Once the day trippers depart, Broadway is a lovely place to stay, and Russells is a great choice for both accommodation and eating in. It's right on the High Street, though not that easy to spot. (Look for Trinity House art gallery next door and/or the War Memorial almost opposite. It bills itself as "A Restaurant with Rooms" and that's a great description. The welcome was friendly and efficient, and the room well furnished and equipped (TV (perhaps too small for some), Free WiFi, DVD player, iPod dock) so it was a very comfortable stay. The bathroom was also well appointed and very clean, though the shower temperature was a bit variable. In the main building above the restaurant is a landing with an "honesty bar" with coffee, tea, snacks, nibbles and all you might expect from an in room minibar. There are tea/coffee making facilities in the room. Parking is free, negotiated with spaces from the small supermarket just behind Russells. Just feet from the rear entrance of the hotel.
The restaurant is not open on a Sunday night, but Russells has a separate fish and chip establishment which is. Having said that, there are plenty of dining options within a very short stroll. But given an opportunity, please do dine at Russells. Perhaps the à la carte is a touch expensive, but there is a very attractive table d'hôte option available. . Beautifully prepared and stylishly served meals in a simple but stylishly elegant restaurant neatly separated from the bar area. All the staff were very pleasant indeed. Cooked breakfasts were made to order and had real freshness.
Broadway is one of the best centres to stay in the Cotswolds, with so many attractive places relatively close. It's an interesting place in itself - we followed a 40p self guided walking tour leaflet from the nearby Tourist Office which gave a very interesting and informative description of many of the properties along the high Street - some dating from 1320.
We have no hesitation, like so many other reviewers, in recommending a stay (or just a meal) at Russells.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Russell's, a restaurant with rooms, is situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Broadway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Russell`s Hotel Broadway
- Russells Hotel Broadway