Groups in Ironbridge, Shropshire

Ironbridge is a fantastic tourist destination for group travel, and is one of the world's "must see" destinations.

Three hundred years ago the industrial revolution was born here, and is now a World Heritage Site enjoyed by all who visit.

B​est Western Valley Hotel is a Georgian listed building offering group accommodation in the Ironbridge Gorge. Set on the banks of the River Severn overlooking award winning parkland it is ideally situated for exploring the Gorge and it is the only AA 3 star awarded hotel actually in Ironbridge. So why not wake up in the remarkable Ironbridge Gorge, you'll find the past all around you, and all the museum sites and the Ironbridge site itself within walking distance.

Our Chef will prepare a delicious menu with a choice of three options for each course, changing on a daily basis. Dinner can be taken in either the Chez Maw Restaurant or the Jackfield room which is a small private dining room.

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Our Service

We can offer a group reservation service with a dedicated person who will ensure you and your guests have a wonderful stay. We can offer competitive rates on a bed and breakfast or dinner bed and breakfast basis. 

For all enquiries please go to the contact us page, or telephone the group reservations organisers Lisa or Lynne at the hotel.

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We are aware of a growing number of environmentally educated consumers, and expectations are higher of both leisure and group clients. To assist in this cause, we have developed the Green Group Package for tour operators and group organisers.

Ironbridge as a tourist destination can offer a great deal to the consumer who wishes to lower their carbon footprint. We work very closely with Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and the Greenwood Centre to provide a sustainable destination to the leisure and group market. Once the traveller has arrived at the hotel by coach or public transport, it is possible to enjoy a short break in the Ironbridge Gorge and visit the museums and attraction on foot, or on bicycle.


The Ironbridge area boasts a host of winning attractions including a choice of ten exciting museums in the Ironbridge gorge portfolio. Walk the streets of a bygone age at the recreated Blists Hill Victorian Town or pull a locomotive by hand at Enginuity.

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Historic Houses are plentiful, but none more stately then Weston Park, an elegant 17th century gem in 1000 acres of parkland and gardens

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RAF Museum and National Cold War Exhibition allow free entry into huge aircraft hangars filled with historic and modern aircraft.

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Bridgnorth's Severn Valley Railway is where you can ride a steam train through the beautiful countryside.

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For the more adventurous, walking in the Shropshire hills can include a stroll to the summit of the Wrekin, or a walk in the stunning stretton hills, long mynd, or wenlock edge.

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Ironbridge and Coalbrookdale offer a superb selection of walks, organised by Severn Gorge Countryside Trust

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Customer Reviews

Please find below comments from some of our group booking organisers who enjoyed their stay:

This was my first trip as Social Secretary of the Club and I was a complete novice at arranging such things so I want to send a great big ‘thank you’ to every member of staff who made our short break such a brilliant one. 

The food was just ‘yummy’, I’m running out of superlatives so hope that will do, and the dining room staff under Pete’s watchful eye were courteous and willing.

I know this was just two days and in your book a very short time in a busy year but we shall not forget the wonderful Valley Hotel, the gorgeous setting and delightful people.

Wendy Stephenson  

Just a quick word to say how much our group enjoyed our all too brief stay with you last week.

Lots of very good comments made about you all on the return journey, and this morning at our meeting. We were once again very impressed with the lovely and efficient staff and for the real warmth of welcome. Well done to all of you.  The word has gone out - you will be hearing from us again.

I personally wish to thank you all for making it so easy to work with you.

Roger Carter