A Trip to the Cotswolds

 The view from our hotel room

The view from our hotel room

If you love food and the countryside, then I can highly recommend a trip to Broadway in Worcestershire. It is a stunning Cotswold chocolate box village that you will not want to leave.

We ate at The Lygon Arms in the Great Hall, and were wowed by what came out of the kitchen. Whilst I would not say the atmosphere is first class, the food makes up for it. If you go there in the next few weeks, go for the mozzarella followed by the seabream (my choice) to leave with a satisfied smile on your face.

Our Sunday was spent exploring the area, and what a beautiful place it is. I honestly did not want to leave and have since been looking at places in the area that I can move to!

Breakfast was spent in Broadway Deli. Now, this is any foodies DREAM. Think of any gourmet food product and you will find it. (Just missing Sugarella Cakes Brownies, haha). Beautiful fruit displays outside, you could be on a film set. Rows and rows of jars inside from independent food suppliers and small businesses, there is a beautiful gin display that almost looks like a work of art, and on the top floor you will find some incredible handmade wooden boards and kitchen supplies, along with some beautiful cookery books and handwoven rugs.

We sat downstairs on their quirky window benches and enjoyed Eggs Royale and a Full English - beautifully presented and tasted delicious. The coffee is so good that we each had more than just one. Service is excellent, full of smiling and happy faces. This is a non-pretentious cafe, done well. Really, really well, and I cannot wait to go back for another visit.

We spent the afternoon at Broadway Tower. Take a walk past the tower and back down to Broadway. You may be lucky to find the dry stone wallers hard at work - quite an incredible skill that I could watch for hours on end.

Everything is completely immaculate at Broadway Tower - including this Shepherds Hut outside cafe owned by Morris & Brownie - I love this so much I would like to own it myself!

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The views are stunning with some peaceful deer on the neighbouring land, which I could quite happily sit and watch all day. A very therapeutic experience...

If you are looking for a weekend break, I strongly recommend a visit to Broadway. Enjoy!