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The Bird in Hand Inn

3.0 of 5 Inn   |   Waterloo St, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7HG, England
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Ranked #3 of 10 Ironbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
Christopher W Cambridge, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just returned from our all inclusive stay at The Bird in Hand, Ironbridge. Lovely comfy room, best breakfast ever and an excellent selection of food which was top notch! Now I don't usually post stuff like this but when we were leaving I told the landlord and his staff what a great time we'd had, he told us... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We pulled up outside of the pub and was totally put off by the over grown front garden, but we went in because we where ready for something to eat. Well what a surprise lovely staff amazing value for money food. We had ploughman's and then apple pie and ice cream for £8. So ignore the curb appeal and try... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

we arrived to a warm welcome,our room was a good size with a nice view of the river.we had half board the food was excellent and a wide choice,good size portions.the staff made us feel very welcome and made sure we were well looked after We enjoyed our evenings in the bar and whoever was working chatted to us as... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been dining at the Bird in Hand for over 10 years and not once have we received a bad meal, the menu choice is fantastic, they also do a great Sunday lunch. The staff are always friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Chris & Vicky Mills - Telford

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Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A rare find these days, people who care about their clientele. All the Staff at The Bird made us feel welcome and the food was excellent - strict diet on returning to USA after having a full English breakfast for a week. Family friendly - and if you are exploring the Severn valley and all of its history I recommend... More

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West Bromwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with family and friends to get away from the footie! Had a lovely meal from such a vast menu, my friend had took her dog so we sat in their beer garden and the waitress asked if we would like water for the dog and brought her a bowl of water a lovely louch! Had a great day thank... More

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My family booked all rooms at the bird in hand in July on a all inclusive 3 day break. The rooms were lovely with comfy beds and lovely comfy armchairs which is a rarity in b and b's these days. Breakfast and evening meals were superb a well run family inn, it's a pity there is not more like it.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

stayed here for 3 nights on route to wales to take in the gorge museams, got to say very welcoming felt like a real home from home. You could tell the place had just had a refurb as you could smell the new carpets in the pub itself, very old worlde 'a proper pub'. food also superb with great choice... More

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birdinhand1774, Owner at The Bird in Hand Inn, responded to this review

I would like to thank Jim W for his excellent review. And I would also like to thank 99% of our guests for their excellent reviews on trip advisor. Thanks to you Jim and our other guests and customers we have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from trip advisor for 2013 and 2014. Once again thank you all for... More

Ystalyfera, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had a strange feeling this was going to be an "interesting" experience when I booked and the landlord informed me he would only accept cash or cheques for payment! When we arrived my fears were realised. We were told we had to book our breakfast slot - 8.30, 8.45 or 9.00 and that the all-inclusive meal tariff actually meant... More

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birdinhand1774, Owner at The Bird in Hand Inn, responded to this review

Your tiny room measures 15ft x 13 ft. I don't call that tiny! You say we are stuck in the 1970s when our Inn is stuck in the 1770s when the pub was built and we are proud our pub is still an old country Inn, fitting in with our local heritage history! You say we need to update. Well... More

Gainesville, Georgia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got to Ironbridge late in the day with no reservation and things were pretty booked. The Tourist Information suggested Bird in Hand. It was not very clean....just passable. Breakfast was greasy, though the innkeeper was very pleasant. We had stayed in numerous other inns throughout the UK, so were disappointed with our stay here.

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birdinhand1774, Owner at The Bird in Hand Inn, responded to this review

Again a very dodgy review! They say they stayed in October 2013, why take 9 months to write a review. "Breakfast was greasy" impossible at our Inn as all breakfast is cooked on a hot plate and use no oil or grease at all. Everything is cooked by pure heat. Our visitors book is full of praise fir our breakfast.... More

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Address: Waterloo St, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ironbridge Gorge > Ironbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bird in Hand Inn 3*
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A Family run Inn built in 1774 great views and ideal location to all museums. Excellent food ... more   less 
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