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The Bird in Hand Inn

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Taunton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

were visiting friends in Madeley and went for an evening meal @ the Bird... lovely traditional pub with great service and food... will definately go there again on any return visit to the area we make...

Thank simonboley
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been visiting the Bird in Hands for several years, every meals I've had has been good and hot. The dreamy decor is conducive and worthy to note. A good secretion of beers and, for my WiFi, whines by the glass, especially the rose, which is always served cool, but not cold. Cars parking is also decent for the...

Thank Lee V
Windermere, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times for family/birthday meals Came here on 3rd November 23 of us and again excellent service, good food and brilliant atmosphere all at a reasonable price, we will all definitely be returning.......Thank you!!

Thank KLP19
Telford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 October 2016

Went here to celebrate a family birthday (12+ people)all of us ordered ,had great meals(all orders came within 5 mins of each other ,so we were all eating together) a warm friendly welcome we will eat here again highly recomended 5*

Thank Mandy690
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 October 2016

Bedroom was small but well laid out with everything you need. Bed very very comfortable and the linen and towels were clean. Ensuite was very tiny but adequate, shower could do with a bit of a refurb and maybe the rooms would benefit from a deep clean? Staff very friendly and service good. We stayed half board and the breakfast...

Thank Marilyn W
Reviewed 26 September 2016

So lovely to find a truly traditional Pub run entirely by family or locals known to the family. The atmosphere created is one of true dedication to its customers and their comfort and this makes for a cosy friendly family pub. Food is varied and very reasonable giving choices of regular Pub Grub and some more adventurous offerings. Thoroughly enjoyable...

Thank HappytripperSurrey
Thetford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 September 2016

From the staff at the Inn, (that includes you Steve), and the people and attractions in the local area it was one of the most relaxing and great holidays we have had in years. Thank you all for a special time, John and Lesley.

Thank John H
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 September 2016

Stayed for 3 night break with half board option so ate there every night. Excellent traditional pub food served hot every time. We had family room with all usual facilities, very cosy with view of river. Landlord Steve was very chatty and does most of the running himself including the lovely full English breakfast with superb fried bread. Ideal base...

Thank Robert M
Rushden, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 September 2016

I know one should not concentrate on fried potatoes when starting a review but I felt that these chips were really very special. We only visited this pub because the first one we went to had stopped serving food and the second one had actually almost run out of beer only offering lager. They were in fact closed throughout the...

Thank delmohawk
Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We went last night as a party of four. Its a good job we booked as the place was full at 7pm. We all ordered and despite how busy it was our meals arrived a short time later. Our meals were excellent, i had steak which was of high quality and cooked to perfection. The pub is quite old fashioned...

Thank Kevin D

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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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A Family run Inn built in 1774 great views and ideal location to all museums. Excellent food ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Bird in Hand Inn

Address: Waterloo Street, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7HG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ironbridge Gorge > Ironbridge
Price Range: $97 - $139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Bird in Hand Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 3
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“You can only book in before 1.00 or after 5.30”
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“Cant comment as didn't stay at Hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles HappytripperSurrey, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms 2 and 3 look over river Severn”
 of 5 bubbles Z2278HAjohnh, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose side rooms if you don't want road noise as its busy in morning rush”
 of 5 bubbles robertmV3366MJ, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“only accept room on top floor if you don't mind climbing a lot of stairs”
 of 5 bubbles 757charlesw, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
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