During our recent stay in Broadway, we spent two wonderful days staying at the Lygon Arms, a Coaching Inn with a very long history. The Inn first appears in written records in 1377 (!) when it was known as The White Hart.Oliver Cromwell got a bit of kip here before the battle of Worcester in 1651; King Charles I and his supporters used it as a place to gather; and (relatively) more recently, Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton used the hotel as a bolt hole at the height of the scandals around their affair. If walls could talk.The ground floor is a warren of nooks and crannies. Everywhere you look, there are squishy sofas and armchairs. The dining room is in what must have been the double height Great Hall. It has a magnificent fireplace (big enough for an adult to stand up freely) and a pair of incredible antler chandeliers.We had both breakfast and dinner as part of our package, and, to be honest, we were a little disappointed by the dinners. I can only describe them as adequate.Evening meals aside, the Lygon Arms is still a lovely hotel, but perhaps trades on past glories a little too much. Would I stay here again? Probably, but without the dinner option.
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Oh I like the history of this hotel. What plotting, what planning what secrets the walls are holding.
Wow, that’s a lot of history! Looks like an interesting place.