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The Bird in Hand Inn

3.0 of 5 Waterloo St, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7HG, England
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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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Telford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have been going to the Bird in Hand for a couple of years and have always been given a lovely warm welcome. Sometimes our family group can be quite a large party at times being up to nearly 20 of us, yet we have never had any problem getting drinks or food. The food is always hot, out at... More

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Crewe, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have just returned home after a family break at the Bird in Hand. We booked a Three Night Half Board Winter Break and what a great deal it was !! Our rooms overlooked the River Severn so we really enjoyed the views of the river and the beds are extremely comfortable. Bill, Steve and staff are so friendly and... More

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

I eat at the Bird In Hand regularly. The pub is homely and clean. the owners and staff are very friendly and hospitable. Food is great with plenty of choice and good size portions. I recommend it highly. Bri of Telford.

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Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a while since we visited the Bird in hand, so we decided to book a 4 night stay. We were so pleased to find that the only changes were new comfy beds & chairs,also new Tv's. What a warm welcome from Steve,Bill and staff this is a lovely old inn, full of character and unspoiled. Food as good as... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The bird in the hand is in a lovely spot over looking the river severn We were a group of walkers .This was the first time we had eaten there, and it wont be the last. We had pre ordered our food ,as there was twenty of us .When . the food came it was very hot and plenty of... More

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great family owned and run pub / B&B to suit all and very friendly/family orientated. I am local to the area and have enjoyed many meals here which have always been spot on! The menu is extensive and the food is hearty and traditional. Steve and Bill are very accommodating and the staff are always polite and... More

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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not the first time we've stayed here, making the most of our annual passport for the museam sites which are great especially blists hill. Always made to feel most welcome by the owners who take the time to have a chat with us which is very refreshing. The rooms are very comfortable while offering a great view of the river... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

What should have been a great experience after reading the website turned out to be anything but. Having booked a half-board stay for the weekend we arrived at 12.30pm (we had to book in before 1pm or after 5pm) hungry and thirsty after a 3.5 hour journey. The website stated 'a wide variety of bar snacks available lunchtimes and evenings'... More

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

We are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us and its a pity you chose not to raise any of the matters you expressed on here with us during your stay which was for several nights, how odd !! If you were that dissatisfied bizarre that you didn't check out ! Now to the matters raised, We... More

Leigh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

On a recent visit to Ironbridge we called here for our evening meal. the landlord was very welcoming and friendly. We had our youngster ( two year old ) with us this was not a problem. The menu was very good with a good selection as was the specials board. there was a good choice of beers, Ironbridge Gold recommended.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014 via mobile

Stopped in for evening meal. The premises was clean and staff very helpful, despite not being local, we were made to feel very welcome. The menu is quite extensive with a lot of specials. We chose from the set menu - three courses for £9.90. We were expecting average food but were very surprised that the food was of better... More

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

Thankyou very much for your review, we believe that we serve great traditional pub fayre at very reasonable prices and feel that our hospitality is the best wihin the gorge, which is born out in the fact that we have been family run for over 30 years. We are pleased you enjoyed your visit to our establishment hope to see... 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*
Number of rooms: 3
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