The Water Rat


The Water Rat is a beautiful newly refurbished independently owned pub, restaurant & hotel with gardens.  The venue sits on the banks of the famous River Severn and during Summer you will see coracles, canoes and kyaks on the river with visitors and locals enjoying the waterway leisure of the Gorge.  The bar and restaurant at The Water Rat has seating for up to 70 people.  It opens onto a decking area overlooking the gardens. The Water Rat is a popular choice for foodies and the chefs are passionate about great food, flavour and local produce. The pub is open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week ( closed on Monday's). The hotel has 6 lovely en suite bedrooms.  The hotel rooms are housed in the connecting building to the main pub.  The Water Rat has a sister Pub - the White Hart situated close to the Ironbridge.



  • Beer Garden/Outdoor Seating


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible toilets
  • Guide Dogs Permitted


  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Highchair

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • Accepts major credit and debit cards
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • Major credit cards accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Dog Friendly

Map & Directions

The Water Rat

Type:Pub with rooms

Buildwas Road, Ironbridge, TELFORD, Shropshire, TF8 7BJ
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Tel01952 433193

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year

* Monday - bar only
Tuesday 11am
Wednesday 11am (food from noon)
Thursday 11am ( food from noon)
Frifday 1am ( food from noon)
Saturday 11am ( food from noon)
Sunday 11am ( food from noon)

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