The venerable Lygon Arms has been revamped and it’s not just its guests who are pleased. ‘Everyone in town is thrilled,’ said the ice-cream vendor. ‘It’s the centrepiece of our village and we are so glad it’s back on form.’ Broadway can indeed be proud once more of its historic coaching inn where both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell dallied during the Civil War and whose former guests include Edward VII, Elizabeth Taylor and Prince Philip. Now it has joined Chewton Glen and Cliveden in the stable of Iconic Luxury Hotels and a multi-million programme of refurbishment has left it looking superb. There are many delights: more lounges (for cocktails, light meals, afternoon tea) than you can quite believe, a huge, unexpected garden and a sybaritic spa and pool, plus 86 bedrooms beautifully decorated by Anita Rosato. Most impressive of all is the Lygon Bar & Grill: glossy, glamorous and fun.
Doubles from £240
+ 44 (0)1386 852255; lygonarmshotel.co.uk
Explore the rolling Cotswold hills or shop in the quaint boutiques in the village of Broadway.
Indulge in the Lygon Bar & Grill for a special occasion, relax in the Terrace restaurant for a relaxed afternoon tea or enjoy a lunchtime glass of wine in the Lygon Wine Bar.
Don’t forget to take home a piece of The Lygon Arms with our personalised candle, now available for £39.
CLAIM TO FAME
You can visit the room that Oliver Cromwell stayed in the night before the Battle of Worcester in 1651, and see the carvings of John Travis’ name on the arch of the front door, etched into the hotel’s history in 1620.
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