At the heart of the Cotswolds lies the quaint, picture-postcard village of Broadway. Peacefully dwelling at the base of the Worcestershire hills in a region of England that is nationally recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Broadway is a beautiful and historic village ideal for those who love picturesque landscapes, excellent cuisine, and rich cultural heritage. We are delighted to call Broadway the home of our head office and modern gallery.
The image of Broadway today remains as it has done for centuries; a charismatic spectacle of rolling wolds, overlooking a gathering of ancient honey coloured limestone period buildings with orderly horse chestnut trees lining the grass-fringed verges of the historic ‘broad way’ High Street.
We hold a number of exhibitions at our Broadway galleries throughout the year, and when visiting our galleries we do hope our customers make the most of all that Broadway has to offer. Discover everything you need to know about visiting our Broadway galleries below, including travel information, great places to eat and stay and more.
Our main Cotswold gallery sits in the centre of Broadway High Street, in a honey coloured Tudor property nestled at the foot of the rolling Cotswolds hills. Here you will be able to view a great selection of our finest works of art, by influential artists such as Dorothea Sharp, Gustave Loiseau, Pierre Auguste Renoir, Pablo Picasso and more.
When travelling from London you need to take a train from Paddington Station to Evesham or Moreton-in-Marsh. The trains are very frequent and you can check the timetables on www.thetrainline.com. Use London Paddington (PAD) and Evesham (EVE) or Moreton-in-Marsh (MIM).
If you are visiting for the day you needn’t worry arriving by car with many car parks in Broadway. Ample car parking facilities make this area very easy to stay and visit. Whether you need short stay or long stay parking, disabled parking or parking for motorcycles; there are three main car parks in Broadway to choose from, all charge the same prices and are reasonably cheap.
Shear House car park in Broadway is a small, but centrally situated car park with short and long stay parking available. It accommodates 69 car parking spaces, free disabled parking and motorcycle bays.
Broadway Tower is a unique Capability Brown Folly Tower open to visitors wanting to experience great English heritage in an inspiring location. It is one of England’s outstanding viewpoints and at 1024 feet (312m) above sea level, it is the second highest point on the Cotswold escarpment with unrivalled views.
Located in the original workshop, the Museum celebrates the life and work of Gordon Russell and his Company over a period of sixty years in Broadway, Worcestershire. Its unique collection of furniture embraces a range of styles spanning this rich period of design.
Tuesday to Sunday (and Bank Holidays) – 11am – 5pm
Mondays – CLOSED
Set against the backdrop of the Cotswolds hills in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Sudeley Castle & Gardens has played an important role in England’s history, boasting royal connections that stretch back over 1,000 years.
Everyday – 10am – 5pm
(Please note Sudeley is closed for Winter from December 22nd to March 4th)
Dining in Broadway
All of the hotels listed above have a fantastic selection of restaurants, ranging from fine dining to relaxed country pub grub. Find out more below, as well as some other great hide outs to grab a bite to eat in Broadway.
The Lygon Bar & Grill is a relaxed and informal eating space. The grill offers a seasonal British menu that celebrates fantastic local ingredients in a relaxed yet imaginative way. The highest-quality produce is at the heart of all dishes and has stemmed from friendly and sustainable relationships with Cotswolds suppliers, farmers and artisans to produce a varied all day menu.
Head Chef, George Santos serves modern British food in the award-winning restaurant, with local Vale of Evesham and Cotswold produce featuring throughout the daily-changing menus. The modern, airy dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with friendly staff and laid-back service combining to create a relaxed and warm setting, day and night.
The Back Garden is a welcoming restaurant set up to showcase and celebrate the best of the back garden – literally. Sustainability and seasonality are at the heart of the Back Garden philosophy; that means slow foods, high-welfare rare-breed meats, and responsibly cultivated grains and veg – all sourced and served in tune with the rhythms of the land.
The Bakehouse is a rustic bistro set in a charming 18th Century Cotswold cottage, situated on Broadway’s historic High Street. The building is famous for its beautiful wisteria in the summer, and its cosy setting in the winter, and although set in a traditional Cotswold cottage, the Bakehouse has a modern approach to food.
Located just across the road from our gallery is the Jockey bar at the Broadway Hotel. The half–timber, half-stone exterior houses the Country Bar & Jockey Bar with its double-height ceilings and minstrels’ gallery. The hotel’s location, overlooking one of the Cotswolds’ most beautiful village greens, is idyllic.
This lovely little café and bar, located just a 2 minute walk up the High street from our main gallery, serves great food, simply done. Open from 9am – 5pm everyday, it’s the perfect place to grab some lunch. Serving everything from sandwiches to burgers and pizza to steak, there is something for everyone.
Situated just next door to our main Broadway gallery, Russell’s Restaurant with Rooms is an award–winning Cotswolds hotel and restaurant, in the former showroom of Sir Gordon Russell’s furniture. It is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the glorious English countryside. Above the restaurant are seven individually designed bedrooms – a suite, doubles and twin rooms – all with en-suite bathrooms, luxury bedlinen and air conditioning. Flat screen televisions, broadband internet access and original architectural features all combine to create a supremely comfortable experience. A full English breakfast is included.
The Lygon Arms has recently undergone a multi-million pound refurbishment programme, this four star luxury coaching inn, has 86 bedrooms and suites, two restaurants. With roots dating back to the 14th century, The Lygon Arms is steeped in history, and remainders of the vast Tudor influence are visibly appreciated in the superb restoration of original features. Lounges and snugs in which to relax and hideaway, a modern relaxed spa with a heated indoor pool, a beautiful sunny and private courtyard for alfresco dining and nearly four acres of private gardens. Plus parking for 120 cars.
Perched high above the village of Broadway, with fabulous views across the Cotswolds, Dormy House is the perfect rural retreat. Think cosy corners, log fires and sumptuous interiors. Like home, but better. Built around a 17th century farmhouse, Dormy House is a lesson in fine design. It’s only when you step inside that you begin to understand what the Dormy is really about. Contemporary design meets Cotswold chic. It’s a relaxing place where you’re encouraged to put your feet up. The Dormy has 38 guest rooms and suites, each individually styled and with its own unique character but all warm and welcoming.
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