The Lygon Arms

Town House and Boutique Hotels

High-end Coaching Inn in the Heart of Broadway

A legendary English Coaching Inn remodelled for the 21st Century with historical features to delight you. The Lygon Arms is smack bang in the middle of Broadway village in the heart of the Cotswolds Hills. The settlement is alive with independent retail, cosy pubs, art and antique shops. 

The 14th Century White Hart Inn once stood on the site; the building now is mostly Tudor in origin, constructed of warm Cotswold stone with an oak timber frame. The hotel would accommodate weary horse-drawn coaches travellers who were heading to Worcester or Wales and beyond. Wales is an easy day trip from the Lygon Arms. See Welsh Castles, windswept dramatic landscapes and return to the cosy warmth of the Lygon.

The Lygon is also excellent for touring the Cotswolds and only 2hrs plus from Heathrow airport. The Lygon Arms Bar and Grill serves food with local ingredients, with dishes prepared according to the season. Finish your day by tasting the award-winning Cotswold single malt whisky. 

 

Luxury Coaching Inn in the Cotswolds Hills

Coaching Inns
The Lygon Arms, in its current form owes its existence to the turnpike road system; the turnpike was a barrier of Pikes, moved to one side giving safe passage, in effect a gate. Trustees of turnpikes collected a toll (fee) which financed the upkeep of 20 miles of the road. Old Inns did exist long before the turnpikes of the late 1600s, but they were unable to cope with the volume of travellers across England. Customers wanted a comfortable place to get a refreshment or seek lodgings for a night; customers enjoyed hearty meals and a bed. Coach operators had stables and wheelwrights for coach repairs. Travelling got faster and faster, improvements made to coach suspension and the ability to stop at an Inn every ten miles and refresh horses was a game-changer. The coaching Inn was born. 

A bit of drama
The Lygon Arms was a place to stay long before those innovations, changing its name to mirror the political leadership of the times and becoming a place to stay for parliamentarians during the English civil war. It is said, that Oliver Cromwell himself lodged at the Lygon before the great battle of Worcester. His rival King Charles I also visited and gathered with his troops in what is now known as King Charles I Suite. You can stay in the Oliver Cromwell suite and be part of England's history, although the only battle you are likely to have in the morning is getting out your sumptuous beds.  

Getting there
Getting to the hotel today is much more comfortable and less dramatic, but we can make your journey as exciting and eventful as you like. We can create a bespoke tour to the Lygon Arms, along with ideas for day trips while you stay in the heart of the Cotswolds. Take a detour to a magical garden, lunch in a country pub and shopping at a traditional woollen mill, you will still have time for a spa treatment and relaxation before dinner. 

Be part of the list
The location and historic charm of the Lygon Arms have attracted the elite, the intrigued and film star royalty. Richard Burton and Elizabeth Talor stayed in 1963 during a media-fuelled period of their lives. Come and enjoy the historical architecture and oddities of a building that has sheltered travellers for hundreds of years. Let is be your home in the Cotswolds while touring with Luxury Vacations UK

 

The Lygon Arms - Town House and Boutique Hotels

Enjoy village location and be connected to a thriving community. Tour the Cotswolds and Wales from the Lygon Arms

  • Bespoke Amenities
  • Room upgrade upon arrival subject to availability
  • Located in the centre of Broadway, the Cotswolds
  • Spa
  • Complimentary meet the hounds experience
  • Complimentary Cotswolds whisky tasting