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Shakespeare Inn
Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Telford
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 17, 2013

The Shakespeare Inn is ideally placed for visiting the local museums. The staff were all very friendly and helpful, the room was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. It was restocked every day with tea, coffee, biscuits, water etc. It's best to book for dinner in the evening as this is a very busy pub and deservedly popular, the food is excellent and the portions huge! Breakfast was first class too. Just remember that it is a busy pub with a patio garden just under the bedroom windows - it is quite noisy until about midnight, then it quietens down. Traffic on the road outside starts about 5 am, so if the weather is warm and the windows are open you do get some disturbance if you are a light sleeper.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

7 of us stopped at the Shakespeare for 2 nights. Food was really good on Friday night, but unfortunately they were fully booked on Saturday. Breakfasts were excellent. Good selection of real ales. Staff were friendly and helpful. The whoe weekend was a delight

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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Friends, Romans and countrymen, lend me your ears, for this is truly a fine place to eat and drink. Visited on Friday 28th June, booking is essential. Good choice of real ales, (As You Like It), I went for Ludlow Gold, and then seated at a round table in the spacious, light conservatory. Excellent customer service throughout. Extensive range of meals, including a specials board. Measure For Measure, the portions are very good indeed! I went for the Thai Green sauce chicken sizzler, which also comes in a smaller portion size, my friends chose sweet and sour prawn sizzler, rack of barbecued ribs (like something out of the Flintstones, truly enormous) and an excellent gammon (Hamlet?) steak, served with chips, rice or half and half. Mains come in at around £10-£11, starters around a fiver which may constitute meals in themselves! Too full for puddings. The management were relaxed and helpful, and indulged us as we opened birthday gifts and sported comedy (of errors?) moustaches. Would definitely recommend the Shakespeare. All's Well That Ends Well.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

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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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed at the Shakespeare Inn two nights and fortunately also booked a table for dinner both evenings.

The hotel has only four rooms so it’s best to book well in advance, the rooms are cosy with views out towards the river, the beds are very comfortable with good reading lights. Coffee and tea with biscuits are provided in the rooms as is an ironing board and iron.

Breakfast is excellent, both full English and Continental, more toast, tea or coffee is immediately provided with a smile.

The dinner menu is extensive and very varied, our French friends were impressed by the quality of the food, portions are vast and the restaurant is very busy; locals come here for a good feed. It’s best to reserve a table with the room; I don’t think you will find a better restaurant by taking your car and looking in town.

The location is delightful, situated on a leafy road opposite the incredibly fast flowing river Severn, a little further along the road is a charming footbridge leading to the opposite bank and another lovely looking pub; we drove past this pub and suddenly realized our hotel was on the opposite bank, it took us a half an hour to drive back to the other side of the river to our hotel.

We loved Ironbridge and we loved the hotel, we must return.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 17, 2013

The owners and staff at the Shakespeare Inn were very friendly and made a great effort to look after their guests. Varied breakfast menu available, the full English breakfast was cooked to perfection and well presented as were the meals in the restaurant. Portions were very generous, so if you have a large appetite, you won't starve. The room was very clean, well serviced daily and stocked with tea,coffee, toiletries and other extras. Location is ideal for visiting Ironbridge Gorge Museums. We hope to stay at the Shakespeare Inn again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here at the bank holiday weekend. Good location if visiting ironbridge museums. Rooms are accessed at the back of the hotel up steps but are Very pleasant and clean. Tea and coffee making facilities. Rooms also have iron and ironing board. The food in the restaurant is excellent. Portions are huge!! Staff very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay again if we are in the area.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Additional Information about Shakespeare Inn

Address: High Street | Coalport, Telford TF8 7HT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Telford
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 21 Hotels in Telford
Price Range: $107 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Shakespeare Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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