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Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by mikesierra9 Excellent Hotel
This is an extremely friendly hotel with a very good kitchen for both restaurant and bar meals. It is a great location to visit the Ironbridge attractions.
June 28, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by G. Subway I wouldn't eat here!
The room was large, clean and extremely comfortable and everything worked well. The staff at Reception were very pleasant and helpful, with someone always manning the desk. However, the evening meal which we had booked was atrocious.
The first course took forty minutes to arrive. When we questioned why, we were told that the ‘chef’ “had broken the fish-cake” that my husband had ordered. I had ordered melon, thinking how refreshing a slice of melon with blueberries would be. However, when the starters finally arrived, what I got was a circle of shavings of melon on the plate, white shavings on the outside, pink ones in the middle. I think it was supposed to look like a flower. It failed. The promised accompanying blueberries had been transmuted into a very large leaf of red lettuce.
The main courses took a similar length of time to arrive. I had ordered garlic chicken, with herb mash and, I believe, an apple sauce. There was absolutely no garlic in the garlic chicken - it was completely devoid of taste. The herb mash was entirely innocent of herbs. The strange congealed cream-coloured blob on top on the chicken certainly did not taste of apple – or indeed, of anything else.
Finally, two hours later, at almost 10 p.m., our desserts were delivered – two sticky toffee puddings. These were definitely almost warm on the outside – but, alas, still frozen in the middle. I returned the plates to the waitress, suggesting strongly that the ‘chef’ put them back in the microwave for another few minutes.
Although the accommodation was fine I would never have an evening meal here again and would recommend readers to book their accommodation elsewhere.
June 27, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by gazza202 Shame about the room service menu
Nothing remarkable about this Holiday Inn. Pleasant staff and satisfactory rooms. Occupant next door was an early riser at 05.00 which caused some sleep disruption. Real disappointment with the room service menu and lack of water cooler/fridge.
June 26, 2015