The Lygon Arms

Broadway, Worcestershire

An impressive list of famous guests, including both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, have stayed at this rambling Tudor coaching inn with beams and inglenooks, panelled walls and leaded windows. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

An impressive list of famous guests, including both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, have stayed at this rambling Tudor coaching inn with beams and inglenooks, panelled walls and leaded windows. Edward VII motored down in 1905. Evelyn Waugh visited, and no doubt revisited. It was in the doldrums when Iconic Luxury Hotels (see also Chewton Glen, New Milton, and Cliveden House, Taplow) came to the rescue in 2017. Today it offers a wide choice of accommodation, from doubles furnished with antiques and paintings to four-poster suites. Modern, airy courtyard suites open on to landscaped terraced gardens. Despite refurbishment and redesign of the ‘wonderful building’, adding a spa and a 13-metre indoor pool, a reader noted a chipped bath, and reported that ‘the air con sounded like Concorde’. The ambience is family-friendly. You can take tea by the fire or alfresco, order panini and pizzette in the wine bar, or dine on such classics as fish and chips or beef Wellington in the Grill, its walls crammed with historic portraits. ‘Our meal was fine. Italian friends were astonished by the natural beauty of the surroundings and loved the place.’ (Jonathan Rose, and others)

Hotel details

Address

High Street
Broadway
Worcestershire
WR12 7DU
England

Telephone

01386 852255

Bedrooms

86. 26 on ground floor, some in cottages, some courtyard suites, 2 suitable for disabled.

Open

all year.

Facilities

7 lounge areas, wine bar/restaurant, bar/grill, cocktail bar, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, 3-acre garden, indoor pool, spa, public areas (not spa) wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.

Background music

in lounges.

Children

all ages welcomed.

Dogs

in some bedrooms, all lounges (£25 per dog per night).

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

per room B&B £195–£465. 
À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat, always at Christmas/New Year.