The Broadway Hotel, Broadway
Broadway Village - not to be confused with the upstart theatreland across the pond - is the archetypal Cotswold village, with it's long, broad high street lined with immaculate Tudor, Stuart and Georgian houses built from honey-coloured Cotswold stone, it's the tourist ideal of an English idyll. Naturally, a place as old and traditional as this has its fair share of pubs and inns and amongst them, down at the bottom of the hill, lies the Broadway Hotel. Here, resident and non-resident drinkers gather in the tiny Jockey Club bar, in a small corner room at the front of the hotel, to enjoy well-kept ales, a bit of banter and some traditional pub grub. The walls and ceilings of the bar are adorned with a wealth of racing-related memorabilia, which, we guess, gives the bar its name (rather than it being room best suited to jockeys). Off season it's a relaxed place, the locals are friendly, chatty bunch and conversation is soon started with the few tourists that have braved the British weather. Summer will see the place much busier, but thankfully, there's a large beer garden to cope with the crowds, although we're not sure where everyone will shelter when the weather becomes inclement. The Broadway Hotel is a good place in which to base a tour of the Cotswolds, but even if you're not in a touring frame of mind, it's still worth popping in for a pint and a natter.
The Green, Broadway, Broadway, Worcestershire, WR12 7AA
01386 852 401
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