Dog Friendly Awards Gold 2023
West Mids Tourism Awards Finalist 2024
ASA Awards Nominated 2024
Lux Excellence 2022
Dog Friendly 2022
PASC Member
Central England Prestige 2023
SME Midlands Award
Central England Prestige 2021
Lux Excellence 2022
Pet Products 2021
Dogs in Hospitality

Out and about

Places to visit:

If you fancy adventuring a short distance away you will find a host of interesting places to visit such as:

  • Much Wenlock - the birthplace of the modern Olympic games
  • The Wrekin - one of Shropshire's best-known landmarks - and legend has it, it was built by a giant with a grudge against Shrewsbury!
  • Bridgnorth - home to England's oldest inland electric funicular railway
  • Shrewsbury - the birthplace of Charles Darwin
  • Ludlow - annual food festival held in and around the historical Ludlow Castle
  • Church Stretton - historic Market Town situated in the heart of the South Shropshire hills on the English/Welsh border known as The Marches
  • Long Mynd - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with amazing views across the county

Things to do:

Walking Guides:

The Severn Gorge Countryside Trust manages 260 hectares of the landscape of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, which includes stunning wildflower meadows, tranquil woodlands, fascinating historic remains, awe inspiring views and over 25 kilometres of footpaths. All of our land is open to the public 365 days a year. See here for a selection of some of the sites you can explore.


Within a 15 minute drive you will find Southwater which offers an abundance of things to do in the heart of Telford Town Centre. The vibrant centre is packed with exciting attractions including a state of the art library, IMAX Cinema, Ice Rink, TenPin Bowling, Mecca Bingo and Telford Town Park with its 162 hectares of green space, numerous play areas and its aerial ropes and mini golf adventure course. Southwater and its neighbours offer a lively events calendar throughout the year from a local produce market to live entertainment and music providing the perfect day out.

Eating Out Guide:

The local area has a host of eateries to suit every taste and budget. Of course, you may rediscover your love of cooking in the kitchen, but if you fancy a night off or a complete break from food preparation; we can recommend a selection of places to eat in or take away.

The Black Swan – Jackfield a very friendly village pub on the Severn Valley Way where you can have a great pint, a lovely meal and take in the great atmosphere. Walkers and dogs welcome. Beer garden with fantastic views overlooking the River Severn. (10-15 min walk)

The Tile Press Cafe - Jackfield continental style café and courtyard at Maws Craft Centre serving brunch, lunch and amazing coffee and cake. Also hosts supper clubs, events and pop-ups. Dog friendly. (5 min walk)

The Half Moon – Jackfield located on the banks of the River Severn, super terrace overlooking the river bank. Mix of traditional pub grub, freshly made pizza to order, Sunday carvery (seasonal). Serving 3 traditional cask ales daily. Family & dog friendly. (5 min walk)

The Shakespeare Inn - Coalport over 200 years old, offering a wide range of meals to include English, Mediterranean and European dishes with an extensive wine list. Their entire bar and restaurant area is non smoking. For the discerning beer enthusiast, they are a member of CAMRA and serve a selection of real ales. They have a very large three tiered beer garden incorporating a children’s play area with views over the Gorge and River Severn. Located a short stroll over the Memorial Bridge at the bottom of the road on Coalport High Street. This is great friendly pub, staff welcoming and it’s our local! Famous for their large portion sizes, so going for a starter, main and pudding might be a challenge! Dog friendly on the terrace and in the beer garden in the day/evening, call ahead to ask if you can book a table in the bar if wanting to dine with your dog in the bar area. (5 min walk)

The Woodbridge Inn - Coalport is situated on the banks of the River Severn at Coalport. It’s a great gastro-pub in a stunning location with lots of interesting corners and nooks to squirrel away in, or more open, buzzy areas if you're in a more gregarious mood. They have a substantial raised deck at first floor level to provide an outside drinking and eating area overlooking the river, and a sunny garden room which also looks out over the river with further dining space. You can either walk along the back track behind the cottage or cross the Memorial Bridge and walk right along the High Street. Dogs of the well-behaved and on-the-leash variety are welcome in the bar, on the terrace and in the gardens. Most importantly they have free dog biscuits at the bar! (10-15 min walk)

Eighty Six'd - Ironbridge funky independently-run coffee shop located on the island opposite the estate agents, (stairs accessed from the side to upstairs). They serve a variety of freshly-roasted coffees, teas, hot chocolate and cold drinks (their chai latte is a particular favourite). They also offer homemade cakes, snacks and light lunches if you want to stay and relax for a bit longer. All of their cakes are homemade and baked on-site, and they change their selection daily. Ingredients are all sourced from local markets, bakers, and suppliers, and their coffee is roasted locally every week. In addition to this, they sell prints & paintings from contemporary artists and a selection of greeting cards & hand-printed stationery. (25-30 min walk)

The Riverside Tea Room – Ironbridge the perfect way to compliment your visit to our Antiques, Arts & Crafts Centre. Located right by the beautiful Dale End Park in Ironbridge. They serve a selection of specialist teas served as tea is supposed to be served – in a china tea pot (with tea cosy of course) and bone china cups and saucers along with ground bean coffee, hot chocolates (including THE special variety) and milk shakes. You can also treat yourself to a lovely (large) piece of locally made cake, cup cakes, sandwiches and other pastries. During the winter months they also serve soup and a roll. Dogs are welcome in the café and antiques centre if on leads. (30+35 min walk)

The White Hart – Ironbridge gastro pub located on The Wharfage in the centre of Ironbridge, serving real ales, afternoon cream teas, the menu changes regular using locally sourced and seasonal produce. Open fire and dog friendly. (25-30 min walk)

Suree's Kitchen – Ironbridge awarded Thai Curry Chef of the Year 2011/12, and South Asia Chef of The Year 2013/14. The Waitrose Good Food Guide highlighted Chef Suree’s much acclaimed restaurant ‘The King and Thai’ Midlands Restaurant of The Year in 2016, and a ‘Hidden Gem’ two consecutive years running. Her loyal customers continuously praise her creative Thai cuisine as ‘Excellent. Modern Thai cuisine, often influenced by other dishes and ingredients from around the World using local seasonal ingredients with depth of flavour and freshness. (25-30 min walk)

The All Nations - Madeley 01952 585747 is a thriving bastion for real ale enthusiasts and the building retains its unique atmosphere and many of the original architectural features and fitments. Why not experience them yourself? Close to Blist Hill Museum you’re sure of a warm welcome, excellent ales and you can try one of the excellent freshly made cobs with your beer. The Black Pudding and Cheese toasties seems to prove popular with the locals too! (20 min walk)

Zengh - Broseley superb Indian restaurant, eat in or take away. A firm favourite with our guests!