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Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book! (20th October 2015)

Bill Bryson praises ‘serene and pretty’ Ironbridge in new book!

Best-selling travel author Bill Bryson has written about a visit to Shropshire in his new book, The Road To Little Dribbling, which came out last week.

During his trip, Bryson visited historic Ironbridge and found it to his liking;

“Ironbridge is an unexpectedly serene and pretty village standing on the side of a steep, wooded ravine facing the bridge above the River Severn.

Bryson enjoyed learning about local history at Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, and also, to the delight of pub landlord Alex Nicoll, Bryson praises Ironbridge’s White Hart Inn;

“At the bottom of the village was a pub called the White Hart Inn, which had a signboard out front stating you could use the toilets without buying anything – a statement so kind and agreeable and unique that I instantly made it my favourite pub in Shropshire and Ironbridge my favourite community.”

High praise indeed and fantastic publicity for White Hart Inn, the town of Ironbridge and the county of Shropshire!