Booked afternoon tea as a birthday treat for a friend. There were 7 adults and one toddler and none of us had experienced afternoon tea at the Lygon before so we were all looking forward to it, and we weren't disappointed.
The staff had reserved a small room just for our use and set it all out ready. This was great because it meant our two year old could run around the room and enjoy herself exploring and not disturb other guests.
When the 'tea' arrived it was a wonder to behold. I have had afternoon tea at a couple of different hotels in Worcestershire but this was truly a sight to behold.
A choice of finger sandwiches, brown and white bread, lovely and fresh; the quintessential cucumber on white as well as ham, egg and cress and smoked salmon with cream cheese.
Large home made scones which were so fresh they were almost warm and a nice jam and clotted cream to top them off.
And the piece de resistance, a selection of cakes which included, battenburg, fruit tarts, macaroons, white chocolate brownies, double chocolate brownies, brownies with nuts and a chocolate fudge cake along with little glasses of raspberry mousse with a raspberry coulis on top. One each of most things and more than enough to satisfy the biggest hunger. As a matter of fact, there was a fair bit 'left over' and the staff were only too happy to bring us boxes so we could 'doggy bag' it away.
The duty manager was really helpful and showed a couple of members of the party the room that Oliver Cromwell had stayed in and all the staff were friendly and couldn't have done more to make us feel welcome. There was also no hurry for us to finish and leave. A very laid back experience.
I would really recommend it. Although it is more expensive than some hotels it is by no means the most expensive I have seen and you really do get what you pay for. A great place to take someone special with the added benefit of being able to look around a really beautiful, quaint town with some unique shops.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Imagine a hotel where roaring log-burning open fireplaces hint at its roots dating from the 1300's. Picture a Great Hall Restaurant with a vaulted ceiling and original wood panelling built in the seventeenth century. Visit a hotel that has been coloured by the characters of history. At The Lygon Arms, with its 78 rooms you can stay in the suite that King Charles I once stayed in the night before the Battles of Worcester in 1651. See the carvings of John Travis' name on the arch of the front door, etched into the hotel's history in 1620. An historic hotel in the heart of Broadway with a typically Cotswolds history. Dine in The Great Hall, Barringtons our typical all day dining brasserie or have lunch, a coffee or a Cotswold Gin and Tonic in one of our many lounges. A spa , swimming pool and The Lygon Gardens await you but most importantly the team look forward to welcoming you. . ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barcelo The Lygon Arms Hotel Broadway
- Barcelo Lygon Arms
- Barcelo Hotel Lygon Arms
- Lygon Arms Broadway