13 reasons to visit The Lygon Arms in Broadway

Steeped in more than half a millennium of history, The Lygon Arms is an unmissable venue for an array of experiences, whether you're looking for a classic afternoon tea, seeking the perfect place for your nuptials, or you're looking to indulge in some relaxation in the spa — SoGlos rounds up the reasons to pay the hotel a visit today.

By Kaleigh Pritchard  |  Published
SoGlos rounds up 13 really great reasons to visit The Lygon Arms in Broadway.
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The Lygon Arms

Situated within the heart of the Cotswolds, the award-winning hotel The Lygon Arms offers a quintessential countryside experience. Over 600 years of history has seen it host royalty, as well as welcome a partnership with famous TV chef James Martin, who curates the menus throughout the property. Expect a warm welcome from the roaring fire and its team once inside its honey-hued walls.

The Lygon Arms, a stunningly placed hotel stoically situated in the sought-after Cotswolds village of Broadway, offers a gorgeous array of guest suites, delicious dining opportunities and so much more.

And if the location wasn't enough to inspire you, SoGlos rounds up a whopping 13 reasons to pay the 650-year-old coaching inn a visit, with endless chances to do so throughout the seasons.

Alfresco dining

There are many reasons to choose to dine at The Lygon Arms, but one of the top ones is definitely the opportunity it presents to enjoy a meal in the great outdoors.

Surrounded by its honey-hued walls, the central courtyard provides a secluded spot for alfresco dining, with a menu curated by James Martin featuring signature and classic dishes. There's ample seating options under summer parasols for shade, adorned with flourishing olive trees, flowers and greenery — perfect for a delightful spring or summer's day.

The courtyard at The Lygon Arms opens annually from around Easter, weather permitting, and is dog friendly.

Spa days and wellness events

An 'oasis of calm' awaits at The Lygon Spa, offering spa packages, treatments and special experience events — such as the upcoming Wim Hoff Method experience day on Sunday 28 April 2024. Guests and visitors can escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and leave refreshed and rejuvenated.

With bespoke facials, massages and hand and feet treatments, you'll be spoilt for choice as you pick from the menu while snuggled up in a fluffy white robe. Await your treatments relaxing in the spa facilities on a comfortable lounger; by taking a refreshing dip in the heated pool; by sweating it out in the gym or sauna and steam room; or by luxuriating in the jacuzzi — the retractable roof above the pool also presents a unique cooling down experience for hot summer days.

A spa membership at The Lygon Arms features a range of benefits including full access to spa facilities, a 10 per cent discount on treatments and retail products and much more — check out the magic of The Lygon Spa at its open day on Friday 26 April 2024 and find out more about the calendar of wellness events via the Lygon Arms website.

Celebrity appearances

The Lygon Arms has an incredible reputation for hosting wonderful events for couples and families to enjoy throughout the year.

Coming up soon is a chance to meet Gloucestershire farming celebrity, Adam Henson, as he pays a visit to The Lygon as part of his celebrations for his new book, Curious Questions From Adam's Farm.

Taking place on Wednesday 29 May 2024, the interactive session includes an entertaining talk with Adam himself, a copy of the new book, a Q&A session and a book signing.

Plus, SoGlos can exclusively reveal that a Tea and Talk charity event with sports legend Sue Barker takes place on Thursday 27 June 2024, with full details soon to be announced.

Grill by James Martin

Speaking of celebrity guests, The Lygon Arms and famous TV chef, James Martin, have become synonymous.

Offering delicious food and signature cocktails from a menu designed and perfected by James himself, the Grill restaurant provides an unmissable and decadent dining experience unlike any other.

Whether you're a hotel guest or just stopping by one evening, take a seat in the chicly-designed interior — preserving and commemorating the hotels history and heritage — and get ready to be blown away with flavours, with options celebrating fresh produce and global tastes from buttered chicken curry with scented pilau rice and roasted cauliflower with chickpea dahl, to classic steak cuts of 30-days dry-aged beef.

The next exclusive lunch event hosted by James Martin is to be announced soon, be sure to stay up to date by registering your interest via lygonarmshotel.co.uk/things-to-do/james-martin-events.

Teambuilding and meeting spaces

Looking for a unique space steeped in over 650 years of history for your next corporate meeting, product launch or teambuilding event? The Lygon Arms offers an excellent array of rooms, activity packages and even the opportunity to hire the entire coaching inn for exclusive use.

Whether it's for day meetings, away days or residential gatherings, the highly-experienced team at The Lygon are prepared to provide everything required to impress your guests and bring your team closer together for optimal success.

Delegate rates include food and drinks packages, with quotes available upon enquiry, and its team can lead a vast array of countryside activities from archery and croquet onsite, to gastro events around Broadway village and a luxury Morgan car drive or Landrover experience.

Weddings and special occasions

A picture-perfect wedding awaits at The Lygon Arms. Roaring open fires, quintessential Cotswolds decor and 86 rooms for guests, there's truly nowhere more special to create your perfect big day celebration.

With catering options for as little as two people, all the way up to 100 guests when hiring The Lygon in its entirety, its various wedding packages cover everything needed to impress guests and create memories to last a lifetime.

As well as its historic interiors, glorious gardens and courtyard with honey-hued stone and panelling throughout, newlyweds can take advantage of the truly unique addition of the minstrel's gallery overlooking the Grill restaurant for an impressive grand entrance fit for royalty.

Designed for families of all ages

With an abundance of family and interconnecting rooms; children’s menus alongside the exquisite James Martin curated menus; a spa and pool for equal measures of fun and relaxation;  gardens to play in and history to explore and learn from, there is something for every age to enjoy at The Lygon Arms.

Then, through touring the surrounding hills, farms, forests, palaces, country houses and museums in the nearby towns and villages in Gloucestershire, families can make a visit or stay at The Lygon a tremendously fun and memorable experience.

Better still, kids can stay and dine for FREE in the school holidays — subject to terms and conditions that can be viewed via lygonarmshotel.co.uk/offers/kids-stay-and-dine-free.


Paw’some adventures abound at The Lygon Arms — with four-legged friends treated as valued members of the family.

You’re never far from a wagging tail as The Lygon is one of the most dog-friendly hotel in the Cotswolds, proven by its ideal base to explore dog-friendly walks and attractions.

A quick clean down in the hotel's dedicated muddy paws station followed by a delectable dinner in the hotel's Russell Room with your furry friend by your side is bound to be the tonic to any stressful workday or to top off a relaxing minibreak in the countryside.

Cocktails, Champagne, pies and pints

Whether you opt for the low and no or treat yourself to an alcoholic cocktail you’ll be spoilt for choice in The Lygon Bar — plus, Tavern by James Martin also offers an authentic rustic charm and a pie and pint pit stop, for a more laidback dining experience with a snack from the specials board.

Highlights include the Taylor-Burton Affair made with Sipsmith gin infused with butterfly pea tea, lemon juice, gomme syrup and paired with Parfait Amour liqueur; named after Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton who escaped to The Lygon at the height of the media interest in their passionate affair.

The Lygon Arms's official Champagne partner is Laurent-Perrier and reassuringly you’re never too far from a glass or a bottle. Guests can upgrade their arrival experience with a bottle waiting in their room, or choose to enjoy a champagne pre-dinner cocktail in the bar and lounges; a glass on your terrace if staying in a Courtyard Suite; over lunch in the Courtyard; or take to the hills with an LP picnic hamper.

Location, location, location...

Possibly one of the more obvious reasons to visit The Lygon Arms, its location within the chocolate box village of Broadway cannot be undersold.

Expect picturesque photo-ops, stunning walking trails, various shopping opportunities from independent retailers and much more.

The hotel is also easy to access from surrounding cities and can act as a great touring base when travelling around the Cotswolds, with free parking for visitors and a number of electric vehicle charging points available — it even has its own helipad!

Stunning afternoon teas

From £37.50 per person, visitors can treat loved ones to a gorgeous afternoon tea, served against the backdrop of over 600 years of history.

Characteristically British, an afternoon tea at The Lygon Arms features fluffy, freshly baked scones, dainty finger sandwiches and irresistibly sweet cakes and can be perfectly paired with The Lygon's house Champagne for a bubbly twist on the classic dining activity.

There's even an option for children, priced from £17.50, so they can get involved in the classy outing alongside the grown-ups.

Seasonal events

A Christmas at The Lygon Arms is unlike any other, bound to get you in the festive spirit from the moment you pull up in the stone driveway.

Magically decorated throughout, snuggle up with loved ones in one of the many cosy nooks accompanied by the heat of a roaring fireplace and toast to the most wonderful time of the year.

Valentines Day, New Years Eve, Easter, Mother's Day and other seasonal celebrations are also covered at The Lygon, with special offers available throughout the year.

Romantic getaways

A property that would look right at home in a scene from a classic romance novel, The Lygon Arms offers a stunning romantic getaway destination.

With an array of cosy country bedrooms to choose from including garden cottages, courtyard suites or four-poster rooms, the hotel offers romantic opportunity in abundance, from cosy fireside nooks; champagne and cocktail sipping in the bars; twin treatments in the spa; fun and games in the gardens and a romantic dinner in the Grill restaurant.

Thinking of proposing? The Lygon team can help make the event special on or off site, with a romantic sunset picnic at Broadway Tower or aboard the heritage steam train.

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