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The Water Rat

3.5 out of 5

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.6/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Business services
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Social distancing
Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, Telford, England, TF8 7BJ

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMuseum of the Gorge10 min walk
  • Popular LocationIron Bridge18 min walk
  • Popular LocationIronbridge Museum3 min drive

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About this area


The Water Rat is located in Telford. Telford Ice Rink and Bridgnorth Station are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Shropshire Hills and Granville Country Park. Blists Hill and Wonderland Telford are also worth visiting. Kayaking and rafting offer great chances to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails nearby.

What's nearby

  • Museum of the Gorge - 10 min walk
  • Iron Bridge - 18 min walk
  • Ironbridge Museum - 3 min drive
  • Maws Craft Centre - 6 min drive
  • Blists Hill - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Telford Wellington Shropshire Station - 15 min drive
  • Birmingham Airport (BHX) - 52 min drive


  • Chez Maw Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Dale End Cafe - 9 min walk
  • The Swan Taphouse - 11 min walk
  • The Malt House - 12 min walk
  • The White Hart - 14 min walk

About this property

The Water Rat

3.5-star guesthouse near Iron Bridge
A restaurant, a bar/lounge and conference space are available at this smoke-free guesthouse. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include wedding services and a garden. This guesthouse has 6 rooms.
The Water Rat offers 6 forms of accommodation. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar/lounge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms


  • Garden
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Payment types at the property

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and cash

We should mention

This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 8 out of 17 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 6 out of 17 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 17 reviews
3 - Okay 18%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 17 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 17 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Excellent room and restaurant with a good selection of beer (for me) and cider (for my wife). Location to Ironbridge superb with a pleasant walk along the riverside from the Water Rat car park. Room was clean and well appointed and restaurant staff very accommodating. Full English breakfast a welcome bonus and cooked to perfection. All in all a very happy time was had. Would return in a heartbeat.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Most enjoyable stay - great facilities and lovely meal in restaurant.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Relaxing Riverside stay.
The room was in an adjacent building for the use of guests only. There was fresh milk and bottled water (recyclable) in a fridge in the lobby for the guests to take to their room which was much nicer than little cartons of milk ( which were also in the room). The service in the dining area of the pub was quite quick, considering there was a function being held on the night we stayed. The food was pleasant although the portions were quite small. The selection of non alcoholic drinks could be improved, as the vegetarian options could be greater also. The room was large , overlooking the garden and car park, very clean and comfortable with a large tv! Breakfast was very fresh and plenty of choices, even though there was only one person serving, she was very cheerful and efficient. We would definitely stay again, as the garden led to a riverside walk into Ironbridge, only half a mile away. I would recommend the Water Rat for a relaxing stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place to stay
Great place to stay if your visiting Iron Bridge. Room & ensuite were excellent. Breakfast was good and service from staff couldn't be faulted. Will definitely be staying here again in the future.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
The room was clean and comfortable. There were some area's in the bathroom that required attention.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2020