We went to The Shakespeare for a weekend in Ironbridge with 2 small children. We chose the inn based on the good reviews here, and overall we encountered a similar experience.
The service was excellent, and the family room (room 4) was perfect for our needs: clean and comfortable. Like other reviewers have mentioned there is noise from the bar downstairs through the floor, louder on the Friday than the Saturday, but it didn't stop any of us from dropping off to sleep.
We ate in the restaurant both evenings and the children were well looked after, as were we. There's a good choice of beers and wines, and the menu is a combination of pub classics and a Mexican range. As other reviewers have also commented on, the quantity is HUGE: so much so that we couldn't finish our main course and definitely didn't have room for pudding. I don't like say this, since we had such a lovely weekend, but the only real downside for me was the food quality: in such a popular tourist area there is an opportunity to showcase local food, and I felt that there was a reliance on mass-produced sauces and processed products such as poor quality sausages. Admittedly my children loved them, but it's not what I would choose to feed them at home.
However, overall a good, fun, experience, and we will definitely visit the area again.
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- Also Known As:
- Shakespeare Hotel Telford
- Shakespeare Inn Telford, England