This is an extract from the Visit Worcestershire website which has a wealth of information about our lovely village.
The charming village of Broadway nestles beneath the Worcestershire hills of the Cotswolds. Today, Broadway attracts visitors from across the world – all drawn to the beauty and attractions of this quintessential English village. Broadway is a lively and vibrant village with a superb range of unique shops and designer boutiques, restaurants and hotels but is also steeped in history with its origins dating back to Roman times. Over the centuries it has made its mark in many different ways. In the 1600s it was a major stopping place for the stage coaches that travelled between Worcester and London – with the world-renowned Lygon Arms remaining popular with travellers and visitors
A couple of centuries later, Broadway emerged as an important centre for the arts – attracting such luminaries as JM Barrie, Vaughan Williams, Edward Elgar and American artists Edwin Austin Abbey and John Singer Sargent. These artists were attracted by the beauty of the village and its surroundings – in particular the Cotswold stone buildings – that somehow seem to become even more beautiful with the passing years. Later still, Broadway played an integral role in the development of the Arts and Crafts movement – with William Morris a regular visitor and Gordon Russell establishing his furniture workshop in the village. Whilst the Gordon Russell workshops are now gone, their legacy remains in the village and there is now a Gordon Russell museum just off the High Street. The artistic influence remains today and Broadway is home to a variety of top class Cotswold galleries providing a broad range of works of art.
Broadway has so much to offer its visitors – whether on a ‘day trip’ or for those interested in soaking up all that the village has to offer during a longer stay. Broadway offers accommodation to suit every budget – including award-winning guest houses, charming self-catering cottages, through to world renowned luxury hotels. For many, Broadway also serves as a ‘base’ for exploring other parts of the Cotswolds and surrounding area. Stratford-On-Avon, Cheltenham Spa and Worcester are all within easy access.
The Vale of Evesham is a region which produces some of this country's finest produce and Broadway is no exception. Our asparagus is second to none, our soft fruits and plums are world beaters and our lush soil ensures that all our local produce tastes exactly as nature intended. Our local organic cheese producer has won numerous awards. Our local restaurants and hotels take full advantage of these blessings making Broadway and the surrounding area a wonderful place to eat and drink.
Broadway is rightly proud to have gained the reputation and recognition for being ‘The jewel of the Cotswolds’!
As a result of our risk assessment for COVID-19 we have made some changes to the way we operate at the Old Station House. We will still be doing our best to ensure that you have an enjoyable and above all safe stay with us and would appreciate your help to achieve this.
Please bring any PPE that you require with you .
Our check in time is between 4 and 6pm. Early check in will not be available but you may leave your car in the car park and walk into the village or enjoy the steam railway. Please be prepared to carry your own bags to your rooms.
Hand sanitising gel will be provided in the entrance hall and we ask that you use this each time you enter.
Please wear masks and observe 2 metre social distancing in all common areas and avoid crossing with other guests by stepping to one side. Your sanitised room key and breakfast order form will be in your room. Please leave the completed form on the hallway table by 8pm.
Housekeeping will be modified during your stay. We will not be touching any of your clothing or personal items so please help us by arranging things so that we can service your room. In addition to our usual high standard of room servicing we will be sanitising the rooms and some non essential items have been removed to facilitate this
Breakfast will be served in the breakfast room. Please use your allocated table. Our usual buffet is suspended but we will be serving cereals, fruit etc as requested on your breakfast order form.
We advise guests to pre-book all evening dining prior to their stay and also recommend that you check with places that you intend to visit to see if reservations are required
At checkout we will be taking payment from the card number supplied on booking. If you wish to use a different card please let us know when you arrive.
If you need to speak to us during your stay, please contact us by phone on 01386 852659 or 07970 359440 or 07783 023535.
Guests showing symptoms of COVID 19 before arriving can cancel without penalty. Guests that show signs of covid-19 whilst staying should immediately seek medical advice and, if told to self-isolate, check out immediately and return home. In those circumstances guests would not be charged for any remaining days booked.
Thank you for taking the time to read this. These precautions will change in line with government recommendations and we will update you at check in if required. Jenni and Andy