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“Steeped in history, this inn has a comfortably inviting interior and all the offerings of a contemporary hotel that will appeal to all ages. Great getaway for romantic weekenders, good base for families as well as walkers wanting understated luxury.”

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“Steeped in history, this inn has a comfortably inviting interior and all the offerings of a contemporary hotel that will appeal to all ages. Great getaway for romantic weekenders, good base for families as well as walkers wanting understated luxury.”

Hotel Overview

“Once a popular pitstop for folk travelling by carriage en route between Worcester, Oxford and London, the earliest evidence of this original coaching inn dates back to 1377. This imposing institution of a hotel has had myriad owners, identities and countless illustrious actors, artists, writers and dignitaries passing through its Georgian doors, from Oliver Cromwell (who stayed on the eve of the Battle of Worcester) and Charles I (with a suite named after him) to Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor (during the height of their affair in 1963). A hotchpotch of different architectural periods and styles means the layout is somewhat maze-like providing plenty of snugs, nooks and hangouts, painted in dark atmospheric shades. Guests can choose from simple snacks in the bottle green bar (with outdoor terrace in summer), imaginative classics in the more formal panelled dining room and light Mediterranean plates to share in the cosy bistro-style restaurant. Rooms are comfortably contemporary with generous beds (some fourposters), antique furniture, paintings, tweed and plaid upholstery.”

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • An historic inn in an historic village well placed to explore the beautiful Cotswolds.
 

Written by Laura Campbell

Facilities

  • Wifi
  • Parking
  • Family Suites
  • Bar
  • Sauna/Steam
  • Meeting Room
  • Massage
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Concierge
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Indoor pool
  • Garden
  • Gym
  • Pet friendly
  • Child friendly
  • Room service

Activities

  • Other Activities
  • The Cotswold Farm Park makes for a fun day out with kids.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head to Cheltenham to browse an array of high end stores.
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks through the picturesque countryside.
  • Museums
  • Visit the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway.

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“Why do people love staying in your hotel?
Guests love staying in the Lygon Arms as it is a cosy hideaway with roots reaching into the 1300’s, excellent dining options, on-site spa with swimming pool, alongside newly renovated guest rooms. It’s location in the picture perfect village of Broadway also makes a great location for exploring the wider Cotswolds - especially since the property is dog welcoming.

What is there to do in the area?
Nearby attractions include Broadway Tower which has views out across Vale and Stow-on-the-Wold & Chipping Norton — the two highest towns in the Cotswolds. Guests can also visit nearby towns of Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Tetbury and Cirencester. Bicester Village, home to more than 160 brands, is a short drive away for those after retail therapy.

What kind of breakfast do you offer?
Breakfast at The Lygon Arms is served daily in the Lygon Bar & Grill and is a continental buffet, alongside a hot food menu including favourites of avocado on toast, French toast and eggs Benedict.

Do you offer other meals? And can you recommend good places to eat out locally?
The Lygon Arms has two restaurants: The Lygon Bar & Grill and The Lygon Wine Bar. The Lygon Bar & Grill is a relaxed and informal eating space offering a seasonal British menu that celebrates fantastic local ingredients in an imaginative way. The highest-quality produce is at the heart of all dishes and has stemmed from friendly and sustainable relationships with Cotswolds suppliers, farmers and artisans to produce a varied all day menu. The Lygon Wine Bar is a relaxed wine bar with a focus on Italian and European wines by the glass, carafe and bottle. If you're popping in for a glass and are feeling a little peckish, enjoy a selection of Italian bites and casual dishes. Other local restaurants include the Broadway Deli, Market Pantry, and The Potting Shed.

Which are your most popular room types, and why?
The impressive King Charles I Suite, where King Charles I and his supporters would assemble before battle during the English Civil War in 1649, is a popular choice. The King’s coat of arms stands regally over one of its fireplaces today. Visitors will also notice that the face of the royal lion is missing, presumably hacked off by Parliamentarians.

The spacious Courtyard Suites are also popular. The eight open plan suites provide airy, spacious, luxurious rooms are located on the ground floor overlooking individual landscaped terraced gardens and courtyard with the majestic chestnut tree as the centrepiece. The suites range from 38m2 to 48m2 and open out onto a large terrace.

What facilities do you have for children and can you fit extra beds in your rooms ?
Children can stay in selected bedrooms at the Lygon Arms. There is a dedicated seasonal children's menu featuring British classics such as kids pan fried sea bass with creamed mash and curly kale; bubble and squeak and salt marsh lamb cutlets. There is also children's themed afternoon tea and a complimentary kids club during school holidays. Children can also use the full size swimming pool during set hours.

What message would you like to give Hotel Guru readers?
Formerly a coaching inn dating back to Tudor times, the Lygon Arms is a must-stay for guests looking for a luxury hotel with character, history and style. Just two hours from London, the hotel is situated on the High Street in the heart of Broadway, one of England’s most beautiful villages. Having recently completed a multi-million pound renovation and refurbishment programme, all areas of the hotel have been sympathetically restored.”

Other Reviews

The Lygon Arms

This renowned Cotswolds hotel is one of Britain's most historic inns – its guest list has included both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell (but not quite at the same time). It's close to galleries and museums (including the Gordon Russell Museum), on the doorstep to beautiful walks, and has a terrific spa.

Originally published by The Telegraph (view article)

The Lygon Arms

The 86 rooms have an old-fashioned feel, with plenty of antique furniture; some pieces are by Gordon Russell, one of Britain’s leading designers in the 1930s (whose father once owned the hotel).

Originally published by The Times (view article)

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86 rooms from £200 per night

Hotel Overview

Recommended for
  • Local exploring
  • An historic inn in an historic village well placed to explore the beautiful Cotswolds.
Activities
  • Other Activities
  • The Cotswold Farm Park makes for a fun day out with kids.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Head to Cheltenham to browse an array of high end stores.
  • Great walks
  • Take long walks through the picturesque countryside.
  • Museums
  • Visit the Gordon Russell Design Museum in Broadway.
Other highlights
  • Charming
  • Luxury
  • Romantic
  • Quiet
  • Family Suites
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Full of character
  • Traditional
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Historic
  • Gym
  • Antiques
  • Pet friendly
  • Village
  • Child friendly
  • Wellbeing

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