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Library House
Ranked #3 of 9 Ironbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 13, 2013

My husband and I just returned from a seven day stay in Ironbridge at The Library House. We couldn't have picked a better place to stay. From start to finish our stay was relaxing and very enjoyable. We stayed in the Chaucer room, and while it is very small, you have a beautiful private terrace to enjoy, with an occasional visit from Fizz, the resident dog. We thoroughly enjoyed the breakfast buffet each morning, which was not only delicious, but very healthy! The Library house is very well centrally located within a short walk to local restaurants and pubs, as well as local sites. Liz is a delight, and we wholeheartedly recommend staying at The Library House if you are ever in Ironbridge!

Room Tip: The Chaucer room is small, but you have the added space of the private terrace to enjoy if the weath...
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

Spent a very happy two nights at the Library House, in a comfortable and well equipped room. The welcome was warm and friendly, and the glass of wine a nice gesture after a rather trying arrival via the M1and a slight difficulty in locating the house, which is only really visible if approaching from the east. Nothing seemed too much trouble, including the offer to dry a small amount of washing for us - particularly helpful as our stay was part of a much longer journey. The whole house is furnished with taste and elegance, but in a very comfortable and individual style. Breakfast were delicious with a good choice of food and careful attention to offering some healthy but delicious choices. It is worth being aware that, given the excellent location of the house on the main street almost opposite the bridge, parking is only available in the car parks (using token provided), but there is a small space to pull in and unload luggage.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SallyandHarry
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

In my humble opinion, if you are planning a stay in Ironbridge and wish to explore this fascinating area, then The Library House is perfect, both for location and atmosphere. Liz was the perfect host with nothing being too much trouble (even when missing a side plate...sorry Liz!). We had the smallest room but it had the added bonus of direct access to the garden. The room was comfortable, clean and relaxing, as was the breakfast room....and what a breakfast!!!
Set in the heart of town within a stones throw of the river and the 'Ironbridge', and, if you feel so inclined as we did, easy walking distance to all the museums and attractions the gorge has to offer. Liz gave us a parking permit, so we left the car alone for the duration of our stay which gave us the option of having the odd drink or two with lunch or dinner in the many pubs dotted along the rivers bank. Thanks again Liz, will recommend to family and friends.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mark G
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Reviewed June 14, 2013

Our arrival was greeted with a glass of wine which went down well. We had a lovely terrace garden which on a fine day would be ideal for chilling out. We did grab a few hours reading out there together with being able to smoke outside on the terrace with a coffee in the morning. Breakfasts were extra special and beautifully presented.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank FranckieGoesToCambod
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

Just spent 5 nights at the Library House. My husband and I had a fabulous stay and even though the weather was not on our side, the warmth and helpfulness shown by Liz certainly helped make up for it.

I would recommend this fine establishment to anyone exploring the Ironbridge area. The rooms were very comfortable and the hearty breakfasts helped fuel the day's activities.

Would recommend parking in the long stay parking lot on the other side of the bridge. Much easier than finding a spot in town.

Thank you again Liz for your warm welcome. Love your dog too...

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank mamachompkin
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Simply put, The Library House is one of the best B&B's I've ever stayed in. Clean, comfortable, massive bed, a wonderful host in Liz (and Fizz the dog) and a nigh on perfect location, right by the bridge itself but set back just enough of the main strip to miss the main tourist footfall.

Breakfast is plentiful, and not just restricted to the normal full english. I liked the salmon and scrambled egg, for example.

With only four rooms the LH is popular - book in advance!

There is a downside, if I can find one, and that is the location means lugging baggage can be a pain. It's double yellows and car parks are at a premium in such a sought after location. But if you are able of body then please do not hesitate to stay here.

Thanks Liz, and thanks Fizz. Wonderful.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

The Library House is just lovely, as beautiful inside as it is outside, and the proprietor Liz is welcoming and very helpful regarding where to go and what to do in Ironbridge.

You get the impression that no expense is spared in all of the detail. We felt very pampered and as per the title of my review, it was really relaxing because everything just worked and happened as it should have done, I can't think of a single thing I would have wanted that wasn't provided without even having to ask, and the room was elegant and spacious with soft warm lighting, and with a pristine and modern bathroom.

There were two imaginative healthy options included on the breakfast menu - I loved the scrambled egg wrapped in salmon on toasted brioche. To continue with the no expense spared theme, there was always a generous serving of fresh berries with breakfast as part of the buffet, which were absolutely delicious.

There are so many nice little things about this place, the above are just the first ones that spring to mind. I can't think of any negatives, a very enjoyable few days and just so impressed with the whole experience, I'm very glad we chose Library House - thank you Liz!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Address: 11 Severn Bank | Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7AN, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ironbridge Gorge > Ironbridge
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Ironbridge
Price Range: $127 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Library House is a beautifully restored and furnished Grade II Listed Georgian townhouse bed & breakfast business. It is situated in the heart of the historic town of Ironbridge, the home of the Industrial Revolution and itself a World Heritage Site. It is a short walk from the town's restaurants and bars; and equidistant from the town's seven museums. The Library House has four en-suite bedrooms, where possible decorated with antique furniture and artworks. The emphasis is on high quality service and levels of comfort, ensuring leisure and business travellers have a true "home from home" experience. ... more   less 
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