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“Quirky, delightful and out of the way pub”

The Golden Ball Inn
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The Golden Ball Inn
Ranked #5 of 10 Ironbridge B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 18 September 2016

We called in here in May and sat outside for a drink in the sunshine and immediately liked it so decided to come back this month and stay for 3 nights.Ironbridge is a fascinating place to visit, so inevitably can get very busy so that's why the Golden Ball is in an oasis of calm. The staff are so helpful, our room was fairly small but clean and nicely decorated. Unfortunately the shower was pretty useless and for some reason the bedside lights were taped off, not working so they provide 1 bedside lamp but not one each side?? - strange but not a great problem. We knew we were being moved to a different room for the next two nights which was fine and the room was much bigger, with a four poster bed and a very large bathroom. Very comfortable yet again bedside lights were taped over and not working and with just one bedside lamp to compensate - again, strange but we lived with that too. We had dinner there and that was really lovely and reasonably priced. The breakfasts were very good.All in all we shall return because it was excellent value for money , comfortable and the staff couldn't do enough for us - we felt very happy there.

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  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 September 2016

Popped into the Golden Ball for lunch with my husband yesterday lunchtime. The menu on the blackboard was so interesting, not just the bog standard pub lunch. We spent so much time deciding what to eat as everything sounded so lovely and delicious. Finally I ordered the garlic and rosemary marinated lamb chop on greek salad with crispy aubergines. My husband, who has an allergy to any brassicas, was delighted to have to choose between 5 delicious options! He chose the hake with prawns in a white wine sauce - I tasted it and it was delicious, will probably choose that next time. My lamb arrived on a plate of salad ringed by beautiful sliced tomatoes, such attention to detail and presentation. The food is cooked to perfection and presented so well. We paid £12.50 each for our meals, we had visited Pizza Express the previous day and paid just a couple of pounds less for a pizza - ,just bread, cheese and a few bits - absolutely no comparison. Golden Ball wins hands down :-)

Stayed: September 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Gorgeous and hearty Sunday lunch here. Would recommend. Lovely pub with lots of character and friendly staff. The Sunday lunch had a generous portion of meat and a homemade Yorkshire pudding and veg, other things were on the menu too and there was lots of choice.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
Thank Anna C
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Popped in with husband for meal on a Monday lunchtime. As weather was warm we sat outside in the garden. Pub was fairly quiet as was the garden area. Bar staff who took our order was very pleasant and friendly. Ordered from blackboard and portions were huge but food was very tasty and well presented .Lovely little garden outside away from the road. Furniture a bit jaded but that didn't really detract from our experience.
Overall nice quirky little pup with a warm welcome and good standard food.

Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

after having a good main meal with choice of meat for the roasts we asked for a sweet the four of us wanted ice cream trio which was vanilla ginger and rum and raisin we all chose to have vanilla unfortunately we were told as a consequence of stock rotation we could only have what was above. After complaining to the "one in charge" Lewis he raised his arms and said he has other things to do and walked off.
a spoilt meal just because OF STOCK ROTATION !! and because of the DISMISSIVE ATTITUDE OF CERTAIN STAFF!! we are very saddened and disappointed with our overall experience today.

Stayed: April 2016, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about The Golden Ball Inn

Address: 1 Newbridge Road, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7BA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Shropshire > Ironbridge Gorge > Ironbridge
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #5 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ironbridge
Price Range: ₹ 4,322 - ₹ 6,915 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
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