Blog: Top tips on where to eat

Ironbridge Gorge

There are loads of pubs and cafes in Ironbridge to suit a range of tastes and budgets. Here are a few suggestions but there are many more great places you can try:

Cakes and Coffee


Close to the conference venue is the tranquil Green Wood Café (open 08:30-17:00). They sell lots of lovely homemade cakes and sandwiches, including vegan and gluten free options. Serious coffee aficionado friendly:




860.jpgIf you are down in Ironbridge itself Eighty-Six’d is a hidden gem. Located a few minutes walk from the more touristy areas, it sells incredible homemade cakes as well as light lunches.


The All Day Breakfast

Darby’s 1779 (open 08:00-17:30) is immediately opposite the Iron Bridge and is famous for its ‘Ironmaster’ and ‘Bridge Builders’ All Day Breakfasts. Also serving light lunches.

 Fine Dining

Ironbridge has a number of very lovely restaurants catering for those looking for a fine dining experience. From Restaurant Severn and Chez Maws, which have both been awarded 2 AA Rosettes, and Number 10 at the White Hart, each serving seasonal modern British cuisine to La Casita and D’Arcy’s at the Station which offer Spanish and Mediterranean menus, there is plenty of choice for a leisurely meal out.


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Traditional Pubs

All the pubs in Ironbridge will offer a lovely place for a pint but we’ve asked around for the best places to get a traditional British pub experience. The Woodbridge Inn, Coalport and Ye Olde Robin Hood Inn on Waterloo Street are very well thought of, and pretty much all of the pubs in Jackfield are great!

Alternatively, you can get fish and chips or a pork pie and sit outside if the weather is good!





Southwater Centre: Telford Town Centre

If you are looking for somewhere to eat in the centre of Telford there are plenty of options in the Southwater Centre area. The restaurants here are mostly national chains, and include Nandos, Pizza Express, Zizzis, Chimichanga and Harvester. There are links to all of the different restaurants on the Southwater website:


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