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The Golden Ball Inn

$$ - $$$
Bar, British, Pub
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1 Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7BA, England
+44 1952 432179
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is displayed on a large chalk board. There wasn't a vast choice of options, me and my partner both went for the Chicken Enschiladas and I have to say they were excellent. Accompanied by a big bowl of chips, I really couldn't fault it. Everything was piping hot and clearly home produced. With a good selection of ales... More 

Thank Darren1911
Telford, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2017

It's away from Ironbridge up the ill towards Madeley. Has a pleasant garden to walk through and sit when the weather is good. A proper pub atmosphere awaits as does the very good meal notice board. Very sensible prices and surprisingly good choice. The beers and ciders are good too in variety.

Thank mike m
Telford, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 20, 2016

We went on Saturday evening 19 Nov 2016 6.30 starters ordered but ran out so had to choose something else mains the same chicken wrapped in bacon which was dry we asked for more veg has there was 4 main meals only 1 dish of veg roast parsnips and carrots loads of red cabbage no one liked when we asked... More 

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72 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2016 via mobile

Lunchtime visit as a treat for a special occasion, and delightful. Brie and cranberry starter was superb, and the braised steak main was super tender and tasty. Friendly and welcoming, with a fabulous selection of beers, too! Awesome.

Thank Stuart A
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016

Hi Helen and Jess. Thank you both so much for making our Special day so Special. Ten of us celebrated our venue here. The food was excellent, the portions were more than adequate and so was the service. Everyone of our guest were really impressed too. We all enjoyed the pumpkin soup.Nothing was too much trouble. Our table was decorated... More 

Thank scubasteve59
Leicester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We visited Ironbridge for a couple of days and having pre-booked a "posh" restaurant for a birthday celebration the following evening, were looking for something reasonably basic. Well, it was far from basic. As vegetarians we are used to the usual lasagne or risotto, but this was imaginative, superbly cooked and well presented, in fact, it was equally as good... More 

Thank Stephanie B
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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52 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

visited here with family, plus dog for a quick lunch. I had lasagne and my husband had fish of the day, both were good and delivered promptly. the bar area is nice (I would imagine very cosy when the woodburner is lit), albeit a little tired. would definitely return.

Thank Fiona D
Sandy, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Very friendly and helpful staff , good menu, vegetarian options. Also very dog friendly. Food all good, served nice and hot.

Thank Carol A
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

We throughly enjoyed our experience at The Golden Ball a wonderful 16th Century pub. Excellent waitress service, friendly atmosphere and very good food. I strongly recommend the Butternut Squash, lentils and goats cheese, plus the Sunday Roast. I also like the added touch of giving you a little piece of flapjack with your tea / coffee! :) The pub boosts... More 

Thank luciacunningham
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Went for a spontaneous evening meal and it was lovely. I had the chicken wrapped in bacon with a creamy garlic mushroom sauce which was amazing - the sauce was very tasty! The others had feta and fig tart (I think it was feta) and fish and chips - all very very good! Staff were lovely and I was pleasantly... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, British, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Kids, Families with children, Large groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7BA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Ironbridge
  • Phone Number: +44 1952 432179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?