The Shakespeare Inn at Coalport - a quiet, rural location - is just five minutes drive from Ironbridge and its plethora of museums celebrating the birth of the industrial revolution and centred on the construction of the world's first iron bridge completed in 1779 and opened in 1781, following the construction of access roads. The Shakespeare is a comfortable and friendly inn, with helpful staff and excellent service. The cost of £260 for two nights B&B for four people was reasonable, with plenty of parking alongside the hostelry and a play area for children at the rear. The evening meal venue is appetising and varied, but the portions are so large that none of our party could finish the main course after excellent starters! We told the owners that less generous portions would increase their profits, but they said, "We've always done it that way!"
One word of warning - the address saying Coalport High Street is misleading. There are just a few houses, the Coalport China Museum and a green sward leading down towards the canal. Don't expect to find any shops! Also, it's easy to miss the turn into Coalport Hight Street, If you cross the canal bridge you've gone too far. Turn back and take the first left! One tip: you can buy a museum pass for £27 which allows entry to all 10 Ironbridge and Coalport museums.More
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