The unique town of Ironbridge is steeped in history dating back to the 17th century. Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, the town is now a UNESCO world heritage site. With an array of independent shops and resturants, Ironbridge is loved by the locals for it’s prettiness, quietness and wonderful views from every window of their home and love by tourists for its history and uniqueness.
Secondary school students living in Ironbridge attend some of the schools of Telford with the two areas overlapping. Thomas Telford is a very highly regarded secondary school which has been named ‘The most successful comprehensive school in the U.K’ and received a Grade 1 Outstanding by Ofsted. Entry is by examination for mixed ability students from age 11 – 18. Other schools are Madeley Academy and Abraham Darby Academy.
Eat and Drink
The Woodbridge is a stylish yet traditional pub and resturant on the bank of the river severn. Full of charm and character with a relaxed atmosphere, The Woodbridge is a favourite of all the locals and people from further afield. The menu of fresh British dishes are complimented by influences from across the world to offer something for everyone.
Pon de Cherry
In a historical listed building which was once the old police station, Pon De Cherry is a sophisicated contemporary indian resturant. The cells of the police station have now been converted into private dining experiences which is a unforgettable experience.
The King and Thai
The King and Thai is a nationally known, award winning Thai resturant.
On the riverside, The Malthouse has a quirky interior with a vibrant, friendly atmosphere. Lunch and dinner are served from a menu of fresh british classics including steak, fish and chips and sausage and mash. Live music each Friday and Saturday evening provides entertainment.