A 17th-century former coaching inn that counts Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, sundry Windsors and Hollywood royalty among past guests can fairly claim to be historic. Now with a spa and 13-metre indoor pool, and in the care of Iconic Luxury Hotels, it blends original features – inglenooks, panelled walls and beams – and period and contemporary furniture to impressive effect. There is a wide choice of bedrooms, from the Charles I suite in the main house, with a carved four-poster, to contemporary annexe rooms, open-plan courtyard suites with a landscaped terraced garden, and cottage rooms with furniture by Gordon Russell. All have a modern bathroom and a coffee machine. A reader vouches for an accessible courtyard room with ‘a roll-in shower, luxurious decor’. In the showstopper Lygon Bar & Grill with barrel-vaulted ceiling and minstrels’ gallery, menus of Cotswolds produce include dishes such as glazed Old Spot pork belly, black pudding, carrots and apples – among vegetarian options a beet burger or spiced lentil and spinach casserole. ‘Not a cheap hotel, but it has a lovely “feel” and the staff are very pleasant and helpful.’
High Street Broadway Worcestershire WR12 7DU England
86. 26 on ground floor, some in cottages, some courtyard suites, 2 suitable for disabled.
7 lounge areas, bar/grill (vegetarian menu), cocktail bar, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden, indoor pool, spa, EV charging, public areas (not spa) wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, extra bed for 5–16s £25, over-16s £65.
in some bedrooms (£25 a night), all lounges.
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £255, singles from £220. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat, bank holidays.
PAW’SOME ESCAPES: DOGS STAY FREE. There are few things more peaceful than a walk alongside your four-legged companion. This unassuming Cotswold village is in fact the perfect location for walking adventures with your dog, and after a long stroll, there is no place better to retreat back to. For canine adorers, The Lygon Arms is the perfect base. You’re never far from a wagging tail, and a cosy spot to rest with your favourite furry friend by your side. With two delicious restaurants, a tranquil spa and cosy accommodation this really is the best way to while away a couple of days with the whole family. Dog-friendly rooms will come with a dog bed, treats and dog bowls for food and water. There is also a muddy paws station located in the courtyard, perfect for washing down your four-pawed friends after a Cotswold adventure. Book your Cotswold escape today and bring your dog for FREE! From £220 per night on 2 adults sharing an Annex Cosy Double. Terms and conditions apply. Valid from 2nd January – 31st March 2022. Subject to availability and not valid in conjunction with any other offer or break. Please note that food for your dog will be charged as taken. Lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner will be served to guests with dogs in the Russell Room. A dog menu is available.
It is a wonderful building. It’s not often you stay in a building 600 years old. Our meal was fine and our room was comfortable. It could’ve done with some TLC, the air-com sounded like Concorde until we turned it off, the bath was chipped and the basin plug did not work. Overall though it was an excellent experience
- Jonathan Rose - May 2019
I have just spend 3 marvelous days at the Lygon Arms The room was impeccable and beautiful, the food was amazing, the whole hotel was so lovely, the staff was perfect, a real heaven!
- ES - April 2019
As a wheelchair user, staying in the main hotel isn’t an option as it is a historic coaching inn so we usually stay in a Deluxe Courtyard Room as it’s accessible from the side of the hotel, has wide doors and a roll in shower with luxurious decor, dressing gowns etc. Not a cheap hotel but it has a lovely feel, and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. When we’re there we feel very much at home.
- - February 2019