The Lygon Arms

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Why We Love It

  • This 16th-century coaching inn in Broadway has an impressive pedigree -- both King Charles I and Oliver Cromwell were early guests
  • Facilities include an extensive health club and a fine-dining restaurant
  • Local attractions include the pretty villages of Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold

Enjoyed This
(33 Member Ratings)
"The actual building was impressive"
Jun 15, 2017
Woking, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The hotel is less than five minutes' drive from the A44. There are 80 free car-parking spaces on site. The closest airport is Birmingham, around an hour by car, and the closest train station is at Evesham, a 15-minute drive away.

Rooms & Rates

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The Lygon Arms is one of England's oldest hotels, dating back to at least 1532. Set in the village of Broadway at the foot of the Cotswold Hills, it's a great spot from which to explore the surrounding countryside. 

A short stroll away are the Ashmolean Museum, an arm of the renowned museum in Oxford, and the Gordon Russell Museum, which celebrates the Arts and Crafts designer. The village also offers a selection of shops, as well as Broadway Tower, which boasts uninterrupted views of the Cotswold countryside. 

Sudeley Castle, Snowshill Manor, Hidcote Manor Garden and the postcard-worthy villages of Chipping Campden, Bourton-on-the-Water and Stow-on-the-Wold are all less than 20 minutes' drive away. There are ample options for day trips nearby, with Stratford-upon-Avon a 30-minute drive away, and Blenheim Palace, Warwick Castle and Prinknash Abbey all around 45 minutes.

The hotel retains many of its original features, such as wood panelling and flagstone floors, and the grounds feature floodlit tennis courts, archery and a croquet lawn. All guests have free access to the hotel's health club, which includes a gym, a spa, a plunge pool, a sauna, a steam room and a heated indoor swimming pool.

The fine-dining Great Hall restaurant is set in the hotel's 17th-century hall, which has an open fire, a barrel-vaulted ceiling and a minstrels' gallery. Guests can also dine in Barrington's Brasserie for more relaxed bistro fare.

There is a cosy bar, plus an array of lounges that are perfect for a spot of afternoon tea.

Parking and Wi-Fi are free.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathtub


  • Complimentary parking

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Cot/crib available on request, free of charge. Children aged 15 and under stay free when using existing bedding. This does not include breakfast.

Pets: Dogs are allowed on request and in certain rooms only: £25 per dog, per night.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: From mid-May until the end of June, the hotel's spa and leisure club and the Great Hall will be closed due to renovation works. Later in the year, two new restaurants will also be opened.
Your patience for this part closure is greatly appreciated, apologies for any inconvenience caused are extended by the hotel. You will be informed here about further plans as they unfold.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-12 midnight ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(33 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for LR Lygon LTD (t/a Lygon Arms Hotel) over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.5 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
It is a beautiful hotel, brilliant location and full of history, but not functional with all the current works that its undergoing, which should be fully explained to anyone booking
Other Comments
The works the Hotel was undergoing and the fact they gave our 4 poster garden rooms, an upgrade that had been promised in lieu of Spa not being operational, being given to someone else!
Julia Jul 03, 2017 Stanford-le-Hope, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The actual building was impressive
Other Comments
We had bad weather. There was a lot of building work being carried out at hotel so we didn't really see it at its best. we realize thats what made the trip a special offer. would probably be too expensive for us otherwise.
margaret Jun 15, 2017 Woking, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Our room itself was fine and the staff were very accommodating but this did not outweigh the general depressing feeling of neglect at the hotel in general
Other Comments
The general appearance of the inside of the hotel leading to our room was a depressing experience as the hotel extension must have been built in the 1970's and looked like it has not been maintained on the outside since it was built but most people will only see the quaint olde worldie front facade when they book.
IAN May 20, 2017 Prestatyn, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Keith May 21, 2017 Royston, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The staff were very helpful and friendly
Other Comments
Loved the black and white uniforms and being served breakfast
Gay Jun 01, 2017 Chester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
lovely hotel, clean rooms with everything you need. Helpful staff,lovely breakfast
Other Comments
At first was disappointed that we were no in a room in the main old building but in what looked like old flats on a housing estate from the outside. However, once inside the room was beautiful, clean, with lovely touches including a bottle of wine on ice. Coffee machine and facilities for making tea. Lovely place will definitely be going back.
Bernadette May 20, 2017 Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The whole experience was excellent. An interesting and very well maintained environment. Our room was superb with Nespresso coffee machine, a bottle of red wine, fruit. Very well equipped bathroom
Other Comments
Thanks to Pedro who upgraded us to a Junior Suite. A card had also been left for us in the room as it was our anniversary. His care and attention was above and beyond.
Caroline Apr 26, 2017 Newport, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location of the hotel
Cleopatra Apr 27, 2017 Caerphilly, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Cleanliness, Service and food in The Great Hall
Mansukhlal May 16, 2017 Stanmore, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
..recently been refurbished .When I drew their atrention to the Rooms we had seen ontheir website I was told those Rooms shown there had been refurbished and the website had not been updated I could have transferred to a lighter room st an additional charge of £100 per night.Breakfast - tea cold - had to be replaced .An urgent message was left for us on Thursday at 10.00 am . And we did not receive this message until we were checking out on Friday at 10.30 am. I feel that the Hotel is nowadays living on its past reputation .These are a few of my comments .
Other Comments
First thing we were disappointed with that it was Valet parking.On arrival we were told that 1. We could hand in the keys and the car would be parked for us 2. We could park it ourselves We agreed at this stage to it being parked for us ,but after that we parked it ourselves.The Car Park was not what we would have expected for the LYGON ARMS.It was nothing more than s Builders Yard ,with numerous work cabins , a very muddy surface full of puddles and workmen .There was another Car Park which was earmarked and well laid out but there was a sign there it was not to be used Just wondered if THE BUILDERS YARD was reserved for TRAVEL ZOO Customers as second class citizens. After a long walk to our Room which had been described as a DELUXE ROOM we thought we were entering the DARK HOLE OF CALCUTTA !! First impressions were very disappointing and our opinion did not improve.I telephoned Reception to ask if there were other deluxe rooms available and was told the Room had recen
Carol Apr 29, 2017 Bridgend, United Kingdom

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