The Lygon Arms Hotel in the picturesque Cotswold village of Broadway is just over an hour’s drive from Le Manoir aux Quat’ Saisons Hotel. The first recorded date in the history of the Lygon Arms Hotel is in 1532. During the English Civil War, Oliver Cromwell who became Lord Protector of England, stayed here on the 2nd September 1651 which was the night before the battle of Worcester, the final and decisive battle of the English Civil War.
Today the hotel offers charm, comfort, history and fine dining. The restaurant only uses local produce where possible. As part of the hotel there are also three acres of grounds which include lawns, flower gardens, croquet and tennis courts.
The hotel is also equipped with an air conditioned gymnasium, sauna, steam room and heated swimming pool.
Broadway was originally a busy stage coach stop on the route from Worcester to London. Today, despite its ongoing popularity with visitors, Broadway remains unspoiled and resists commercialisation. The village has a good range of small art galleries and antique shops.