The Lygon Arms

Broadway, Worcestershire

A 17th-century former coaching inn that counts both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, sundry Windsors and Hollywood royalty among past guests can fairly claim to be historic. More

Good Hotel Guide Review

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.’

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, 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.

Background music

in lounges.

Children

all ages welcomed, extra bed for 5–16s £25, over-16s £65.

Dogs

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

Credit cards

Amex, MC, Visa.

Prices

B&B doubles from £255, singles from £220. À la carte £40. 1-night bookings sometimes refused Sat, bank holidays.