"Excellent food with a warm and lasting welcome and"
A wonderful welcome from the owners of the Bird in Hand. The pub itself is quirky in it's upper layout and a real treat to try to work out, this may account to the buildings age as it has been standing since well before the Ironbridge itself. The rooms are comfortably furnished with a 70's early 80's feel, with all you need for a short stay. Meticulously clean throughout with a shower en-suite, tea and coffee, radio TV and beds that are SO comfortable, had it not been for the bedroom window view of the River Severn in the mornings and the promise of a lovely and filling home cooked breakfast served with a hearty felt Good Morning from Steve, it would have been hard to leave the beds amazing comfort. The food at the Bird in Hand is impeccable, the hardest part was deciding what to have from an extensive menu and the daily specials. The portions are generous but just right for a holiday indulgent. Allow for a rest between starter, main and then dessert if you can fit it. If you cannot please rest a while loner with a cask ale or cider until you can fit a pud in, you wont regret it. The family running are accommodating, friendly and go out of their way to assist. This B&B was a rare find in this current days trend for clinical and impersonate hotel B&B trends. It's a establishment that we will be returning to as they have perfected the art of a traditional B&B service.
Wonderful welcome from staff when we arrived. Room was spotless. The bar/restaurant always very busy, but they make an effort to accommodate you for an evening meal. The portions are huge, and the food fresh and hot from the kitchen.
The many staff are on the go non stop but always serve your meal with a smile.
There is wi-fi as advertised, but perhaps the landlord could do with a quick tech lesson as how to get the best from the router, but to be honest, you go away to escape, so not a major issue.
The breakfast is lovely and freshly cooked, with a good selection, served when we were there between 08:30-09:30
The bar is not open at lunchtimes during the week, so bear that in mind when sorting your day ref. lunch etc., if staying local.
The bedding was clean and changed during our 5 night stay, and the room cleaned daily.
I would definitely recommend staying here to anyone, although the rooms are up steps for those with mobility issues.
If travelling with children there is a great play park as part of the establishment, ideal to burn off any excess energy.
We were using the hotel for one night to break up a holiday journey and it proved to be a great place to relax and set us up for our onward journey. We made full use of the pool and it gave us a great start to our holiday.
Despite the previous review, we finally chose this hotel on it's apparent charm and atmosphere and as a result of the high standard of customer service when I called a couple of times with a booking enquiry, to request menu details and to make a dinner reservation; a stark contrast to some other local hotels which we had called earlier the same day.
Upon arrival, the reception staff were warm, welcoming and efficient and we were promptly shown to our plenty large enough, well furnished and presented room. The four poster, period furniture and décor were lovely and the room was well equipped, including nice complementary touches like bottled water and a cafetiere with fresh coffee. The bedroom and ensuite were suitably spacious, stylish and well appointed and the bedroom had additional double glazing (without preventing the windows from opening) to eliminate any traffic noise.
The bar and restaurant areas were charming and atmospheric, the service was warm, attentive and well timed. Dinner was thoroughly enjoyable and the food prepared to a high standard, all three courses were well presented and very tasty, as indeed was breakfast the following morning. The Hotel’s gardens and herb garden are also well worth a visit.
Thanks to the Hundred House Hotel for a very enjoyable stay, we will definitely return.
DaveO from London
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