Broadway is the polar opposite of its glitzy cousin across the pond. But it has its own unmistakeable charm – plus a glut of celebrity visitors from Kate Moss to Liz Hurley. .
This well-heeled village on the southern edge of Worcestershire gets its name from the wide, tree-lined road that cuts through it. Broadway stretches out along the foot of the Western Cotswolds escarpment so it’s a great base for walking. Culture vultures follow in the footsteps of Arts and Crafts movement founder, William Morris, with a pilgrimage to Broadway Tower.
There’s plenty to keep you entertained without wandering from the main drag. First off, there are beautifully preserved Tudor, Stuart and Georgian buildings in warm Cotswold stone. People have populated this pretty spot since Roman times but relics of the coaching age are more apparent in its gaggle of pubs.
The Lygon Arms – now part of the Barcelo Group – is the most famous survivor but we like the Crown and Trumpet for its excellent local ales from the Stanway Brewery and its unpretentious fare. For a contemporary take on afternoon tea try the Market Pantry. Find Visit Broadway on Facebook for the latest village news.