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The Black Swan

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Lloyds Head | Jackfield, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7LZ, England
+44 1952 882471
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited this Pub many times over the years with several different friends and relatives; we have never been disappointed. A very picturesque location, a wide variety of good old fashioned food, ample quantity and well cooked. I confess though that I always go for the traditional Pub grub. Add to this a friendly and inviting atmosphere and it's dog... More 

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Leigh-on Sea, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just visited this gem of a pub during a short break away from Essex. It is set beside the river with outside seating when the weather allows, a very picturesque location, the epitome of English charm and tradition. We had pre-booked our table for dinner as advised due to it being Good Friday and were so glad we... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Lovely pub in a beautiful location with a friendly atmosphere. But I have to admit I was very disappointed with the steak and ale pie. It was tasteless and I only had 6 small pieces of meat and 2 slices of mushrooms, the rest was all pastry. My chips were dry as if they'd been reheated.

Thank Donna G
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

Every time we go same amazing food, same amazing service. Great place for a nice family lunch. Right by the river, had pie, mash and peas last time we went. They give you half a pie! Beautiful food

1 Thank Luci W
Sherborne, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Friendly staff. Lovely lite bite. Much welcome during our walk in the area. Good beer and riverside seating.

1 Thank seaweedfreak
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Not sure if it's the street lighting but we were uninspired when we saw the pub outside but what a lovely warm welcome we got, we didn't eat there and wished we had when we saw the menu, we will return to ironbridge and we'll definitely eat here! Hopefully be 5* with a meal x

1 Thank jp0ll0ck
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

As a group of 6 with 2 kids and 4 slightly muddy dogs we weren't sure we'd find somewhere to eat after our long walk so we're delighted to be welcomed in to this pub, with staff coming over to fuss the dogs. A good menu and decent food, just what we needed. Lovely outside seating by the river available... More 

1 Thank SarahJAl
Telford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

everybody seems to know each other, people are very friendly, dogs welcome, and you can get good food. What's not to like? It even has live music sessions.

1 Thank kathrync373
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

We stumbled across this pub whilst walking our dog Molly today...... what a find! We were made so welcome, especially considering Molly was very muddy! The food we had was lovely and the lady behind the bar was friendly and helpful, Molly got some dog biscuits too! Well worth a visit 😀

1 Thank coles_e
Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great Pub that has an excellent ambiance and to top it up serves top pub grub. After 5 on a Sunday try the free roast 🥔 spuds. Keep some room for them and enjoy a Pint.

1 Thank sroberts731

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Bar, British, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Local cuisine, View, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lloyds Head | Jackfield, Jackfield, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7LZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Shropshire  >  Ironbridge Gorge  >  Jackfield
  • Phone Number: +44 1952 882471
We are a friendly run family pub. Where a warm welcome awaits you every time.
You can sit outside on the patio or sit over looking the river Severn . Enjoying a nice ice cold drink or have a meal, looking out for the kingfishers or the otters.
In the winter, you can enjoy a meal inside feeling the warmth of our log burner. Or just enjoy a drink. Soaking up the friendly atmosphere. Sit at the bar and have a nice chat with our friendly locals.
We are a dog friendly pub. There are water bowls outside, for our four legged friends.
We also serve a variety of teas, coffees, lattes, fruit teas, hot chocolate etc.
There is a special board, which is changed throughout the year. With a large selection of vegetarian options.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?