The Water Rat Riverside Pub & Rooms


The Water Rat is a beautiful newly refurbished independently owned pub, restaurant & rooms located on the banks of the River Severn in the famous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge.  

There are 6 beautifully appointed en-suite bedrooms in the connected Georgian House, with the large lavish double rooms and superior garden view rooms feeling almost like suites.  

The Water Rat is a great place for a short ‘reset’ break in Telford and Ironbridge Gorge or as a base to explore the historic county of Shropshire.  

Check into your room, leave your car in our free car parking and walk down through our gardens to the river and then follow the path into the world famous Ironbridge Gorge. Enjoy the town, its famous Bridge, shops, sights and history; visit our sister Pub, the White Hart for a light lunch or coffee.  Feeling a little more adventurous, then visit any of the 10 museums that make up the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust- the highlight is the Victorian working village, Blists Hill.

Or use Pub as a base to discover the historic towns of Telford, the new Southwater leisure district or explore our magical woondlands, nature reserves and cycling and walking routes.  Take a day out at The Wrekin, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visit medieval Much Wenlock, the remains of Wroxeter Roman City or the market town of Bridgnorth – home to The Severn Valley Railway. 

Eat with us in the evening, or at Number Ten our rosette awarded restaurant at the White Hart, or at any one of the many pub restaurants in and around Ironbridge Gorge. 



  • 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

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Buildwas Road

The Water Rat Riverside Pub & Rooms

Type:Bed & Breakfast

Buildwas Road, Buildwas, Ironbridge Gorge, TF8 7BJ
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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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