Stayed 9th to 12th June - As a couple, 50s
We had tickets for the Cosford Airshow Sunday 9th June, so booked 3 nights accomodation Sunday 9th to 11th June at the nearby Shakespeare Inn. When booking the room, we also booked a table for 7pm at the Shakespeare restaurante for the Sunday evening.
We travelled early Sunday to the airshow. Had a fantastic sunny day, but afterwards faced a 4 hour traffic jam,5pm to 9pm , to exit the airfield and travel to the Shakespeare 10 miles away.
Restaurante last orders were 9pm. Realising that we were going to arrive after 9:30pm, I rang the hotel and apologised for late show. Upon arrival, Bernard behind the bar showed us to our room. The Shakespeare is built into the side of a hill, the 4 guest rooms are accessed either by stairs from the restaurante or from an external stairway at the hotel rear. The rooms face out onto the hotels beer garden and childrens playground.
As restaurante orders had closed, I asked Bernard if there were any fish&chip shops in town. He offered to organise some sandwiches. Reluctantly, I accepted his kind offer. These duly arrived, and were substantial and absolutely delicious.
I cannot thank Bernard and the other staff for all the trouble they took. All staff were super friendly, nothing was too much trouble.
Room 4 was very spacious and comfy, plenty of tea, coffee and biccies available. At breakfast following day, we met the co-owners, twin brothers. uncannily alike, and both very friendly.
Breakfast presented a choice of cereals, juices, toast etc, followed by a huge full English with a megga pot of tea or coffee, fantastic.
We booked a table in the restaurant for Monday evening, be advised wise to book in advance as it is very popular and is always very busy.
Portions are tasty and large. Lots of main menu choices plus several specials. A selection of real ales are available, all at good prices. The Tar Tunnel and China Museum are yards away. You can buy a visitor passport for the 10 local attractions, this works out at less than half price if you visit all. Beware that some attractions also charge for car parking.
The Blists Victorian town was fantastic. Purpose built and opened 1973, it depicts a snapshot of a Victorian town from 1900, along with many characters in costumes from that time. All take their roles seriously, and are happy to chat away to visitors re the many exhibits.. Allow 2 to 3 hrs to see it all.
All in all, a fabulous experience overall, I can not fault the Shakespeare in any way, even my missus, notoriously difficult to please, sang its praises.
Definitely plan to revisit sometime.
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- Also Known As:
- Shakespeare Hotel Telford
- Shakespeare Inn Telford, England