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The Bird in Hand Inn
Ranked #2 of 9 Ironbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Mesa, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Family Favourite”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

We stayed for a week.The staff and food were excellent- our kids are still raving about the full English breakfast,and the people who run this hotel made us feel at home.
They even provide a packed lunch as we had an early start one day and could not make breakfast. Although the Inn is old (1774) the accommodation is comfortable with all the amenities you would expect to find in a larger hotel chain.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank nylnotrog
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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durham
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15 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2011

nice b/b food ok. but when paying the bill after our 3 day break we were charged 12 pounds when we payed the bill by using our debit card..as the b/b is a seperate account from the pub account which we thought was a bit steep, they only wanted a cheque or cash, and as it was very early in the morning we used our debit card to settle the bill the person taking payment seemed rather put out when we payed that way but who carries hundreds of pounds around with them??? after all the direct debit takes the money straight from your accont anyway.We found this very STRANGE...We would think twice before stayind at this b/b again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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10 Thank durhambrian
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Hampton, near London, England
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2011

This inn, across the road from the Severn, was there before the Iron Bridge itself and is perfectly situated for visiting the many fascinating museums that surround it. It has a period charm and is a family run business with friendly and helpful staff. As well as B&B they do a half-board tariff which is exceptional value. The breakfasts are excellent and the evening meals come from an amazing choice of their pub food menu.

We stayed in the largest of the three bedrooms (which has a double and two single beds) as we were the only guests for the three days we were there (in early March). All the bedrooms overlook the river. Because there was no one else staying we could not assess the question of noise properly except to say that there was very little from the pub itself, or from the road. It was certainly not a rowdy pub and is clearly very well managed.

The access to the bedrooms is up a somewhat steep and narrow staircase from a separate side entrance and the ensuite facilities were perhaps no more than adequate and in need of some refurbishment, but they sufficed. There were hooks in both the bedroom and shower room which is something many better appointed and more expensive establishments fail to provide. There were the usual facilities for making tea and coffee and a good television -- although it only had the five analogue channels (but this will soon have to change). The bed was very comfortable and the room had good, controllable heating and easily opened windows.

There is plenty of parking for customers and all the many attractions are within a few minutes drive.

Its shortcomings are more than made up for by the location, the food and the exceptional value. We would thoroughly recommend it to all but the very fussy.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Courtier
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Property: The Bird in Hand Inn
Address: Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7HG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ironbridge Gorge > Ironbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ironbridge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bird in Hand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Family run Inn built in 1774 great views and ideal location to all museums. Excellent food ... more   less 
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