Broadway

(Last Updated On: July 31, 2018)

Broadway is a famous Cotswold beauty spot, and popular throughout the year.  As its name suggests, Broadway is dominated by a wide main street lined with independent shops, restaurants, hotels and plenty of antique shops.  The Cotswold scarp runs down through the valley into the Evesham Vale (a great place to visit during asparagus season).

St Eadburgha’s Church is tucked away on the Snowshill Road, but worth searching out.  The Lygon Arms Hotel was once a manor house and is something of a Cotswold institution – in its time it has hosted both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell.

Broadway Tower sits high up on the Cotswold scarp overlooking the town and is a true delight to the landscape.  The folly, which was designed by Capability Brown (2016 sees the 300th anniversary of his birth so make sure you watch out for celebrations) sits 312 metres above sea level.  It’s the second highest point on the Cotswolds escarpment with really beautiful views, so it’s definitely worth a visit.

Food Scene

Broadway Deli

We are an independent delicatessen and café established 2002. Our current location is the historic St Patrick’s building in the centre of Broadway in the Cotswolds. Our café and shop serve home cooked food with many vegan and gluten free choices.

Russells of Broadway

Head Chef, George Santos serves modern British food in the award-winning restaurant, with local Vale of Evesham and Cotswold produce featuring throughout the daily-changing menus. The modern, airy dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with friendly staff and laid-back service combining to create a relaxed and warm setting, day and night.

Dormy House

Whether you want a romantic picnic hamper to take with you on a walk around the Cotswolds or fancy relaxing with your friends over a delicious meal, our selection of foodie options is guaranteed to satisfy your appetite. Creative Modern British cuisine in a smart, glass-fronted hotel restaurant overlooking the garden.

Eight Bells Inn

Year after year we are recognised within the food and pub guides that really matter (you know the ones we mean) and are visited regularly by discerning locals and those who return to the Cotswolds time and time again.  Our philosophy is simple – to cook relevant dishes using seasonal produce to the highest possible standard. Reservations are recommended to avoid disappointment. You may eat in our Dining Room or Main bar (no dogs in the Dining Room and no children under 11 in the bar after 6 p.m., but welcome in the dining room). For parties of ten people or more we are happy to discuss individual requirements – please contact us to discuss your needs.

The Bakers Arms

AWARD WINNING COTSWOLD COUNTRY PUB; you don’t find pubs like this every day. Toasty fires in the winter and a huge pub garden for the summer. Four real ales, home-cooked food and a hearty welcome await. North Cotswold Camra Pub of the winter season 2016 & Pub of the year 2017. We serve home-cooked food in the bar and in the dining room.  This is a popular, cosy pub so booking is always advisable to guarantee a table.

The Ebrington Arms

The Ebrington Arms has for the past decade been one of the Cotswolds most celebrated pubs, eateries and B&Bs. Now, according to The Times, it’s the UK’s number 1 village pub. Landlords Jim and Claire Alexander left successful careers in the music business in 2007 to fulfil their lifetime dream of running a country pub, which they found in the shape of The Ebrington Arms – a village inn that had been serving the good people of Ebrington since the 1640s.

Bistro on the Square & The Fig Restaurant

Of the two dining spaces at Cotswold House, The Bistro On The Square provides the perfect informal setting in which to enjoy sharing platters, tapas, as well as a range of snacks and daily specials, while Fig Restaurant, recently awarded 2 Rosettes for our culinary excellence, encapsulates fine dining and enables the hotel’s dedicated and highly talented kitchen team to demonstrate their considerable flair and imagination.

The kitchen team take their inspiration from the generous local larder and source ingredients from passionate producers based nearby, from which they buy fantastic ingredients such as local cheeses, wholesome fresh breads and quality meats from the Cotswolds region.

The Bistro has an informal atmosphere and is open seven days a week serving a range of sharing plates as well as every-changing specials.The Bistro Bar offers a wide range of wines by the glass, as well as an enviable Gin selection and Gin tastings available A cocktail list is also on offer, with a choice of classics or something new to try.

2 Rosette awarded Fig Restaurant, by contrast, offers fine dining in the evenings from Tuesdays to Saturdays and Afternoon Teas are available from 2-5pm 7 days a week, booking advised.

The tranquil ambience also makes Cotswold House ideal for morning coffees, light lunches, afternoon teas, weekend brunches and dinner with friends, and is further enhanced by excellent service.

Horse & Groom

Food is at the heart of what we do. We pride ourselves on using the best fresh ingredients and combining them with minimal fuss and interference, allowing the natural flavours to shine.

Our a la carte menu changes daily, in line with the seasons, the creativity of our talented kitchen team and availability of local produce. Enjoy the full dining experience from the comfort of your seat, with our new printed menus and table service.

Sightseeing

Sudeley Castle & Gardens

Rated amongst the top attractions in the Cotswolds, the castle rooms and exhibits contain many fascinating treasures, from ancient Roman times to the present day. The castle is surrounded by a breathtaking 1,200 acre estate and ten award-winning gardens. The centrepiece is the Queens Garden, so named because four of England’s queens – Anne Boleyn, Katherine Parr, Lady Jane Grey and Elizabeth I – once walk ed upon the original Tudor Parterre. The Pheasantry at Sudeley houses a collection of 16 rare and endangered species of birds from around the world as part of Sudeley’s programme of breeding and conservation.

Broadway Tower

Broadway Tower is a  unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment with unrivalled views. You can survey an expanse of a 62 mile radius and as many as 16 Counties. With Graphic displays on three floors, roof viewing platform and Tower Shop are a must for Cotswold visits. Conveniently located on the Cotswold Way, Broadway Tower is the perfect place to start your walk, be it a short circuit or hike. There is ample car parking for patrons.

GWSR Broadway Station

The friendly line in the Cotswolds The GWR is a steam and diesel heritage railway in the Cotswolds. Since 1981, the volunteers have restored over 10 miles of line, together with platforms, buildings, steam and diesel locomotives and rolling stock. In addition to a scheduled service, GWR hosts a number of galas and enthusiasts’ events throughout the year, including our popular Santa Specials.

The Cotswold Distillery

The Cotswolds Distillery is the first-ever full-scale craft distillery within the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). We produce a range of “Outstanding Natural Spirits”, including the first-ever Cotswolds Single Malt Whisky, featuring Cotswolds-grown barley. We also produce the award-winning Cotswolds Dry Gin, featuring local lavender from Snowshill, along with a range of small-batch brandies and liqueurs. We’re located in the unspoilt North Cotswold village of Stourton, close to both Oxford and Stratford-upon-Avon. Our beautiful rural distillery and shop were designed with visitors in mind, and we run tours and tastings every day of the week (advance booking required).

Cotswold Motor Museum

Cotswold Motoring Museum’s collections are full of vehicles, toys and memorabilia from a bygone age. Maybe you’ll find a classic car just like the one you learned to drive in, or a vintage motorbike that reminds you of the one you used to ride. You’ll find children’s TV star Brum here too. He lives in the museum and it’s from here that he headed out on every one of his exciting adventures.

Bourton-on-the-Water

Bourton-on-the-Water has been described as the ‘Little Venice’ of the Cotswolds and is one of the most popular tourist spots in the region being serviced by the many shops, cafe’s, and attractions.

Charlston House – National Trust

Chastleton is a hidden gem located in the beautiful Cotswold countryside. With both a Jacobean house to explore and beautiful gardens, there is much to discover during an afternoon visit.

Cotswold Tours

Private day tours of the Cotswolds with an experienced driver guide.

Parks & Nature

Cotswold Farm Park

Sitting in the heart of the Cotswolds, Adam Henson’s Cotswold Farm Park has a long-standing reputation for a fun-filled day out. Visitors of all ages can interact closely with the animals and learn about farming, past and present. As the home of rare breed conservation, visitors can meet over 50 flocks and herds of farm animals, including Gloucestershire Old Spot Pigs and Highland cattle. The touch Barn and Demonstration Barn can be enjoyed all year round, as they are undercover and protected from the elements. With an adventure playground, Farm Safari, Maze, Tractor School, Sand pits and Jumping pillows, there’s lots of entertainment for children of all ages. The on-site restaurant, serving seasonal food and Adam’s own beer, is a hit with the adults.

Batsford Arboretum

The 56 acre arboretum at Batsford is situated just a mile west of the historic market town of Moreton-in-Marsh in the heart of the Cotswolds. A former home to the famous Mitford family, interest in the arboretum begins in late winter when the snowdrops, aconites and early flowering daffodils spring into life, followed by magnolias, hellebores, fritillaries and the beautiful Japanese ornamental cherries – stars of the show from late March until mid April. The handkerchief tree is another show-stopper in May, as are the beautiful wildflower meadows which bloom in high summer.

Cotswold Way

Birdland is a natural setting of woodland, river and gardens, which is inhabited byover 500 birds ( swans, pelicans, flamingos, hornbills, cranes, storks, cassowary, pigeons, owls and many more) with the only group of King Penguins in England, Wales and Ireland. More than 50 aviaries, open enclosures and a Desert House and you will also see a display of fish, reptiles, amphibians and insects in the Discovery Zone There is the Penguin Café, indoor and outdoor Picnic areas, an indoor and outdoor play areas, Gift Shop and much more.

Arts & Culture

Royal Shakespeare Company

The Royal Shakespeare Company is a major British theatre company, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England. The company employs over 1000 staff and produces around 20 productions a year.

Stanway House

Stanway is an outstandingly beautiful example of a Jacobean manor house, owned by Tewkesbury Abbey for 800 years then for 500 years by the Tracy family and their descendants, the Earls of Wemyss who still live there. The house, its fascinating furniture, the jewel-like Gatehouse, the church and 14th-century Tithe Barn, the 18th-century water-garden, the specimen trees and avenues, the surrounding villages, farms, parkland and woodland all subtly combine to create an enclave of very English and almost magical harmony. Recently it has seen the gradual restoration of the 18th century watergarden, probably designed by the greatest of British landscape gardeners, Charles Bridgeman.

Longborough Festival Opera

Longborough Festival Opera is one of the UK’s finest country opera houses: an intimate 500-seat theatre set amidst the glorious rolling hills of the Cotswolds. Each performance is created especially for the Festival: talented designers, directors, conductors and the best up-and-coming artists coming together to bring you something you won’t have seen anywhere else. Located in the grounds of founders Martin and Lizzie Graham’s home, a visit to Longborough ensures a unique experience which truly captures the drama and emotion happening on stage. This summer, take in the picturesque views, bring a picnic and enjoy spectacular opera at Longborough.

Fosse Gallery

Still in its splendid original Cotswold location in Stow on the Wold, now owned by Sharon Wheaton. Fosse Gallery is often described as one of the most important UK art galleries outside London. Founded in 1980, it has handled some of the most prestigious contemporary British art, with artists of investment quality and international standing.

Entertainment & Activities

Cotswold Electric Bike Tours

Discover the hidden treasures of the real Cotswolds on an exciting day tour with an expert guide on powerful e-bikes which flatten the hills so you can enjoy the ride!

Walking Past

Information on walks in and around Stow on the Wold, the highest of the Cotswold towns. It is famous as a centre for the antiques trade and close to Moreton in Marsh and Bourton on the Water.

Cheltenham Racecourse

Cheltenham racecourse, the jewel in Jump racing’s crown, plays host to the best jumping action in the world from 350 spectacular acres in the lee of the beautiful Cotswold hills. Whether you’re here on a crisp bright October day or a balmy evening in May, you’ll feel that unmistakeable Cheltenham magic. The racing, the setting, the tradition and history, the shared sense of enjoyment all combine to give everyone, from those sampling our finest hospitality to the racegoers on the course, an experience they’ll never forget.

Cotswold Wildlife Park

Stroll around the Park and get eye-to-eye with Giraffe, watch Rhinos graze on the Manor House lawns, walk with Lemurs, ride on the train or explore the adventure playground.

Cheltenham Festivals

One organisation, four extraordinary Cheltenham Festivals: Jazz, Science, Music and Literature. We also run extensive education and outreach programmes.

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