A wonderful welcome from the owners of the Bird in Hand who extended arrival and a hot meal due to a long journey (thanks M6!), a lovely thought seeing at it was gone 21.30 and we had a grumpy tired and over hungry 8 year old in the party.
The pub itself is quirky in it's upper layout and a real treat to try to work out, this may account to the buildings age as it has been standing since well before the Ironbridge itself.
The rooms are comfortably furnished with a 70's early 80's feel, with all you need for a short stay. Meticulously clean throughout with a shower en-suite, tea and coffee, radio TV and beds that are SOOOOO comfortable, had it not been for the bedroom window view of the River Severn in the mornings and the promise of a lovely and filling home cooked breakfast served with a hearty felt Good Morning from Steve, it would have been hard to leave the beds amazing comfort.
The food at the Bird in Hand is impeccable, the hardest part was deciding what to have from an extensive menu and the daily specials. The portions are generous but just right for a holiday indulgent. Allow for a rest between starter, main and then dessert if you can fit it. If you cannot please rest a while loner with a cask ale or cider until you can fit a pud in, you wont regret it.
The family running the Bird in Hand are accommodating, friendly and go out of their way to assist. This B&B was a rare find in this current days trend for clinical and impersonate hotel B&B trends. It's a establishment that we will be returning to as they have perfected the art of a traditional B&B service.
The location is wonderful at the Jackfield end of the village but in walking distance from the Ironbridge itself and village center It is close to Blist Hill where the Victorian Town is and took less than 5 minuets to drive there.
All in all a wonderful stay, I would recommend this B&B to you all without hesitation.
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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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