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The Black Swan

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Lloyds Head | Jackfield, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7LZ, England
+44 1952 882471
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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky to drop on a good day weather wise and sat outside overlooking the river. Food was good, delivered quickly and staff friendly. Lovely spot to eat and relax. We had battered fish and chips and butternut squash lasagne - both excellent.

Thank Paul M
Broseley, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have used the Black Swan quite a few times over the years usually for a meal and a few drinks as a couple and with friends. Our last visit was very disappointing as far as the meal was concerned, my wife chose Ironbridge Melt which she enjoyed, I chose the Fish, chips and mushy peas, the fish was small... More 

Thank Lerch2
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for a meal - seated at a table but waitress refused to take food order for an hour - we gave up and left

Thank titianted
1teresaG, Owner at The Black Swan, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm just checking you got the correct pub. We don't seat customers to tables. The girls who work for us, do not take food orders. But, they would of advised you to order at the bar. More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great food, big platefuls!! Good selection of food and amazing puddings (would recommend the ice cream- 6 scoops!)

1 Thank Jackie B
Penistone, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great value for money and always a warm welcome. A good variety of food available, something to suit everyone. A popular place with locals and groups of walkers

1 Thank Adele B
Northampton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Popped in for a meal on Saturday night. What a lovely surprise! From booking the table to meeting the landlady, who happened to come from Northampton, it was a cosy pub with a great local atmosphere. The food was fabulous from steak to ham, all locally sourced served efficiently and from a very happy team. I would definitely recommend you... More 

1 Thank Tracey S
Tamworth, United Kingdom
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92 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I found this gem, The Black Swan, while exploring the south side of the river Severn near Ironbridge. The whole area gives a feel to how the place may have looked when its industrial heritage was in full swing. Many of the old mills and factories still exist and some are still in production. The buildings, including cottages have grimy... More 

1 Thank jrdo5959
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited the Black Swan time and time again and again, it never fails to please, whether the fantastic ales or the lovely meals. My WiFi says it's her favourite pub in Ironbridge, until I pointed out that it's not in Ironbridge! But watch out! The warm and sunny weather is on the way, so the Black Swan will... More 

1 Thank Lee V
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I payed a visit to this pub yesterday. The staff were friendly and couldn't do enough for us. It is a dog and child friendly pub with great views over looking the river. I was really impressed with the food too. Reasonable prices and big portions. A big thank you to Trish and the staff for making... More 

1 Thank docsta
Bingley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really friendly, helpful and efficient staff and really tasty (& generous helpings of) food. A great evening and well worth the trip

1 Thank rdooley1971

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
View, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lloyds Head | Jackfield, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Jackfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1952 882471
We are a friendly run family pub. Where a warm welcome awaits you every time.
You can sit outside on the patio or sit over looking the river Severn . Enjoying a nice ice cold drink or have a meal, looking out for the kingfishers or the otters.
In the winter, you can enjoy a meal inside feeling the warmth of our log burner. Or just enjoy a drink. Soaking up the friendly atmosphere. Sit at the bar and have a nice chat with our friendly locals.
We are a dog friendly pub. There are water bowls outside, for our four legged friends.
We also serve a variety of teas, coffees, lattes, fruit teas, hot chocolate etc.
There is a special board, which is changed throughout the year. With a large selection of vegetarian options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?