Bird Ith Hand project was undertaken by local restaurateurs, the Nutter family. After the successful growth of the family’s first restaurant – the multi award-winning, Nutters Restaurant – they were keen to use their knowledge and experience to develop a gastro pub that the whole family could enjoy.

Rodney and Jean Nutter purchased the Bird, Christmas 2014 and handed Andrew – son and chef – a rather large Christmas gift, the keys. Giving Andrew the opportunity to create his own, unique stamp on relaxed pub-dining. And that’s where the journey started.

Rodney, Jean and Andrew Nutter



Kitchen Team

The kitchen team is headed up by Andrew’s trusted team, who work to deliver traditional Lancashire food cooked with flair and imagination.  


Front of house

The front of house is headed up by Abi, Jonathan and team. Rodney Nutter used his expertise as a sommeilier and has hand-picked the wine list, offering some of Nutter’s favourites along with some new labels to match the menu perfectly.

The Bird at Birtle Front of House