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The Bird in Hand Inn

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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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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've just returned from a visit to the Bird in Hand in Ironbridge and what can I say except Wow!! I really don't know how they do it. Each time I visit there is always something extra to make my stay even better. It's not just the big items like the new shower (it's great) or the new doors (very... More 

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

Many thanks for your kind review, we obviously listen to our customers and try to make improvements where we can to benefit our guests. We all look forward to your next visit to our inn..Thankyou More 

Midlands
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

First visit having passed many times. Food was very disappointing. When I asked for vegetables and was told they only do peas should have been a clue ..truely was very low grade food.prices far too high for freezer food. Landlord was very friendly.

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

Thankyou for your review We are very sorry you did not enjoy your food when visiting the bird, we do pride ourselves on the outstanding value and quality of our meals and believe they are the best pound for pound in the gorge. We use local butchers and suppliers for the finest quality local meats salad and veg in the... More 

gloucestershire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Firstly, this is an old pub with rooms; therefore slightly uneven floors and steep staircase so anyone wanting luxury accommodation should go to Telford where there are plenty of new hotels. However this establishment should be visited for a number of reasons. Firstly is it very convenient for all the venues in and around Ironbridge; being near the new bridge... More 

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Bolton, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Stayed from good Friday to Easter Sunday. The rooms are clean and have everything you need. The breakfast was plentiful very tasty. The location is fantastic. The owners look after you so well. Thanks for a fabulous stay. Hopefully I won't leave it so long next time😄

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Midlands
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A very enjoyable 3 nights in an old Inn. Family run by very chatty friendly people. Excellent food and service. Every member of staff was friendly right down to the part time waiting staff. Excellent location for all of the Ironbridge museums, Ironbridge and Bridgenorth.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

This was our third visit and as always we had excellent service from the Poulton family. Rooms comfortable, food excellent. Really good spot for exploring the area, which is all so interesting. Only a five to ten minute from the world famous IRONBRIDGE

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

Many thanks for your kind review of our inn, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your next visit to the bird in hand. More 

Telford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

we had been promising ourselves a meal here after stopping by for a pint a while ago. we weren't disappointed. After being made to feel very welcome, we both chose something from the main menu (Husband had a pud too). It was all cooked well and served nice and hot which is important to us. It was a cosy relaxing... More 

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

Thankyou for your positive review we are very pleased you enjoyed your meal with us, we believe we serve the best quality and value pub food in the gorge and always 'piping hot' as it should be. Being the longest serving landlords in the gorge nearly 30 yrs now we still strive to provide all our customers excellent service with... More 

Plymouth
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The bird in the hand is a great location for visiting the Ironbridge area. We were made so welcome nothing was too much trouble, everyone was so friendly. The food was excellent and great value for money. The rooms were clean and comfortable although slightly dated but were in character for the age of the pub. We would certainly recommend... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Just come back from three nights at the Bird In Hand Inn, at Ironbridge. Lovely old Inn, rooms very pleasant and spotlessly clean. Breakfasts and evening meal very good, nice choice. The owners very welcoming, friendly, and nothing too much trouble. Very well located by the river and close to all things of interest in the area. We would certainly... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

A nice building right on the river with nice views from the rooms. A little let down by the very old fashioned feel of the rooms - particularly the carpet which really is like the sort of stuff you had in the 1970s! Breakfast was good and the bed comfortable.

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