ironbridge

05 Jul 2021
An Ironbridge pub and B&B has unveiled its recently refurbished accommodation to support tourism to the town this summer and secure jobs at the venue for the future. The Water Rat, which sits in an idyllic riverside location on Buildwas Road, has six comfortable and spacious en-suite bedrooms in a Georgian town house next door to the inn. Its owners, The Ironbridge Pubs Group - which also...
Derek and Maria Bowen at Moonshine & Fuggles
13 Oct 2020
A Shropshire couple has celebrated a successful 100 days since taking over a county high street business by revealing a stunning makeover for the shop. Derek and Maria Bowen toasted three months as owners of independent drinks retailer Moonshine & Fuggles in Ironbridge by showcasing the store’s new look on Saturday 3 October 2020. The store was refitted and repainted during the week with a...
Jan Park, Vice Chair of the Secret Severn Art Trail, in her studio.
16 Sep 2020
The Secret Severn Art Trail is being extended with an exciting new exhibition after the number of visitors and sales of artists’ work for the 10-day event broke all previous years’ records. Organisers are celebrating the best year yet for the popular free Shropshire trail, centred around Jackfield, by opening again for two more long weekends this month (September).  People have another chance to...
Artist Maggie Humphry
21 Aug 2020
Organisers of a popular free event on the Shropshire arts calendar are thrilled to announce that it will go ahead next month (September) with more venues and artists taking part than ever. The Secret Severn Art Trail, which is centred around Jackfield, will run from Thursday 3 September to Sunday 13 September. People are invited to enjoy artwork from the best local established and up-and-coming...
Derek and Maria Bowen at Moonshine & Fuggles
27 Jul 2020
A Shropshire man has not let a pandemic get in the way of taking over a high street business. Alongside his wife Maria, Derek Bowen is the new owner of Moonshine & Fuggles in Ironbridge, an independent retailer specialising in spirits including gin, whisky, rum and vodka, Midlands beers and ales, and English sparkling wines.  The unique and much-loved Moonshine & Fuggles will also offer...
Head chef Barry Workman celebrates 25 years service at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge.
30 Oct 2019
A head chef is marking 25 years service at a Shropshire hotel with a meal - cooked by someone else! Barry Workman is head chef at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge and this year marks a double silver celebration for the family as wife Helen completes 25 years working at Broseley Medical Practice. The Valley Hotel has the enviable record of retaining two AA rosettes for the last 20 years...
Festival goers enjoying the drinks at Shropshire Oktoberfest
26 Sep 2019
Shropshire Oktoberfest has fast become the county’s biggest drinks festival in the two years since it launched. The festival organisers are reported to be avoiding mainstream beer brands, instead focusing on bringing together the region’s best brewers and drinks aficionados to celebrate what Shropshire has to offer. Shropshire Festivals Director of Fun, Beth Heath, comments, “Food has always been...
a collection of all the giant ducks that were on display in Ironbridge and Southwater
11 Sep 2019
A team of pension specialists will take on an unusual challenge this month as they continue their support of five local charities. Staff at Pensionlite, based in Stafford Court Telford, will attempt to carry a giant nine-foot duck up to the top of The Wrekin as part of their 12 months of charity cause. The duck, named ‘C-Ellie-Brate’, was created by Ellie Perks of Abraham Darby Academy and...
10 Sep 2019
Award-winning Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler has thrown its weight behind a special Shropshire fundraising event to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. The law firm – which has offices across the county and the West Midlands – is sponsoring the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust’s fundraising dinner, Ironbridge by Moonlight in October. Guests at the gala event at Enginuity in...
12 Jun 2019
A World Heritage Site hotel is teaming up with other local enterprises in a bid to boost visitor numbers to the area. Staff at the Best Western Valley Hotel in Ironbridge have created a series of packages to encourage visitors to the area and support local businesses.  They want to work alongside firms in and around the town to offer accommodation and activity packages that promote the skills and...
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