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GLOWING FROM A TOP-TO-TOE refurbishment, the Broadway Hotel has thrown off some of its Tudor trappings and emerged as a sleek new place to stay in the showpiece village of Broadway.
Fittingly set beside the village green, The Broadway looks every bit the Tudor Cotswolds coaching inn from the outside. But behind its ancient beams and mullioned windows (one of the doors even bears the dates 1575), this plum little address now dazzles with crisp contemporary design and up-to-the-minute comforts.
Newly-minted bedrooms deftly mix bold, modern wallcoverings with antique chests, crisp white linens and warm country colours. Junior suites have cosy sitting areas, and some overlook the village green at the front.
Downstairs, the Broadway Hotel's new elegant and light-filled Tatersalls Brasserie is an atrium style restaurant with a good selection of fresh and seasonal dishes, while the smart new Country Bar and Jockey Bar glows beneath the original minstrel's gallery, with leather bar stools for perching and armchairs for sinking a local ale.
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Drinkers drift outside on summer afternoons, clustering on the front terrace by the village green. Afternoon teas are served in the lounge, with its armchairs, inglenook fireplace and and crackling fires in winter.
Evidence of The Broadway's historic credentials are visible everywhere – most noticeably in the ebony minstrels' gallery and the high beamed ceiling in the 16th century Abbot's bedroom – the hotel once served as a retreat for the nearby abbots of Pershore.
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Broadway Hotel was reviewed for Room for Romance by Mark MacGee